ALCHEMY CHOCOLATE BARS

'CHOCOLATE LOVE'

(3 small bars)

  • 4 tbsp cacao butter
  • 3 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp coconut palm or jaggery sugar
  • ½ vanilla bean or ½ tsp vanilla powder
  • 1 tsp maca powder
  • 1 tsp tocos powder
  • A pinch pink salt

Topping options:

  • Quinoa puffs
  • Cacao nibs
  • Mulberries
  • Ceylan cinnamon
  • Dried flowers

*(To make the bars you will need silicone forms or a chocolate bar mold. You can also make bonbons using the same recipe).

This is an easy recipe for making chocolate bars, it doesn't take that long and you can play with the wrapping of the bars using different papers, flowers, dried leaves... And you can also add different flavours and toppings to your bars  to give them your own touch. Who isn't up for a bit of chocolate? Let's end the year on a delicious note!

To make the bars, using a double boiler melt the cacao butter and coconut oil, in medium heat. When it is completely melted, add the cacao powder. Stir by using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula.

Now add the coconut sugar, maca and tocos powder, vanilla and a pinch of salt. Stir thoroughly once again.

Pour the mix into the silicone forms or a chocolate bar mold, (keep stirring while your are pouring the melted chocolate so the superfoods and sugar don't remain on the bottom of the bowl from the double boiler). Make sure that the chocolate is evenly spread (we want to make thin bars, "luxurious small bites of dark chocolate"). Add the toppings to cover the bars. Place the forms in the freezer and keep them for at least 1 hour, (this is depending the thickness of the bars from the forms you have used). When they are ready remove from the forms and wrap them nicely.

Store in the freezer or fridge before eating or giving them away.