Easter chocolate caramels

Made a little Easter treat for the hubby today to enjoy in the sunshine here in Amsterdam. Getting the benefit of the dates (good for iron levels and digestion) and raw cacao (antioxidants, magnesium, and b vitamins) makes them taste even sweeter! 

INGREDIENTS:

Makes a tray of about 12 small chocolates

Chocolate

  • 50g cacao butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or raw honey
  • 40g raw cacao powder
  • small pinch of sea salt

Caramel

  • 1/4 cup of soaked dates
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • pinch of sea salt

HOW TO:

  • Melt the chocolate ingredients in a bowl over simmering water
  • Fill the bottom of your chocolate moulds leaving space for the caramel
  • Rub some of the chocolate on the sides too
  • Place in the freezer for 10 mins to set
  • Blend caramel ingredients in a blender
  • Take chocolate back out of freezer and with a small spoon put some of the caramel into the centre of the moulds then cover with rest of liquid chocolate
  • Place in the freezer for at least an hour to set