When making your own chocolate you just need a few ingredients as a foundation, which typically includes equal amounts of cacao powder, cacao butter and sweetener of your choice. Some people prefer to use coconut oil in addition to cacao butter or instead of cacao butter. With this foundation you can add different flavours and textures.
Make your own chocolate using chocolate moulds, a baking sheet, even ice cube trays! For instructions on how to make homemade chocolate click here.
Add Cacao Nibs or even whole Cacao Beans (if you're brave) for an added crunch and deeper chocolate flavour. Cover homemade biscuits and brownies. The possibilities are endless! Below are some ideas as well as a list of recipes to get you started.
Fruit powders add another layer of flavour in addition to wonderful vitamins and other micronutrients that can make
your homemade chocolate exceptionally healthy.
Make your own chocolate covered dried fruit or mix in chopped dried fruit to your chocolate for an added chewy texture and fun flavour.
Nuts and Seeds
Add an almond or walnut into the middle of your chocolate mould. Make chocolate covered nut clusters, or fold chopped nuts into your chocolate before pouring into moulds.
Puffed grains can get a little soggy from being completely immersed in the chocolate, so we suggest just sprinkling them on top. Otherwise, try caramelising them first in coconut oil and maple syrup, allowing them to harden before coating them with chocolate. This will help them keep their puffy texture.
Nut and Seed Butters
With the right mould, it is easy to make your own nut butter cups! Or simply swirl in your choice of nut or seed butter for extra creaminess and a nice additional flavour profile. We have so many flavours to choose from! Discover your favourites, here.
Is white chocolate more your thing? Simply omit the cacao powder from your recipe and you have got homemade white chocolate! You can also try replacing cacao powder with Matcha Powder for a nice matcha white chocolate.
We've put together a list of chocolate recipes from our website! We have so many for you to choose from. Let us know which ones you try.