Monday, February 6, 2012

I Love Valentine's Day Chocolates - Day Or Night

I love chocolate. Love, love, love it!!
Even more so, since I learned how to make raw chocolate desserts! Mmmm.

These are the ingredients I used. It's not my recipe, so I can't give you the measurements here, but I'll give you the link to where I got it, at the end of this post. I'm cool that way.

Because of Valentine's Day, I thought I'd use my new toys.
I love new toys.

More fun stuff. I love fun stuff.

Now - to making the Chocolate Almond Butter Cups. (Be still my heart!)
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.

Next I poured the mixture into my brand new trays. Love them. So cute.
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.

Now it was time to add the remaining chocolate and pop them back in the freezer.

And there they are!! Of course, by then I'd tasted a couple, (okay... 4) so I know how great they are!

I was wondering why these little guys were so hard to keep straight. It wasn't until after I took the pictures that I realized they were rounded on the bottom, from that cool tray! Ha!
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


  • For more information about creating these wonderful chocolates, and other great recipes, please check out this fabulous website:
  • "Delicious Obsessions" Love it!!!!

  • OK!! I have no idea why I'm getting those dots, or how to get rid of them!! I've tried and tried. Oh well, let's pretend they're tiny little chocolates. A sweet little decoration in honor of the day. Yeah right.

  • There are SO many things to love!
  • I love "Followers" and comments too! Dots, not so much.
  • Thank you.

  • Signing off for now,
  • gabriele


    1. I am so so impressed with your determination sticking with raw foods. You are a strong lady; every time I come I tell myself, maybe she changed her mind... Today toys and recipe seem to make it all worthwhile. Congratulations !
      I'm in love with dark chocolate; I find it isn't as sweet as the milk chocolate. I do think your would be right up my alley.

      1. Rita, thank you! I'm still enjoying my raw food life style. The desserts, especially. ;)
        Since you're a lover of chocolate too, maybe you'll try this recipe?! Let me know if you do.

    2. that is just so gorgeous! I just love someone who goes all out. I have to say that because I have many, many hearts of glass, wood, china, stone and satin etc all over my place, and seeing your collection sort of justifies that for me.

      1. Lorna, thank you! I'm happy to hear that you like hearts too.
        It's so much fun collecting stuff we love!
        The only sucky-part is having to dust it all. :(

    3. Dear Gabriele,
      Wanted to visit again and thank you for following A Little Fur in the Paint!

    4. I am truly impressed. And now I am truly craving chocolate!

      Happy Valentines Day, my dotted friend!♥

    5. This is awesome!!! Where is the like button????

      1. Thank you!!! And I KNOW!!! I even look for a like button when I'm reading an email!! Dang you, Facebook!!! You are sooo addicting!! :)