Chocolate Goji Almond Hearts & A Raw Chocolate Making Kit GIVEAWAY!

With just four weeks until Christmas, I’m starting to think of gift ideas for friends and family. One gift that’s always popular is a box of home-made raw chocolates.  Dark chocolate lovers go crazy for them (and that includes a few kids I know 😉 )

What I love about these chocolates is that they not only taste amazing, but they’re incredibly healthy! They’re brimming with ‘feel good’ nutrients and antioxidants (see this post for more details). They’re also dairy-free, gluten-free and sugar-free, making them suitable for those with allergies/intolerances as well as diabetics.

I love giving gifts that people are going to enjoy AND that will nourish them

Raw Chocolate Goji Almond Hearts

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be making lots of batches of raw chocolates, some for gifts and some to replenish our home stash. These are the chocolates that we’ll be savouring whilst we gorge ourselves on festive films during the holidays 😉

As I make them, I’d love to share a few recipes with you.  If you haven’t tried making chocolates before, you should give it a go! I promise it’s very easy!

First up, I’d like to share my Raw Chocolate Goji Almonds Hearts. Whilst you can make these hearts 100% chocolate, I like to fill mine with fragments of goji berry and almonds, for added texture, flavour and nutrients.

Raw Chocolate Goji Almond Heart

I’ve updated my original recipe and measured out the ingredients in cups to make the recipe more accessible to my overseas friends

If you’d like to see some step-by-step pics of how to make these hearts, check out this post. It’s very old, and the pics are poor quality, but you’ll get the idea.

[This recipe has been submitted to Ricki Heller’s Wellness Weekend)


It was Elements for Life that first ignited my passion for raw chocolate. This month marks their 3rd anniversary and, as part of their celebrations, they have very generously offered to give away three of their new-look Raw Chocolate Making Kits to my lovely blog readers

Raw Chocolate Making Kit

They’ve recently re-vamped their chocolate making kit and it’s looking very smart indeed! It’s smaller in size, with all the goodies neatly arranged in two tiers. All the packaging is environmentally friendly too, including the cellophane bags which are made from wood pulp!

If you’re interested in trying raw chocolate-making, then these kits are perfect for you. They contain everything needed to get you started including:

100g Ecuadorian Raw Cacao Powder
120g Ecuadorian Raw Cacao Butter
100ml Sweet Freedom, Natural Fruit Syrup
Reusable Silicone Chocolate Mould
Product info and recipes

Elements for Life Raw Chocolate Making Kit

To be in with a chance of winning one of the kits, leave me a comment answering the question featured in the Rafflecopter below. Do make sure you tick the box in the Rafflecopter to register that you have done so!  If you’re new to Rafflecopter, it’s pretty easy! You simply ‘log in’ by clicking the ‘Use Your Email’ button and entering a name and email address (which won’t be published anywhere) or you can log in via the Facebook button. A quick demo of how to use Rafflecopter can be accessed via this link.

There are a number of additional ways you can enter in order to increase your chances of winning. You will find these listed in the Rafflecopter. All entries will be verified prior to the winner being selected.

The giveaway is open to all UK residents, aged 18 and over (so sorry international readers but we’re restricted by postage costs!)

The closing date is Monday 9th December 2013 at midnight GMT.

Good luck everyone! xx

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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40 thoughts on “Chocolate Goji Almond Hearts & A Raw Chocolate Making Kit GIVEAWAY!

  1. Good luck Leigh!
    p.s. I’ve never had peppermint bark myself but I’ve seen it in pics and it looks amazing! I’ll have to check out some recipes and try my hand at making some 🙂

    1. Me too! Raw truffles is top of my list! Elements for Life have an awesome recipe on their site which uses avocado for the truffle centre. Apparently you can’t taste it at all but it gives the truffles a beautiful, silky smooth texture. I’ve got 4 avocados sitting in the fruit bowl and I’m desperate for them to ripen!

  2. I’ve made raw chocolate with dessicated coconut a couple of times and found they were very yummy, I would really like to try making some with Lime Essential oil as I have read this goes well with dark chocolate 🙂 xxx

  3. Wow they look fab! I’ve never made them, but it’s been in my mind for a couple of years. Would LOVE to win this! And btw…. I have a ripe avocado sitting in my fridge, might give these truffles you talk about a go 😀

  4. I made homemade chocolates and fudge for my wedding favours, although because of much stress and time wasted we just ended up melting other cheap chocolate into moulds :S cheater!!

  5. These are simply gorgeous Sharon! You already know how much I love gojis and chocolate together.
    What a fantastic little kit. I’ve never made raw chocolates using cacao butter before but would love to have a go. I love the heart-shaped mould 🙂
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. I have not tried chocolate making before but I am interested in trying so I can have more ‘control’ over the ingredients used.

    As I am a novice I would try your recipe for the goji hearts first before experimenting.

  7. I’ve not made my own raw chocolate before, but after trying ‘raw Chocolate Pie’ whilst in St. Ives, I’d love to have a go!

  8. I’ve never made chocolates at home, I’ve always been too intimidated! These look like they would be awesome to try 🙂

  9. I’ve never made chocolates at home before, but would love to try. I think I would try adding lemon oil with Matcha tea, and Acai with freeze dried raspberry bits. I would also like to recreate a hazelnut praline, that’s always a favourite with me.

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