I decided to follow up my last post with a healthy chocolate alternative, just in case you decide to treat the kiddos this year to something totally healthy. The Indigo Easter Raw Chocolate Making Kit is all organic, vegan, dairy-free, wheat-free and gluten-free and is the perfect alternative to the sugar laden chocolate eggs in the supermarket, with the additional bonus that children get to make their own treats as well!
The kit comes beautifully presented into an all recyclable cardboard box, as you would expect a healthy product to be, and has a adorable retro feel to it.
Everything you need for making your treats comes inside the box, Easter shaped moulds as well as a very detailed and easy to follow instruction booklet.
The making process is a breeze. You add water to a pan and once it is warm, a glass bowl where you melt first your organic, raw cacao butter in a bain Marie, then your cocoa powder, vanilla powder and the agave syrup. All you need to watch for is for the water to stay warm but not boil, as it will damage the goodness of the raw products and for the products to melt entirely and homogenise really well.
Since everything is done away from a source of direct heat, your lovely little assistants can help at this stage, like Emma did 🙂
Pouring the warm chocolate into the moulds is straight forward but since I like to keep my kitchen neat, I used the old plastic bag trick and squeezed everything in easily by cutting a corner(literally, lol!). There is enough mixture to fill up two mould trays so we made good use of one of our Valentine’s heart one as well.
We allowed the mixture to settle in the fridge for a couple of hours and then enjoyed the fruit of our labour with a cup of hot milk. We made plenty and still have some to display as decorations for the Easter table!
Have you heard of Indigo Herbs before this blog post? Have you ever made your own chocolate treats and did you know it is so easy to put together a healthy alternative to the traditional chocolate Easter eggs?
Disclosure: we were sent the chocolate kit for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are entirely our own.
I haven’t heard of Indigo herbs before but they sound brilliant and good to have a healthy alternative with all the sugary junk around. Bet they taste delicious too! x
I’m impressed with your chocolate making!!! Who knew Easter could be so healthy!
I’ve not heard of this company before but I love the idea of the DIY kit. Raw chocolate is delicious.
What a great kit for anyone with allergies. I love the idea of making your own chocolate!
What a lovely looking kit and gorgeous pics. Raw Cacao is a strange one, I had a really bad, over stimulated reaction to it and would be scared to give it to my kids.
OOh those look lovely, what a fab kit – fun to make and great results!
I’d never heard of Indigo Herbs, and I’d never realised it was so easy to make healthy chocolate! Great that you were able to make a heart-shaped one too.
Oh wow, these look amazing and adore how healthy they are. Fab kit, will look into buying one. Thanks for linking up to #Tastytuesdays
I have not heard of this company but it sounds like great idea to get healthy chocolate.
A new company for me to look into. I love the idea of healthy alternatives. Thanks for the heads up, off to check out more now.
Not heard of these before but it looks like a lovely idea, I love making things with the kids
Ooh I’ve not heard of Indigo Herbs before but how great to have a healthy alternative. Must have been so nice to make your own too. I hope you had a lovely Easter, we ate far too much. Still feeling full!
Sounds fab, my brother & I are both lactose free, I am also supposed to be wheat free (I’m no good at this as I help out in a bakery).
My brother is an international wheelchair rugby player, I play at club/national level so treats are restricted. Will have to give this a go next pay day.