I could make raw chocolates with my eyes closed, I literally haven't stopped making them for months.
I make them most weeks for my kids school lunches and last week I was coerced by my middle one to come to her school and teach her class how to make them. Last night I made 100 of them for girls and boys brigade wonder 101 charity fete today.
So its safe to say I'm chocolated out.
Because they're so easy I made recipe cards that we gave out with the chocolates, so the kids could go home and make them themselves.
100g loving earth cacao butter
6 tablespoons cacao powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
a decent pinch of Himalayan salt
2-3 tablespoons of maple syrup or rice malt
2 tablespoons of desiccated coconut
2 tablespoons of broken up bits of frozen raspberries or/as well, rice bubbles, ground or chopped nuts, frozen orange segments
silicone chocolate moulds or mini cupcake cases
dead easy, all you do is;
melt the cacao butter in a bowl over simmering water till liquid
add cacao powder, cinnamon, vanilla, salt and maple and whisk well till everything is well combined
turn the element off and add the coconut and mix again
take your moulds and put one teaspoon of your liquid chocolate into each individual mould and then a few frozen raspberry pieces, orange, rice bubbles or nuts and finally one teaspoon of chocolate on top to just fill the mould
pop the moulds onto a tray and into the freezer for 20min
remove de-mould and keep in the fridge
this week I'll be showing 4 year olds how to make them, next week I'm making something new.
©Michelle Schoeps 2013
All recipes and photos by Michelle Schoeps