Raw Chocolate (raw, vegan, sugar free, paleo, dairy free )
This is my basic recipe for raw chocolate. I don’t always have cacao paste in my closet but then I just use more raw cacao powder than in this recipe. My first touch with raw chocolate was at my sister’s. She makes the most fabulous chocolates ever! She is also the person behind my interest and curiosity towards all raw treats. No wonder, we have been partners in crime for all our lives, especially in the kitchen.
I have never been particularly keen on chocolate but I really enjoy a slowly melting piece of raw chocolate in my mouth nowadays.
I have had the opportunity to confront Theobroma Cacao when I was traveling in South America. Cacao, the food of the gods really made an impact on me. I can not make raw chocolate and touch the cacao butter without thinking of those cute little cacao pods full of golden seeds. Amazing!
If you are not used to the taste of raw chocolate you can try adding it to your morning granola and yoghurt. Add some cacao nibs to your pancakes or top your muffin with it! Try blending it to your smoothies or even to your protein shake! Once you are hooked you become addicted to it positively.
Raw cacao is said to be the mood improver and also an aphrodisiac. Isn’t that a good enough reason to start munching this fatigue combating, energy creator? Get happy with raw chocolate!
200 g raw cacao butter
150 g cacao paste
75 -100 g raw cacao powder
2 tbsp coconut oil
4 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp lecithin
1/2 tsp vanilla bean powder
sea salt to taste
- Place the butter, paste, coconut oil and maple syrup
in a water bath and let melt carefully. Don’t let the temperature go over 42 Celsius.
- Add rest of the ingredients and stir until smooth.
- Pour into moulds.
- Put the chocolate in the freezer or fridge
- This is my basic recipe for raw chocolate. I don’t always have cacao paste in my closet but then I just
use more raw cacao powder than in this recipe.
As you noticed I didn’t temper the chocolate. Im totally satisfied with the result with this simple method of making chocolate.
Tempering raw chocolate gives the chocolate more shine and makes it break with a sharp snap. I know i know that snap sounds irresistible to ears!
Chocolate alchemy is a form of art and I leave it to people with advanced knowledge and experience in creating and making chocolate.
I hope you got interested in chocolate in a new way and want to try it yourself.
I guarantee you will be making it again and again after making it once.
Enjoy the happy moments this recipe is giving you!