Mushroom Chocolate Recipe

Now that mushroom supplements are so popular, consumers are discovering innovative ways to use them, including the likes of mushroom chocolate. But, as it turns out, infusing chocolate with mushroom extract might be something practiced for hundreds of years.

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The combination of mushrooms and chocolate may date all the way back to the Aztecs. Notably, the Aztecs were using dried magic mushrooms that contained psilocybin, a psychoactive compound that can cause a high. They called these mushrooms teonanacátl, meaning “flesh of the gods.”

While our mushroom chocolate recipe will not give you doses of magic mushrooms, it is an excellent way to incorporate healthy fungi into your diet. Functional mushroom extracts have a wide variety of benefits, which is why they have become popular in the form of capsules and other products. However, it can be more fun to snack on mushrooms in the form of delicious chocolates.

This brief guide explains everything you need to know about mushroom chocolate and how to make it, so keep reading for the full low-down.

Mushroom Chocolate Effects

The effects of mushroom chocolate can vary depending on how you make it. Each mushroom species has its own list of advantages. Common functional mushrooms include reishi, turkey tail, lion’s mane, and cordyceps, among others. Many of them don’t have a great flavor on their own but can easily be added to recipes to make them more delicious. It allows consumers to reap the health benefits without the unpleasant taste.

So, what are these benefits?

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Functional mushrooms in general contain an array of antioxidants and polysaccharides. These compounds can have anti-inflammatory effects on the body, which may help strengthen the immune system. While the specific benefits vary between species, in general, mushrooms make excellent daily supplements due to the health benefits they can offer.

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The major advantage of mushroom chocolate is that it blends the benefits of mushrooms and cacao. Most people don’t think of chocolate as healthy, but dark chocolate with a high cacao content is actually very nutritious. It contains plenty of antioxidants and nutrients. When consumed in moderation, chocolate can be good for you.

If you want to experience the mushroom chocolate benefits for yourself, read the mushroom chocolate recipe below and give it a try.

What Does Mushroom Chocolate Taste Like?

If you’re worried that mushroom extract could ruin the taste of your favorite chocolate, don’t panic. Mushroom chocolate tastes exactly like any normal chocolate, making it the perfect snack.

You can make it using milk, dark, or light chocolate, so no matter your preference, it’s possible to make a mushroom-infused version.

So, if you have a favorite brand of chocolate, feel free to use it in the recipe below. That way, you’ll enjoy the mouth-watering, comforting flavors of sweet chocolate every time you dig into this tasty snack. If you feel like it, you can even invent a blended chocolate mixture to use up the last of a couple of bars or formulate a brand new taste sensation.

Once you’ve nailed the basics, it’s also easy to switch it up and make exciting variations. Try a fruit and nut bar with raisins and hazelnuts, or opt for mini marshmallows for an even sweeter dessert.

How to Make Mushroom Chocolate

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The best part about this mushroom chocolate recipe is that you barely need anything to make it. There are no mixing bowls required, and you can make the bar your own by adding other ingredients to make a huge variety of chocolate recipes.

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Before beginning, you may wish to work out how many grams of dried mushrooms you need to match your typical daily dose. If you use dried mushrooms, grind them into a fine powder before beginning. Alternatively, purchase ready-made mushroom powder online from a high-quality source.

Cook Time 00:20
Cooking Method N/A
Recipe Category Snacks
Recipe Cuisine American
Recipe Ingredient Chocolate
Recipe Instructions Use a double boiler to melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil, then stir in the mushroom powder and other ingredients. Pour the mixture into chocolate molds and allow to cool completely before eating.
Recipe Yield 1 bar
Suitable For Diet Vegetarian

Ingredients

  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 12 oz chocolate chips or a chocolate bar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tbsp mushroom powder (reishi, chaga, cordyceps, etc.)
  • 1 tbsp cacao butter or hot chocolate mix (optional)
  • ¼ cup honey/agave (optional)

Instructions

  1. Prepare a homemade double boiler by filling a small saucepan halfway with water and resting a heatproof glass bowl on top; the bowl’s bottom should not touch the water. Simmer the water over medium heat, then add the coconut oil and chocolate. If using your favorite chocolate bar, cut it into small pieces before beginning.
  2. Melt the chocolate gently, stirring occasionally to facilitate it, until it reaches a runny consistency.
  3. Remove the bowl and pan from the heat source (you can take the bowl out now) and stir in the mushroom powder, vanilla extract and the cacao and honey if using. If you’re using other dry ingredients like nuts and sprinkles, stir them in now, too. Make sure to mix as thoroughly as possible.
  4. Pour the chocolate into molds, or to make a bar, tip out onto a baking tray and smooth out with a palette knife.
  5. Place in the fridge. Wait until the chocolate has cooled and hardened completely before eating.

Final Thoughts About Mushroom Chocolate Recipe

Mushroom chocolate is undoubtedly one of the best ways to enjoy mushroom supplements. The chocolate masks the taste of the mushrooms, and it also makes it easier to remember to take the supplement. After all, you’re more likely to look forward to snacking on chocolate than taking a capsule.

It’s also possible, of course, to mix and match with your mushroom supplement routine. The VidaCap store is full of high-quality mushroom capsules and powders, giving you the option to take mushrooms in a way that suits your lifestyle.

