Wednesday, April 22, 2015
It's Chocolate! Not Candy
It's chocolate, not candy meaning; this chocolate is so healthy that it is a supplement!
I've used this recipe a bunch of times and love the variation possibilities. Thanks to Dr. Kyle Christensen of Woodland Hills, Utah for this process (super easy) and recipe.
1 cup cacao powder ( cocoa but organic and better and original)
1-3 TBS cacao nibs (little bits of real cacao beans)
1 TBS Maca powder (a hormonal super supplement)
1/2 cup raw honey
1/2 cup cocoa butter( with perhaps some coconut oil also).
Flavor with essential oils 10-12 drops of peppermint, orange or other exotic flavor.
I also like to add some cayenne pepper with the orange oil.
Process; Measure out the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Get ready a candy mold; silicon ones are nice. I use small papers because I have a miniature muffin pan.
Break off a chunk of the cocoa butter and melt very low temp., like warm. Measure this melted oil to see how close it comes to 1/2 cup. If not quite enough, add more cocoa butter, or add some virgin coconut oil to make up the difference. In the same measuring cup, pour out the honey. Add that to the melted oil and stir. DO NOT LET IT BOIL ! When it gets too hot, the chocolate doesn't set up and get hard, it stays soft.
Add oil and honey mixture to the dry stuff, then add the essential oils for flavoring and stir quickly. Drop by spoonfulls into the molds or on a clean flat, pliable surface or paper molds. Work fast. Lick the spoon and bowl. (You can share, or not) Allow a few hours for it to set up and harden.