Healthy Chocolate Recipe

Seriously, chocolate. It tastes exactly the same, it has the same gentle, fine crumble that chocolate has, but we’ve managed to make it without sugar, without milk and without guilt.

And it’s easier to make than sneaking one into the trolley without the check-out boy looking at your stomach!

  • 70g finely grated cacao butter
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder, sifted*
  • 2 tbsp coconut nectar
  • Pinch of Himalayan sea salt
  • Seeds from 2 vanilla pods

If you prefer milkier chocolate (not so dark tasting), decrease the amount of raw cacao powder used.

How to make:
  1. 1
    Melt cacao butter in a small, dry metal or glass bowl over a saucepan of simmering water - or in your thermomix.
  2. 2
    Once melted, remove from heat and whisk in cacao powder, coconut nectar, salt and vanilla seeds.
  3. 3
    Fill chocolate moulds with mixture.
  4. 4
    Refrigerate until set.
  5. 5
    Hide it from the rest of the family (you’ll want it all). But you don’t need to hide yourself while you eat it anymore. This chocolate can be eaten outside of the pantry cupboard!
Have a Thermomix?
Here is the conversion for you:
  1. 1
    Make sure your Thermomix is completely dry! No water in it at all.
  2. 2
    Weigh in 70g of cacao butter and blend at speed 9 for 10 seconds to chop it in to fine flakes.
  3. 3
    Melt cacao butter in on temp 50, speed 2 for 3 minutes.
  4. 4
    Once melted, add in cacao powder, coconut nectar, salt and vanilla seeds from your pods. (You can also use vanilla powder or paste here.)
  5. 5
    Blend on speed 5 for 1 minute so everything is mixed well.
  6. 6
    Fill chocolate moulds with mixture.
  7. 7
    Refrigerate until set. Freezer works too.

Did you know?

Cacao is one of natures greatest antioxidants... so you better eat another piece.

This recipe comes from the cookbook Healthy Junk.

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