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Calvados Cinnamon Melts

With the lead up to Christmas starting, I thought I’d start messing with some new ideas and these Calvados Cinnamon Melts were born! I was looking into Brandy’s to use for recipe development and I came across Calvados. It’s very delightful. You can totally get the apples vibes in the Brandy and I’m not an alcohol lover. If you want to keep growing your chocolate making skills, try your hand at my video on How to Make Hollow and Filled Shells.

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Calvados Cinnamon Melts

Adding some cinnamon to your daily diet is great for dramatically reducing insulin levels, not to mention the fact that it's a delight too!


Caramel Buckwheat

  • 100 g buckwheat, soaked 1 hour, sprouted 10 and rinsed
  • 50 g coconut sugar, powdered
  • 8-10 drops caramel medicine flower extract
  • 6-8 drops vanilla medicine flower extract
  • pinch salt

Cinnamon Orange Caramel

    First Set

    • 40 g coconut oil, melted
    • 55 g cacao butter, melted
    • 60 g cashew butter
    • 50 g xylitol, powdered
    • 50 g coconut sugar, powdered
    • 3-5 drops cinnamon bark essential oil
    • 3-6 drops orange essential oil
    • ½ tbsp orange zest on a microplane

    Second Set

    • 40g-55g ¼ - ⅓ cup warm water or milk
    • 30g ( 2 tbsp ) caramel buckwheat

    Calvados Ganache

    • 100g ( 3.5 oz ) cacao paste
    • 40 g coconut oil
    • 20 g calvados
    • 40 g honey
    • 20 g maple
    • 1 tsp tamari


    Caramel Buckwheat

    • Using your hands mix all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl very well.
    • Spread the mix onto a mesh dehydrator sheet and dry for 12-20 hours or until completely dry.
    • Store in a glass jar for up to 6 months.

    Cinnamon Orange Caramel

    • In high speed blender process the first set of ingredients on low speed just to combine.
    • With the blender running on low/medium, drizzle in the water until you achieve a silky smooth caramel.
    • Pulse through the buckwheat to breakdown but leave lots of texture.
    • Divide the caramel equally between the moulds cavities - I used this one and cut them into 3 pieces.
    • Tap on the countertop to get rid of air bubbles.
    • Place in the freezer to firm up but not set hard, about 10-15 minutes.

    Calvados Ganache

    • Melt the cacao paste and coconut oil over a double boiler.
    • Remove from the heat and whisk in the remaining ingredients.
    • Allow the ganache to cool to room temp before pouring on top of the semi firm caramel layer. The caramel needs to be semi set before adding the ganache so the two don’t mix.
    • Allow to set in the fridge for 2-4 hours or until firm.
    • Once set, cut into the desired shapes and finish by enrobing in chocolate.
    • When the chocolate has set, roll them in cacao powder to finish.
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