How to make a vegan top deck chocolate

Valentines Day chocolate

Valentines Day presents don’t get more romantic and heartfelt than these homemade raw chocolate sprinkled with edible rose petals and strawberries!

Raw vegan top deck chocolates sprinkled with strawberries and roses

Ingredients

For dark chocolate

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½ cup cacao butter or coconut oil (melted)
2 ½ tbs coconut nectar or maple syrup
Few drops vanilla extract
2 tbs cacao powder
For white chocolate
½ cup raw cashews (soaked for 3 hours)
1 cup cacao butter (melted)
3 tbs coconut nectar or rice malt syrup
½ tsp vanilla bean paste

For strawberry topping

¾ cup freeze dried strawberries
2 tbs freeze dried strawberry powder
½ cup edible rose petals

Additional

silicone chocolate mould tray

Method

  1. Place all ingredients for the white chocolate in a food processor. Pulse until you get a very smooth, lump-free consistency.
  2. Half fill the mould tray with white chocolate and place in freezer for 1 hour (or until slightly hardened).
  3. In a small bowl, place all ingredients for the dark chocolate and stir until well incorporated.
  4. Remove moulds from freezer and pour dark chocolate carefully over the top of white chocolate. Return to freezer for 1-2 hours or until chocolate has hardened.
  5. Remove moulds from freezer/ Push chocolates out from the silicone moulds and place on a tray.
  6. Sprinkle sparingly the freeze-dried strawberry powder, followed by freeze dried strawberries. Finish off by placing one or two rose petals on each chocolate.

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