I haven’t published a recipe for awhile…truth be told I hadn’t really come up with anything new, perhaps I had hit a recipe “wall”. Anyway, lately I’ve found my inspiration once again and have been playing around with different recipes.
How do I come up with my different recipes you ask? Well sometimes it’s by accident….I’ll admit that. Or sometimes I think of things I used to like in my former life, when I frequented the confectionary aisle at the shops. One such thing is anything “minty” – mint slice, peppermint slice, peppermint crisps – that sort of thing.
And so I came up with this. Now, I don’t like to toot my own horn, but I think this could be my best creation yet. Just so I could be sure it has been toddler, husband, dad, mum, cousin, brother and sister in law tested. And all agree it is super yum!
So give it a try!
Cost to make vs purchasing chocolate
It may surprise you to know that to make this delicious, healthy homemade chocolate is actually cheaper per 100 grams than some of the big name brands. Note this is based on purchasing your organic pantry items in reasonably large quantities at good prices!
Cost to make:
$5.44 per batch = $1.76/100gm
Peppermint Block of Chocolate – $4.99 per block = $2.50/100gm
Making your own is 74 cents cheaper per gram.
Surprising, isnt it?! But more reason to make some :)
- 100g coconut oil
- 20g cacao powder
- 50g nut butter (I used peanut butter – be sure it is a good quality one, not just a “normal” everyday peanut butter with additives)
- 50g Pureharvest rice malt syrup (adjust to your taste – use raw honey if that’s your thing, but note it will be higher in fructose)
- 80g buckinis (activated buckwheat)
- 10 drops peppermint oil (ensure it is a good quality, food grade oil)
- Place coconut oil, cacao powder, nut butter and rice malt syrup into Thermomix bowl. Melt 37 °C, spd 2, 2.5 minutes (or until melted).
- Add buckinis and peppermint oil. Mix to combine, spd 2, 10 to 15 seconds.
- Pour into moulds or a baking tray and refrigerate to set.
- Enjoy your amazing treats!
I used my silicon muffin trays as moulds, so you end up with a round chocolate patty to enjoy!
Try a different flavoured oil
Add more or less buckinis – depending on how much crunch you like. Add in some desiccated coconut for something different!
Welcome to…Wellness Wednesday!!!
It’s also time for another Wellness Wednesday! Every Wednesday, myself and the lovely Dr Sash over at From The Left Field open a link up and we’d love to see your wellness posts! Anything from clean eating, to fitness, to taking care of your body, taking care of your mind, taking care of the kids, whatever makes you feel good and keeps you well. Simply post your fave wellness post for the week. Sound good? Come join us! x