Friday, 23 May 2014

Chocolates



This is sinful. What am I doing? What is this naughtiness!? *slaps hand*
Actually, these are allowed! These chocolates don't contain any sugar, dairy or grains! You could even argue that the wonderful properties of raw cacao and the good fats in coconut oil make these chocolates good for you! I've argued that many times. With myself, usually. It's easier when there's no one around to object.

These chocolates won't taste like Dairy Milk. They are rich, dark and sweetened slightly only by the creamed coconut.

I do make these too often. They might not have any nasty ingredients in but they do become the crutch of a not-so-great habit. And habits are never good for us! So try if you can to keep these as treats. When I have one a day I start to feel a little naughty. Paleo treats should be just that, treats. Not once a day essentials.

That said, they are so blooming delicious and so easily adaptable. Argh I don't know whose side I'm on anymore!





Chocolates

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 15 mins (plus cooling time)

Ingredients
1 tbsp Raw Criollo Cacao Powder
2 tbsps Coconut Oil
2 tbsp Creamed Coconut
1 tsp Vanilla Seeds

Method

Place all ingredients in a bowl over a pan of water on a gentle heat. This method is called a 'double boiler' if you ever see it on American blogs!
The ingredients will melt gently. Keep stirring to keep them combined.
Once melted, fill a silicon chocolate mould/ice cube tray with a couple of tsps each of the mixture, or bun cases or even just a small tupperware for a flat bar of chocolate.
Allow to cool, in the fridge or freezer. Pop out the chocolates and store in an airtight container in either the fridge or freezer. (I keep mine in the freezer, they take longer to melt on your tongue! Mmm!)

You could add a hazelnut to the mould first, or a frozen raspberry!




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