For the love of vegan dark chocolate

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Hubby and I on our first date : D

How was your Valentine’s day? I hope it was incredible. I know mine was.

Rather than cycle through bitter cold and snow to a crowded restaurant, hubby and I stayed in, made seitan and veggie pasta, watched The Big Bang Theory, and then made the easiest, most deliciously sexy dessert.

Dark. DARK. chocolate.

I got the recipe from my girlfriend, The Vegadutchie, who is an amazing vegan chef and food blogger. I could tell by the grin on her face when she was describing this recipe to me that shall we make it, we would both be in for a total foodgasm. Also, this recent post from The Food Babe was both enlightening and totally depressing, detailing the reality of the yucks added to “gourmet chocolates” which you can buy in stores.

chocolate ingredients to look out for

Seriously Godiva, since when are artificial flavors, Red 40, or hydrogenated oils worth $15/box? Gross.

4 ingredient vegan chocolate

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup maple syrup

3/4 cup cacao powder (not cocoa mix…this has sugar added)

touch of salt.

almonds, coconut, or other chocolate add-ins optional

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Put the coconut oil in a bowl over a pot of boiling water. This will melt in less than one minute. P1020493 P1020494

After it is melted, remove from heat, and whisk in the maple syrup, cocoa, salt, and any other goodies you desire. I added coconut and raw almonds.

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After everything is mixed, either spread out over baking paper and place it in the freezer, or smoosh into adorable chocolate molds, then put into the freezer for about 30 minutes.

P1020514Now you can just pop them out of the mold, and devour with glee. If you want them to look pretty, just trim off the edges with a sharp knife.

P1020509 P1020511 P1020520 P1020517These are delicious and super lekkerrrrrrrr!

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  One thought on “For the love of vegan dark chocolate

  1. February 15, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Mmmmm these look like a must make!!!!

  2. sherrib@astroinc.net
    February 15, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Soooo cute!!!!!!

    Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

  3. February 28, 2013 at 9:50 am

    georgous home-made chocolates! I can do that too at home now!!!! Yeah!

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