Liezl Jayne’s Chocolate Recipe (sugar-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegan, Paleo)
This is my chocolate recipe. It’s healthy, it’s simple, it-melts-in-your-mouth and quite honestly – it’s really delicious.
This completely “clean” recipe is refined sugar-free, dairy-free, soy-free and is also vegan and Paleo approved. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do.
Instructions on how to make “milk” chocolate or dark chocolate below.
-100 grams cacao butter (raw, cold-pressed cocoa butter)
-*8 to 12 tablespoons cacao powder (raw, unprocessed cocoa powder)
-8 tablespoons cold-pressed coconut oil
-8 teaspoons 100% pure maple syrup
-1 teaspoon raw ground vanilla (or pure, unsweetened vanilla extract)
-1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
-a pinch of sea salt
*8 tablespoons cacao powder makes chocolate that is lighter and sweeter like milk chocolate while 12 tablespoons cacao powder makes chocolate that is darker and richer like dark chocolate.
-melt the cacao butter and the coconut oil by pouring boiling water into a large bowl and a placing smaller bowl into the water (without burning your hands or getting water into the small bowl), then place the cacao butter and coconut oil into the small bowl and wait for them to melt
-once melted, pour the cacao butter and the coconut oil into a mixing bowl
-using a sieve (to remove any lumps), add the cacao powder to the bowl and mix until smooth
-add the pure maple syrup, the sea salt, the vanilla and the cinnamon to the chocolate mixture and mix until well blended
-pour the chocolate mixture into molds (heart shapes are fun) or empty ice trays and immediately place in the freezer for 20-30 minutes (or until solid)
-once solid, remove from the freezer and pop the chocolates out of the molds
-dust with cacao powder (optional)
-store chocolates in the fridge or in a cool, dark place
-eat, love and enjoy