Homemade Chocolate with Peanuts and Rice Krispies
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This is such a delicious, simple homemade chocolate recipe to keep in the freezer for those emergency chocolate-craving situations (this is daily for me!). I love making my own chocolate from scratch as I can control the sweetness to bitterness ratio and use my favourite, healthy sweeteners. I am a big chocolate + crunch fan so the roasted peanuts, puffed rice and shredded coconut are the perfect addition.
The best part about this recipe? It’s so customisable! I use the chocolate base as my go-to homemade chocolate, and then add whatever crunchy or sweet things I have in my cupboard. Dried goji berries are a perfect addition as they add a little chewiness and sourness. I also love roasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped for a Nutella flavour. I haven’t tried it yet, but I imagine adding fresh berries like raspberries would be delicious, especially as they get slightly frozen in the setting process.
What are your favourite combinations in chocolate? Or do you prefer it straight and unadulterated? Let me know in the comments below :)
Homemade Chocolate with Peanuts and Rice Krispies(GF, Vg)
- 3/4 cup cacao butter (you can sub coconut oil here, but you will need to store the chocoate in the freezer as it will melt very easily)
- 3 Tbsp. cacao powder
- 2 Tbsp. natural peanut butter (no added oil or sugar)
- pinch salt
- 1/3 cup maple syrup (or sweetener of your choice)
- 1/4 cup puffed rice
- 1 Tbsp. shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup, roughly chopped, roasted peanuts
Takes , serves 6.
- Melt cacao butter by placing a small bowl carefully in a slightly larger bowl of hot water (or use a double boiler)
- In a food processor or blender, add melted cacao butter, cacao powder, peanut butter and salt (you can mix this by hand but be sure to remove all the cacao powder lumps)
- Stir through puffed rice, coconut and peanuts
- Line a small, shallow tray with baking paper and pour out the chocolate mixture evenly
- Place the tray in the freezer for 15 minutes to set
- Removed tray from the freezer and carefully slice the chocolate into squares (or break into rustic pieces)
- Serve immediately or store in the fridge or freezer. I love mine being icy cold straight from the freezer!