Healthy Homemade Chocolate

This chocolate is as pure as the driven snow!


I’m sure you’ve heard that chocolate is good for you right? Well here’s a recipe with no hidden nasties made from pure, organic Changing Habits cacao melts, coconut oil, seaweed salt and rapadura sugar. Yes it’s dark but that means you’re satisfied with just a little bit and not smashing the whole batch in one sitting!! Adding in some of the variations gives you that little something extra to make the experience more fun! I love making two trays of chocolate, one I sprinkle with nuts or dried fruit and coconut, the other I stir through some Twenty8 organic essential oils.

Cacao is high in magnesium, iron, copper, zinc and vitamin C. It is also high in antioxidants, amino acids and minerals. Most importantly it activates the release of endorphins and serotonin which act as natural antidepressants……yes that’s why we crave chocolate when we’re feeling down and out!! This chocolate will actually do something unlike the commercial chocolate that contains very little cacao!

Servings: Makes 2 Trays
Homemade Chocolate

Homemade Chocolate

Dark chocolate is brimming with health benefits and this recipe is super easy to make with very few ingredients. Just add your own tit bits to make it your own.

Ingredients

Base Ingredients
  • 250 grams Cacao Melts
  • 100 grams Rapadura Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoonHimalayan Salt or any unrefined salt
  • 50 grams cold pressed Coconut Oil
Scrummy variations
  • Chilli and Lime Chocolate - add 1 tspn chilli flakes into the mix at step 5, then add 2 drops of lime essential oil before stirring and pouring into mould.
  • Peppermint chocolate - stir in 3 drops of Twenty8's peppermint essential oil at step 5 of method
  • Fruity Chocolate - add 1/4 cup goji berries, 1/4 cup dried berries (cranberries, blueberries etc) and 1/4 cup desiccated coconut at step 5 of method
  • Nutty Chocolate - Place 1 cup of chopped mixed nuts and add at step 5 of method or sprinkle on top of chocolate once poured into moulds.
  • Chili Chocolate - 1 tsp of chili flakes added at step 5 of the method, if you want it hotter add more.
  • Orange Chocolate - 3 drops of Twenty8's orange essential oil added at step 5 of the method, you can also 1/2 cup of homemade orange marmalade at step 3 for extra taste.

Instructions

Thermomix
  1. Place sugar and salt in TM bowl and grind on speed 10 - 1minute.
  2. Place cacao melts in TM bowl grind 10 seconds speed 5, scrape down sides and lid.
  3. Add coconut oil and mix for 4 seconds on speed 4.
  4. Cook at 37C speed 3, 20 minutes
  5. Mix through any essential oils for 3 seconds
  6. Pour onto a lined tray and tilt to get even coverage about 2-3mm thick
  7. Add in any tasty variations to the trays
  8. Place in fridge to set.
  9. Chop with a super sharp knife or break into shards
Stove Top
  1. Boil water in a saucepan. Place double boiler or bowl over the top (make sure the water does not come right up to the bowl).
  2. Add all ingredients together and stir for 20 minutes or until the sugar has melted.
  3. Add variations and finish off as above.
  4. Please note – The ideal temperature is 37 degrees, if you have a cooking thermometer then place this in the double boiler to maintain an ideal temperature

Options:

  • Place in moulds or make a slab in a rectangle baking dish lined with baking paper (see video below)
  • Chunky variations can be sprinkled on top of the chocolate once in the moulds if desired. 
  • You can make a couple of varieties with one batch of chocolate
  • Pour out half onto a tray then add 1-2 drops of essential oils to the remainder before pouring onto another tray.


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