You can make your very own chocolate chips!!
Okay, well, I’m actually not clever enough to make them into the shape of chocolate chips…so maybe we’d better call them chocolate chunks.
Chip…Chunk…whatever. How cool are WE to know how to make our very own Chocolate Chiunpks?
I’ve had this recipe for a while, but hadn’t really thought about making it. Then I saw it on another post and was reminded! I’m SO glad for the reminder!
The recipe comes from my FAVORITE nutrition book: Nourishing Traditions.
I adapted it just a bit because it had a pretty bitter chocolate taste…and you may need to adapt it more, depending on how bitter you like your chocolate.
Also, depending on the quality of coconut oil you use, you may or may not have a
coconut-y taste in your chips. I LIKE it with the coconut taste.
Okay…so are you ready?!?!
Homemade Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup rapadura or sucanat
1 cup coconut oil
1 T. vanilla
Mix ingredients in a glass container and set in simmering water until melted. Mix together well.
(Anybody wanna know what I was doing at exactly 2:04 yesterday?)
(uh, see…you can see my clock there, behind the melting chocolate chip mixture.)
Spread mixture on a piece of buttered parchment paper and allow to cool in the refrigerater.
When hardened, remove parchment paper and break into chunks. Store in refrigerator in an airtight container.
Aren’t they beautiful? Mmmmm-mmmm. (See a more thorough chocolate chip making tutorial here!)
Now…for the Trail Mix part…
1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup cashews
1/2 cup peanuts
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup dried apricots, cut into pieces
1/3 cup homemade chocolate chips
Mix it all together and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator…if it makes it that far!
Come back tomorrow for a recipe for whole wheat, rapadura Chocolate Chiumpk Cookies!
(And let me know if you can figure out how to pronounce that.) :)