I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love chocolate! While there are some paleo friendly chocolates around, they tend to be pricey and difficult to find. What could be better than making your own?
- raw organic cacao powder
- tbsp organic cacao butter
- tbsp organic coconut oil
- 1 tbsp coconut cream
- organic maple syrup to taste
- shredded coconut
For the filling:
Mash cherries and shredded coconut into an even paste. Pour out excess juice.
Boil water in a pot and place a metal bowl over the hot water. Keep boiling/simmering on low heat to keep even heat.
Melt cacao butter and coconut oil in the bowl. Add in 1-2 tsp* maple syrup, coconut cream and begin mixing in cacao powder until the paste reaches desired consistency.
Divided paste into half, and spread into a rectangle over a sheet of baking paper. Spread filling over the sheet of chocolate evenly, leaving about 1-1.5 cm on the edges free. Press filling into the chocolate gently. Spread remaining chocolate over the filling, covering it carefully and joining the edges to the bottom sheet of chocolate.
Form chocolate block into a neat rectangle and wrap in baking paper. Place in fridge under weight and let set for a few hours.
(* I like my chocolate uber rich and strong, if you like it more sweet, you might want to increase the syrup quantity)