Chocolate is my weakness. I love it. Most people do. I have always loved milk chocolate. As mentioned in one of my previous posts, memories are created with the food we share with our loved ones. Another story I remember when I was younger, was when my Dad used to pick me up from my Grandma’s after school and we used to drive home, I’d always ask if we could stop at the milk bar (remember the good ol days when we had Milk bars) so I could get a Freddo the Frog. My dad would stop and park right outside the Milk Bar and let me go in and purchase my frog. My dad would give me a couple of dollars and I’d come out with a big smile on my face.. oh how exciting it was to be independent at 7 years old getting my own frogs LOL!
I’ve never liked dark chocolate until I started making it myself. Once I tried it over time, I really started to enjoy it. They do say that a couple of pieces of dark chocolate is good for you, as it has antioxidants and making your own chocolate is so much better and has no refined sugars.
This recipe is quite easy to make but I’d suggest eating it in small quantities. You can adapt this version to include ingredients that your taste buds will enjoy. Happy chocolate days.
- 1/2 cup raw cocao powder
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 3 teaspoons almond butter
- Handful coconut flakes
- Handful cashew nut pieces
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- Melt coconut oil in microwave
- Sift cocao powder into melted coconut oil
- Mix well and then add your almond butter, mix well again
- Mix through your cashew nuts and cinnamon
- Line a baking tray with baking paper and pour mixture into tray
- Top with coconut flakes and remaining cashew nuts
- Place in your fridge for at least an hour for it to set
- Break into pieces and enjoy