Chocolate is yummy, we all know that but how do you make this sweet treat from scratch? Without investing in some heavy duty and expensive equipment its not possible,however if we let someone else process the beans for us and use a few simple tricks, DIY chocolate is within your grasp!
Step 1: Supplies.
You will need: 3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder (ground cocoa beans), 1/2 cup powdered sugar (or more if you like sweeter chocolate), healthy balance butter spread, Copha, or if you can get it cocoa butter use that, and you will also need some unsweetened baking chocolate.If you like you can also add rice krispies for a crunchy chocolate.
Step 2: Add the Dry Ingredients.
Add the cocoa powder and sugar.If you want sweeter chocolate (this is somewhat bitter) add some more sugar.
Step 3: Add the Unsweetened Chocolate.
Add the unsweetened chocolate (you need about five pieces) and heat.
Step 4: Add the Fat!
Add whatever fat you are using but melt it before adding to the pan!
Step 5: Heat and Stir.
Keep heating and constantly stirring the chocolate. If it is to lumpy, slowly add some of the fat until it looks smooth without large lumps.
Step 6: Put Into Desired Mold and Enjoy!
Place into a mold or a baking sheet and place in the freezer.when cool and hard you can eat it! If you want you can add more butter and no chocolate to make fudge!
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