I’m in the middle of my spring exams and every time I need to study a little bit too long I can feel that my brain is craving chocolate. You might have noticed that I’m a hopeless sweet tooth. So, I need my chocolate! However, usually I try not to buy chocolate because in many cases it’s full of refined sugar and I have been trying to avoid white sugar. I just think that in a long run the white sugar makes me lazy and it’s also not good for my brain. Not to mention that my skin goes very bad when I eat too much white sugar. I’m usually quite lucky with my skin, but I can still see the results from my skin when I’m eating unhealthy.
Don’t get me wrong. I love chocolate and sometimes I even buy chocolate! It’s just when I have a choice, then I usually read what’s inside the chocolate. I try to pick the organic ones which doesn’t have any white sugar (or synthetic sugar) inside the chocolate and I try to make sure that it’s made of real cocoa butter.
However, these kind of chocolates are a little bit too expensive. So, I have been buying my own cocoa butter for more than three years. I have been exploring the cocoa butter in the kitchen for some time and here is one of my favourites chocolate and nut snacks. Firstly, I think it looks good and secondly it tastes good! This kind of snack helps me a lot while I’m trying to study for my exams. Also, it’s really easy to make. It takes me only 5 minutes to put together and the rest of time it just needs some time to set.
Cashew White Chocolate with Roses
- 150 g cashews
- 70 g honey (or maple syrup)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract or ¼ tsp vanilla bean seeds
- pinch of salt
- 40 g organic cocoa butter
- 1 tsp edible dry roses
- Blend cashews with salt until almost powder.
- Add honey and vanilla and blend until combined.
- Melt cocoa butter on low heat.
- Add melted cocoa butter to the cashew mix.
- Press the mixture at the bottom of the box (or tray about 17 x 9 cm) which is covered with baking paper.
- Decorate with roses.
- Put the chocolate in the refrigerator for few hours until set.
- Cut some chocolate pieces with a sharp knife and enjoy! (Use the chocolate in a few weeks. However, my box didn’t last more than two days)