These are great for a homemade valentine’s gift and they’re heart healthy too as very little heat is used therefore you get the max amount of antioxidants and phenolics from this chocolate and you add your own sweetener so you can control the sugar and purity.See my other post on the benefits of raw cacao here
I used a silicone heart mould that you can easily get from amazon, this recipe fills the 15 hearts nicely but you can make more if you prefer your chocolates a little thinner
Raw choc orange hearts Desserts Uncategorized vegan

-45g cacao butter
-30g cacao powder
-25/30g coconut sugar (choose how sweet you want it or you can use 3 tablespoons liquid sweetener)
-1 & ½ teaspoons orange oil


                               Gently melt the cacao butter in a glass bowl over simmering water, once its nearly all melted then take off the heat and stir in the other ingredients
Fill the moulds using 1 teaspoon per mould, then go back over them if you’ve some mix left or save it to make more once the first batch has set
Place the mould into the fridge for about an hour. These keep for a few weeks in the fridge in an air tight container.
Raw choc orange hearts Desserts Uncategorized vegan