My biggest challenge with this recipe was making them look gorgeous – like shop bought chocolate. The mixture doesn’t actually fully melt but remains quite thick. To liquefy the mixture I’d need to raise the temperature well beyond 44 degrees celcius and I couldn’t bring myself to do that… As soon as I raise the temp. vital enzymes, minerals and vitamins are compromised. I want to eat chocolate and know that it is actually good for me in it’s raw state…
In the end I formed half into little chocolate squares and pressed half into Easter moulds which came out a little bit bubbly 🙂
All extremely delicious though and I must say this is actually the best raw chocolate I have ever eaten. It is good enough to gift and give away or even sell – do you like my Koko Black impression? (probably also the most expensive chocolate I’d ever made too!)
2 cups cashew butter
2 cups cacao powder
2 cups cacao butter, grated and melted in a dehydrator or over warm water
seeds of 1 vanilla pod
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
1 cup agave nectar
In a food processor blend together the cashew butter and the cacao until well combined.
Add the remaining ingredients and blend on low until well combined. Add in the cacao butter a little at a time to prevent too much splashing.
The mixture will be quite thick and viscous, it is easiest to shape with your hands or push into moulds with your fingers.
If using a mould, press into mould and freeze about 10 minutes and press out – repeat until complete.
Remember if you want to press two halves of the moulded chocolate together – you will need to save a little chocolate mixture to combine the eggs together at the end.
Happy Easter and enjoy your Easter chocolate.
Health Benefit Of Cacao Cacao is packed with vitamins and antioxidants that make it almost a super food or natural Multi-Vitamin! The beneficial ingredients found in the Cacao nibs (raw chocolate) are Antioxidants, Theobromine, Phenylethylamine, Essential Minerals and Vitamins.
Other Health Benefits of Cacao:
- Increased blood circulation which can improve focus, reduce headaches, and more.
- Did you know chocolate is an anti-aging food?
- Cacao can be used to suppress coughing.
- It can reduce cholesterol which is good for heart health.
- Known in some circles as a mild smart food (boosts brain power synergistically due to the ingredients affect on your body, blood, and more).