1/4 cup shaved cacao paste, melted (optional - will firm up chocolate bar)
1/2 tsp hazelnut extract (2 drops Medicine Flower Hazelnut)
1 tsp sunflower lecithin (optional emulsifier)
1/4 cup combined almonds and walnuts, smashed
Melt chocolate: Place shaved cacao butter and cacao paste in a metal bowl, placed on top of a smaller bowl filled with hot water. Add coconut oil and stir together as it melts.
While waiting, place nuts in zip lock bag on hard surface and smash with a mallet, creating uneven chunks of nuts.
Add maple syrup, agave nectar, and extracts to melted ingredients, add lecithin, and stir. Take off of warm water. Let sit for a few minutes and then place back on top of fresh hot water and let melt again.
Add smashed nuts, raisins, cherries and coconut. Stir until well coated.
Pour mixture onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment and spread about 1/4" thick.
Place in freezer to set. Remove from freezer and break into chunks. Store in freezer.
Warning: This is NOT like M&Ms and it does melt in your hands if you don't get it into your mouth fast enough. Yummm...Oh yeah! "RAW"nchy chocolate! I eat it right out of the freezer (and then LICK. LICK, LICK!).
For darker chocolate, use more cacao paste. For milk chocolate, use less cacao paste.
***Adding more cacao butter and/or paste, using less coconut oil will make this more solid. Feel free to experiment with extracts and combinations of these ingredients. Have fun and share your results.
Note: Mention Rawfully Tempting in Shipping Comments and Medicine Flower will include a special bonus sample with any purchase. In fact, you can ask for a sample of a specific flavor or product you are interested in trying. When available, they will accommodate.
Dark Chocolate Batch: