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Making (raw) chocolate at home is very simple. The preparations will take about 3 minutes and after 20 minutes of cooling, you will have a nice delicious bite of chocolate packed with all the good minerals and antioxidants dark chocolate have.

Homemade chocolate | Raw | Vegan | Sugar free | Gluten free

Never heard of lingonberries? They are the cranberry looking small red berries. Still no? No worries, use cranberries! Or read more about lingonberries in Wikipedia, it’s a shame that they are not known all over the world, such a superfood as they are.

When I first decided that sugar must go, I already missed chocolate before I had spent one single sugar free day. And chocolate was one of the biggest reasons I had to quit sugar: I used to buy a huge 300 grams milk chocolate bar every day and had it for an evening snack. And every evening I was frustrated because the chocolate bar was too small. Like who the hell makes so annoyingly tiny chocolate bars?!

No wonder I lost 1 stone and 3,6 lb in one year just by quitting the crazy indulging…

Homemade chocolate | Raw | Vegan | Sugar free | Gluten free

Homemade chocolate | Raw | Vegan | Sugar free | Gluten free

I can’t say that I would be able to make one chocolate bar to last for two nights, but making the chocolate at home allows me to make just one tiny bar that I can enjoy whole but guilt free. And more importantly, after a year sugar free I don’t need to have 300 grams of chocolate every night anymore!

I used just one spoonful of maple syrup to sweeten my homemade chocolate. With berries sweeter than lingonberries I would leave the chocolate completely sugar free. A little hint for sugar cutting beginners: taste the melted chocolate before pouring it into a mold to check if the sweetness is right for you. Add as much maple syrup as you need. I guarantee that the less sugar you use the less you need it.

I would love to own one of those cute chocolate bar molds but for now, I’m settling to a plate. Any plate will do, remember to cover it with a sheet of greaseproof paper if you wish to get your chocolate bar out of it in whole. I often use small recyclable cardboard plates, they are perfect for a small homemade chocolate bar like this.

Read also: Raw Rocky Road

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Homemade chocolate | Raw | Vegan | Sugar free | Gluten free

Homemade chocolate | Raw | Vegan | Sugar free | Gluten free

 

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Homemade Lingonberry Chocolate

Veera R.
Prep time5 mins
Cooking time20 mins
Total time25 mins
Category: Sweet treat

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup cacao butter
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoon lingonberries
  • 1tbsp pistachios

Instructions

  • Pour boiling water in a pan and place a heat proof bowl on the pan. Make sure the bottom of the bowl doesn't touch the water. The pan doesn't need to be on a stove.
  • Measure the cacao butter in the bowl to melt. If you want to make sure the chocolate really keeps raw, use a thermometer to monitor the warmth of the butter.
  • Once the cacao butter has been completely melted, add the maple syrup and stir it in well.
  • Take the bowl off from the pan and add the cacao butter. Mix well until it's all a smooth paste.
  • Pour the chocolate on a plate. Sprinkle the lingonberries and pistachios on the chocolate.
  • Put in fridge for about 20 minutes to set. Keep in fridge.

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