Updated: Feb 13
‘The Ultimate Food of Love’
Is chocolate the ultimate food of love?
Considering the number of people that offer chocolate on Valentine’s Day and the fact that according to some, chocolate is an aphrodisiac that has health benefits. I think the answer is Yes! Plus, It's true, giving and receiving chocolate has become one of the most popular ways to commemorate the day of love.
Prep Time: 2 hours Cook Time: 15min Serves: 6 Servings Level: Beginning
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There are a few things that go very well together, and one of them happens to be chocolate and Valentine's Day. I simply love chocolate. This is why it is so easy for me to understand and accept that chocolate is the best way to express one's love on Valentine’s Day. Chocolate is my guilty pleasure when I need something to indulge in. Besides, chocolate is so delicious that I find it also exotically romantic. It’s simply an edible declaration of love. A lot of chocolate also comes in beautifully designed packages with different shaped chocolates consisting of mouthwatering flavors and incredible spice combinations. For me, chocolate looks, feels and tastes heavenly. I always ask myself, “what kind of magic is behind this sweet and creamy goodness?”
Since Valentine’s Day is coming up, you should make a point to tell your loved ones what they mean to you and how grateful you are to have them in your life. To do this, offer them chocolate to make their day even more special. Even though it is really easy to go to the store and buy some chocolate, it is also incredibly special to make homemade chocolate for your loved ones instead. Chocolate is quite simple to make at home, and you can play with flavors to create your own unique combinations.
What do you think about a simple chocolate recipe that doesn’t include a chocolate thermometer?
This chocolate recipe makes the very best Valentine’s Day sweets! If your Valentine has a particular love for chocolate, this easy Valentine’s Day recipe is perfect for you! It is easy to make, completely vegan, super healthy, and with just a few ingredients, it is ready in about 2 hours.
85g Cacao Butter
60g Cacao Powder
40g Agave or Maple Syrup
¼ tsp Vanilla Extract
¼ tsp Salt
Place the cacao butter in a metal bowl over a saucepan of water on low heat and let it gently melt.
When your cacao butter is melted, add the rest of the ingredients and mix until well incorporated.
Optionally, add some extra flavors, like additional salt, chili flakes, nuts, seeds or rose petals.
Pour your final mixture into a chocolate mold or ice cube tray.
Refrigerate for 2 hours or until it is completely set.