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13.2.2015

Valentine´s Day Chocolates

3 Best raw chocolate treats to pamper your loved ones or yourself.

CHOCOLATE CANDIES WITH SOFT CARAMEL CENTER

(raw, nut-free)

Chocolate:

  • 1,5 dl of cocoa butter, melted

  • 0,5 dl cold pressed coconut oil

  • 1,5 dl raw cocoa powder

  • 4 tablespoons organic honey (or coconut palm syrup)

  • a pinch of sea salt

OR Use about 2 dl of melted raw chocolate or sugar-free dark chocolate.

Soft caramel filling:

  • 10 soft Dates

  • 2 tablespoons cold pressed coconut oil, melted

  • 3 tablespoons water

  • 0,5 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • a pinch of sea salt

  • plus Caramel Stevia drops (optional)

Melt the cocoa butter and coconut oil in a warm water bath until liquid. Add cocoa powder, honey and salt. Stir. Check the taste and add more sweetness if desired. Pour a little bit of the chocolate mixture in the bottom of a chocolate molds or ice cube molds. Place the mold in the freezer and prepare the caramel filling in the meantime.

Soak the dates for about 15 minutes if they are not super soft. (with completely dry dates this recipe will not work) Remove the stones from dates. Remove the skins of dates, if you want your caramel to be very soft caramel or if your blender is not super effective. Add the dates and melted coconut oil into a blender and mix. Add enough water to get the mixture smooth, soft caramel-like purée.

Take the mold from the freezer and add a dab of caramel filling in each mold with a little spoon or a piping bag. Fill the molds with the remaining chocolate. Put the molds back into the freezer for about half an hour. Take out, serve and enjoy! Store in a refrigerator.

VANILLA STARS WITH CHOCOLATE HEART

15-20 pcs

Drops:

  • 2.5 dl cocoa butter
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons organic honey (or vanilla stevia drops)
  • 2 tablespoons squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder

Chocolate Filling:

  • 1 dl chocolates almond butter or nut butter
  • 2 tablespoons raw cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon organic honey
  • a pinch of sea salt.

Melt the cocoa butter, coconut oil and honey in a warm water bath. Add the lemon juice and vanilla. Blend in a blender until smooth. Taste and add seasoning if desired.

In another bowl melt the almond butter. Add cocoa powder, coconut oil, salt and sweetener and stir.

Pour a little bit of the white coconut mixture on the bottom of a mini cup cake tins/casseroles. Add a drop of chocolate filling. Fill the tins with the white mixture. Put the tins in the freezer for about an hour. Take out to room temperature, serve and enjoy! Store in a refrigerator in a resealable box.

MINT TRUFFLE BARS

  • 0,5 dl cacao butter
  • 0,5 dl raw cacao mass
  • 4 tbls cold-pressed coconut oil
  • 5 tbls raw cacao powder
  • 4 tbls organic honey (or coconut palm syrup)
  • few drops chocolate flavored stevia (optional)
  • 0,5 tsp vanilla powder
  • 0,5 tsp peppermint extract
  • mini pinch of sea salt
  • 1 dl of almond meal

Chocolate coating:

  • 1 dl grated raw cacao mass
  • 0,5 dl grated cacao butter
  • 2 tbls cold-pressed coconut oil
  • 4 tbls raw cacao powder
  • 4 tbls organic honey (or coconut palm syrup, or stevia)
  • 0,5 tsp vanilla extract or few drops vanilla flavored stevia
  • mini pinch of sea salt

Mint truffle bars:

Melt the cacao butter, cacao mass and coconut oil in a warm water bath until liquid. Add raw cacao powder, honey, stevia, vanilla and peppermint extract and sea salt. Stir. Check the taste and add more spice if needed. Mesure the almond flour into a blender and add the chocolate mass. Mix until smooth. Scrape the mixture into a bowl and put it into the freezer for about 15 minutesi. Prepare the chocolate coating in the meantime.

Chocolate coating:

Melt the cacao butter and coconut oil in a warm water bath until liquid. Add cacao powder, honey, and salt and mix. Check the taste and add sweetens if needed.

Take the chocolate mass from the freezer and from small chocolate bars. (If the mixture is still too loose put it in the freezer for a moment.) Glaze the bars with the chocolate coating. If the frosting is too runny, keep it a little while in a cold water bath so that it thickens a little bit. When all the bars have coating, put the in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Serve and enjoy! Store in a refrigerator. Best when kept in a room temperature for a while before serving!

Convert DL to CUPS for example here!

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