Choc Chick are sellers of raw chocolate making kits and ingredients. They sent us their Choc Chicos kids kit which is very easy to do and is also dairy free.
Inside the box are 6 products to create delicious chocolate with. These are the instructions, chocolate cases, organic cacao butter, organic cacao powder, sweet freedom and cocoa beans. Both the cacao butter and cacao powder are natural products straight from cacao beans. The sweet freedom is a sweetener with a thick consistency a little similar to syrup. It’s made from 100% fruit too.
Instructions are really easy peasy to follow. Simply start off by melting the Cacao butter over a pan of hot water. Then add a few tablespoons of both Cacao powder and the sweet freedom and whisk/stir in.
Food flavouring such as vanilla or orange can then be added. These are not included with the kit but I always seem to have vanilla essence in my cupboard so threw a few drops in. It’s then best to taste the mixture. At first it wasn’t sweet enough and tasted a little bitter so I added more sweetener which then made it too sweet so I had to then add more cacao powder to even out the flavour. Once the right flavour is achieved it’s then time to pour the mixture into the little cases.
The result is delicious gourmet raw chocolates. They remind me a little of those chocolate foil cups which I used to love when I was little. I think our cake sprinkles made them taste a lot sweeter but they are really nice and especially good for dipping in a hot drink. The kit makes about 20 chocolates in total and they are best stored and eaten straight from the fridge or freezer. Chocolate does not freeze and they are so nice and fresh when very cold.
Making one batch of these does use up all the Cacao butter but there is still a fair bit of both the cacao powder and the sweet freedom left. These 2 products can be stored in the cupboard amongst other baking ingredients (I have my own baking shelf). Cacao butter can probably be easily purchased so they can easily be made again. There is a useful recipe with the pack to use peanut butter with the chocolates which sounds delicious so I may have to try that. Also the Cacao powder can be used to make a hot chocolate type drink.
This particular kit costs £9.99 and is designed in mind for kids. Choc Chick offers a selection of other kits too for adults. The kits can be purchased directly from their website where more information about the company can also be found.
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