Christmas holidays aren’t over for me yet. In Spain the celebration goes on for a few more days and we only get our Christmas presents on the morning of January 6th, after the Three Kings riding their camels, guided by a Shining Star, have passed by every house.
On the eve of January 5th, in every town of Spain there are parades to welcome the Three Kings and before we go to bed we leave our shoes in the balcony or under the Christmas tree to be filled with presents (or coal if you haven’t been too nice). It is also common to leave some food on the table for the Kings and a bucket of water for the camels.
I was named after this holiday because I was born a few days after it, no wonder I love it!
So to celebrate the Christmas Holidays coming to an end on a sweet note, nothing better than some chocolate. This delicious combination of cacao, coconut, pistachios and dried fruits is super easy to make and it will take you straight back to your childhood. And who doesn’t want to feel like a child every now and then? (specially when there is a birthday coming up…)
– 1 cup of cacao butter
– 3/4 cup of coconut flour
– 1/4 cup of raw honey
– 1 pinch of salt
– 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla powder
– 2 tablespoons of chopped pistachios
– 2 tablespoons of dried cranberries
– 2 tablespoons of goji berries
– 2 tablespoons of dried papaya chopped
Heat up a saucepan with water until the water is simmering. In a heat proof bowl put the cacao butter. Place the bowl in the water and stir the cacao butter until it is melted and smooth.
Slowly incorporate the coconut flour into the melted cacao butter through a sieve so it doesn’t create clumps. Add the honey, the vanilla powder and a pinch of salt.
Remove from the heat and add the pistachios, the cranberries, the goji berries and the papaya and pour the misture in a chocolate silicone mould. Let it firm in the fridge for 2 hours.
Cut into pieces and indulge! ♡