Raw Chocolate Almond Mini Eggs

Raw Chocolate Almond Mini Eggs

Raw chocolate is something I’ve wanted to try making for years, but for some reason never got around to it. When Indigo Herbs of Glastonbury kindly sent me a parcel of their fabulous healthy ingredients to make some Easter treats with, I had no excuse not to try to make some chocolate – and I’m so glad I did, I don’t know what took me so long!

I wanted to make a basic raw chocolate recipe a little different, so added a small amount of my favourite almond butter, and some of Indigo Herbs’ amazing vanilla powder for a sweet vanilla kick! I was so pleased with the results – delicious and moreish, they almost disappeared before I could take photographs of the finished products, and I made batch no. 2 the very next day!

Raw Chocolate Ingredients

Ingredients

50g raw cacao butter

3 tbsp raw cacao powder

2 tbsp organic agave syrup

1 heaped teaspoon almond butter

1/4 teaspoon vanilla powder 

Method

Melt the cacao butter gently in a glass bowl or jug over a pan of hot water. I used a glass jug as it was then easier to pour the mixture into the chocolate mould.

Once the cacao butter has completely melted, remove from the heat and add all of the remaining ingredients and stir until the mixture is smooth.

Slowly pour the mixture into your chocolate mould, and put into the freezer for an hour or so until set.

Raw Chocolate Mini Eggs

I used a mini Easter egg mould which I purchased from Ebay. As I had some mixture left over, I poured it into a mini tupperware pot, to make a chocolate bar! To make the chocolate bar a little more interesting, I topped it with a sprinkling of goji berries.

Raw chocolate bar with goji berries

And on my second batch, I topped my chocolate bar with some coconut sugar for an extra sweet crunch!

Raw Chocolate Bar with Coconut Sugar

So what’s so great about raw chocolate? Indigo Herbs says…

The Raw Cacao Bean is really very good for you, as it is plentiful in beneficial phyto-nutrients, however much of this goodness is destroyed when the bean is roasted. Raw Chocolate remains packed with these feel good nutrients, minerals and anti-oxidants, and this confectionary is not only delicious but also nutritious.

You can purchase all you need to make raw chocolate, including an Easter Raw Chocolate Gift Set from www.indigoherbs.co.uk

 

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About The Author

thesparklenest

Mama of a beautiful baby boy, with number two on the way. I’m veggie, vintage loving, a bit of a crafter and a bit of a hippy. I love the countryside and pretty things.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Emma | 23rd Mar 16

    These look amazing. I’ve been umming and ahhing about being vegan – for ethical and health reasons. I find it difficult to meal plan though and I don’t prioritize food for me – part of the reason I started my blog actually! I like the idea you can hit “buy” and get a full kit with all you need to make these. rather than have to hunt around supermarkets. I find our local supermarket is rubbish for anything veggie or vegan related. #BloggerClubUK

    • thesparklenest | 23rd Mar 16

      Thanks Emma! It can be tricky to get used to when you first start, especially when the supermarkets are full of products that you’re used to using and that aren’t vegan. You don’t have to do it overnight though so just introducing a few vegan meals to start with might help? Breakfast is an easy one, I just use dairy free spread instead of butter if I have toast – most jams and marmite are vegan. And cereal or porridge made with almond milk instead of cow’s milk.. or even some homemade raw chocolate eggs, it is Easter after all! :-) x

  2. Mess and Merlot | 23rd Mar 16

    The thing I like about raw chocolate is the flavour is so intense and satisfying that you really enjoy it and don’t feel the need to scoff the lot (which I regularly do with ‘sharing’ Galaxy bars – oops!) #BloggerClubUK
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  3. mainy - myrealfairy | 23rd Mar 16

    This is a new one for me, they look really good and I like the idea of making something from scratch. I’ve got a sweet tooth so I think the coconut sugar would suit me down to the ground. I’m going to give this a go, thanks for the prompt:)

    Mainy

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  4. Mudpie Fridays | 28th Mar 16

    These sound great I really like the idea of adding fruit, Ive not tried goji berries with chocolate before but I can imagine they state great. Will be trying this out with Monkey once my maternity leave starts. Thank you for joining us at #BloggerClubUK hope to see you again next week x
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