In Europe (Germany especially) spicy Christmas chocolate was always a popular Christmas treat.
So I figured it’s about time for me to make some!
To give to people… So they have food… and stuff… whatever.
*Raw Cacao Paste
*Pumpkin Pie Spice
OR any other spices that work well are Chinese 5 Spice (which is like pumpkin pie spipce), cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, clove, a dash of cayenne pepper, orange peel + cinnamon, licorice root powder + cinnamon… you get the idea: Christmas spices…
*Lots of dried fruit and nuts!
In the two pictures I have… Candidate #1 (above); white raisins, dark raisins, and ribbon cut coconut shreds. Candidate #2 (below); cut figs and cashews.
Dried fruits that work their Christmasy magic are any type of raisin, dried apples and dried yacón root, figs, prunes, dried peaches, or dried mango with cashews… You get the idea.
*Melt the desired amount of cacao paste (using the double broiler technique or throw it into the dehydrator for a bit)
Once Melted Mix In:
*Honey to taste. A little over 1/3 the amount of cacao paste is usually perfect sweetness.
*Pumpkin Pie Spice to taste. A little more than 1 heaped teaspoon usually works nicely.
**Mix well and then add…
*Your merriment of fruit and nuts!
**Mix it, like a motherfucker
*Pour into a pie pan, roll into balls, or whatever shapes twiddles your twaddle…
*Refrigerate until hard.
You can store it outside the fridge after it’s hardened.
Enjoy and give!