Hi everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! 🙂
As promised, today I’m going to share my recipe for raw chocolate coconut cups. I’m not sure if the name is an accurate description of what these chocolates are, so if anyone can think of a better name, please let me know!
They are so simple and quick to make. If you guys do make them I would LOVE to see the pics! You could post them on my FB page or send them to me on Twitter (@GoodStuffSharon). I’m sure your pics will be amazing! 🙂
Here’s what you’ll need:
- raw cacao (cocoa) powder & raw cacao (cocoa) butter
These can be bought from health food stores (such as Harvest in Bath) or online
- creamed coconut
I use Patak’s creamed coconut sachets, which are available from major supermarkets here in the UK. Creamed coconut is pure coconut flesh, which is pulverised and formed into a solid block. It’s a common ingredient in Indian cooking, hence why Patak’s sell it.
I’m sure that coconut butter will be a fine replacement if you can’t get hold of creamed coconut.
- Sweet Freedom Fruit Sweetener. This is my sweetener of choice for chocolates, but agave syrup will work fine too.
- Goji berries, almonds & brazil nuts, finely chopped (I whizz them in my mini chopper). As you probably know by now, I’m a huge fan of goji berries. They not only taste wonderful, but they’re packed with goodness too 🙂 These can be bought from health food stores, some major supermarkets (Asda are currently selling them for £1.47/100g compared to £2/100g at Waitrose) and online.
- Petit Four cup cases. I double these up and use 2 cases per chocolate, to help them keep a nice round shape.
Apologies in advance to my US friends for not giving you quantities in cups. I wasn’t convinced by the online converter I found, so if anyone can recommend a decent one then please do let me know.
Ingredient quantities Method
60g raw cacao butter, grated or finely chopped & divided in half
50g raw cacao powder, divided in half
3 tbsp Sweet Freedom fruit sweetener (or agave syrup)
50g creamed coconut (or coconut butter)
2 tbsp finely chopped goji berries, almonds, brazils (optional topping)
12-14 petit four cup cases (or 24-28 if using 2 cases per chocolate)
Valentine’s Giveaway Result
Thank you so much for all the lovely comments you left me on Valentine’s Day 🙂 So who’s the lucky winner of my Valentine’s giveaway?
Well, I organised the comments into chronological order and pressed the magic button on random.org.
The winner is the lovely Rachel who writes the fabulous blog My Naturally Frugal Family
Congratulations Rachel! Six of my raw chocolate coconut cups will be on their way to you shortly.
Have a wonderful week everyone! xx