Home Made Chocolate – from scratch!

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Chocolate making with the Thermomix is a very easy thing to do! Perhaps a little toooo easy…

Ok, this is a big call, but I’m going to say it… This is the best chocolate I’ve ever eaten.  I’ve been making chocolate in my Thermomix for a few years now and it’s pretty much always been great. I’ve always used the usual ingredients – cacao butter and powder plus a sweetener, vanilla and a pinch of salt, then added any sort of filling/flavouring I’ve felt like, nuts, coconut, dried fruit, nut butter, cinnamon, edible essential oils.

Well, I bought some cacao liquor (aka cacao paste) a while ago – cacao liquor is not at all alcoholic – and set about creating a fab chocolate recipe with it. After quite a bit of experimenting, I am thrilled to say I have found the perfect ratios.

You don’t have to use the optional filling ingredients I have suggested, but I really like the texture they add. Without them, the chocolate is lovely and smooth and melts in your mouth.  Whichever way you choose, I hope you love it!

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5 from 3 votes

Home Made Chocolate

This recipe makes it quick and easy to knock the chocolate cravings on the head!
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time17 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Australian
Keyword: chocolate recipe, home made chocolate, thermomix chocolate
Servings: 1 large batch
Calories: 1430kcal

Ingredients

  • 100 g cacao liquor also known as cacao paste *see Tip for an alternative to using this
  • 100 g cacao butter
  • 75 g raw honey or slightly higher weight of maple syrup
  • 20 g cacao powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder
  • Pinch salt
  • large handful coconut flakes
  • large handful almonds
  • handful dried fruit such as blueberries, cranberries, white mulberries, chopped apricots, etc.
  • chia optional

Instructions

  • Using a sharp knife, slice the cacao liquor and cacao butter into 1cm wide chunks then place in mixer bowl. It is essential that your bowl is 100% dry for chocolate making, or your chocolate will split.
  • Blitz 15 seconds/speed 9/MC on. Melt 10 minutes/37/speed 2/MC on, stopping half way to scrape any solids from the sides of the bowl and the tops of the blades.
  • Add honey, cacao powder, vanilla and salt. Combine 4 seconds/speed 4/MC on. Scrape down bowl, taste mixture and add a little more sweetener if you like a sweeter chocolate. Cook 5 minutes/37/speed 3/MC on.
  • In the meantime, toast coconut and almonds in a 170°C oven, or in a pan, until coconut begins to change colour. Transfer to the silicon mould you are going to set the chocolate in. Top with your choice of dried fruit.
  • When the chocolate finishes, immediately pour it into the silicon mould. Sprinkle over some chia (if using) and place into the fridge to set.
  • When completely set, cut into pieces and store in a jar or container in the fridge or freezer.

Notes

If you can’t get your hands on cacao liquor, you can leave it out and make the following changes – increase cacao butter to 150g, increase cacao powder to 50g and reduce honey to 60g. After completing the step of adding the honey, combine and taste the mixture and add a little more if you like a sweeter chocolate.
Nutritional information is for the chocolate only, it doesn’t include the coconut, almonds, dried fruit or chia, as the amount you add will vary.

Nutrition

Serving: 1batch | Calories: 1430kcal | Carbohydrates: 110g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 103g | Saturated Fat: 70g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 344mg | Fiber: 34g | Sugar: 64g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 3mg

Please note, nutrition information is calculated via an online recipe nutrition calculator and is a guide only. It is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed 100% accurate. I am not a nutritionist or trained health professional.

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Louise
Louise
8 years ago

I used maple syrup, dried blueberries and toasted chopped hazelnuts. Amazing! Can’t stop eating it!

Rachel
Rachel
8 years ago

Hi Bec

Thanks for the recipe, looking forward to trying. Just wondering where to get the cacao butter and liquor from. Also what moulds do you use?

Thanks. Rachel

Renice K
Renice K
9 years ago

My first attempt at chocolate making …. it was DIVINE! I used coconut flakes, almonds and dried cranberries and I seriously could not believe how good it turned out. I am a crazed chocoholic at the best of times so wasn’t convinced I would enjoy it but I much prefer it to anything I have bought before!! Thanks Bec for an amazing recipe! x

Jo W
9 years ago

I’ve just double batched this and it worked with some attention. I wouldn’t recommend it if you haven’t made it before and not confident in chocolate making. I kept an eye on it and adjusted speed and scraped down when needed.
I also added ginger, orange and peppermint (not together) essential oils to the mix when it was in the moulds.
AHHHHMMMAZING

Rach G
Rach G
9 years ago

These are brilliant! I used Maretai Organics for their cacao paste. SO worth tracking down the more obscure ingredients and treating yourself to real chocolate!! Quality over quantity every time! I did mine with just cashew nuts, and will be doing macadamias next time. Thanks SO much Bec. x o

Denise
Denise
9 years ago

Made these and they couldn’t have turned out better! I used the maple syrup option.
The smell is amazing, texture, rich and smooth.
Now I have a mixed container for lucky dips.. Some with gogi berries, some with coconut, some with dried cherries, some with hemp seeds, some plain..
Now to ration them.:)

Terri Allen
Terri Allen
9 years ago

Where to buy cacao liquer?

From: thermobexta <comment-reply@wordpress.com> Reply-To: thermobexta <comment+2iqpir_bokdjtq4z4imw8y@comment.wordpress.com> Date: Thursday, 26 March 2015 2:22 am To: Terri Allen <terri.allen@bakeridi.edu.au> Subject: [New post] Thermobexta’s CHOCOLATE!

thermobexta posted: ” Ok, this is a big call, but I’m going to say it… This is the best chocolate I’ve ever eaten. I’ve been making chocolate for a few years now and it’s pretty much always been great. I’ve always used the usual ingredients – cacao butter and powder plus”

Terri Allen
Terri Allen
9 years ago

Thanks recipe looks greta and fully Paleo 🙂

From: thermobexta <comment-reply@wordpress.com> Reply-To: thermobexta <comment+2iqpir_bokdjtq4z4imw8y@comment.wordpress.com> Date: Thursday, 26 March 2015 2:22 am To: Terri Allen <terri.allen@bakeridi.edu.au> Subject: [New post] Thermobexta’s CHOCOLATE!

thermobexta posted: ” Ok, this is a big call, but I’m going to say it… This is the best chocolate I’ve ever eaten. I’ve been making chocolate for a few years now and it’s pretty much always been great. I’ve always used the usual ingredients – cacao butter and powder plus”

Karinda
Karinda
9 years ago

Hi Bec, sounds delicious. Just wondering where you buy your cacao liquor from?

Kristi
Kristi
9 years ago

so where did you buy the cocao liquor from?

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Hi, I'm Bec

I specialise in great tasting vegetarian Thermomix recipes and cater for a wide range of dietary needs. I love sharing here and in my cookbooks my healthy, delicious recipes (of course the odd treat too!) Whether you’re looking to ignite your thermo mojo, or just after some new, really tasty family friendly recipes, there really is something here for everyone

 

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