Thursday, 10 October 2013

Chocolate that's good for you!

Did you read that right? Chocolate that’s GOOD for you? Yes………yes you did !

It's even good enough to have for breakfast !!
 
I didn’t believe it either when I first heard, but there’s this new way of making chocolates (OK it’s new to me) but by using some RAW ingredients you get super healthy nutrients from your chocolate, that is in fact – good for you!

OK you still have to eat it in moderation, but how amazing to let a silky smooth chocolate melt in your mouth, knowing  you are getting all sorts of antioxidants in you ! Pretty awesome hey!
So these are the first chocolates I have ever made and I am SO pleased with them, how pretty do they look ?



This is mainly down to the gorgeous rose mould from the lovely Iced Jems shop which you can buy here if you’d like to try these beauties.

These are SO easy to make, this is what you’ll need:

30g raw cacao butter
25g raw cacao powder
½ - 1 tbsp agave syrup

I know these don’t sound like normal ingredients you’d have in the cupboard but they are worth investing in ! You can get them online from Goodness Direct and other health food stores.
Here’s some info about the goodness in cacao from the lovely Delicious Ella who has inspired me to try this way of eating ! You should spend some time on her lovely site, it's amazing !

So, to make the chocolates, start by gently melting the cacao butter in a pan, very gently, you can even take it off the heat to stir it and it will still melt, then stir in the cacao powder.

It will be quite a runny consistency.

Then add the agave syrup. Just half at first and give it a taste, if you’d like it sweeter (of course you would) then add some more !

It will now thicken and it’s ready to fill your mould.

BUT before I did this I sprinkled a few hundreds and thousands (not healthy) in the bottom of a couple of the spaces, some with freeze dried raspberries and then filled them up with the chocolate.

This gives them a nice decorative top.  So pretty.

I then split the remaining chocolate in two, added raisins to one half and a dash of orange essence to the rest. 

Oh these were soooo yummy.



If you are impatient like me, pop them in the freezer for about 10 – 15 minutes then pop them out of the mould and TASTE.

They are DELICIOUS. Honestly you wouldn’t believe they are good for you.

Go on try them for yourself !! You won’t regret it !!

Oh and a little tip, I am keeping mine in the freezer because so far, I think raw chocolate melts very quickly, so you might get chocolaty fingers as they melt, but they are so worth it !!




Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy x

2 comments:

  1. How have I just noticed you have a blog?! It is wonderfully gorgeous and i'm now your newest follower on bloglovin'. Adore this recipe as well, who would have thought that chocolate could be good for you. ;) xxx

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    1. Aw thank you lovely !! I love yours !!! x OOh I know, I keep nibbling away at them today ! SO yummy x Bit pricey to get the ingredients, but SO worth it to have no nasties in them !! x

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