Once you realise just how easy it is to create your own Chocolate bars you then realise just how fun it is to create diverse combinations of delicious flavour to add to them. There’s so many choices, I added more and more even after I had photographed all the ingredients! It’s all down to personal preference and availability of produce. Using a base of raw, organic Cacao, Butter, Lucuma, Coconut Sugar and Vanilla I then had a dig in my brimming cupboard and let my mind run free and impulsive over mixing up different combos of magical fruits, nuts and super powders from Walnuts to Acai powder, chopped Mulberries to Hemp flour and if the pantry was fully loaded the possibilities are infinite. How fun being an in home chocolatier is! I totally recommend it for all. Share the love. Its definitely in the School planner for a regular cooking lesson for the kids, although it literally takes a short while to produce such finery, its method from start to finish has enjoyable stages (i.e making the bain marie, melting the butter, the moulds, adding cool stuff) that differ to the average sweet food production of sweets, cakes, biscuits etc making it a truly unique and sacred food creation method. By following this way you can really feel the pleasure of Chocolate at its fullest (energy boosting, happiness enhancing, so scrummy) whilst it being highly beneficial to your health. Unlike the regular ready-made bar you usually find in the stores, you will really be nutritionalised when crafting for yourself this way with no ill after effects. The usual conception of a ‘chocolate bar’ is unhealthy, full of sugar, artificial (often dangerous)or a guilty pleasure and these all ring true for approximately 90% of street choc so people tend to avoid it like the plague or deeply indulge with huge feels of guilt and self-disappointment thus giving Cacao; true chocolate) a bad name! Well its about time we switched things up, changed this incorrect view of cacao and brought chocolate in to its rightful illumination as a heathy and dare I say vital food for humans. Raw cacao (not cocoa) instantly releases happiness and lifts energy and isn’t in anyway bad for human health so there should be no hesitance or guilt surrounding it. Now i know the trueness of Cacao and can speak from living experience of its beneficial factors, I think its important to re-introduce chocolate to people and the market through sharing the true factual knowledge, removing the mask which has formed along the lines and reveal Chocolate for its true nutritional values, educating everyone to optimum health through one of the most delicious and pleasurable ways. To find out how to make a simple base chocolate see my previous Cacao post. Once you have made up your base, before it sets, mix in your favourite super health boosting foods and create your very own personalised chocolate bars, buttons, shapes, drops etc. depending on the moulds you have to the level of fun achieved. Heck, you could even carve writing or doodle flowers in it with a knife while its setting if you’re feeling really arty! Food Fun Now! With this batch we went a little nutty with the combos but its worked and just knowing the pure goodness in each bar makes them the most delicious chocolates I ever tasted. This time we combined and added to 4 different bars to cater for the family we’re having over this weekend:
Almond, Hemp & Walnut 2 types of raw chopped nuts with raw hemp flour This is definitely a favourite as it’s got the crunch
Blueberry and Cinnamon Raw Fruit and herb powders combined Provides a smoother sweetness
Incan Berries, Mulberries and Strawberry 2 types of chopped raw dried berries with raw dried Strawberry powder Wow the textures, the tastes, if only the batch was bigger!
Acai, Coconut and Moringa Combination of powders. Look out optimum health, yum, yum, yummy! Jumping Jupiter who would put that lot together but yes it works, from one flavour to the next here’s a creamy tasting bar I will definitely be making again!
Wow what a greatly pleasing, inexpensive and satisfying experience this was, this will be a very regular occurrence in this house. I urge you to go out (buy online) the organic essential ingredients for Chocolate making (or blend them up if you already have them) and spice up your very own bar today! Enjoy 🙂