Create your own chocolate bites and bars with healthy ingredients. Candy bars can be health food. Using a dark couverture chocolate along with organic nuts, freeze-dried berries, coconut, cacao nibs, bee pollen, rose petals, lavender, or a sprinkle of bee pollen. They are so fun to create and are completely addicting.
When ready to use the chocolate, place bowl over barely simmering water and bring the temperature to 113 degrees
Remove the bowl from the water and add a small amount of shaved or chopped chocolate to the warm chocolate and stir the chocolate until the temperature has lowered to 84 degrees
Place the bowl back over the hot water and bring the temperature up to 86 degrees and stir for about 5 minutes holding it at that temperature.
Now you can pour the chocolate into the molds. I know this seems like such a hassle, but worth it in the end. Arrange with your favorite nuts, fruits, seeds, etc.
Cooling the chocolate is equally as important. Chocolate cools and hardens best at an ambient room temperature of 68 degrees. Cool weather is better for making candy.
Nutrition calculations are estimated. Depending on the topping and the amount. All nuts would have more calories and fat. Freeze-dried fruit would be considerably less.