Chocolate block

How to make healthy homemade chocolates

When the superiority of homemade chocolate is so simple to achieve, it surprises me that people still choose to frequent confectionery aisles. Whether you’re indulging in a little self-love or wanting to impress that special someone, these creations exude adoration.

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How to make healthy homemade chocolates

By: Lee Holmes

Whether you’re indulging in a little self-love or wanting to impress that special someone, these homemade chocolates are simply adorable.


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Ingredients

  • 40g shaved cacao butter
  • ¼ cup coconut butter
  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp alcohol-free vanilla extract
  • 10–12 drops stevia liquid, or 1 tsp powder, or to taste

Method


  • To make dark chocolate, melt butters in a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water. Add other ingredients and whisk until smooth.
  • Place in love heart moulds and freeze for 30 mins.
  • Remove from freezer and wait a few minutes before popping chocolate out of moulds. If in hard moulds, tap bottoms until hearts fall out.
  • Alternatively, to make white chocolate, follow same method but omit cacao powder.
  • The chocolates will keep in the freezer for up to 1 month. You can make other versions to suit your taste by adding orange or peppermint extract, crushed raw almonds, walnuts or cashews.

  

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Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes is a nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, wholefoods chef, Lifestyle Food Channel’s Healthy Eating Expert, blogger and author of the best-selling books Supercharged Food: Eat Your Way to Health, Supercharged Food: Eat Yourself Beautiful, Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian, Heal your Gut, Eat Right for Your Shape and Supercharged Food for Kids.

Lee’s food philosophy is all about S.O.L.E. food: sustainable, organic, local and ethical. Her main goal is to alter the perception that cooking fresh, wholesome, nutrient-rich meals is difficult, complicated and time-consuming. From posting recipes, her passion to share her autoimmune disease story and help others has snowballed and the blog has recently taken home the overall prize at the Bupa Health Influencer Awards as well as the best blog in the Healthy Eating category. She also runs a four-week online Heal Your Gut program.

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