Mayan chocolates are a little bit sweet and a little bit spicy. It’s hard to stop at just one!
A few years ago I discovered how ridiculously easy it is to make chocolate and it tastes soo good! There are just three ingredients for the basic recipe; coconut oil, cacao powder, and a splash of maple syrup, and that’s it! If you want to change it up, you can add nuts, dried fruit, fresh fruit, coconut or just about anything you can imagine eating with chocolate.
As with anything that’s homemade, there’s a bonus to making your own chocolate – it’s so much better for you because you can control the ingredients. If you like it a little sweeter, then add a bit more syrup or try it with a little less. Even though maple syrup is sugar, it’s a natural sweetener and is a much better choice than refined sugar.
Once you have a taste of homemade chocolate, you will not want to eat any other kind, trust me. This Mayan version is one of my favorites, the cinnamon, orange zest and a pinch of cayenne pepper give it a little extra flavor!
- ¾ cup organic coconut oil
- ¾ cup dark organic cacao
- 3 tablespoons real maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- melt the coconut oil over medium heat
- once the coconut oil has liquefied, stir in the chocolate and turn heat off
- add the syrup and mix well
- add the cinnamon, zest, chili powder and pepper mix well
- pour into candy molds or pour into a small pan 8X8
- place in refrigerator for 30 minutes to harden
- remove from molds or break into small pieces.
- Store in refrigerator
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