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This make-your-own chocolate recipe is adapted from the Little Sous “Cuckoo for Cocoa” Kitchen Academy box for kids! Have fun customizing your chocolate by mixing in dried fruit, chopped nuts, or crushed peppermint candy before the warm chocolate cools.
Note: Cocoa butter, also known as cacao butter, is available at health food stores and many supermarkets (and online). Some “cocoa butter” contains other fats, such as coconut oil. These are fine to use, but your homemade chocolate may have a slightly different flavor and texture. Raw cacao powder is made from unroasted cacao beans and will have a more bitter flavor than unsweetened cocoa powder, which is made from roasted beans.