I love creating in the kitchen, and creating chocolatey goodness that is actually HEALTHY is even better. This homemade chocolate made from raw cacao is just the way I like it - rich, dark and nutty like me. As someone with fructose malabsorption I can't eat honey and most sugars so I've adapted this recipe from http://butterbeliever.com/homemade-chocolate-recipe/ to use liquid sweetener that doesn't overload with fructose and added the nuts for a bit of protein. I've used both Rice Malt Syrup (can be found in the health food aisle from Coles), and Organic Maple Syrup. Rice Malt Syrup will make the chocolate more fudgy than the Maple Syrup (but that ain't necessarily a bad thing!).
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Sugar-free Dark Nutty Chocolate
Other variations could be replacing the nuts with shredded coconut or coating strawberries.
So simple! Melt the coconut oil, then start to stir in all the other ingredients (except the nuts) until smooth. Place some parchment or wax proof paper on a tray, spread the nuts on the tray (depending on the size of the tray, you may need to just use half the space) and pour chocolate mixture over nuts. Place in the freezer.
This chocolate is best kept in the freezer.
Eat and enjoy with a cup of herbal tea.. yummy!
The Yoga Social Team