You may remember my post from last year, when I discovered how easy it was to make chocolate candy at home. I included two of my initial recipes, which are delicious but not perfect. Don’t worry – over the last year I’ve spent more than a little time (ha!) tinkering, experimenting, and honing this process. This week there was a breakthrough! Take a gander at this:
Yeah, I made that. What mystic sorcery did I employ, you may ask? What arcane formula and esoteric ingredients did I combine to create this beautiful, beautiful confection? Did I temper it, or boil it, or just forge it with lightning?
Forget that. I made this in about 30 seconds.
Smooth, Sweet Chocolate
- 1 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp powdered sugar
- If your coconut oil has solidified, run the closed container under hot, hot water until enough is melted for your purposes.
- Measure ingredients into a small bowl and mix together. I like to use a small rubber spatula because it’s easier to extract every scrap from the bowl!
- Transfer liquid chocolate to the mold of your choice and place in the freezer (if you want it ASAP) or the fridge (for people with patience) until solidified.
And that’s it. I used a small silicone mold that I bought in Japan; a silicone ice cube tray would probably work well, although depending on size it might not all fit in one pocket. My little chocolate above is probably two and a half or three inches across. If you don’t have any silicone molds, try foil. (Paper muffin cups are not a great choice: the oil likes to soak in and when it solidifies it sticks.)
This chocolate will definitely melt in your hand unless the weather is really cold (remember, coconut oil has a melting point of 75 degrees Fahrenheit) but it’s soooo smooth and delicious you won’t mind licking your fingers.
See how smooth and perfect it is inside? (Um, except for the powdered sugar that I didn’t quite get mixed in, in my haste. Don’t hate!) I’m already plotting some sort of filling for this so I can make a tiny candy bar. This recipe as written is 160 calories, but you can make it larger or smaller as you like, just keep equal proportions of sugar, cocoa, and oil.