For National Chocolate Day I wanted to find you a recipe that wasn’t a cake or dessert but a recipe for a treat that you can make to have over the holidays to share with family or friends or maybe make to give as presents
So how about these chocolate coconut balls that look so delicious that I just had to share this amazing recipe with you .. hope you like it
What I like about this recipe is that it is easy vegan recipe to make
This great recipe is brought to you by Todd’s Kitchen on YouTube , thanks for sharing it with us
Here below is a list of the ingredients you will need and the video tutorial too
1 3/4 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
3 tsp coconut oil
3 tbls maple syrup
2 tbls unsweetened coconut milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
organic dark chocolate
NATIONAL CHOCOLATE DAY
National Chocolate Day is observed annually on October 28. While there are many specific chocolate related holidays throughout the year, National Chocolate Day celebrates all things chocolate. As America’s favorite flavor, chocolate is well deserving of it’s own day of honor and celebration. ( Some sources designate July 7 or December 28 as “Chocolate Day” or “International Chocolate Day”)
How is chocolate made?
Chocolate comes from the seed of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree. Cacao, which has been cultivated for at least three millennia, is grown in Mexico, Central America and Northern South America. The earliest known documentation of using cacao seeds is from around 1100 BC. The cacao tree seeds have a very intense, bitter taste that must be fermented to develop the flavor.
Once the seeds have been fermented, the beans are dried, cleaned and roasted. After roasting, the shell is removed to produce cacao nibs. The cacao nibs are then ground into cocoa mass, which is pure chocolate in rough form. The cocoa mass is usually liquefied then molded with or without other ingredients. At this point of the process it is called chocolate liquor. The chocolate liquor may then be processed into two components: cocoa solids and cocoa butter.
- Unsweetened baking chocolate – cocoa solids and cocoa butter in varying proportions.
- Sweet chocolate – cocoa solids, cocoa butter or other fat and sugar.
- Milk chocolate – sweet chocolate with milk powder or condensed milk.
- White chocolate – cocoa butter, sugar and milk but no cocoa solids.
Research has found that chocolate, when eaten in moderation, can lower blood pressure.