This homemade dark chocolate recipe combines the strong flavor of true cacao ingredients with raw crunchy walnuts. The result is an ultra rich vegan dark chocolate with a nutty flavor that will make you fall in love with homemade chocolate.
Guys … this dark chocolate with walnuts was special and here’s why. It was:
Homemade dark chocolate with walnuts
This recipe is very easy to make and it’s perfect for the beginner chocolate maker or for the experienced connaisseur.
There’s one secret to making good chocolate and I’m going to share it with you right now …. It’s easy! Simply use the best ingredients you can buy and be in love with the result!
Use pure raw cacao instead of cheap cocoa powder, use pure organic cacao mass and cacao butter, real cinnamon and vanilla powder. Lastly, make sure to use coconut sugar which has a special flavor of its own that enriches the whole chocolate experience.
What you need to make Homemade Dark Chocolate with Walnuts
- Cacao Mass – one of the two main ingredients that make up a respectable chocolate recipe, cacao mass is bitter and dark.
- Cacao Butter – creamy and chocolatey (but not bitter), cacao butter is the other main ingredient that should always be part of a real chocolate recipe.
- Coconut Sugar – we use just enough to add a subtle sweet taste to this dark chocolate recipe (coconut sugar is far superior compared to regular sugar, and even raw cane sugar).
- Vanilla Powder – the perfect way to add a subtle flavor to any kind of chocolate dessert.
- Cinnamon Powder – a pinch of cinnamon will add a subtle exotic flavor that upgrades the whole chocolate experience.
- Walnuts – we used walnuts to add a bit of crunchiness to our delicious dark chocolate and a ton of real wholesome nutrients.
How to make Homemade Dark Chocolate with Walnuts
I love this simple chocolate recipe because it’s packed with nutrients and doesn’t take much time to make.
Follow these steps to make delicious chocolate (as always, find complete recipe details in the recipe card below!):
- Start by adding the following ingredients into a double boiler: cacao mass, cacao butter, coconut sugar, vanilla and cinnamon.
- Once everything has combined into a chocolate paste, remove from heat.
- In a small glass tray, add chopped walnuts and spread them evenly.
- Pour chocolate paste over walnuts, covering the entire surface of the tray.
- Transfer into the fridge for 4-6 hours or until the chocolate turns solid.
- Remove from the fridge and break down by hand or cut into bars.
- DONE! This homemade chocolate is now ready.
How to store this homemade dark chocolate
You can store this dark chocolate in the fridge or on the counter. Since cacao mass and cacao butter (the main ingredients for our recipe) are solid at room temperature, this chocolate won’t melt when kept outside the fridge.
This delicious chocolate bars are perfect to take with you anywhere because they will keep solid for hours and hours. And because we used plenty of walnuts, you can definitely enjoy these chocolate bars as a quick recovery snack.
I hope you’ll give this chocolate a try and let me know how it turned out. Want to share a photo on Social Media? Tag it @refreshmyhealth so I can follow up with you.
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Homemade Dark Chocolate with Walnuts
- Double Boiler
- Small Tray
- 100 g cacao mass
- 50 g cacao butter
- 3 tsp coconut sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1 handful walnuts (chopped)
- Start by adding all the chocolate ingredients into a double boiler ... cacao mass, cacao butter, coconut sugar, vanilla and cinnamon.
- Once everything has combined into a chocolate paste, remove from heat and set aside to cool down for a few minutes.
- In a small flat bottom dish (glass or ceramic), add chopped walnuts and spread them on the entire surface of the dish.
- Pour chocolate paste over walnuts covering the entire surface of the dish. Since the chocolate paste is rather liquid, it’s ok if the walnuts will float around a bit.
- Transfer chocolate into the fridge for 4-6 hours to set or until it becomes rock solid.
- Remove from the fridge when solid and break down by hand or cut into bars.
- That was it! Your homemade chocolate is now ready!
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