Tis the Season to make chocolate

December 25, 2009

And that is what I did. I welcome you to the wonderful world of raw chocolate recipes.

RunLoriRun’s Cacao Delight Bars
Ingredients for simple chocolate:
1/2 cup whole peeled cacao beans, ground
1/8 cup coconut oil
1/8 cup melted cacao butter (use coconut oil if not available)
1/4 cup raw honey or raw agave syrup

Optional ingredients:
1/4 cup raisins
1 T almonds, finely chopped
1 drop orange, lemon, clove, lavender or other essential oil
Cinnamon to taste
Celtic sea salt to taste

Grind cacao until it is very fine. The cacao will have a consistency like raw almond butter and will stick to the sides of the grinder. Mix ground cacao with coconut oil or cacao butter in grinder or food processor. Add honey and other ingredients, stirring or processing well. The mixture should be able to be poured. If not, add more coconut oil. Pour into ice cube trays or other forms and freeze for 45 minutes. Serve immediately after
removing from the freezer.

Superchocolate Goji Lemon Bars, by David Wolfe and naked-chocolate.com

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of goji berries
  • 2 cups of cacao nibs
  • 1 teaspoon lemon peel
  • 2 cups grated raw cacao butter

Blend all ingredients in a blender (or processor) until smooth. Pour into any mold and place in fridge to set.

RLR’s Cacaoconut Blend
Ingredients:

  • 1 young coconut water and meat
  • 1-2 tbsp raw cacao nibs
  • few drops of Stevia
  • Ice

Blend and create a rich, satisfying, energizing, and healthy, chocolaty drink. 

Liquid Chocolate, by Ani Phyo (buy her books, they’re great.)
Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cacao butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 1 Tablespoon mesquite powder
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder

Bloughts of the day:
What have you not been sharing?
What lights you up?

And Merry Christmas

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