When we go through periods of stress one of the first foods that many of us will crave is chocolate. This is because our body is looking for the nutrients that will need to be replenished (magnesium, B group vitamins) that are found readily in cacao.
This means that your body is very smart!
Like many things in the kitchen once you know how to make you own chocolate it is one of those things that you will tend to do yourself as you can make it just the way you like it.
You can use all cacao butter or all coconut oil or a combination of both. The more of the coconut oil that you use the softer the end chocolate will be. If you are the type of person that enjoys the crunch then use more of the cacao butter.
For this chocolate to be considered 'raw' keep the temperature under 37 degrees C.
125 grams cacao butter / coconut oil.
50 grams of cacao powder
50 grams of coconut sugar ( you can use other sweeteners if you choose (jaggery, honey, stevia)
Optional extras: cashews, saltanas, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, vanilla essence or anything else you can imagine.
Melt the cacao butter over a low heat until melted.
Mix in the cacao powder and the coconut sugar until combined.
Pour mix over your favourite options and then set in the fridge.