These goji berry coconut pure cacao chocolates are a treat for my boyfriend today after watching the desperate attempts he will go to to get his chocolate fix. Can you believe I found him shovelling pure cacao butter chunks and raw cacao nibs into his mouth at the same time? Makeshift chocolate he called it. You have to laugh. That’s a man’s world I’ll never understand.
So the romantic, or maybe sucker, in me just had to make some real chocolates. These are intensely dark and indulgent and made from the finest raw cacao and pure Madagascan vanilla. Rob actually wanted them 100% dark but for most of us that’s a bit much so feel free to add a little honey or coconut sugar for sweetness but please stay away from the refund stuff, there’s just no need for it. You only need a little natural sugar alternative as the goji berries and coconut add sweetness too.
If you use pure cacao it’s packed full of antioxidants so really good for you. It’s the sugar in processed chocolate that’s the evil devil, homemade unprocessed chocolates like this are beneficial for health, though maybe just one or two at a time. A whole tray and you may never come down off the ceiling! Enjoy.
Makes 12 goji berry coconut pure cacao chocolates
- 110g cacao butter
- 1 teaspoon Madagascan vanilla powder
- 1 tablespoon goji berries
- 3 tablespoons pure cacao
- 1 tablespoon desiccated coconut
- Honey (optional to taste)
Fill a pan with an inch of boiling water. Add the cacao butter to a heat proof bowl and place into the pan. Don’t allow the water to spill over into the cacao butter. On a low heat, stir the cacao butter until it melts.
Add the cacao powder, vanilla and honey to your desired sweetness.
Pour the melted chocolate into your chocolate moulds (ice trays work too though can be hard sometimes to remove the chocolates) but leaving a little space at the top of each one.
Add 2 or 3 goji berries to each chocolate and a sprinkling of coconut. Put in the freezer for about 30 minutes until they set.