|Raw vegan chocolates|
Karen and I are in Holland at the moment, on a boat. We are trying as far as possible to continue eating healthy, vegan and raw.
In the next few posts, I will tell you about some of the meals we have prepared aboard.
But in the meantime, here is Karen's recipe for raw vegan chocolates. She made these recently back in South Africa, and the overall response was overwhelmingly positive.
200g cacao butter
200g cacao paste
1/2 C coconut oil
1/2 C agave
1. Melt the cacao paste and butter in a large bowl or pot, over boiling water.
2. Add the coconut oil and agave syrup. (You can reduce the agave a little and replace with stevia to lighten the sugar.
3. Mix well
4. Pour into your moulds, and let cool to room temperature.
5. Once cooled, refrigerate for a while to harden slightly, and then pop them out of the moulds.
This is a basic chocolate mix.
There are any amount of things you can do to vary them:
Add dried nuts and seeds to give crunch, or
Add a drop or two of essential oils such as sweet orange or peppermint for flavour.
To make your chocolate a bit more milky add lucuma or mesquite powders.
Guilt free chocolates - healthy too!
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