Friends, I should totally be making supper, but instead I am writing to tell you about some unbelievable "homemade chocolate" that I just made. You. Have. Got. To try this!
(and please don't tell Janet Gehman, my favorite high school English teacher, that I just wrote and published a sentence with that kind of incredibly made-up punctuation in it. . . . on the other hand, she just might approve!)
Okay, credit where credit is due: this recipe comes from homemade mommy's blog. I don't know anything else about her but believe you me I am going to find out. Anyone who invents something this easy, this mind-blowingly yummy, this healthy deserves my investigation!
Enough build-up. I am unkind to linger. Here is the recipe:
1/2 cup coconut oil (the more expensive is supposedly better but just use what you have and research that later)
1/4 cup honey (raw is best)
1/2 cup cocoa (if you know someone in southeast PA, have them ship Wilbur's cocoa to you)
1/2 tsp. vanilla (please, I beg you, do not use imitation vanilla in this.....)
dash of salt
Mix: warm the oil and raw honey if necessary, but if you're impatient like me you can just mash it all together with a wooden spoon. Spread on wax paper and chill. If you melted, you'll have to line a pan with wax paper and pour it in - see, sometimes being impatient actually saves you time!! Even out the edges with a knife as it chills. Eat the trimmings. So important to have the edges even, isn't it? And so easy for them to get wobbly. Trim frequently if necessary. Go ahead and feel virtuous about the honey and coconut oil.
If there is still some left by the time it's chilled (after all those trimmings), cut into bite-sized pieces and eat 'em up!!! I mean, store in airtight container and ration out a single piece daily, to be consumed mindfully and with gratitude.
Do share the recipe. Share the chocolate, too, if you're sufficiently generous. (and I know you are, or you wouldn't be reading this blog!!)
Ahhh ... doesn't life seem a little bit brighter, now that you can make your chocolate, and eat it, too?