Thank God, I found a healthy recipe for homemade chocolate and it is easy to make too. I owe this happiness to Katie Wells, the Wellness Mama and I couldn’t be more grateful for her sharing the recipe with the rest of the world, on her website (you can find the original recipe here).
You can use different moulds, for example, my precious Delia prefers square chocolate shape, and my awesome Vlad likes chocolate in any shape:
- 140 g cocoa butter;
- 140 g cocoa powder;
- 70 g honey;
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract;
- you can optionally add different flavours or chopped and toasted nuts.
How I did it:
- I measured all my ingredients and got my moulds ready, clean and dry.
2. I added the cocoa butter in a small saucepan and melt it completely on top of another pan with boiling water. The saucepan didn’t touch the boiling water:
3. I removed the melted cocoa butter from heat, I added the cocoa powder and the vanilla extract and left it to cool for a few minutes.
4. Finally, I added the honey and mixed all together, being careful not to get any kind of liquid in the mixture (as water or my wine!) as it can affect the texture of the chocolate.
5. I poured the chocolate in the moulds and left it to rest at room temperature until morning. You can also refrigerate it to speed up the hardening process.
I got 30 chocolate hearts!
The Wellness Mama advises than you can keep the chocolate at room temperature for a week, you can refrigerate it or freeze it for longer. But it wasn’t our case as we simply devoured the chocolate hearts in less than a day. Moderation is the key!
It is a great idea to gift someone this lovely chocolate hearts, in a small nice jar.
I wanted to use raw cocoa butter so I ended up with much more than I needed. But all things to the best, as I keep it refrigerated and my skin and my hair are very thankful for the treat it gets sometimes. Cocoa butter, also known as theobroma, has many benefits, including improving blood flow, protects the skin from sun’s UV rays, smooth wrinkles, is high in fatty acids. But, apart from being a good moisturizer, cocoa butter’s proprieties are not backed up by scientific studies so far. Moisturising is enough for me and it comes with a nice scent too.