How To Make Mushroom Chocolates

Magic mushrooms and chocolate have been used as a match made in heaven for generations, so here are a few recipe ideas to help give it a go.

Although magic mushrooms can be enjoyed straight up as they are, they can make a great addition to your cooking – especially if you have a sweet tooth. Chocolate and magic mushrooms are an excellent mix, allowing you to enjoy great flavor as you munch down your mushrooms. So here are a few recipes to combine the two into magic mushroom chocolate, making the mushroom experience much more palatable.

A QUICK WORD ON DOSAGE

Dosage for all of these recipes is quite simple. All you have to do is use one normal raw dose per portion.

Example: If you are creating one chocolate bar to share between two people, use two doses of magic mushrooms and evenly distribute it throughout the entire bar. This will mean half a bar equals one dose.

Important note: The psilocybin within magic mushrooms – the main psychoactive ingredient – quickly breaks down when exposed high temperatures, so make sure your mushrooms are never placed in any overly hot substance.

1. QUICK AND EASY MAGIC MUSHROOM CHOCOLATE

The most simple and straight forward method of creating a magic mushroom infused chocolate is as follows.

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Thoroughly dried magic mushrooms
  • Bars of store bought chocolate (whatever you fancy)
  • A large saucepan
  • A glass bowl
  • A sharp knife
  • Chocolate moulds (if you don’t have moulds you can use a non-stick baking tray)

INSTRUCTIONS: (How To Make Mushroom Chocolates)

  1. The first thing to do is make sure your magic mushrooms are thoroughly dried. You can find out how to do so here.
  2. Using your sharp knife, cut up your magic mushrooms into small pieces.
  3. Break up you chocolate and place it in your glass bowl.
  4. Put some water in your saucepan then place your glass bowl on top of it to create a DIY bain-marie.
  5. Place your saucepan on a heat source and bring the water to boil. As the water boils it will heat up the chocolate above it, causing it to melt.

Alternative: If you are struggling to get this to work, you can also place your bowl of chocolate in a microwave on low. However, whilst this will work, you will need to keep a very close eye on your chocolate, as it will easily burn when microwaved.

  1. Now that you have melted chocolate, allow it to cool for a second.
  2. Once the chocolate has cooled a little, but is still liquid, add in your finely cut mushrooms.
  3. Stir the chocolate mix so that the mushroom are evenly distributed throughout it.
  4. Carefully pour it out into your moulds and then put them in the fridge to cool and set.
  5. Once it has set, enjoy!

2. MAKING MAGIC MUSHROOM CHOCOLATE FROM SCRATCH

If you fancy yourself as something of an expert in the kitchen, then why not try making some chocolate to put your mushrooms in from scratch?

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Thoroughly dried magic mushrooms
  • 2 cups of cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup of unsalted butter
  • ½ of sugar
  • 2/3 cup of whole milk
  • 1 cup of water
  • ¼ cup of powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • A sharp knife
  • A large saucepan
  • Mixing bowls
  • A sieve
  • Chocolate moulds

INSTRUCTIONS: (How To Make Mushroom Chocolates)

  1. Place your water in your sauce pan and heat it to a simmer.
  2. Whilst the water is heating, finely chop your dried magic mushrooms. To learn how to properly dry mushrooms, check out our handy guide.
  3. Mix the cocoa powder and butter into a paste.
  4. Add the cocoa mix into the now hot water. Mix it all up and bring the mixture back to a simmer.
  5. Once simmering, remove the mix from your heat source and transfer it into a mixing bowl.
  6. Using a separate bowl, sift your sugars and salt together using a sieve. This will remove any lumps.
  7. Add the sugar and salt into the cocoa mixture and stir thoroughly.
  8. Whilst stirring, slowly add the milk to the mixture.
  9. Once everything has reached an even consistency, add your magic mushrooms and stir thoroughly to help create an even spread.
  10. Pour the chocolate into the moulds, then place them in a fridge to cool and set.
  11. Enjoy!

3. MAGIC MUSHROOM HOT CHOCOLATE

For those who want to enjoy their magic mushroom experience as a chocolatey drink, try the following.

Note: be careful here not to make the drink too hot, or it could damage the mushrooms.

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Thoroughly dried magic mushrooms
  • 3 ½ cups of sugar
  • 2 ¼ cups of cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • A cup of whole milk per serving
  • A sharp knife
  • Large mixing bowl
  • An airtight container

INSTRUCTIONS (How To Make Mushroom Chocolates)

  1. Cut up your dried magic mushrooms into small pieces. You can learn how to dry your mushrooms here, if you are not sure how.
  2. Combine all of the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl, stirring thoroughly to ensure an even spread.
  3. Put the mix in an airtight container, ready for use as your hot chocolate mix whenever you want it!
  4. To turn you mix into a cup of hot chocolate, microwave a cup of milk so that it is hot, but not boiling. Then all you need to do is stir in 2 tablespoons of your mix and enjoy!

Note: it is a good idea to allow the mushrooms too steep in the mix for 5 minutes or so before drinking. Also, swallowing the chunks of mushroom will increase the potency of the trip – it is recommended, but is not necessary.

Additions: you can add anything else you want to the hot chocolate, whipped cream and marshmallows are great examples!

If you are interested in making a more traditional and authentic hot cocoa mushroom drink (from scratch), then check out our article on how to make an ancient Aztec mushroom coca brew.

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