Introduction: Chai Spiced Homemade Chocolate
This is a simple homemade chocolate recipe. The chai spice gives an extra spicy twist to the chocolate. The blend of two is amazing. This chocolate recipe is a great gift recipe.
The spices in this recipe take this chocolate to another level.
This is the basic recipe. You can add mint or orange extract to taste, a teaspoon of brewed espresso, or some chopped almonds for a specialty taste.
I used these silicone apple molds to make bite size chocolates.
Step 1: Ingredients
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
1 cup of Butter
1 cup of Cocoa Powder
½ cup Raw Honey or to taste- using half this amount or less will make a bittersweet chocolate
1 teaspoon of Real Vanilla Extract or mint or orange extract to taste or a teaspoon of brewed espresso
5 Cardamom Pods, remove seeds and discard shell
2 Cloves (whole)
¼ tsp Fennel Seeds
¼ tsp Cinnamon (Ground)
¼ tsp sea salt
Step 2: Crush the Spices
Grind cardamom, fennel seeds and cloves in a coffee grinder. I used a stone grinder to crush the spice. While crushing make sure you remove the skip of the cardamom.
Step 3: Sieve
With the help of a sieve get the powdered spice. The skin can be discarded.
Step 4: Double Boiling
Melt butter in a double boiler or a glass bowl on top of a small pan with an inch of water over medium heat.
Step 5: Add Other Ingredients
When butter is completely melted, remove from heat and add cocoa powder, honey, salt, vanilla and other flavor extracts. To this mix add the chai spices too. Mix them well. Take care that the spoon you use has no water droplet.
Step 6: Mold
Pour the chocolate in to molds. I used these silicone apple molds.
You can pour it over a baking sheet too and leave it in room temperature for several hours to harden. When hardened remove from molds.
If you want to harden quickly, place the mold in the fridge. It can be kept refrigerated for few days.
I am sure you will love the combination of spices and chocolate.
This is a simple homemade chocolate recipe. The chai spice gives an extra spicy twist to the chocolate. The blend of two is amazing.