Vegan Dark Chocolate Chilli and Orange Flowers. Reduced sugar and suitable for vegans, these chocolates by Joanne Wood (https://thebalancedkitchen.co.uk/), are simple to make and will 'wow' your loved ones this Valentine's Day.
Begin by melting the Dark Chocolate in a bain-marie (place a bowl over the top of a pan which has two inches of water in it. Heat the water over a medium heat until the ingredients have melted, stirring continuously. Do not allow the bowl to touch the water.
Once the dark chocolate has melted, remove the bowl from the pan and turn off the heat.
Add the powdered xylitol and a pinch of chilli powder and stir until combined.
Place the chocolate silicon mould on to a moveable flat surface (a baking tray or chopping board works well).
Sprinkle a small amount of orange zest into each mould.
Now spoon the chocolate mixture on top until each mould is full.
Leave to set in the fridge for a few (3) hours before removing each chocolate from its mould and storing in a suitable airtight container.
It is best to eat these within 4 days of making them (not that they will last that long) as the chocolate can start to crystallise after then.