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Home-made Chocolate

Home-made Chocolate: Pure Bliss

I don’t usually consider myself a person with a sweet tooth, but this is one treat even I can’t resist. What you are looking at here is delicious, fudgy home-made chocolate, my favourite midnight after-dancing snack! We offer this chocolate in many different varieties, using healthy fats and nuts and sweetened only with pure maple syrup. This never lasts long in my fridge!

Ingredients

  • Your choice of fat, such as grass-fed butter, coconut oil or cacao butter
  • Peanut butter
  • Cacao powder
  • Vanilla
  • Your choice of nuts
  • Maple syrup

The choice of fat is a very important determinant for the taste and texture of this chocolate. Coconut oil has a strong taste of its own, that makes a great chocolate if you like the taste. Butter is my personal favourite, as it gives the chocolate a chewy, fudgy kind of texture and beautiful buttery tast – however, it does melt pretty easily and has to be kept in the fridge. Finally, as the classic ingredient in chocolate, cacao butter is a very healthy fat with a mild taste, which makes it a good choice if you are looking to add lots of other ingredients, or offset a particularly strong-tasting one. It also calls for a little more maple syrup than the other two.

As for nuts and crunchy additives, I have experimented with dry-roasted almonds, hazelnuts, crushed peanuts and a mix of macadamia and almond. All turned out amazing! If you like the taste, you can also add further fun things such as goji berries, raising, or chilli. Just let me know your preferred option and I will put it together for you!