Christmas is my most favorite time of the year and it's the time when I just love baking and making special treats. This time I made mouth watering, great tasting chocolate without preservatives and wax. For an added treat I used my latest find of these super cute candy/cake molds by Status Kitchen to make some healthy homemade chocolate bites that look rather festive.
All you need is three ingredients
1/2 cup Coconut Oil (melted)
3 TBSP Maple or Agave Syrup or honey
1/2 cup 70% Cacao Powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
Try adding some crushed nuts or berries - the possibilities are endless!
The coconut oil has to be in liquid form, so if yours is solid warm it up a bit. Pour it into a glass bowl and add the cacao powder. Use a flour sifter to make sure that there are no clumps.
Add your sweetener and vanilla extract and mix everything together. Pour the chocolate into molds. I used the ones by Status Kitchen and placed my chocolates into the freezer for one hour.
The first time I tried making the chocolates I was so proud of how cute they all looked that I put them into a dish and placed them on the table. Bad idea, when I came to take one later that day, I found a heaping mess of melted chocolate. Needless to say all I had to do is mix it all up again, re-pour, refreeze and this time keep the chocolates in the fridge.
Status Kitchen presents this great 3 tray pack of christmas themed silicone molds. Get ready to make fun treats for the family or to give as gifts this Christmas. This 3 pack includes;
1) large 6 cavity gingerbread house mold to make cake biscuits and even soap.
2) 12 cavity multi xmas shapes such as santa faces xmas trees, stockings etc. This makes great bite size chocolate or gummy treats
3) 8 cavity chunky set mold with further xmas themed shapes with great detail. Great for chocs and gummies.
The silicone molds are dishwasher, freezer and oven safe. The cake, chocolate or jelly just pops out easily to make perfect christmas themed treats. Kids will love them. Great for parties or even as handmade gifts for loved ones. Since I made chocolate in them, I put mine in the dishwasher and had clean molds in no time.