Tessera de Cocoa – Coconut Oil Chocolate Squares photo
Tessera de Cocoa – Coconut Oil Chocolate Squares
photo by recipe author

Servings: 14
Preparation Time: 25 minutes

An intense chocolate treat blessed by the richness of organic fruit juice concentrate and the tropical flavor of virgin coconut oil. A typical serving is one piece (a mosaic-like tessera), but two or three pieces for an extended coffee break often become a symbolic “celebration of cacao”.

In a small bowl, warm coconut oil and stir in cocoa. Add fruit juice concentrate (or concentrate mixture) and stir to complete intense flavor blend and to create a smooth texture.

Pour mixture into a flat bowl lined with wax paper (press a sheet of wax paper between two bowls), then sprinkle on toppings if desired.

Turn the second bowl upside down to create a temporary cover and refrigerate for several hours.

When firm in the center (chilled, but not completely hardened), slice into squares and store in a covered container in the refrigerator.

* Use single juice concentrate or mix several to create unique flavor combinations (try tart cherry, cranberry, elderberry, blueberry, pomegranate or black currant).

Recipe submitted by Rod, Dallas, TX

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