valentine’s day chocolates with ele keats
Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!
Earlier this year, I partnered up with my friends at Ele Keats Jewelry to film a special recipe video for Valentine’s Day, featuring one of my magical chocolate recipes. Ele Keats sell the most incredible jewellery and crystals, and have the most beautiful store on Montana in Santa Monica (each time I visit I want to buy the entire contents of her store). You can see some of her stunning jewellery and gems in the video we created.
As you all know, chocolate is a huge passion of mine and I’ve been handcrafting my own raw chocolate for years now. It brings so much joy into my life, so its such a pleasure to be able to share this special video with you.
We had so much fun filming and creating this content, so we really hope you enjoy it! You can watch the video below:
For the Chocolate recipe, this is how you can make it:
makes about 20 (depending on size of moulds or if adding in extracts)
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp (30g) cocoa powder
1/3 cup + 1/4 cup (50g) cacao powder
1/3 cup (55g) raw coconut oil
1/4 cup + 3 tbsp (52g) cocoa or cacao butter
3 tbsp maple syrup
generous pinch of salt
vanilla, to taste (I use about 1/4 tsp vanilla powder)
1. Add the coconut oil and cocoa butter into a pan on a low-medium heat, and melt. When they have melted, set aside and add in the cocoa powder, cacao powder, maple syrup, salt and vanilla. Stir all together until smooth.
2. Get any moulds of choice, and pour enough of the chocolate into each until all has been used up. Then, move the chocolates into the fridge or freezer to set. I like to put mine in the freezer first as it speeds up the process. So, move into the freezer for about 20-30 minutes until solid, and then into the fridge for about 10. You can leave them to just set in the fridge, but this will take longer. When this is done, remove the chocolates from their moulds, and serve.