There’s more than one way to use this cocoa butter…
We’ve been making Au Chocolat lotion bars for years using large chunks of pure cocoa butter, but when we started including cocoa butter wafers as an ingredient in the store, I suddenly had cocoa readily available to experiment with. I don’t just mean cocoa butter as a skin care product ingredient, but cocoa butter as a food ingredient. Did you know? The cocoa butter we sell is 100% edible and can be used in cooking.
More on that in a moment, but in case you didn’t know, when you order the Lotion and Lip Balm DIY kit, you can choose between cocoa butter or shea butter to make your bars and lip balms. If you prefer something that smells chocolate-y delicious to rub onto your skin, go for the cocoa butter option.
Or, buy our cocoa butter wafers separately and experiment with them!
Some edible uses you might try:
1/4th of a wafer dropped into a cup of coffee (or tea).
a wafer added to a pot of oatmeal
finely chopped wafers added to oatmeal cookies (realize that these are unsweetened)
This. I hesitate to suggest a recipe I haven’t tried but this is simply cacao butter, raw cacao powder, and soft pitted dates. My friend Michelle C. makes something similar and from chatting with her, the dates seem to be just the right amount of sweetness and texture to make this one work.
shaved onto your favorite hot cocoa drink.
DIY Skin Care Product ideas: If you love cocoa butter in your skin care, you’ll find our chocolate body mousse and chocolate peppermint lip balm recipes in the My Buttered Life: Gift Giving e-book. The ebook comes free with the DIY kit.
What people say about our cocoa butter wafers:
Tami in PA:Makes lotion smell heavenly. Good enough to eat! K. Smith in OH: Really easy to melt and use! Michelle in CA: Not just for lotion! This blends well with cacoa paste to make chocolate products! I tried a less expensive product and the smell was not pleasing like this one! Cathy in TX: Great feel and smells wonderful! Guilt free chocolate!