How to make Homemade Dark Chocolate
- Start by melting coconut oil in a heat proof bowl using the double boiler method.
- Once the coconut oil is melted, remove from the stove and let it stand for a minute or so.
- Add the cocoa powder, honey, vanilla extract and seasalt to it and stir gently. Add in any other flavors you might want to add.
- Mix until there is a smooth and silky consistency to the chocolate.
- Pour the chocolate mixture in silicone molds (ice cube trays, if you don’t have molds) and refrigerate for 2 hours or until completely set.
- Pop chocolate off the molds and enjoy!
If you want your dark chocolate to be of creamier consistency, you can substitute cocoa butter in place of coconut oil. If you want to make mint dark chocolate, simply replace vanilla with mint extract.
- Althoughcocoa was first used in South America, more than 75% of the world’s chocolate is grown in Africa.
- Chocolate was a huge part of the ancient Mayans. They used it in different ceremonies in place of blood and their kings were even buried with chocolate in their graves as a sign of blessing.