What’s Cooking – Raw Cacao Recipes

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The health benefits of cacao are plentiful. First of all, it’s chocolate before refined sugar is added into the mix. The Incas considered it the food of the gods, and raw cacao contains nearly twenty times more antioxidants than blueberries. If you want to make a dessert out of raw cacao, consider mixing it with raw honey, dates or maple syrup. We’ve found five recipes to get your palette started. We’ve covered every type of chocolate craving out there so get to cooking!

Cake

Photo: Thisrawsomeveganlife.com

Photo: Thisrawsomeveganlife.com

This Raw Vegan Chocolate Cake by This Rawsome Vegan Life is as beautiful as it is delicious. Make it the day before so the creamy chocolatey mixture has time to set.

Brownie

Photo: Therawtarian.com

Photo: Therawtarian.com

Satisfy that craving for a traditional fudge-y brownie. These Raw Brownies by The Rawtarian are perfect lunchbox snacks during the school year!

Truffles

Photo: Chocolateandzucchini.com

Photo: Chocolateandzucchini.com

A combination of hazelnuts and sunflower seeds create a tasty base for this treat. Raw Chocolate Hazelut Truffles by Chocolate and Zucchini will delight your sweet tooth.

Ice Cream

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Tired of feeling lethargic after your favorite snack? Skip the dairy, and try a few scoops of this vegan Creamy Raw Chocolate Ice Cream by Minimalist Baker instead.

Mousse

Photo: Thekitchn.com

Photo: Thekitchn.com

This Raw Avocado Cacao Mousse by The Kitchn saves every too-ripe avocado from the trash can. Top off this dessert with fruit for a healthy end to your meal.

How are you using cacao in the kitchen? Share in the comments.

 

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