Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Homemade Chocolate Chips

Cacao nibs look great - I love the idea of having raw cacao in the chocolate my kids eat - but they're quite expensive. So I figured I could make some yummy chocolate chips that are antioxidant-rich, enzyme-rich and full of melt-in-your-mouth chocolaty goodness and I did ...

Here's the recipe:

Chocolate Chips
(makes about 1/4 cup of chocolate chips)

1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp raw honey
3/4 Tbsp raw cacao

1. Melt the coconut oil on very low heat.

2. Allow to cool some and stir in the raw honey. (I like to make sure it cooled down enough so that it doesn't kill the enzymes in the honey.)

Do you have thick honey? Then melt it along with the coconut oil - if you're interested in preserving the honey's enzymes, then melt it at a very low temp. or melt your honey by placing the jar in some very warm water beforehand.

3. Stir in the raw cacao.

4. Pour this mixture into a container of some kind that has a completely flat bottom. Consider greasing the bottom of the dish with a bit of coconut oil to help the frozen chocolate mixture chip away more easily.

5. Freeze.

6. After it's frozen, break up into little pieces and either use it right away or refreeze it for future use.

This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled!

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