If you're following me on Instagram you know that we just spent a magical romantic weekend in Rome! Everything just felt right - the weather was perfect, the food was out of this world and most importantly I had the best company with Guy by my side and our beautiful baby bump.
We came back home and I realized it's already time for Valentine's day, and this year I'm definitely feeling more loved and blessed than ever!
This chocolate box is the perfect way to express my love, and the best thing about it is that it's super simple to make.
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Prepare your silicone chocolate molds for filling (I like to place mine on a large cutting board to make sure I can easily place it in the freezer without tilting the mold).
Preparing the white chocolate: Melt the cacao butter, using a double boiler. If you don’t have a double boiler, create one - simmer a few inches of water in a saucepan and a stack a mixing bowl on top of a saucepan, making sure the bowl fits snugly.
Add the maple and cashew butter and mix to combine.
If you want to create pink chocolate, pour 1/4 of the melted white chocolate into a separate bowl and mix in the beet powder. Adjust the color, adding more powder or more chocolate.
Preparing the dark chocolate: Using a double boiler, melt together the cacao paste and butter. Add the maple and mix to combine.
If you want to create chocolate-coconut bars, pour 1/4 of the melted dark chocolate into a separate bowl and mix it with the melted coconut oil. Add the coconut chips and pour them into square molds.
Pouring the chocolate into the molds: Pour the chocolate into the molds, making sure not to tilt the pan as you go. If you want to create the "half and half" look, pour 1 tsp of your desired flavor in each mold and place it in the freezer for 5 minutes, allowing it to stabilize. Remove from the freezer and cover with the other flavor.
Place the filled chocolate molds in the freezer for 1 hour or longer.
Remove from the freezer, place in a box and gift your Valentine.
Since this recipe does not include a proper tempering process, the chocolate should not be left outside the freezer for a long period of time because it will melt.
The chocolate can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.