Toasted Coconut Rough Chocolate

You know what I love about toasted coconut? It tastes like unicorns are dancing on your tongue, spreading their joy to all your tastebuds. You know what I hate about it? Toasting the b@stard. Let me show you how it goes.

Pop it in the oven (or in a frypan)….
Check once…. Nothing
Check again….. Nothing
Check again…. Just browning on the edges
Check again…… Burnt to freaking smithereens like a smouldering pile of charcoal

Seriously coconut, I love you, why do you betray me so? I thought we had something special? I tout your amazing health benefits to all those who will listen! I spread your love far & wide & this is how you repay me? I am hurt, really hurt. People, you really need to keep a close eye on this process, coconut will screw you over without a second thought.

Raw cacao butter looks like white chocolate when it’s solid & it is the fat component of the cacao bean where my beloved raw cacao comes from. It is a very stable fat & gives homemade chocolate that awesome ‘mouth-feel’ that we find in the store bought stuff without all the other random cr@p they add.

400g coconut- toasted (GOOD LUCK!!)
1 heaped tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla powder
1 tbs maca powder (optional- Lucuma would be great too)
2 tbs cacao butter (melted)- you can prob sub for coconut oil

Add all the ingredients to your food processor & blend until it becomes liquid. Pour onto a baking lined tray or into chocolate moulds or ice cube trays and pop in the fridge or freezer to set. Be careful, don’t be distracted through the toasting process & may the force be with you.

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5 thoughts on “Toasted Coconut Rough Chocolate

  1. Shenoha says:

    Looks great thanks! Do you use coconut flakes or shredded coconut for this recipe?

  2. Thank you. You could use any type of coconut, it’s going to get blended so it isn’t matter anyway.

  3. Did you just put the cacao in the food processor? You didn’t melt it first? I’ve got some in the cupboard that I abandoned after making some pretty bad attempts at home made chocolate… more affectionately known as “Disaster” by my 3 year old. She loved eating Disaster. I’m glad someone did!

  4. Sorry after re reading, I see that you did melt it. How? In a double boiler, or in a pot?

  5. Hi Henry, I just melted it in a pot over a low heat. Good luck & I hope this one is not disaste 🙂

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