Add 1 inch of water to a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Place a glass or ceramic bowl on top that rests inside the saucepan but doesn’t touch the water, and add cocoa butter, sifted cacao powder, sifted carob powder (optional), and 1/2 cup (120 ml as recipe is written // if adjusting batch size, use 1/5 of the total coconut milk) coconut milk. Whisk occasionally to melt until well combined.
Transfer melted chocolate mixture to the saucepan, add cinnamon, maca powder, sea salt, maple syrup, and remaining coconut milk (2 cups or 480 ml as recipe is written), and whisk to combine. Cook over medium heat until just beginning to bubble.
*In place of cocoa butter you could also sub naturally-sweetened vegan dark chocolate, such as Eating Evolved brand. Just scale back on sweetener elsewhere in the recipe to compensate. I used cocoa butter to keep this recipe naturally sweetened.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated without optional ingredients or toppings.