Paleo White Chocolate Hearts & Valentine’s Day Gift

Paleo white chocolate hearts with cocoa butter & cashews. Perfectly creamy dairy-free, refined sugar-free & vegan homemade gift idea with 5-ingredients for Valentine’s day or Christmas.

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My secret technique to handle cocoa butter? No layers 

If I have to choose only one chocolate that I could eat the rest of my life, then it would be organic raw white chocolate. Ever since I developed this recipe, I’m just obsessed with this one. One secret ingredient and the technique gives the perfect creamy texture.

I tried all the techniques for raw organic cocoa butter … I failed

To be honest, it took me literally few years to develop this recipe. At first, I just didn’t know how to handle the raw organic cocoa butter which is the main ingredient in raw chocolate. Over the years I tried all kinds of techniques.

Water bath doesn’t work for cocoa butter!

I experimented with melting the cocoa butter over a water bath or just on low temperature. I ended up with uneven texture and I wasn’t happy with the results. In the beginning, I even got different layers of the chocolate. One layer of honey or other sweetener and another layer of cocoa butter. The taste wasn’t that good and didn’t remind me classic chocolate at all.

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New idea + happy dance

One magical day (about a year ago) I was experimenting in the kitchen and suddenly I got a new idea. What happens when I blend cocoa butter? You whish usual butter as well for cakes to get a better texture? Right? Classic recipes say that use room temperature butter and whisk it with sugar?

Compare to melting the butter you will get a better texture. The cakes are perfect and fluffy. Right? After blending the cocoa butter for some time, I ended up with the creamy texture. I couldn’t be happier to see that. I was jumping up and down in the kitchen just like I have won something.

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Extra creamy texture for paleo white chocolate?

However, the recipe wasn’t ready. I needed some creamy texture inside the chocolate as well. Otherwise, it would be too hard to bite the chocolate. Over the last year, I have tried all kinds of nuts inside the chocolate. These are all amazing! I will probably share some other recipes here someday as well.

However, I would say that my favorite is still cashew butter! It gives the perfect creamy texture for white chocolate and I would say it just meant to go together with cocoa butter. These two should be together forever.

Valentine’s day special

Since Valentines day’s is coming, then I suggest you go to your health food store and buy some cocoa butter and cashew butter. I know that these are quite expensive, but really, it’s worth the price. You will get healthy white chocolate that you can’t buy anywhere. In my opinion, the homemade gifts for your loved ones are always the best. No questions asked.

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Paleo White Chocolate Hearts: 5- ingredients (Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Vegan option) 

about 20 smaller hearts

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Time in total: 1 h

Nutritional information (per 8 g): 53,8 kcal, Protein: 0,6 g, Net Carbs: 1,8 g, Fat: 5,2 g

Ingredients
  • 70 g (2,5 oz) cashew butter
  • 70 g 2,5 oz) cocoa butter
  • ½ tsp ground vanilla bean (or 1 seeded vanilla pod)
  • 1 tbsp honey (or 1,5 tbsp maple syrup for vegan option)
  • pinch of salt (optional)
  • Optional flavors: 1 tbsp freeze-dried raspberries or strawberries or your favorite nuts
Instructions
  1. Blend all the ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Press the chocolate into a suitable form. Sprinkle with freeze-dried raspberries, blueberries or nuts (optional).
  3. Put the form in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours (or into the freezer for 45-60 minutes).
  4. Enjoy with your loved ones.

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  1. I absolutely positively adore white chocolate. Ugh, it’s so so so so so so so good!Thus I absolutely know for a fact that I would adore this delicious sounding and looking recipe!

  2. Oh my gosh these look so yummy! I love that they’re healthy too :D. Gonna make them, not tell my boyfriend they’re healthy, and see what he has to say hehe

    • Haha, that sounds like a perfect plan! I do the same for mine but now it’s getting harder because he already knows that everything is healthy that I make 😀 However, I’m lucky that he really enjoys the healthy treats. At least most of the time 🙂

    • Hi, Rachelle. I haven’t tried this for cake pops. You can try and let me know. 😉 However, it has a little bit thicker consistency. So, it should look more like creme cheese frosting and not like the usual chocolate coating. I don’t recommend melting it either because of the texture.