Addictive Homemade Vegan ChocolatePrint Recipe
- 6 tbsp extra virgin filtered organic coconut oil
- 3/4 cup plus 1 tbsp organic cocoa powder
- 2-3 tbsp organic maple syrup
- 2 tsp organic cinnamon
- dash vanilla extract
- dash salt
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- ( optional toppings: pepitas, chia seeds, Maldon sea salt)
Place coconut oil, cocoa, salt, cinnamon, maple syrup and vanilla in a food processor and process until smooth. This is the base for your truffles or chocolate bars.
To make truffles: Take a silicone chocolate mold of your choice and spoon in the chocolate mixture using a bench scraper to smoothen out the top, refrigerate for 30 minutes and pop them out to dust with cinnamon. Serve immediately or store in airtight container in the fridge.
To make chocolate bark: In a non stick brownie pan layer the bottom with parchment paper and cover with toppings of choice. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before removing and breaking into smaller pieces.
Since the coconut oil will melt at room temperature, the chocolate needs to be refrigerated during storage.
Huge dilemma around the 10 am snack time today, there was no chocolate left in my stash to go with my coffee. Clearly the only option was to make some at home. Recently I made a purchase of a truffle silicone mold at one of those cake and pastry shoppes, you know the ones you are “just looking” and secretly want to buy everything without really knowing what the hell its purpose is, you’ll always end up with something even if its just edible glitter. The plan to use this recent silicone mat acquisition, was to make truffles from cocoa butter, ghee, and throw in some other ingredients that pair well with the earthy sweet cocoa powder but the only option available in a pinch was some triple filtered coconut oil which was conveniently purchased the day before, as the sixth senses were calling it out to me ( its not a typical item on my shopping list). The triple filtered process removes a lot of the coconut taste from the oil, in essence becoming the perfect fat base for the chocolate. The sublime result or the smoothest and silkiest chocolate that begs to be consumed, also happens to be both vegan and low fodmap. If your not sold already, its preservative free, naturally sweetened a tad a organic maple syrup and packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and flavor from the hint of salt and add ins.