You’re going to love me for this!!!
I got tired of trying to find healthy chocolate with no dairy, no soy (or soy lecithin) and no refined sugar… so I took my friend Cheryl’s advice and made my own. (Thanks Cheryl!) I used a recipe for carob chips from that wonderful cookbook “Nourishing Traditions,” (by Sally Fallon) and converted it for the Thermomix. If you don’t have a Thermomix, melt it in a double boiler, stirring constantly until the Rapadura is dissolved. (You will have to first grind the Rapadura to a fine powder in a blender.) You can eat this chocolate on it’s own, or cut it up small to use in healthy chocolate chip bikkies (cookies). Of course, you can use carob instead of cocoa if you’d rather.
(I know coconut oil is expensive, but it’s still cheaper than buying ‘healthy’ chocolate. I buy my coconut oil from my bulk wholefoods co-op, so it’s about half the price of what you pay at the health food shop.)
* Homemade chocolate update!! I now use this recipe for “Almost Raw” Chocolate – it’s smoother and very rich and delicious!! *