How to Make Raw Chocolate from Scratch


Learn how to make raw chocolate with expert tips and advice on cooking and recipes in this free online video series.

Series Summary

Chocolate is a food product made from the seed of the tropical cocoa tree. The cocoa tree is native to lowland South America, and all Mesoamerican cultures cultivated it, including the Aztecs and Maya. The seed itself has a very bitter taste and the seeds must be fermented, roasted, or ground to bring out the flavor. After such processes the resulting substance is called chocolate or cocoa. Most chocolate consumed today is made with fats, cocoa butter, and sugar. Chocolate is extremely popular on Easter, Christmas, and Valentines Day.

In this free video series, our expert will Denise Bennet will show you how to make chocolate from scratch, including how to ground chocolate beans, vegan sweeteners, adding coconut butter, and how to form the chocolate balls. She will also teach you how to make a dusting for the chocolate balls and make chocolate chips.

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