Easy Homemade Vegan Chocolate + Instant Hot Chocolate

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Easy Homemade Vegan Chocolate + Instant Hot Chocolate
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 8:46pm

Ingredients (12 servings)

    120 grams cacao/cocoa butter (about 1 cup of cacao butter chunks)
    1/2 cup cocoa powder
    1/2 cup room-temperature pure maple syrup (or liquid sweetener of choice)
    pinch of fine grain sea salt
    Flaked sea salt, for finishing

Instructions

    Note: I’ve changed the directions to omit the blending process. The blender seems to yield a softer, thicker mixture while simply mixing by hand resulted in a firmer chocolate that poured easily. I much preferred the chocolate when mixing by hand.
    1. Gently melt the cacao butter in a pot over the lowest heat setting. Or you can use a double boiler.
    2. Whisk all other ingredients (except flaked sea salt) into the pot.
    3. Pour into 12 silicone cups and sprinkle with flaked sea salt (optional). Alternatively, you can use paper liners (they will stick a tiny bit but will still peel off) or line a baking sheet with parchment paper and drop spoonfuls all over the paper. Plastic chocolate molds may stick.
    4. Freeze for 30 minutes or until firm. Pop chocolate out of the cups and enjoy immediately. Store in the fridge or freezer until ready to use.
    For nutritional info, see here.
    To make instant hot chocolate: drop 1 chocolate disc into steamed almond milk and stir until combined.

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