Dairy Free White Chocolate Bites
Well hey friends!!
I'm way too excited to share this recipe with you cause I totally nailed these! White chocolate was my FAVORITE growing up as a child. It is so creamy and delicious. But, have you ever read the ingredients? Most white chocolate is full of hydrogenated oils and for syrup. Nutrient dense dark chocolate is more than available now. You can find dark chocolate that is low in sugar, dairy free, and soy free, but I have not found any white chocolate in the store that is dairy free and low in sugar. So I have been trying for quite a while now to develop a recipe that resembles white chocolate and I finally think I nailed it!! These are so simple to make. I use silicone molds which you can easily purchase of Amazon, but if you don't have any you can also lay some parchment muffin/cupcake holders on a baking sheet and fill them 1/4-1/3 each.
Every time I would try to make these before they would taste too much like coconut. Don't get me wrong, I'm a coconut lover and pretty much love anything coconut, but I wanted to create a white chocolate that tasted like white chocolate not like coconut. So it has taken lots of experimenting but I finally got it down. I do add coconut, but the cocoa butter and cashews overtake the coconut. If you try this recipe I would love for you to leave your comments and let me know what you think.
The best part too is that every one of my kids loved these. It' not often that all 4 like something. I always seem to have at least one that doesn't like what I make. I know many of you moms with more than one kid can probably relate. These make great treats that are also nutritious. I did the math and for each chocolate you are only getting about 1/2 tsp of honey, but they still taste SO sweet. I make a batch and then keep these in the freezer. These will begin to melt quickly because they have coconut oil in them so especially during the summer stash them in the freezer and eat within 10 minutes.
Servings: Approximately 30 1/2oz chocolates
- 1 Cup crushed/crumbled Raw Cacao Butter
- 1/2 Cup raw Cashews
- 1/2 Cup Coconut Butter
- 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
- 3 TBSP Raw Honey
- 1 TBSP Bee Pollen (optional if you want to add to half of your batch of chocolates)
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
- Melt Cacao butter over medium heat in saucepan
- Add remaining ingredients except for Bee Pollen to a high speed blender
- Blend until mixture is completely smooth and no chunks or pieces left.
- When cacao butter is completely melted add to blender along with the other ingredients and blend on high for another 30 seconds until completely blended.
- Pour into silicone molds
- If adding bee pollen to half of batch add about 1/4 tsp of bee pollen to each chocolate and stir to mix in the pollen.
- Place molds in freezer for 2 hours until completely solid.
- chocolates are ready now so pop out of molds and store in a sealed container in the freezer.