The Vegan Cookie Fairy’s Little Book of Chocolate Review and Raw Spicy Maca Chocolates Recipe
The recipes in the book were no different. Beautifully photographed, easy vegan recipes featuring chocolate! What could be better than that?! Things like Chocolate Pecan Pie, Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake, Matcha Truffles and Raw Chocolates. The latter of which, I decided to make, and I am sharing the recipe with you today!
They were delicious, simple, and she gave options to flavor them so I did. Maca, cinnamon, and chipotle for a warm Autumn twist! If you are a vegan chocolate lover, this book is for you! Check out Clémence's blog The Vegan Cookie Fairy, and you can purchase her book on Amazon!
Raw Spiced Maca Chocolates
From: The Vegan Cookie Fairy's Little Book of Chocolate by Clémence Moulaert
Makes 15 small pieces of chocolate
I have used lucuma powder in this recipe as it adds the ‘snap’ to the
chocolate when you break it, but it isn’t totally necessary. You can buy lucuma
powder in health food stores or online. You can also buy cacao butter in
health food stores and online, but if you can’t find it, feel free to use coconut
100g (3 ½ oz) cacao butter (or raw coconut oil)
1/4 cup cacao powder
1 Tbsp raw coconut nectar, maple syrup or raw agave nectar (more if you have a sweet tooth)
2 tsp lucuma powder (optional)
2 tsp maca powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp chipotle powder
To melt the chocolate, place a saucepan half-filled with water over a high heat and bring to the
boil. Balance a heat-proof bowl over the saucepan, but don’t let the bottom of
the bowl touch the water.
Put the cacao butter into the bowl, cover it with a cloth and let it melt (taking care to not let it get too hot (above 115F, or it will no longer be raw)). This will take 7-8 minutes at most. Remove from the heat when the cacao butter is completely melted.
Whisk the nectar, cacao powder, lucuma powder, maca powder, cinnamon, and chipotle powder into the melted cacao butter.
Spoon the melted chocolate mixture into 15 small sized molds. Refrigerate the chocolate for at least an hour (or place in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes) before enjoying.