In this video, YouTube star, lifestyle guru, and motivational speaker Markus Rothkranz shows viewers how to make three recipes using homemade chocolate. The chocolate is healthy because it is raw and vegan.
Markus calls the recipe “freezer chocolate” because you make it in the freezer. It requires no equipment to make, so it is fast and easy! To make it, you need raw cacao powder, raw carob powder, maple syrup, cashew butter, coconut oil (liquid), and alcohol-free vanilla. He talks about how maple syrup is a great sweetener for diabetics and how coconut oil is better for you than other oils because it is not hydrogenated. He uses a sifter to get the lumps out of the cacao and carob powders before mixing. Then Markus mixes all the ingredients together in a bowl. He says you can just eat the chocolate as it is or pop it in the freezer to harden it.
The first recipe he shows is using the liquid chocolate to make chocolate-covered strawberries as a healthy treat. Then Markus shows viewers how to make marzipan, an almond paste. He uses ground almonds and maple syrup and mixes them together in the food processor. Then he pours some of the chocolate into a cupcake liner and puts a small ball of marzipan on top. You can also put more chocolate on top to make a chocolate with a marzipan center. He then puts the chocolates into the freezer to harden for 45 minutes. He suggests using nut butter instead of marzipan as a way to make healthy, homemade peanut butter cups.