Raw chocolates are perfect for holidays such as Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter, or any day really. Try these decadent, healthier options to traditional chocolate.

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Raw Chocolate Gift Box [Vegan]

Cooking Time

15

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar (more if you have a sweet tooth)
  • 2 tsp lucuma powder (optional)*
  • 100g (3.5 oz.) cacao butter
  • boiling water
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Preparation

  1. Place a bowl over a pan of hot water (don't let the bottom of the bowl touch the water).
  2. Cover with a cloth and let the cacao butter melt in that bowl; the whole process will take 7 or 8 minutes at most.
  3. Whisk the agave nectar, cacao powder and lucuma powder into the melted cacao butter.
  4. Spoon the melted chocolate into 5 medium-sized moulds (about an inch in diameter).
  5. Refrigerate for at least an hour. If you wish to add more flavour to your chocolates you can add 2 tsp whiskey (which isn't raw, but it's still scrumptious), 2 tsp maca powder, ground cinnamon or other spices. You will need to alter the liquid to solid ingredients ratio accordingly but I assure you it's very hard to go wrong with this. * The lucuma powder adds the 'snap' to the chocolate but isn't totally necessary.
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