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About Chocolate Making Adventures

From cocoa bean to mouth-watering treats...

Make your own chocolate at home.

Most recipes for homemade chocolate involve buying it from the shop then melting it. But what if it’s actual chocolate itself that you want to make?

Thanks to the recent widespread availability of cocoa beans and cocoa butter, chocolate-making has never been easier. You can create it on an ordinary kitchen stove.

Learn to make different kinds of chocolate, then mould it into bars, sweets and even build with chocolate bricks, as you follow Rosen’s quest to become a home chocolatier.

100 pages packed with recipes and tips by chocolate enthusiast Rosen Trevithick and featuring beautiful photographs by Claire Wilson of Live, Life, Explore.


Ingredients for Chocolate Making

Select a recipe


Cocoa Butters

Raw Cocoa Butter (Regular)

Raw Cocoa Butter (Regular)

Tasty, raw cocoa butter for dark or milk chocolate. Available in a variety of sizes.

Cocoa Powders

Roasted Cocoa Powder

Roasted Cocoa Powder

Roasted cocoa butter has a richer flavour than raw.

    Available from:
  • Most corner stores
  • Most supermarkets
  • Amazon

Sweeteners

Fondant Icing Sugar

Fondant Icing Sugar

Cane sugar mixed with dried glucose syrup. Ideal for making fondant centres.

    Available from:
  • Most supermarkets
Honey

Honey

Clear honey is best for chocolate making, as it's smooth.

    Available from:
  • Most corner stores
  • Most supermarkets

Agave Nectar

Agave Nectar

Natural sweetener. Ideal honey substitute.

    Available from:
  • Most supermarkets
  • Amazon

Flavourings

Peppermint Oil

Peppermint Oil

Alcohol-and-water-free peppermint flavouring for chocolate.

Vanilla Pods

Vanilla Pods

Moist Madagascan vanilla pods. Extract the seeds to flavour chocolate.