Homemade Chocolate

It’s almost 8pm here in Cali… I have had a delicious dinner, Stuffed Vegetarian Cheesy Eggplant :)…but I am craving some chocolate.  During the week I try hard to stay away from sweets, keeping them a treat for the weekends only.  But sometimes I just need to cave and tonight is one of those nights!  But I don’t want to completely indulge and break all the rules I just want to TWEAK them :).  The answer? Vegan Chocolate 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp raw almond butter
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil + 1 tsp for greasing
  • 2 tbsp raw cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 tsp maple syrup
  • coconut flakes
  • raw almond flakes
  • goji berries

Directions:

  1. Warm coconut oil until liquid consistency.  If almond butter has been in fridge warm slightly to make mixing simpler.
  2. In a dish mix almond butter, coconut oil, vanilla, and maple syrup.
  3. Slowly mix cocoa powder into liquid concoction.
  4. Grease ice cube tray; 12 slots.
  5. Slowly pour chocolate mixture into ice cube tray slots; 1/4-1/2″ in each slot. IMG_20131018_162503
  6. Add toppings (goji berries, coconut, almonds)… You can mix the toppings or keep them separate like I did :).IMG_20131018_163025
  7. Cover with foil or plastic wrap.
  8. Refrigerate until chocolate solidifies (4-5hrs) or if you are in “MUST HAVE CHOCOLATE” mode freeze (1-2hrs).
  9. Pop out chocolate and enjoy!October 022

*** Warning!! Chocolate does easily melt at room temperature so do not leave out too long if you do not want a melty mess :).

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