We have homemade chocolate chips, homemade butterscotch chips, and now we have homemade white chocolate chips! As with the butterscotch chips, I didn’t use sucanat on these because I felt like the flavor would be too strong. Instead, I used organic raw sugar, which isn’t much healthier than regular white sugar, but at least it hasn’t been bleached. :) (You can read more of my thoughts on healthy sweeteners here.)
I ordered cocoa butter from Mountain Rose Herbs and was very pleased! I also found that I could get it through Amazon, but it was a little more expensive there. The little cocoa butter wafers look good enough to eat all by themselves, but beware, they are not. I may or may not have taken a little nibble just to find out for sure. But alas, chocolate is not chocolate without sugar, no matter how tasty it looks. ;)
White Chocolate Chips
1 cup cocoa butter
1 cup organic raw sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine cocoa butter, sugar and coconut oil in a medium saucepan.
Stir with a whisk and heat until all the ingredients are melted and mixed thoroughly. This takes several minutes.
Remove mixture from heat and add vanilla extract. Pour it into a parchment paper lined baking dish (I used my 9×9 inch pyrex).
Refrigerate for several hours until hardened. The mixture may separate while it’s cooling, but that’s okay!
Break the hardened mixture into little chunks. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
We stirred some homemade white chocolate chips into these fudge brownies…
See those bits of white chocolate chips in there? It was like candy in a brownie. You must try these. (After you eat a good dinner of course.)
What do you like to make with White Chocolate Chips?
P.S. These are a little bit pricey to make – but I try to avoid white chocolate chips from the store because they are full of hydrogenated oils. I’ll probably only make these every once in a while for a very special treat. :)