Two recipes in two days? Only because Italy is 80% food.
I love chocolate. But I have to say that if you look at the ingredients lists on most chocolate brands, you will find many additives. When you can find a good chocolate brand, it tends to be expensive. Now, I am not saying that chocolate isn’t the perfect place to splurge in life, but sometimes I feel like being budget conscious. I found a wonderful recipe for chocolate on Fork and Beans using only four ingredients: coconut oil, cacao powder, salt, and maple syrup (or honey). The results are great and very versatile. I have used it to make candies, chocolate sauce, and chocolate covered strawberries.
While we have been here in Italy, I have actually missed making this chocolate. It used to be my little pick-me-up in the afternoon to have a piece and I love the coconut flavor. Now, that is not to say that there is not EXCELLENT chocolate in Europe. We have had some tasty ones from a few little shops here and there and I am positive we will find Paris a chocolate lovers heaven. However, I decided last night that, because I have all of the ingredients, I would go ahead and make a batch. I found some really cute silicone molds here at a little gift shop.
I don’t want to take her recipe without giving her some blog traffic, so here is the link: Raw Chocolate Bars
And here is the evidence: