There is also the plethora of health benefits to consider. This chocolate is (white) sugar free, dairy free, gluten free, vegan, raw, full of antioxidants, magnesium, and brain boosting chemicals! See here for more details on raw cacao
Basic Raw Choc recipe....
To start with, make sure you have some awesome cacao, as that is the heart of chocolate. I love loving earth's organic raw cacao powder.
Melt 2 Tbspn organic raw cacao butter with 2 tpsn organic raw coconut butter/oil
Stir in 1 Tbspn agave syrup or other liquid sweetener like honey or maple syrup.
Add 2 Tbspn cacao powder (approximate -mixture should be runny, but I usually use heaped spoons).
This part is optional, but I reckon it makes a huge difference: blend the mixture with a stick blender. You can see in the photos how different the textures are between mixing it with a spoon and blending it!
Now is the time to add things: try a chai spice mix (awesome!), cinnamon, shredded coconut (pictured), dried fruits, crushed nuts, orange rind, anything your taste buds scream for!
Pour into a mold - I use a recycled plastic container, then pop in the fridge til firm!
This recipe can be variable, as I measure the ingredients in spoon measures, but while the ingedients are still solid. So 1 Tbspn of chunks of cacao butter may different to the next Tbspn of cacao butter. The coconut oil is softer, so the more you use of that, the softer the chocolate will be. Have fun and enjoy experimenting!
Unfortunately, by the time I went to take a photo of the finished product after it had been in the fridge it was all gone....Hehe!