Irresistible chocolate pralinés with cocoa butter

Irresistible chocolate pralinés with cocoa butter

I want to write about it, I start writing, then I stop, I read what I wrote and then, dissatisfied with the result, I delete everything. I write again, read and delete…I’m not satisfied because it is difficult for me to find the right words to describe that perfection which helped me so many times to deal with stress and sadness. Yes, I’m talking about chocolate, as you can all imagine.

Photo: Jovana Kostić

Nowadays we can easily choose what to eat and buy and we have such a variety of choice, but big companies, in order to earn more money, start to offer products produced in a very unethical way, by causing human and animal suffering. I saw a documentary about cocoa butter and chocolate production not so long ago and I saw little kids working on these cocoa farms, little kids kidnapped from their towns and sold for 200€. It is so sad that big companies  think lives of some innocents African children, animals or poor people from third world countries are worthless and these beings don’t matter only because they are poor and unprotected. Where is this all going to take us? What are we turning into when we don’t care if some poor kids will work like slaves so we can buy a chocolate bar for 1 euro only because we were lucky enough to be born in a “normal” country. Will reason ever win so that we can treat each other with respect as equal human being?
Unfortunately, chocolate now makes me think of these kids who probably never even tasted it and spent the majority of their lives hungry.
So, when you buy chocolate or cocoa powder, please make sure you buy a product with fair trade label on it as it means the workers who made the chocolate were fairly paid and treated.
After seeing different documentaries about chocolate, I decided to make my homemade version and try to find as many ingredients with fair trade label as I can. I hope you enjoy the recipe and share the documentary The dark side of chocolate so people can see it. If we start to boycott this kind of production, something will have to change in this world.

IRRESISTIBLE CHOCOLATE PRALINÉS WITH COCOA BUTTER

Photo: Jovana Kostić

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup cocoa butter
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbs cashew butter

Instructions:

  1. Melt cocoa butter in a double boiler.
  2. Add cocoa and stir well.
  3. Remove from the heat and add coconut oil.
  4. Add maple syrup, cashew butter and stir well.
  5. Pour chocolate into silicone mold for pralinés.
  6. Keep pralinés in the fridge.

Photo: Jovana Kostić


Irresistible chocolate pralinés with cocoa butter
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup cocoa butter
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbs cashew butter
Instructions
  1. Melt cocoa butter in a double boiler.
  2. Add cocoa and stir well.
  3. Remove from the heat and add coconut oil.
  4. Add maple syrup, cashew butter and stir well.
  5. Pour chocolate into silicone mold for pralinés.
  6. Keep pralinés in the fridge.
Rating: 5.0. From 2 votes.
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