Your own homemade raw chocolate made from coconut oil and raw cacao, sweetened with honey.
There are many ways to make raw chocolate and most recipes call for cacao butter. Cacao butter can be quite difficult and costly to get hold of but this recipe uses coconut oil instead. This is so simple and there are only four ingredients required. Raw cacao is a little specialist but a large bag bought online will last you for ages. You can use regular cocoa powder if you are not fussed about it being ‘raw’.
There are lots of raw chocolate bars on the market with ingredients lists as simple as this, although they are hideously expensive (think upwards of £3 for a 50g bar) so until now eating raw chocolate has been a real luxury. It has quite a different taste to ‘normal chocolate’ but I really like it, and how fun to make your own chocolate from scratch.
You can purchase chocolate moulds especially for this purpose but I have just bought a pink silicone ice cube tray in the shape of orange segments for £1.50 in Sainsbury’s and it’s perfect for this! You could also do blobs on baking parchment or a Clingfilm lined bowl.
- 2 tablespoons organic coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
- 4 tablespoons raw cacao powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Melt the coconut oil along with the honey.
- Once the oil has all melted, add the vanilla extract and stir in the cacao powder till there are no lumps.
- Spoon into moulds.
- Either freeze for 30 mins or refrigerate for longer. Personally I like my chocolate really cold so the freezer method is my method of choice. I keep them stored in the freezer.