Made with almonds, hazelnuts and multi-coloured raisins
Made with almonds, hazelnuts and multi-coloured raisins

Did you know this week is National Chocolate Week? Well now you know. To be honest for me any excuse to have a piece of chocolate will do. But! This one is much healthier than any other shop-bought versions and tastes equally as nice, if not better! Cadbury is sooo last year… actually who is Cadbury ?? The best bit is you only need 3-ingredients and then almonds, hazelnuts,raisins or any other dried fruits, nuts and seeds that you would like to have in the chocolate. One of the ingredients is raw cocoa. I often get asked what is the difference between raw cacao and cocoa. Cocoa does look the same, but trust me it’s not. Cocoa powder is raw cacao that’s been roasted at high temperatures. Unfortunately, roasting changes the molecular structure of the cocoa bean, reducing the enzyme content and lowering the overall nutritional value. You can use both, but if you can always go for the raw version which has the most nutrients.

Raw chocolate

The second ingredient is coconut oil. One of the healthy benefits of coconut oil is it helps to speed up your metabolism which means not only can you have a piece or two, you even burn some fat! Sounds to good to be true. But please remember always eat with moderation!

With walnuts, gojiberries and prunes
With walnuts, gojiberries and prunes

Recipe
Ingredients:
¼ cup of melted raw organic coconut oil
1 heaped tablespoon of raw cacao or cocoa
Dash of coconut milk (you can even use the tinned version) – This is optional
Sweetener to taste. I used brown rice syrup , but you could go with honey, maple syrup or coconut sugar
1 Handful of almonds, multi-coloured raisins and hazelnuts
Method:
Gently melt the coconut oil on a very low heat, add cocoa and stir until smooth. Pour into a small dish lined with baking paper. Put all your nuts in a small plastic bag and bash a few times to crush them. Once crushed sprinkle them along  with raisins on to the chocolate mixture and place in the freezer for 10-15 mins. Make sure it stays flat. Once frozen break into pieces and enjoy in moderation.

Much love,
Hedi

12 Comments on Homemade raw vegan Cadbury chocolate

  1. Bei
    October 14, 2014 at 1:22 pm (3 years ago)

    Amazing!! And not a lot of 3 ingredients either. Will try making over the weekend, will let you know how I got on. Thanks for sharing lovely lady.xxx

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    • [email protected]
      October 15, 2014 at 8:06 am (3 years ago)

      I know! So simple yet so tasty!!! Let me know how did it turned out you gorgeous thing! xxx

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  2. Dani
    October 18, 2014 at 3:27 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m thanking the chocolate heavens for you and your wonderful creations. Mine are currently in the freezer, will post a picture on social media once done. xx

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    • [email protected]
      October 21, 2014 at 3:51 pm (3 years ago)

      And I am thanking you for a lovely comment xxx

      Reply
  3. Leanne
    January 27, 2015 at 4:17 pm (3 years ago)

    Thanks for this – can it get TOO frozen? (i.e. can I leave it in there overnight)

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    • Hedi Hearts
      January 28, 2015 at 10:41 am (3 years ago)

      Hello Leanne, you can leave it in tr freezer as long as you like. Just remember to take it out 15 min before eating and allowing it to thaw. Hedi xxx

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  4. Maria Mullins
    January 22, 2016 at 2:17 pm (2 years ago)

    Wonderful! I am so happy to have discovered your lovely blog! Blessings xo

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  5. Nikki
    May 31, 2016 at 9:15 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi how do i get the chocolate to not melt once at room temperature tastes lovely but ends up been a big mess lol

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    • Hedi Hearts
      June 2, 2016 at 9:19 am (2 years ago)

      Use cacao butter instead Nikki, coconut oil version mubst be kept in the freezer. Hedi xxx

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      • Nikki
        June 2, 2016 at 11:55 am (2 years ago)

        Ahhh right thank u will give it a go x

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  6. Tara
    June 22, 2016 at 2:06 pm (2 years ago)

    Where is the best place to buy the raw cocao or the cocoa please? do you recommend any specific brands sorry for all the questions but Im a newbie at all this lol

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    • Hedi Hearts
      June 23, 2016 at 12:49 pm (2 years ago)

      Hello Tara, I buy from loads of different brands, I love BuyWholeFoodsOnline, Beleafinnature, CreativeFoods and many more. Always buy raw cacao rather then cocoa powder which is more processed. Hedi xx

      Reply

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