- Joined Jun 13, 2010
So I am a self admited chocoholic, last year going to the international chocolate show in NYC really changed my life. Since then I got fresh cacao beans, just to mess with. I also started using cacao nibs quite a bit more. I always liked to use cocoa powder and mix it with sweeteners to make a fudge or something. Cocoa powder + honey = yumminess. Anyway I just recently started buying cacao paste\liquor and cacao butter and making my own chocolate bars by melting the stuff in a low temp double boiler adding whatever to it (agave nectar, honey, sugar, sea salt, ground nibs, ground peanuts, peanut butter, etc…) Anyway its so much fun I just wanted to share I never new how easy it was to make chocolate bars. I brought some into work today to share with some of my customers and they all really loved it! This was only my 4[sup]th[/sup] attempt but a vast improvement from the first and second. The hardest part I find is waiting for the chocolate to cool down and get to solid bar form. Does anybody else have any experience making chocolate like this or any other form?