Tosca Reno’s Mayan Chocolate Meltaways

Tosca Reno’s Mayan Chocolate Meltaways

Dark chocolate is a nourishing food in its own right. Thousands of phytonutrients exist in cacao including an abundance of antioxidants. Don't eat this too late at night as it delivers a palpable energy boost!

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1 1/2 cups dark chocolate, 70 per cent or darker
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon unrefined sea salt
1/2 cup extra virgin coconut oil

Meltaway Coating
1/4 cup salt flakes
1/4 cup raw cocoa powder


  1. Line an 8 by 8 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Melt dark chocolate over pan of simmering water.
  3. Add salt and cayenne to melted chocolate and mix gently.
  4. Add coconut oil and vanilla. Mix again.
  5. Pour into prepared pan.
  6. Refrigerate mixture until it hardens.
  7. Meanwhile combine salt flakes with cocoa powder. Pour onto flat plate.
  8. Remove the chilled meltaways from the fridge and cut into bite sized pieces.
  9. Dust each in of them with the salt-cocoa mixture and place on flat plate.
  10. Keep cool to store.