Experimenting with Raw Chocolate – Again!

Raw Chocolate ExperimentThis version of my Raw Chocolate earned high praise from my daughter, “Mom, these are the best you’ve made!”

My friend asked me to share a recipe for raw chocolate.  One challenge I have with recipes is that you have to write down what you do in order to be able to do it again! Raw chocolate is something you can experiment with.  It is really good, and good for you.  Raw Cacao powder is loaded with minerals and has an outrageously high ORAC score.  Coconut oil is a healthy fat which provides more benefits than I can explain!

Just make it – and eat it and enjoy!

In a small saucepan combine, and melt slowly on the lowest heat possible (or you can use a double boiler). Quantities are just rough guidelines. Use what you have.

  • ±½ Cup peanut butter (organic ground peanuts)
  • ±¾ Cup coconut oil
  • ±¼ Cup or more raw local honey
  • ±¼ Cup cacao butter (if you can find any)

Blend in blender or finely chop and add to the above mixture when it is fully melted:

  • ¼ – ½  Cup  coconut flakes (unsweetened)
  • A handful of goji berries
  • 10 whole cacao beans, or cacao nibs
  • ±¼ – 1/2  Cup pecans, walnuts and/or cashews

Add:

  • A sprinkle of cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 Tablespoons hemp seed
  • ¼ – ½ Cup Raw Cacao powder
  • raw organic oats

Stir together and put into silicon chocolate molds, a glass dish or BPA free plastic containers.  Put into the refrigerator (or freezer if you need it quickly) until hard. You can keep the chocolate in the refrigerator or the freezer, cut into pieces as needed.  Raw chocolate melts easily, so don’t hold it in your hands for long!

If you don’t have any cacao butter, goji berries, cacao beans or hemp, just leave it out! Don’t let, “not having all the ingredients” keep you from experimenting with delicious Raw Chocolate.  I add these superfoods, when I have them, to boost the nutritional value.  If you do leave them out, you might need to add more cacao powder. You can vary the type and quantity of nuts depending on what you enjoy.  In fact, you can vary most everything! My daughter-in-law didn’t believe it when I told her that you can’t mess up this recipe.  She was thrilled with the chocolate she made and said “It’s so rare for a recipe to work for me!”

Happy Grandparents June 13Author: Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, passionate follower of Jesus Christ and truth seeker, especially in the areas of health and children. Facing a world quite different from the one in which I grew up, I seek to research and understand the true route to health, freedom and joyful family living!

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  1. Hi Becky,
    I agree that God has certainly packed a lot if skills and experiences into you and that giving that to others is essential. like living water flowing from your inmost being. I think it is fantastic and I also see you having specialized skills which makes it easy to run workshops. “Can I be lean and mean me in obese America ?” / or form a Health Type NGO where you train others and serve any organizations who request your content. Marketing and finances are your next skills or if in a team someone else can do that—– don’t waste time on something that is not your strength…… not at this stage of life. I don’t think I need say more at this stage because God will bless your diligence; he sees the passion in your heart and He will answer your prayers to serve others.
    the best inspirational book title I have is: ‘Born to do the work you love!’
    So keep doing just that!!much love and prayers,
    Karen

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