It's Valentine's Day today and what better way to spoil your special someone than with home made chocolates - they are delicious, and you'll feel like a chocolatier! These Strawberry Chocolates are made with 5 ingredients and are gluten, dairy and refined sugar free. I made these up yesterday as I had some heart silicons molds and it is safe to say that my husband is a fan.
These chocolates are fairy easy to make, the longest part of the process is waiting for them to set. So, it you can hold out for a few hours, they are really worth waiting for.
Happy Valentine's Day.
Raw Strawberry Chocolates
Makes 32 small chocolates
- 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
- 1/4 cup raw macadamias (or cashews)
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup (rice malt syrup would also work)
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil, melted
- 2/3 cup coconut oil
- 2 + 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (rice malt syrup would also work)
- 2/3 cup raw cacao powder
To make the strawberry filling, blend all filling ingredients until smooth. Place in the freezer to firm up, approximately 1 hour.
To make the chocolate coating, melt the coconut oil in a saucepan on low heat. Once melted, remove from heat, add the maple syrup, whisking briskly until well combined. Then add the cacao powder, stirring until well mixed through.
Half fill each mold with the chocolate mixture and place into the freezer to set for 10 minutes.
Once the strawberry mixture has firmed up enough, place a small dollop in the center of each chocolate and then cover with the remaining chocolate. Place back in the freezer to set , approximately 2 hours.
Keep in the freezer and take out 5 minutes before serving.
Vanessa Vickery (or Ness as she is also known) is a qualified nutritionist and a mother of two energetic toddlers. She created Becomingness, a health and wellness website, to help women achieve their health and wellness goals by providing accurate, accessible information, as well as offering valuable products and services that promote motivation, empowerment, self-belief and happiness. She is also the author of the eCookbook, BecomingSweet – say yes to dessert again! Come say hello and follow Ness on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest.