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Homemade chocolate using cocoa powder

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Take 220g (2 cups) of coca powder (make sure you take as finer powder you can find, look at the picture) and put them in a bowl. Take 160g (3/4 of a cup) of butter and put them in bowl containing the cocoa powder. Using a spoon grind bigger pieces of cocoa powder. I recommend chopping the butter in smaller pieces for easier processing. Put the contents of the bowl in a blender or a food processor and blend them into a fine paste (check the last picture), if you don't have an access to a blender or a food processor you can use a regular mixer for the job but I will warn you, it will be messy.
 
 
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every time i try blending it it just clumps up into a giant butter/cocoa lump!!! am i doing something wrong?!?!?!
maricolley2 years ago
Oh. My. Gosh. THANK YOU!!!!! I have been baking for over 16 yrs and cant tell you how many trips to the store for that bag of forgotten/extra chocolate chips i have made, not to mention the gas money!

*Note* i have looked into cutting out the middle man before, and tried finding a recipe to make it myself. Didnt think it was such a terrible think to ask for, but all say cocoa butter is key. CVS sells sticks of it for just .99 cents in the lotion isle! DONT MISTAKE IT FOR LOTION WITH COCOA BUTTER! EEEW! I make home made lotion from scratch since all the rest contribute to alzhiemers disease, and can say that cheap stick is legit

What i cant say is that ive tried this recipe yet, but i have high hopes, and am positive it will be great! Thank you for this recipe! Im going out to CVS shortly, and am going to experiment with dark and regular cocoa powder.

Who knows, maybe you could make your own homemade chocolates with organic/natural ingredients or something? Its a growing trend, and you could show the crappy hollow chocolate easter bunny it both tastes like wax, yet looks like a turd in foil!

Thanks!
i dont have a food processor/blender, and i dont want to make much of a mess, so I am doing this step by hand.

be warned, this will tire you out VERY FAST if the butter is not soft and/or in small pieces!
Oh thank you for commenting this! i am making this right now and my blender broke last week when my friend put glass in it! Thank you! :)
katyis82 years ago
can't you melt the butter?
Aserathiae3 years ago
Your cocoa powder looks rather pale, do you know if it contains any fillers/anti-caking agents? Where I live (NZ) cocoa powder is a very dark brown, just wondering if there is a difference in quality....