Set a pot of water to boil, and put the measuring cup in the water. Put the cacao butter in the measuring cup and keep stirring until it is completely melted. Do not let water or condensation touch the cacao butter.
Remove the measuring cup of melted cacao butter from the water, and stir in other ingredients, keeping the maple syrup to 2 tbsp at first. Taste-test to be sure it is sweet enough for you; then add more of the other tbsp of maple syrup if it is not.
Stir up the entire mixture smooth with a spoon.
You can pour into the silicon potholder, and tip to fill the crevices.
Put the filled potholder into the freezer, sitting it flat, for at least one hour, then pop the chips out of the mold and store in a jar, covered in the refrigerator.
Now you have your own homemade chocolate chips. You are welcome.