Why do I have to make chocolate when I can simply buy it off the shelf? Because I would like to experience the process of making it; because I want to see what ingredients make up chocolate; because I want to fill up my fridge with some snacks; because I want to be able to use the new pig tray that I bought from Phoon Huat.
This tray is amazing! It has all sorts of pig faces – sad, happy, cross, cheeky – some with their ears down and others up. I am definitely going to be making more chocolates soon because I want to be able to see these pig faces in my freezer more often!
- Cocoa powder: 1/2 cup
- Milk powder: 1 cup
- Icing sugar: 3/4 cup
- Coconut oil (or cocoa butter): 3/4 cup
- Sift together cocoa powder, milk powder, icing sugar.
- Use a water bath to warm the coconut oil.
- Spoon the powdered mixture gradually into the coconut oil to combine well.
- Spoon chocolate mixture into ice-cube trays or moulds with interesting shapes.
- Alternatively, place some crushed nuts into a regular ice-cube tray before you spoon the chocolate mixture in.
- Leave to freeze for 1hr before serving.
I would have preferred using the cocoa butter as the base for this chocolate, though unfortunately, this could not be found easily in the local supermarket. The coconut oil functions as a good substitute, but this would only be good for those who love coconut or don’t mind the strong coconut taste. Fortunately though, my boy loves them a lot!
About 40 small pieces or 20 large pieces