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  • Hey guys! This is Heather from HeathyVeganRecipes.net. So I’m really excited to share today’s

  • recipe with you, I’ve been working on it for quite a few months now and Phil has had

  • the hard job of testing it for me.

  • His even tried of making it a few times and so that he can definitely verified that it’s

  • an easy recipe and he eats an often lot of it so I think it’s pretty good and what

  • it is, is some homemade chocolate.

  • I often make it with carob powder instead of cocoa powder so I sometimes call it caroblate

  • but however you do it, it’s delicious, it’s easy and it’s really nice to have a treat

  • you can make for yourself so you don’t have to go out and buy a chocolate bar if your

  • concerned about the chemicals, preservatives, whatever else they might put in there.

  • This is totally natural, there are only three ingredients and if you want the details on

  • the amounts you can head over to HealthyVeganRecipes.net, I’ll post it all for you there but let’s

  • get started making this.

  • So, as a base I’m gonna use coconut oil which is a great fat to use especially for

  • chocolate because it’s going to solidify. So right now you can see it’s a solid and

  • what your gonna do is start by taking some of it, putting it in a pot on low heat and

  • melting it down to a liquid.

  • This is not by the way a low fat treat or even a low sugar treat really. You can find

  • lots of recipes on my site for low fat cookies, low sugar cookies but this one sometimes you

  • just need something that’s a little more fun right?

  • And it’s really impressive for people when you want to show them that yeah you eat healthy

  • but you eat some really delicious stuff too so sometimes you just gotta go for it.

  • So while that coconut oil is melting, you can get your pan ready and I use a loaf pan

  • just like a regular bread loaf pan and lined it with parchment paper. This way when you

  • get the chocolate set, you can lift it out really easily and then break it and it will

  • be a nice bar.

  • So I find this size is good for the amounts that I have in the recipe. I like to leave

  • some extra room with the paper so that when it’s done I can wrap the chocolate up, put

  • it in a bag and keep it.

  • But you can do this with a muffin tin if you want, little individual chocolates or any

  • other type of container will work. This is just the one that I have, a mould will really

  • be cool if you have like a shape mould but lining it is important because again you can

  • lift it out really easily otherwise I guess you can put some coconut oil on there as well.

  • So leave the coconut oil on just a low heat until it’s fully melted and clear. What

  • this does is it helps the other ingredients mix in better so you don’t need to use as

  • much oil. If you use it as a solid you need a ton more in order to mix this stuff in.

  • Alright! So other ingredients weve got cocoa or carob powder. Just dump that right

  • on in and some sugar, now I’m using some unrefined cane sugar that I’ve ground up

  • so that it’s lot more fine and powdery than when it comes to me.

  • I kind of like it actually a little bit chunky but if youre using cocoa powder, cocoa

  • does not have any natural sugar on it where carob does so when I use carob I can leave

  • the sugar a bit chunkier and use less of it but if I’m using cocoa powder you really

  • want the sugar to be finely ground and using the unrefined sugar so much better than white

  • sugar. Less effect on your blood sugar swings.

  • Not to mention that there are some nutrients in the unrefined sugar, not ton but some and

  • definitely more than in white sugar.

  • So get that stirred so that it’s fully blended and then you just gonna pour right into whatever

  • pan or mould you are using. Alright! There’s my beautiful little pond of chocolate so perfect

  • you can see the reflection.

  • So you just put this in the fridge and it will set. You can put it in as a plain or

  • what I really love to do is put things in my chocolate so it’s like a kind of bark.

  • So right here I got some brazil nuts that I chopped up and if you sprinkle them on top

  • so pretty and so delicious.

  • So get those sprinkled in there, another one I love is dried cranberries with chopped almonds.

  • Yum!

  • Phil actually he was growing hot peppers in his garden this year so he did a bunch of

  • chocolates with hot peppers and he wanted me to tell you all that everyone in the house

  • loved it except for me. I’m not just a hot pepper person.

  • Alright! What I’m gonna throw in here as well are some toasted coconuts, just coz you

  • know we need a little bit of fat with our fat right.

  • Now, you know something I loved about this chocolate is that even though there is sugar

  • and fat in here, you know exactly what you are eating so you tend not to over indulge,

  • at least not all of the time.

  • So that’s all there is to it. Now all you have to do is play the waiting game, put that

  • chocolate into the fridge and you gotta wait till its set and depending on how cold you

  • fridge is that can take anywhere from twenty minutes to half an hour, somewhere in that

  • range and then you get to enjoy it.

  • And I have a bunch that I made earlier that I can show you and so like I said I like the

  • parchment paper to wrap it in and then this one is with almonds and cranberries so you

  • keep this on a fridge if it’s warm out. In the winter you don’t need to but coconut

  • oil melting point is 24 degrees Celsius so if it’s warm out it will melt. Just a warning!

  • Really impressive thing to do with this is to break off a piece and put it into a little

  • bowl of banana ice cream, mango ice cream maybe, very impressive.

  • So there you go, for those of you who really just needs a chocolate fix this is sometimes

  • the only way to cure it.

  • So I’m always looking for other things to put in my chocolate that looks pretty and

  • taste good so I love to know what kinds of things you like, what’s your favourite toppings

  • are? Let me know by leaving a comment and you can get the recipe again over at HealthyVeganRecipes.net

  • and I will see you guys next time.

Hey guys! This is Heather from HeathyVeganRecipes.net. So I’m really excited to share today’s

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