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Vegan Chocolate with Markus Rothkranz


Everyone loves chocolate, but not everyone can have chocolate due to health reasons or there are other personal reasons; such as how chocolate is made or processed or their diet.Markus Rothkranz shows an alternative choice and method for your chocolate cravings; also this recipe is vegan-friendly and an alternative for diabetics. A simple six-ingredient, one to two step process, there is no cooking involved. To prepare this simple task of making the chocolate you will need 1 cup of cacao powder, 1/4 cup of carob powder, 1/4 maple syrup, 1/4 to 1/2 cup cashew butter, 1/4 to 1/2 coconut oil, and 1 tsp of alcohol-free vanilla. Before you continue, a few extra notes to know about the ingredients carob powder help “mellow” out the bitter taste of the cacao powder as pure chocolate is naturally bitter, coconut oil must be in the liquid state to make the mixing process easier.
To begin, this is recommended but probably optional for some, the two powders; cacao and carob, normally have lumps but to experience the silkiness of chocolate, sifting is the option. After the sifting process, mix all ingredients together. The fun begins after all ingredients are mixed, your options are about limitless as to what to do next. You can dip fruit into the chocolate and place in the freezer from 15 minutes to 45 minutes or until harden, place some chocolate into small baking cups then place small amounts of nut butter then a little more chocolate over the nut butter to make your own nut butter chocolate cups, or feeling impatient and want the chocolate as soon as possible just eat it from the bowl. This quick and easy way of making chocolate not only fulfills your chocolate cravings, but is a healthier alternative to store bought chocolate.