Here’s a very simple and foolproof method to make paleo dark chocolates. Everyone I have given these chocolates to loves them, even though there is no sugar in them, just agave syrup!
- 100g Cacao Butter
- 6 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
- 2-4 Tablespoons Agave Syrup
- 1 Small pinch of rock salt
- Ensure all utensils and the bowl are dry before the ingredients are added as water can cause the mix to separate.
- Place the cacao butter in a bowl over a pan of water on a low heat and melt gently (use a Bain Marie).
- Once melted add 6 tbsp cocoa powder and mix well using a metal ballon whisk (wooden spoons don’t blend as well).
- Ensure the heat is low and add the Agave syrup and mix well.
- Taste the mix once melted and add more sweetener if you prefer a sweeter taste.
- Once completely melted and blended remove from heat. Your mixture should be runny and easy to pour and can be poured or spooned into ice cube trays or silicone moulds.
- You can put this in the freezer if you want it to set very quickly, but I recommend leaving it at room temperature for a while and letting it set 'gently', otherwise the texture of your chocolate will not be as smooth.
- Feel free to mix it up by using various essences to give the chocolates more flavour. Some of my favourites are tangerine, mint, caramel. I also just add a single flake of sea salt to each chocolate, or just add some nuts to give them an extra crunch.
Just get an empty chocolate box from a local chocolate shop or patisserie, add your chocolates, stick on a pretty bow to it and you’re done! Doesn’t this look beautiful?
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