Make Your Kid’s Favourite Chocolate Healthy This Easter

We all know Easter leads to chocolate – and lots of it. I try not to eat processed sugar due to the negative affects it can have on your body – but trying to communicate this to kids is hard! I promise that raw, healthier chocolate can still live up to conventional chocolate standards for kids, you just have to introduce it to them. The recipe I share below is for a basic chocolate, but there as so many things I have listed that you can add to mimic your children’s favourite chocolate this Easter.

I’d love to see how you went! Share your homemade raw chocolate with me on Instagram @healthybellyhappymind

What you need:

  • 250g Cacao Butter (finely chopped)
  • 2 Cups Cacao Powder
  • ¼ Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ tsp Pink Himalayan Salt

What you need to do:

  • In a double boiler, or bowl and saucepan, warm cacao butter until completely melted, stirring to quicken the process.
  • Make sure that the butter only reaches 41 degrees.
  • Whisk in the cacao powder first, then stir in the salt and vanilla.
  • Add the maple syrup last as this will thicken the chocolate.
  • Transfer the bowl into cold water with ice pack or cubes and stir until the mixture reaches 27 degrees.
  • Transfer back to the double boiler and stir until the mixture reaches 31 degree – this will not take long at all.
  • Add any additional flavouring (see below) and pour into molds.
  • Refrigerate for a minimum of an hour or until completely solid.

Quick tips for kid favourites:

  • You can add a variety of things to make your kid’s favourite chocolate: cacao nibs, coconut and goji berries, inca/golden berries, dried fig, green powders, spirulina, acai powder, matcha powder, vanilla pistachio, lemon and lucuma or mesquite.

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