Making Raw Chocolate is easy. Not only is it a fun and quick process to create, but with the right ingredients its almost impossible to make a chocolate that people won’t love and prefer to the store bought variety.
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Join sisters Marussia and Kyla Nesling, as they take you through an easy way to make great tasting Raw chocolate, using 5 simple ingredients.1/2 Cups Raw Cacao Powder 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil 1/4 Cup Cocoa Butter Waffers chopped 1/4 Cup Agave Nectar or Maple Syrup ½ tsp Vanilla Bean Powder A Pinch Salt
In this method we melt down a 1/4cup of cacao butter, and a 1/4 cup of coconut oil in a hot water double boiler as in the video or in a sauce pan on low heat on the stove.
Once melted, add in 1/2 a cup of Cacao powder, 1 teaspoon of vanilla powder and a pinch of salt and mix well.
Next add 1/4 cup of liquid sweetener, maple syrup or agave nectar are preferred and stir.
At this point you can add any extra ingredients of choice to flavour the chocolate. Be sure to have them prepped ahead of time as the chocolate will start to harden. When hardening, best to place in the fridge or freezer.
Some ideas for add in ingredients are; dried fruit and nuts, cacao nibs, candied ginger, hemp seeds, coconut, bee pollen, maca, spirulina, cinnamon, ginger, cayenne, medicinal mushrooms powders or a drop or two of an essential oil..
Most of the above ingredients are available from Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary, at www.harmonicarts.ca.
Of course the most important ingredient to be sure to add is love!
So have fun, get creative and start making your own amazing raw Chocolate for friends, family and loved ones.