The paste is made with the cooperation of several people with disabilities on the farm at Amigos del Arca Ecuador, the project for the disabled. It comes from some of the best cocoa trees that exist on the planet, so you've probably never tasted chocolate quite like this before.
Here are a few pictures from the cacao (cocoa) processing in Amigos del Arca. The cacao seeds are being dried in the first picture and baked in the second. Cesar, a very friendly young guy who has a physical disability that leaves him very thin and with distortion in some of his limbs, oversees the cacao processing.
For making the chocolate here, I use a very simple recipe, melting the paste (which is essentially unsweetened baking chocolate) and mixing with a "secret" ingredient:
It's in the fridge within 25 minutes, ready to eat in an hour.
More proof that, with faith in God, the best treats in the world come from our disabilities!
"Power is perfected in weakness." (2 Cor 12:9)