I love chocolate. Love, love, love it!!
Even more so, since I learned how to make raw chocolate desserts! Mmmm.
I love new toys.
The gal, (Jessica) used peanut butter, but I didn't have any and couldn't find any, so I used raw almond butter instead. I was kinda bummed, because "Reese's Peanut Butter Cups" were my favorite candy, when I ate non-raw goodies. Ohhh, I can taste them now!
Sorry... got lost for a second there.
Okay, the first thing I did was melt the coconut oil, by sticking the jar in a pot of hot water.
Then I added the Agave Nectar,
raw cacao powder, a pinch of sea salt and the Stevia. Then I whisked it. Whisked it good.
I was supposed to fill them 1/4 full, but that's trickier than it sounds. I think mine were 1/3 full. More chocolate for me. Yayyy!
I wanted some to look like the Reeses, so I put some of the mixture in these little gold-foil thingies. Then I stuck them all in the freezer for about ten minutes, so that the chocolate could harden.
After ten minutes in the freezer it was time to add the almond butter, but making sure to leave enough room to cover them with more chocolate.
Since I was giving most of these... some of these... okay... a few of these
as gifts, I wore gloves because I had to use my finger to get the almond butter off the spoon.
While filling the tray with the almond butter, I gave the chocolate mixture a few stirs, just to keep it smooth. Okay, last one.
And there they are!! Of course, by then I'd tasted a couple, (okay... 4) so I know how great they are!
In my defense, most everything I post here about making raw food stuff, is a first time experience for me. So, not only is it exciting and fun, I get to laugh at myself too. :)
So, in closing -
Here's wishing you all a wonderful and happy Valentine's Day!!
"I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon."
- Author Unknown
"True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked."
- Erich Segal
"Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket,
or a holding pattern over Philadelphia."
- Judith Viorst