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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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