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Raw chocolates and birthdays

It’s my daughter’s birthday weekend so I made some raw chocolates for her and her friends.

I used a 1:1 ratio with cacao to coconut oil.


1 cup coconut oil

1 cup raw cacao powder

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

8 drops of Wild Orange essential oil *

Rice Bran syrup (Biona or other organic make)


Set up a glass bowl over a bowl of boiling water (the water should not be able to enter the top bowl – bain marie style).

Add the coconut oil and cacao together in the bowl over the hot water. The idea is the heat from underneath will melt the coconut oil with ease allowing you to blend in the other ingredients. Once the oil and cacao are mixed together you can then stir and fold in the vanilla essence and essential oil for flavouring.

You can either add in a tablespoon of rice bran syrup to sweeten or if like me you want to make small chocolates then I spooned about a heaped teaspoon of the chocolate mixture into a silicon chocolate mould and then added a squeeze of rice bran syrup to the centre of each.

I placed my chocolate mould into the freezer for about an hour until it had set.

Once removed they are bitter but in that dark chocolate elegance way because they contain no dairy but the flavours of the orange and vanilla work beautifully together.

(c) 2016 Elizabeth Plant

* if you have essential oils already then please ensure they are made for culinary use. Most essential oils are not and you definitely do not want to use a fragrance oil by accident. If you don’t have orange essential oil in already then you are welcome to visit my DoTerra shop which will ship to the USA, Canada, Europe, the UK, Australia and New Zealand plus some other countries too. You don’t need to open an account and can just buy retail but if you want to get the best price that gives 25% off the retail prices then the best way to shop is to open a ‘wholesale’ (like a preferred customer) account and please remember to ensure you enter me as your Wellness Advocate so I can guide you thereafter. Wholesale does not mean you have to build a business with Doterra either. Do ask me if you have any questions and I am also happy to send you some samples or teach you more via a Zoom call.

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