Real chocolate after dinner mints – something sweet, sugar free and paleo to finish
Some things are better in winter, like curling up on the couch in the early evening after an even earlier dinner with a good book, notepad, cup of tea and a sweet treat. You can just picture it now, can’t you? For those kinds of evenings, when a full-on dessert is not necessary but something sweet would be nice to finish, what better fits the bill than chocolate after dinner mints? And when only real chocolate will do, you can’t go past these homemade mouth-watering chocolate after dinner mints. Coincidentally, they’re also sugar free and paleo!
100gm raw cacao butter
6 level tablespoons of raw cacao powder
3 level tablespoons of brown rice malt syrup (or raw honey if you prefer)
6 large, fresh chocolate mint leaves, roughly chopped
12 tiny, fresh chocolate mint leaves, to garnish
Melt the cacao butter in a heat-proof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water.
Add the chocolate mint leaves and stir through to coat.
Add the cacao powder and whisk with a fork until smooth.
Add the rice malt syrup and stir until smooth.
Spoon 1 tablespoon of the chocolate into each hole of a 12-hole silicon cupcake tray (ensuring the silica tray is on a baking tray for ease of movement. You don’t want the chocolate to go sliding around the place when transferring to the fridge, or worse – falling on the floor!). If you have actual chocolate mould trays, you could pour the chocolate into these instead.
Top each chocolate with one tiny chocolate mint leaf.
Place the chocolate in the fridge to set.