Hi everyone! I hope you had a great weekend!
As promised, today I’m going to share my recipe for raw chocolate coconut cups. I’m not sure if the name is an accurate description of what these chocolates are, so if anyone can think of a better name, please let me know!
They are so simple and quick to make. If you guys do make them I would LOVE to see the pics! You could post them on my FB page or send them to me on Twitter (@GoodStuffSharon). I’m sure your pics will be amazing!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- raw cacao (cocoa) powder & raw cacao (cocoa) butter
These can be bought from health food stores (such as Harvest in Bath) or online
- creamed coconut
I use Patak’s creamed coconut sachets, which are available from major supermarkets here in the UK. Creamed coconut is pure coconut flesh, which is pulverised and formed into a solid block. It’s a common ingredient in Indian cooking, hence why Patak’s sell it.
I’m sure that coconut butter will be a fine replacement if you can’t get hold of creamed coconut.
- Sweet Freedom Fruit Sweetener. This is my sweetener of choice for chocolates, but agave syrup will work fine too.
- Goji berries, almonds & brazil nuts, finely chopped (I whizz them in my mini chopper). As you probably know by now, I’m a huge fan of goji berries. They not only taste wonderful, but they’re packed with goodness too These can be bought from health food stores, some major supermarkets (Asda are currently selling them for £1.47/100g compared to £2/100g at Waitrose) and online.
- Petit Four cup cases. I double these up and use 2 cases per chocolate, to help them keep a nice round shape.
Apologies in advance to my US friends for not giving you quantities in cups. I wasn’t convinced by the online converter I found, so if anyone can recommend a decent one then please do let me know.
60g raw cacao butter, grated or finely chopped & divided in half
50g raw cacao powder, divided in half
3 tbsp Sweet Freedom fruit sweetener (or agave syrup)
50g creamed coconut (or coconut butter)
2 tbsp finely chopped goji berries, almonds, brazils (optional topping)
12-14 petit four cup cases (or 24-28 if using 2 cases per chocolate)
- Arrange the petit four cup cases on a tray or in a freezable container (I use a plastic container)
- Prepare a bain marie (double broiler) and place 30g cacao butter in the bain marie bowl. When it has melted, mix in 25g cacao powder and sweetener to taste (I use 1.5 T Sweet Freedom or 1T agave syrup)
- Pour 1 tsp of the chocolate into each petit four cup (I find that there’s enough for about 13 cups). Place the chocolates in the freezer until they solidify (about 10 minutes)
- Meanwhile, wash up the bain marie bowl and utensils, and dry thoroughly. Prepare the coconut layer by grating or finely chopping the creamed coconut. Place the coconut in the bain marie bowl and allow it to gently melt.
- Remove the chocolates from the freezer and pour 1tsp of the melted coconut into each petit four cup. If there’s any coconut left over, share it between the cases. Place back in the freezer for another 10 minutes.
- Wash up the bain marie bowl and utensils again and dry thoroughly. Prepare the final chocolate layer by melting the remaining 30g of cacao butter in the bain marie bowl. Mix in the remaining 25g of cacao powder and 1-1.5 tbsp sweetener.
- Remove the chocolates from the freezer and pour in the final 1tsp of chocolate into each petit four cup. Sprinkle with the finely chopped goji berries and nuts, then place back in the freezer for a final 10 minutes.
- Voila! Beautiful (and scrumptious!) raw chocolate coconut cups
Valentine’s Giveaway Result
Thank you so much for all the lovely comments you left me on Valentine’s Day So who’s the lucky winner of my Valentine’s giveaway?
Well, I organised the comments into chronological order and pressed the magic button on random.org.
The winner is the lovely Rachel who writes the fabulous blog My Naturally Frugal Family
Congratulations Rachel! Six of my raw chocolate coconut cups will be on their way to you shortly.
Have a wonderful week everyone! xx
Oh my goodness I won!!!!! I am so excited, because they are just the most beautiful things I have seen. I intend to make them myself as the only thing I don’t have on hand is cacao butter…but I will head to the store today.
I will be sure to let you see how they turn out, probably not as beautiful but hopefully as tasty.
http://alexiaku.wordpress.com/ Alexia @ NamasteYoga
I am totally addicted to goji berries at the moment and am obsessed with the ombar goji flavour. its a raw chocolate bar with goji berries and i imagine these choco cups taste similar. oh my pls send me a few samples!
Sarah @ Every Day’s a Picnic
They sound delicious. One of these days I will have to give making some raw chocolates a try!
Love your Valentine banner Do another draw soon! I feel the need to win a Cocuppanut! (I’m still working on a new name for them for you. Not good so far).