Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Chocolate Bars, Attempt One

Recently, I decided to eliminate excessively-processed foods from my diet.  If it comes mostly from a box or if I can't pronounce the ingredients, then I'm avoiding it.  Since I know that I will probably have some trouble with this, I do allow 1-2 exceptions per week.  But the thing is, I love chocolate; unfortunately, there are also a lot of additives in most chocolate bars, like PGPR (Polyglycerol Polyricinoleate), which falls under the "unpronounceable ingredient" category.  What's a girl to do?

Experiment, of course!  I bought a bar of unsweetened baker's chocolate and melted it in a crock pot.  Then I blended in honey and milk until I had a yummy, dark chocolate concoction.  I also added coconut, though walnuts or almonds would have been equally wonderful.  I poured the chocolate into a bar-shaped mold I bought and put it in the refrigerator.  Ingredient list?  Chocolate, honey, whole milk.  That's it.

The only problem is that it didn't want to set.  The consistency turned out to be more like fudge, which isn't really a problem if you only care about the taste.  But the taste... So. Unbelievably. Good.

I'm thinking that next time I'm going to try using a combination of honey and unrefined sugar in the hopes that it will set more like a chocolate bar.  I'll let you know how it turns out!

1 comment:

  1. it sounds like a tasty experiment! if you want to get some natural chocolate that's already made, check out ridiculous chocolate. They're on facebook, they're in Murfreesboro, and they have a variety of flavors.