I've been experimenting with raw chocolate a lot recently, especially since having doTERRA essential oils in my life. Why? Because these oils are so pure you can use them internally and that means...you can use them in your raw chocolate - YUM!
After creating the sublime (if I may say so myself) Chocolate Orange Fudge (see previous recipe blog), I've been playing around with making a plain chocolate that doesn't melt or go squidgy when it's out of the fridge. Enter Rochelle from Eat Smile Live, who put me onto this recipe by Victoria Leith, with the addition of lime and ginger essential oils.
What' you'll need:
200g raw cacao butter
3 heaped tbs raw cacao powder (not cocoa powder as it's not the same: one is raw and nutritious, the other isn't)
3 tbs of lucuma powder (found in most health food shops, some supermarkets and online)
4 tbs shelled hemp seeds
maple syrup to taste (the recipe says 4 tbs but I think that's too sweet for my tooth so I do half of that)