Making your own chocolate treats really is super simple. You know what’s in them and they are healthy. Eat and enjoy without guilt!
The most basic and easy way to make your own healthy chocolate is to simply mix coconut oil with cacao and a natural sweetener of your choice.
The quantities are up to you, but I like to do 1/2 cup Banaban organic virgin coconut oil, 3-4 tablespoons of raw cacao powder and 1-2 tablespoons of raw, organic honey. Melt it all together over a low heat until thoroughly combined. Test it and adjust to your liking.
Now is the fun bit. You can pour it into chocolate moulds and refrigerate. Or…. you can add things like coconut, dried fruit, nuts, fresh fruit, Superfoods for Kidz choc berry chunk powder or Crio Bru. It’s easier to sprinkle them on a baking tray lined with baking paper and pour your chocolatey goodness over the top and refrigerate. Check out this recipe for an example. Or….. you can use this as a chocolate fondue and dip in some strawberries. Ooooooh yeah!
The only catch with this chocolate, is that unless you live somewhere cold, it needs to be kept in the fridge or eaten quickly!
Okay, so that’s easy, but I also have some other recipes for you that you might like to try.
Choc-Hazel Bliss Balls
Now I am a bit of a bliss ball addict, but these are something really, really extra special. After I made up this variation, I had to get everyone to come running and try them and officially declare me a genius! Yes, they are that good. Think nutella, think ferrero rocher but healthy!!
Choc Berry Chunk Easter Eggs
I twisted the arm of Vanessa from Superfoods for Kidz to part with her yummy Easter egg recipe!!
Melt the coconut oil and chocolate together in a saucepan. Break off a bit of berry choc chunk bar and roll it into a small ball. Into the bottom of your chocolate mould, place a small amount of the melted chocolate mix. Place the ball in the middle. Top with extra melted chocolate. Place in the fridge or freezer until set. If you want to make a perfect round egg shape, just use a little melted chocolate mix to glue two halves together. Set again in the fridge. If you want to wrap the eggs in coloured foil, you can find it at Spotlight.
This giveaway has now closed – the winner was Lonni B! Congratulations!
Happy chocolate making. Upload your chocolate photos to my Facebook page so I can see what you have been making!