ok, so i have scoured recipe after recipe, tried many different ones. when it comes to the paleo world, you see a lot of these recipes meld and almost become similar except for a few exceptions. this, my friends. this is what i have concocted and it tastes (insert chorus choice here) AHHHHHMAAAAZING! I have a white chocolate version of this too, but let's just start with the wondrous thing that is milk chocolate. i remember as a kid, whenever i got the chance to eat cadbury or lindt milk chocolate i was in a state of heaven. heaven. and with all the paleo fudge and paleo chocolate cups and blah blah, i love my dark chocolate as well. this is just creamy. let's not delay any longer and to you i present this recipe. i want every one of you to try this and get back to me. sometimes we get recipes, the photos look good (in this case i didn't bother except to take some quick iPhone snaps), so yes the photos look good and you get excited, you try it out and it tastes like crap, or bland. so please, give me feedback, and if you've come up with something better. i even managed to write down my measurements - if you know anything about me is i don't measure anything with my regular cooking, but baking and desserts is different. this recipe is also raw!
i thought of using cacao butter, so you get that little chocolate breaking feel when you bite into, plus the creaminess, but having to use that whenever you want chocolate can get a little pricey. i think the cashew butter gives the creaminess, and the coconut butter and oil provides that room temp hardness you expect from a chocolate.
3/4 C coconut butter (coconut cream concentrate) i use this brand
1/4 C Shredded Coconut
3 tbsp coconut oil
1/3 C raw cacao powder
1/3 C raw cashew butter
1/3 C grade b organic maple syrup
2 tbsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp raw honey
1 tsp grated lemon zest
1 tsp alea sea salt (or any sea salt)
hemp heart seeds and sea salt to garnish
silicone molds or a glass dish lined with parchment paper
add the heated coconut butter + oil to the food processor with all the other ingredients. pour into molds, and add hemp heart seed and sea salt if desired. you can put in the freezer to harden faster, and pop them out, store in a glass dish and always have a stash of chocolate if you want. this is SO good, in my opinion. hope you love it as much as i do. thank me. go make it.