Homemade Raspberry Chocolate
Have you ever dreamt of making your own, homemade chocolate? It involves too much faffing about and requires specific equipment, right?
Making your own dairy-free chocolate at home couldn’t be easier! All you need is some coconut oil, cocoa powder and some sort of liquid sweetener. I like to add nut butter, especially cashew butter to make it more creamy and delicious 😀 but it’s completely optional. I would however avoid using peanut butter because the taste is just too overpowering.
The only bad thing about making chocolate using coconut oil as the base is that it melts way too quickly. You need to store it in the freezer and only take it out when you’re ready to eat it and return it to the freezer as soon as possible, especially in hot weather!
In terms of the flavour, I think homemade coconut oil chocolate tastes a lot like dark chocolate. So if you’re a fan of dark chocolate then this recipe is for you!
The other thing I like about it is that it’s so easy to play around with the recipe. I never make ‘plain’ chocolate anymore. Each time I make it I add different ingredients. One day I might feel like adding some quinoa pops, nuts and coconut flakes like I did in this recipe, another day I might just fancy lots of hazelnut chunks…and so on.
Today, I incorporated some raspberry powder to create a marble effect with dark chocolate and raspberry chocolate. It tastes good AND looks stunning!
I love this chocolate mould that I used to make the chocolates look like ‘real’ chocolate bars. No one will be able to tell you made it yourself 😀 so you can enjoy the look of shock on their faces when you reveal your secret!
- 1/4 cup (4 tbsp) coconut oil
- 1 heaping tbsp cashew butter
- 2 tbsp maple syrup (or any liquid sweetener)
- 3 tbsp cocoa/cacao powder
- Pinch of salt (optional)
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 tbsp cashew butter
- 1/2 tbsp maple syrup (or more to taste)
- WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE FOR INSTRUCTIONS