By Jo @includingcake
I have a super simple last minute Easter recipe for you... this would make a great gift or treat anytime of the year too!
I love making my own chocolate and lately I have been adding all sort of nutritious ingredients to give it a boost and turn a treat into a health experience :-)
I used the 'as raw as it gets' chocolate couverture blocks, but any chocolate base would work well, then simply add your extras. The coconut oil helps thin the chocolate mix which is needed to maintain a good consistency when adding dry powders.
Recipe: Home made chocolate... with a twist!
- Approx. 1 cup of raw chocolate couverture chopped into small pieces (or equivalent)
- 2 tbs coconut oil
- 2-3tbs Energy blend (or powders such as maca, lucuma or baobab)
- 1 tsp orange extract* (or rosewater would also be great)
- 1/4 cup freeze dried strawberry or raspberry pieces
*note: you don't need to add extract, but depending on the powders used the flavours may come through and I found that adding an extract best compliments the chocolate and strawberry topping.
Chop the couverture coarsely and then melt carefully in a water bath (or similar) along with the coconut oil and orange extract, until fully melted.
Stir the Energy blend (or powders if using) through the melted chocolate leaving no lumps. Pour onto a lined baking sheet and spread to approx. 3-4mm thick (silicone liners are best as it makes it easy to peel the chocolate slab off) or alternatively pour into chocolate moulds. Add a generous sprinkle of freeze fried fruit last to decorate.
Chill for an hour to set. Best served from the fridge.