Did you know Chocolate (xocolatl) was originally developed by the Mayan people of southern Mexico, long before the Spanish conquest? They even created a “chocolate elixir” beverage that was a sacred and powerful drink served only to the elite! Chocolate played a major role in Mayan society. They worshiped a cacao god and would drink chocolate during many religious ceremonies. Would you like to make this “drink of the gods” for yourself? Then try out this recipe! This complex, rich, and bittersweet drink is nothing like the hot chocolate you’re familiar with, but it’s probably pretty similar to what the Maya would have made more than 1,000 years ago.