This is incredibly simple and once you try this you will likely not want “regular” chocolate again. The recipe I used can be found here –
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/4 cup virgin coconut oil
1 tablespoons sweetener of your choice (I used 3tsp Coconut Sugar)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
(I added cinnamon)
I made one small change to the method – I added all the dry ingredients into a mug plus the vanilla extract and added hot water to dissolve them. This was mainly because of the coconut sugar which is quite granular when dry. On this plate the coconut sugar is directly next to the vanilla essence in the teaspoon measurer.
Then – Place all of your ingredients in a bowl with the coconut oil and whisk well until combined.
It’ll look weird because the chocolate separates from the coconut oil until you whisk it enough.
You’ll know it is ready when you can’t see any coconut oil and it is all amalgamated into an awesome liquid..
It is magic whisk time, peoples!
I ladled them into small plastic containers so I can have some chocolate snacks to take to work. Then put them in the fridge – or freezer if you want to eat it soonish. Once the coconut oil hardens, it is ready to eat.
The levels of awesomeness cannot be described. :)
I tried a new recipe for chocolate which I found here – Good Girl Gone Green – this recipe turned out great and will be the one I am using in the future.
1 cup of coconut oil, melted
1 cup of cacao powder
1/2 cup of maple syrup
1 Tbsp of vanilla flavor
It works out a lot more solid than the previous recipe.
Here is a link to some other chocolate recipes which might be worth trying. 8 Vegan Chocolate Recipes.
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