I’ve talked about making raw chocolate at home before, but I’ve never actually got round to sharing a recipe for it. It is so easy to make, and tastes amazing – plus as it contains raw cacao it is actually pretty good for you as it contains loads of antioxidants as well as good fats, from the cacao butter and the coconut oil. As well as that it is refined sugar free, so it’s much, much better for you than shop bought chocolate that is made with lots of refined sugar, and cocoa powder (which is heated at high temperatures, thus destroying the nutrients) rather than raw cacao.
I love making this raw chocolate, because it doesn’t take long at all, and I’m much happier letting Ava have some a bit more regularly. Despite the fact it is a dark chocolate and can sometimes be slightly bitter, Ava loves it which is brilliant. We do still have shop bought chocolate, but it’s great being able to make this easily, and relatively cheaply. Once you have the ingredients in, they last for ages, and work out pretty cheaply I think.
Leisure – who make range cookers – have asked me to create a Christmassy twist on one of my recipes as part of their ‘Tribe to Table‘ campaign. Leisure has looked at 4 big foodie trends – Veggie, Meat, Fish, and Baking. I decided to put a Christmas twist on my homemade raw chocolate recipe to make a festive treat, that is refined sugar free.
I thought the dark chocolate would work really well with clementines for a Christmassy taste – it gives the chocolate a lovely fresh edge, and the different textures are really interesting.