Simple but sophisticated raw chocolates topped with raspberries and pink salt make a wonderful homemade treat.
If you’re still looking for a simple but tasty homemade gift or treat to share this season, these little raw raspberry chocolates could not be easier to make and they make a nice finale to any holiday meal. They’re a total crowd pleaser too; set out a tray of these after dinner and see how quickly they’re scooped up!
What I love about them is that you can whip them up in no time since they’re one of those melt, stir and pour numbers that’s super convenient to make at the last minute. All you’ll need are a handful of ingredients as well as a little bit of time to let them cool until they set in the fridge and you’re done.
The finished chocolates keep well at room temperature for a while so you can make a big batch ahead of time to keep on hand to offer to guests or for when a craving strikes.
These simple yet sophisticated little chocolates are packed with rich flavor and anti-oxidants and minerals to boot. Raw cacao is what gives them their superfood status so there’s no better excuse to get some chocolate into your diet! If you can’t find raw cacao, feel free to use a good quality cocoa powder instead which will be just as tasty but doesn’t offer quite as many of the health benefits of the raw kind.
Cacao butter, however, is what gives these chocolates their texture and rich chocolate flavor. You can use coconut oil in a pinch if you need, just keep in mind that they’ll then be on the fudgier side with a hint of coconut. I’ve added freeze-dried raspberries and a pinch of coarse pink salt to round out the sweet and bitter flavors with a little salt and tartness but you can use whatever flavors appeal to you or just leave them plain. If you have a chocolate mold you can use it to make pretty shapes.
Pack them up in little gift boxes or tins and you have a thoughtful homemade gift that anyone with a sweet tooth will appreciate, but be sure to save a few for yourself too.
What are your favorite chocolates to give or receive?
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