Homemade Dark Chocolate with Strawberries - sweetened with Dates

Homemade Dark Chocolate with Strawberries - sweetened with dates

Looking for a dark chocolate recipe that you can prepare during the strawberry season? If dark chocolate is not sweet enough for you, then try this recipe which will give you the taste you might be looking for.

This recipe is sweetened with dates. Adjust the sweetness by using 4 - 12 dates. Remember: dates are a natural sweetener. The less you use the better.

▶︎ Ingredients and equipment:

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Preparation time: 10 - 15 minutes
Freezing time: 20 minutes

Homemade Dark Chocolate with Strawberries - sweetened with Dates
 

▶︎ Step 1: Prepare the chocolate

1 - melt 125 gr. of cocoa butter in a water bath (00:01)
2 - blend 4 to 12 dates (00:05)
3 - Put the dates aside (00:13)

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4 - add 50 gr. of cocoa powder into a large mixing bowl (00:15)
5 - add 2 gr. of vanilla bean powder to the bowl (00:20)
6 - mix all ingredients with a tablespoon (00:25)

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7 - cut 4 to 6 fresh strawberries into slices (00:28)

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8 - add the melted cocoa butter into the mixing bowl (00:39)
9 - continue to stir the mix with a tablespoon while adding the cocoa butter (00:46)

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10 - add the chocolate mix to the blender with the dates (00:53)
11 - blend all ingredients (01:00)
 

▶︎ Step 2: Prepare for freezing or cooling

1 - place a sheet of baking paper into a baking pan / loaf pan (01:07)
2 - use a tablespoon to spread the chocolate evenly (01:15)

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3 - add the sliced strawberries on top of the chocolate - press lightly (01:20) 

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4 - freezing time: 20 minutes (01:34)

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5 - ready! (01:40)

 

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