Making chocolate is actually much easier than it looks. It’s similar to making soup and can be a beginner’s recipe. Don’t forget that you can always customize your chocolate by adding ingredients such as almonds, nuts, marshmallows, raisins, cranberries, wafers, and caramel. For gourmet chocolate recipes, I recommend looking up “Gourmet Chocolate Recipes from Hank Friedman” on the internet for a delicious recipe.
Cocoa Powder Method (Beginner)
- 2 cups (220g) cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup (170g) butter, softened at room temperature
- 1/2 cup (100g) sugar
- 2/3 cup (150ml) milk, room temperature
- 1/4 cup (30g) powdered sugar (sugar will work top)
- 1 cup (235ml) water
- Boil the water in a saucepan.
- Combine the cocoa powder and butter in a bowl and mix until smooth (eliminate lumps)
- Add the mixture above into the saucepan of boiling water and stir.
- Lower the heat of the boiling water so that the mixture is hot but not boiling
- Add the powdered sugar and sugar into the saucepan and stir. (*Sift the sugar if it has clumps in it.)
- Turn off the heat of the saucepan
- Add the milk into the saucepan and stir until smooth.
- Let the chocolate mixture cool for thirty minutes, and then pour the mixture into a plastic or other type of bendable mold. (*Almost any plastic container can work as a plastic mold)
This recipie is a modification of the chocolate recipe of the article “How to Make Chocolate” on Wikipedia with added improvements.