White & Dark Chocolate Cups Stuffed with Toasted Coconut Butter & Crunchy Peanut Butter

Two recipes in one! *high five*

Homemade chocolate is something that I make about once a week. It is so easy to do, and once you understand the basics, you really won't ever have to measure or follow a recipe ever again. You just make the basic chocolate recipe (which itself is totally flexible) and then mix it with any kind of filing, toping, or shape you like!
I don't temper my chocolates (which makes them shelf stable), I just store them in the fridge or freezer. 

These cups were created to honour the INSANELY delicious toasted coconut butter spread I made a couple of days ago. (Learn how to make [1 ingredient!] toasted coconut butter: HERE) But you can use any filling! I am currently loving the PB + chocolate combo, so I made some using an all natural, organic pb as well.  

crunchy Peanut butter on the left, toasted coconut butter on the right. 

 

White & Dark Chocolate Cups Stuffed with Toasted Coconut Butter & Crunchy Peanut Butter 

Ingredients

- 1/2 cup organic cacao butter

- 1/3 cup organic coconut butter

- 1/4 cup organic virgin coconut oil

- 1/2 a cup of organic raw cacao powder

- 1 scoop (about 20grams) of grass-fed collagen peptides powder

- pinch of sea salt

Your choice of fillings! I used:

- organic crunchy peanut butter

- toasted coconut butter (click HERE for recipe)

optional:

- 1 tsp of wild reishi powder

- 1 tsp of organic mucuna pruriens powder

- 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp of organic vanilla been extract or a small pinch of vanilla bean powder

- 1-2 tsp of grass-fed gelatin powder 

- your preferred sweetener (to taste); I personally do not use any sweetener

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Did you know

That by dilating your cells, cacao acts as a vessel for delivering micronutrients to your body! By combining chocolate and adaptogens, you get to increase the bioavailability of all the goodness you mix in with your chocolates. My favorites at the moment are reishi, and mucuna pruriens!

 

Instructions

1. In a double broiler, melt down the cacao butter, coconut butter, and coconut oil (stir to speed up the process). (I do not sweeten my chocolate at all, but you would add in your preferred sweetener here too!)

2. Remove from heat once melted, and stir in the in salt, collagen, gelatin, and vanilla. 

note: the collagen, gelatin, and vanilla are all optional

3. Fill your preferred moulds halfway with white chocolate, and place in the freezer to set.

4. In the meantime, add in cacao powder to the remaining white chocolate, as well as any of the optional adaptogens (I used reishi, and mucuna pruriens). 

5. Remove the set chocolate from the freezer (make sure you give it at least 5-10 minutes to really freeze), and then add a little ball of your preferred filling in the middle of each mould. You can also just add a layer of it if making a centred ball isn't working out for you.

6. Fill the rest of the mould with your dark chocolate, and pop back in the freezer 15+ minutes until the chocolate is well set.

 

Hot tips

1. Most of the chocolate ingredients are optional; you can omit the collagen and gelatin, but I like to incorporate both because it adds nourishing amino acids (protein), and makes the chocolate mixture thicker and more flavourful. Learn more about the benefits of collagen HERE.

2. Use any adaptogens you wish! Reishi and mucuna are my go-to's when it comes to chocolate because the dopamine boosting powers of mucuna  and reishi's shen energy go perfectly with chocolate! Other favs of mine are pine pollen, cordyceps, chaga, rhodiola, euccomia bark, and ashwaganda.

3. The liquid ratios for the base of the chocolate are very flexible. Technically you could use all cacao butter, or all coconut oil... but I like the combination of these three (cacao butter, coconut butter, and coconut oil) for my chocolates.

 

Learn more about the superfood add-ins:

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Reishi Mushroom

Strengthening of the heart

Liver detoxification

Fortified immunity

Increased energy

Longevity

Reduced Stress

Anti ageing

Enhances cognitive ability

Tonifies Jing, Qi and Shen

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Mucuna Pruriens

Enhance Brain Function

Elevate Mood & Refine the Senses

Soothe the Nervous System

Support Overall Well-being

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Collagen Peptides

Repairs joints

Heals cuts

Helps repair leaky gut

Boosts metabolism

Strengthens teeth and nails

Reduces cellulite/ stretch marks

Prevents and heals arthritis

Speeds up repair of cuts

Reduces inflammation

Calms nervous system

Improves sleep quality

Balances hormones

 

ps. I love seeing all your re-creations of my recipes. Make sure to tag me, or send me an email with your photos!

In-Joy!

- Camille