Sunday, May 9, 2010


I recently made a sweetly indulgent fudge that is, in my opinion, a bit over the top. A simple recipe of raw cacao, coconut oil, cashews, and honey... that's it, only each ingredient is in massive amounts. This is all good and well on special occasions, but I wanted to devise a recipe that satisfies a chocolate craving without the gluttony of fat and sugar. This recipe is akin to the chocolate "Larabar", an energy bar and chocolate satisfaction in one! It is a simple base recipe that can be made into a multitude of concoctions... I am thinking orange zest, vanilla bean, and various essential oils

Cacao-Go- Rounds:

-one cup of soaked cashews,almonds, or walnuts
-one cup raisins
-4 majool dates
-4 tablespoons cacao powder
-4 tablespoons cacao nibs

optional: fine coconut shreds and hemp seeds for topping

place the cacao nibs in a high speed blender and pulse very briefly. Set half of the cacao nibs in small bowl to be used for rolling the cacao rounds into. Place the remaining ingredients in blender and mix until smooth. The mixture should be slightly sticky and easily rolled into desired spheres. Spread desired topping onto flat surface such as a cutting board or large plate and roll rounds through. Refrigerate for at least one hour.