Make a special treat for your loved ones with these easy chocolate raspberry hearts. Just two ingredients are needed for this cheat's recipe.
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Have you ever made your own chocolates? It really isn't as hard as you think. A couple of years ago we had our first go at it with these fruit and nut chocolates, which we made for Easter. That recipe involved using cacao butter, maple syrup, cacao powder and vanilla extract to make the chocolate. It wasn't difficult to make at all and the kids had a great time.
This time I wanted to make it even easier. I didn't have time to order cacao butter. It's available in my local health food shop but it is VERY expensive there. So on this occasion I've made my chocolate raspberry hearts using just two ingredients - dark chocolate and freeze dried raspberries.
Less natural and pure but just as delicious. Are these vegan? That depends on your chocolate. Most dark chocolate is vegan but you'll always need to check the ingredients as milk powder has a habit of cropping up in unexpected places.
What mould do you need to make homemade chocolates?
A silicone mould is the best thing to use when making chocolates as it peels off really easily. I used this heart shaped one* to make these. I’ve also used the same mould to make vegan white chocolates over on my other blog, Cook Veggielicious and these frozen yoghurt hearts.
If you don't have a mould then you can make these in an ice cube tray or mini fairy cake cases.
How to make chocolate raspberry hearts
Just two ingredients are needed for these vegan chocolate raspberry hearts - dark chocolate and freeze dried raspberries. They're perfect as a Valentine's gift for a chocolate lover or just make them as a treat any time of year.
Two ingredient chocolate raspberry hearts
- 150 g dark chocolate broken into pieces
- 10 g freeze dried raspberries
- Place about 5cm of water in a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, then place the chocolate into a heatproof bowl and place it over the water - it shouldn't actually touch the water.
- Allow the chocolate to melt. Don't stir it. You can prod it occasionally with a wooden spoon if needed.
- When melted carefully remove from the heat and stir in the freeze dried raspberries.
- Pour into your silicone mould or ice cube tray and place in the fridge for 60 minutes and allow to set.
If you like this you might like these healthy Valentine's treats for kids.
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