An appropriate name I think you will agree when you taste this truly scrumptious chocolate. It’s so easy to make which makes it even better!
My attitude to food is that I really believe in everything in moderation and not depriving myself of anything…I still love to indulge (see my recent trips to Paris and Madrid), I just try to get a good balance and a life without chocolate would be a sad one for me.
These chocolates are not only seriously scrummy, but they are really simple to make. Much like my delicious chocolate truffles, I made these by accident. I can take no credit for the thought process behind these chocolates. They came into being much in the same way butter was discovered. You know the story? The people schlepping goat skins full of milk across the dessert on camels, were astonished, astounded and amazed to find the milk had turned into butter from all the bumps from the camels humps. Okay so there were no camels in my kitchen but I too was astonished, astounded and amazed when I tasted what I had created. So I did the only thing I could. I gobbled it all up.
Here’s the recipe so you can get gobbling too.
- 1 cup of coconut butter (butter not oil)
- ¼ cup agave nectar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ½ raw cacao powder (don't panic, if you cant find cacao, you could always just use cocoa powder - just make sure it's unsweetened)
- Right, now this seriously couln't be easier...don't tell anyone how easy this is!
- Pop everything into the food processor and blend until it all comes together. This should take about 20 -30 seconds. The whizzer in the food processor will help the coconut butter to soften and create a creamy base for our chocolates.
- Then line a little dish with baking paper and scoop in the chocolately goodness. Squidge the chocolate together and then smoosh it down, so that it's about an inch thick. (Squidge and smoosh are highly technical terms, don't you know).
- It's amazing cut into squares and eaten straight away (....she looks surreptitiously around and whispers, "I should know") or, if you have a little more willpower, pop in the fridge for 30 mins of so to firm up.
- Dust with a little more cacao powder before serving. These would be great after a dinner party or just about any time you are craving something a little bit naughty...that just so happens to be more nice than naughty.
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