DIY sugar-free chocolates for Easter

By Steve Farrugia |

Photo by: baibaz/thinkstock

With Easter just around the corner we’ve put together a three-step DIY guide to making your own sugar-free chocolates, using healthy unprocessed ingredients so you don’t have to worry about what’s lurking in the foil-wrapped supermarket guff.

Step 1 – Choose your basic chocolate mix:

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  1. Dark Chocolate: Combine ½ cup coconut oil, 1 tablespoon rice malt syrup, ½ cup raw cacao powder, 2 tablespoons coconut cream in a saucepan over a low heat, stirring until melted and combined well.
  2. White Chocolate: Combine ¼ cup coconut oil, ¼ cup cacao butter, 1 tablespoon rice malt syrup, ½ teaspoon vanilla powder, 2 tablespoons coconut cream in a saucepan over a low heat, stirring until melted and combined well.

Step 2 – Add some flavour:

Throw in one of the following combinations:

  1. Raspberry ripple: A few frozen raspberries with coconut flakes.
  2. Nut cluster: Chopped mixed nuts and a sprinkle of sea salt.
  3. Coconut rough: Shredded coconut.
  4. Turkish delight: A few drops of rosewater and chopped pistachios.
  5. Sea salt: A sprinkle of sea salt.
  6. Sesame dream: Replace coconut cream with tahini. Sprinkle with black or white sesame seeds.
  7.  Peanut butter and jelly: Replace coconut cream with peanut butter. Add a few frozen raspberries.

Step 3 – Choose your presentation:

  1.  Easter moulds: There are a variety of different Easter moulds on the market. Bunnies and eggs are the obvious choices but let your imagination run wild with the possibilities.

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    Raspberry Ripple recipe modified by @therogueginger on Instagram.

  2.  Barks: This is probably one of the easiest ways to make chocolate and it looks pretty impressive too. Simply spread mixture out on to a baking paper lined tray or plate and pop in to the freezer to set. Break into shards.
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  3. Patty cases: Fill mini patty cake cases and place in the fridge or freezer to set. You can either serve them in their cases or peel away the paper to reveal a cute little cup shape.
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  4. Egg cups: Lightly grease egg cups and fill with mixture. Once set, gently remove to reveal a smooth half egg shape. You could even sandwich two together with a little nut or coconut butter to create one solid egg.

We also really love this idea we stumbled across on Pinterest from Our Chocolate Shavings blog.

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Paint some egg shells with pastel colours and fill with your favourite sugar-free chocolate mousse recipe. Our Vegan Chocolate Mousse recipe would be perfect.

Note: All of the above chocolates will melt if not kept in the fridge. Keep this in mind if you’re considering giving these chocolates as a gift.

We can’t wait to see what great DIY sugar-free chocolates you whip up for Easter. Make sure you take a snap and hashtag #iqs #iqseaster. 

For more great Easter recipes go here and here.

For more chocolate recipes check out our Chocolate Cookbook.

Sarah also has a special Easter Cake recipe in her new book I Quit Sugar For Life.

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