Trust me here. Do this right, and you will eat nothing else for months. The perfect spread, quick snack, healthy dessert or booster for smoothies. And mandatory with pancakes.
100g Cacao Butter
50g Cacao Powder
1 Tablespoon Agave, Organic Raw Honey
2 Tablespoons Tinned Coconut Milk
Handful of Cashews
Handful of Almonds
Handful of Hazelnuts
2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
1 Teaspoon Lucuma or Maca Powder
+ For a Chocolate Orange Variation add Cold Pressed Essential Orange Oil or Fresh Orange Zest
Melt the Cacao Butter in a metal or glass bowl sitting on boiling water in a saucepan. As it begins to melt, gradually whisk in the cacao powder. Once completely melted, allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before pouring into your blender or food processor. Add the dates, agave, salt, vanilla, coconut milk, nuts, coconut oil and orange oil if using and blend for 2 minutes, until smooth. If the mixture seems too thick, doughy or dry, now is the time to add some warm water. Add a tablespoon at a time and blend again, checking to see the mixture improve in texture.
When you are happy with it, pour and scrape into a bowl and serve immediately with pancakes or any kind of dessert, cake, biscuit, fruit discs or on seed bread. You can also use this spread as frosting on cakes, and for a brilliant summer time dessert, slice a banana lengthways, stuff with the chocolate spread, and top with hazelnuts.