Skip out on those expensive, processed boxes of chocolate this Valentine’s Day and make your own! Try these Raw Raspberry White Chocolates as an indulgent reward for yourself or for your significant other, bff or bae.
Raw cacao butter and coconut oil provide the healthy fat base for these morsels, while coconut nectar adds low-glycemic sweetness. If you can’t find cacao butter, feel free to sub out coconut butter or more coconut oil for a slightly altered taste. If coconut nectar is hard to find, use maple syrup or honey instead.
As an extra Valentine’s surprise, we’ve added maca powder to this recipe for it’s known energy-boosting and aphrodisiac properties (more on that in our Superfood Spotlight)! Impress your sweetie this Valentine’s Day with these homemade treats.
THE PERFECT VALENTINE’S DAY RECIPE: RAW RASPBERRY WHITE CHOCOLATES
Makes 1 ½ c. raw liquid chocolate; 15-30 pieces (depending on size of candy mold)
Prep time: 10 minutes | Total time: 40 minutes
¾ c. raw cacao butter
½ c. coconut oil
⅓ c. coconut nectar
½ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ c. fresh or frozen raspberries, pureed
2 tbs. maca powder
1 tbs. cacao
A pinch of salt
In a double boiler, gently melt the cacao butter and coconut oil. Remove from the heat. Whisk in the coconut nectar, vanilla extract, raspberry puree, and maca powder. Whisk slowly for about 5 minutes, until the mixture is completely combined and cooled down a bit.
Pour the liquid mixture into a silicon candy mold, set on top of a baking sheet for stability, or divided into a mini muffin tin lined with cupcake liners. Place in the freezer and let set for at least 30 minutes, or until completely solid. The raspberry puree will settle at the bottom and the cacao butter at the top.
Remove from the candy molds or cupcake liners and enjoy! Store in the freezer.
Once you’ve made a batch of Raspberry White Chocolates, get creative and sub nut butter, coconut shavings, or more cacao powder for the raspberry puree. Make a whole box of maca chocolates and enjoy with a glass of champagne for an extra romantic evening!