DIY Food: Dark Chocolate

December 9, 2014

diy food: dark chocolate - drifter and the gypsy blog
When life is as unpredictable as a box of chocolates, there isn’t much as comforting as a box of chocolates themselves. Why? Because chocolate always tastes good, that’s why.
diy food: dark chocolate - drifter and the gypsy blog
When Giovanna told me she was making her own chocolates (available to order online soon!), I imagined it being a super intensive and laborious process. But–as most things in life–this chocolate only LOOKS harder to make than it is.

diy food: dark chocolate - drifter and the gypsy blog
DARK CHOCOLATE

Ingredients:

– ½ cup raw cacao powder
– ½ cup melted extra virgin coconut oil
– 1-2 Tablespoons raw honey or grade B maple syrup
– Pinch of sea salt

Procedure:

1. In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients until well combined. Taste and adjust sweetness if needed.
2. Line a tray or flat plate with parchment paper and pour mixture over it. Spread out evenly to about ¼ inch thickness.
3. Place in refrigerator until firm, about 20 minutes. Break up into pieces and enjoy.

diy food: dark chocolate - drifter and the gypsy blog
diy food: dark chocolate - drifter and the gypsy blog
Ingredient Highlights:

Raw cacao: High in antioxidants, magnesium, and iron. Aids in balancing blood sugar, boosts energy, balances mood and fights stress.

Raw honey: Antimicrobial and antibacterial. Supports the immune system.

Extra virgin coconut oil: Anti inflammatory, antibacterial, high in healthy fats, supports brain function, supports skin health and aids in weight loss by keeping us full longer.

diy food: dark chocolate - drifter and the gypsy blog
Try this recipe for the next time you have a gathering. I bet you’ll impress every one of your guests! And they won’t even have to know it was a cinch to make. (Our lips are sealed).

Recipe developed by Giovanna Garcia // Intro & photography by Micaela Hoo

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