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
- 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!”
Author: 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!