Chocolate is so romantic. Any time I share a piece of chocolate with my SO I feel like I'm having a private moment, letting him in on a secret that only we can enjoy. This is especially true when I make my own chocolate.
It might have something to do with the fact that my favorite movie is Chocolat but I think it's also because chocolate really is magical.
I have a basic recipe that I use, and then adjust according to what my goals are. I like to add flavors, change the ratios, and play with it each time so that I may have a new discovery in chocolate every time I get to the kitchen.
This time I made little shapes with a silicone mold and added goji berries and a little bit of vanilla. I popped them in the freezer for the day and after a day out in the sun I pulled them out as a little surprise for my SO and I to enjoy, privately.
Que romantico ...
1/2 cup maple syrup (non raw)
3/4 cup cacao powder
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 t vanilla
Mix the sweetener, cacao powder, coconut oil and vanilla in a small bowl until smooth. Set aside.
Place a few goji berries in each mold and then, using a spoon, put some chocolate into each mold until it is full. Place in the freezer for at least a few hours so it hardens completely.