Home made chocolate is as easy as 1, 2, 3
Since I know now much more about what refined sugar does to our bodies, I have been trying to get the kids to eat a bit less of it as well. Oliver likes my raw chocolate/almond balls; Oskar doesn’t eat those, but likes my newest sugar-free treat experiment – home made chocolate.
Home made chocolate is very easy to make – you just need equal quantities of cocoa powder, cocoa butter and something to sweeten it with. I use 150g of each, with agave syrup as the sweetener.*
The cocoa butter needs to be melted first in a bowl on top of boiling water, then you add the powder and the syrup, mix it all up and spoon into soft ice cube trays.
After a few hours in the fridge you can pop them out of the moulds and you have soft chocolatey treats from only 3 simple and natural ingredients!
Of course you need to bear in mind that they don’t taste like commercial milk chocolate - there is no cream and/or milk solids in them… and there are also no emulsifiers, no E numbers, no artificial flavours, etc. You get the point :)
*All of these ingredients can be bought at any health food shop.