These chocolates were actually a very happy accident. At first, I thought they were a fail - you can see the sugar set on the sides on the chocolates in the photos, rather than mixed through and dissolved completely. But little did I know, that coconut sugar that didn't dissolved made these homemade chocolates have a delicious chewy caramel-like flavour and texture.
Before I knew it, the batch had disappeared.... And it was yours truly who was the only one eating them. Naturally, I knew I needed to share the recipe.
These are very dark chocolates so they're not for the faint hearted. They're full of dark cocoa flavour and so delicious to this dark chocolate lover, however, my milk chocolate preferring family weren't so keen.
If you're a dark chocolate fan, I'd say you NEED to try this, but if not hang tight because I'm coming up with an alternative for you!
These homemade chocolates need just 3 ingredients and they're ready in no time at all!
So if you're keen, let's get onto the recipe!
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup coconut sugar (more if you like things sweeter)
A pinch of salt
Place a small saucepan on the stove over a high heat with a small amount of water inside (about an inch from the base)
Place all of your ingredients into a heat proof mixing bowl.
Once your water begins to heat and slightly simmer, turn the best down to medium low and place your mixing bowl on top of the saucepan, making sure the water doesn't touch the bottom of the bowl.
Stir together your chocolate ingredients until incorporated and take off the heat.
Carefully pour your mixture into chocolate moulds (or a small baking tray lined with baking paper) and then place your filled moulds into the fridge to set.
Once set, pop them out of the moulds and store them in the fridge in a zip lock bag.
How simple is that?!
But tell me, are you a dark chocolate fan? Or do you prefer milk/white/no chocolate?I generally gravitate towards dark chocolate but I'm also a bit of a chocoholic in general - so if it's gluten free, Kristy friendly and chocolate, I won't say no ;P