This lovely concoction is not something I made up.
The recipe comes from a lovely blog; CHOOSING RAW.
It is easy to make, but you may have to seek out some of the ingredients from other than your local supermarket!
I made this quite late on Saturday evening after a rather busy day travelling….it is easy, okay I won’t labour the point any further. It’s simply a fact that people feel there is something mystical about making chocolate. Surely only Cadburys can do that properly? Ah well that all depends on how you like your chocolate.
This is raw and absolutely full of goodies…however, you do not need to eat large quantities at a sitting. It is deep and dark and, therefore, you only really feel like a morsel!?
I made it for my Yoga Workshop Women and it seemed to be well received so here’s the recipe…..
VEGAN CHOCOLATE BARK.
175gms cocoa butter
1/2-1/3 cup cacao powder
1/3 cup agave syrup
1tspn vanilla extract
1/2 cup dried cranberries
3tblsp hemp seeds…I had none but having made this twice it was lovely with desiccated coconut the second time.
1. Gently melt the cocoa butter and remove from the heat.
2. Add and mix in well the cacao powder and salt.
3. Stir in the agave syrup ( I have also used Maple Syrup)
4. Add the vanilla extract.
5. Stir in the dried cranberries and hemp seeds.
6. Having lined a baking tray with tin foil pour your concoction onto the tray….
7. Pop the tray in the fridge or freezer to set.
8. Remove from the fridge when the time is right! Simply break up your bark into reasonable chunks!
The above delight was my most recent batch with coconut. Feel free to pop in whatever takes your fancy. Chopped nuts, ground almonds, raisins, be creative and have fun.
This evening’s batch also had more salt in…I was going down that salted caramel influence route. As I only use Himalayan Salt, which is good for you, I have no guilt attached to that wee creative idea. Plus the fact, it tastes rather good!
Do try and get hold of raw cacao powder as it is so much better for you. It looks the same as cocoa powder but has not been treated to remove various minerals, fat etc.
It is almost worth making this sweet treat for the smell alone! As the cocoa butter gently melts there is THE most delicious smell wafting about the kitchen.
So, my thanks to CHOOSING RAW for the inspiration.
Have a go. And blessings to everyone….