View Full Version : Chocolate anyone??? This one is good!
01-24-2005, 09:42 PM
A raw friend of mine was experimenting making chocolate, and came up with this recipe. We have really been enjoying it! But, it is rich...so a little bit goes a long way!!
1 cup raw cacoa nibs finely ground in coffee grinder, set aside in bowl
1/2 cup raw carob powder
1 cup raw coconut oil (liquified)
1/4 cup raw almond butter
3/8 cup( 1/4 cup, then 1/2 of 1/4 cup) raw agave nectar
1 cup chopped walnut pieces (or the nut of your choice) opt.
In Vitamix, blend together almond butter, agave nectar, and coconut oil on low. Slowly pour in both carob and cacoa powder till well blended. Fold in walnuts. Pour mixture in cookie pan (or large glass casserole dish). Spread evenly in pan. Place in fridge to harden for 1 hour. Cut up with knife or cookie cutter and place in sealed container. Keep in fridge.
Hope you all enjoy it! :p
01-25-2005, 11:26 AM
01-25-2005, 11:51 AM
Your recipe sounds like something that I mixed together for the thanksgiving holidays in 2003. I shared it with my co workers and family...none of them could believe it was raw! I made it sans carob though, and added the innards of a vanilla bean.
This recipe is great if you chill it, or warm it in the dehydrator and use it as a thick icing for raw cookies. Not everday fare, but perfect for special occasions! You can also pipe it out into little kisses...I did this, and called them Cassy's coconut kisses...
(I love creating names for things, like a beautiful presentation such as one finds in japanese fare, names attach a positive message for the taster!)
Keep up the creativity...!:)
01-25-2005, 01:18 PM
Thank you SO much!!
01-26-2005, 11:13 AM
I made it sans carob though, and added the innards of a vanilla bean. Cassy.
OK, my vocab is very small. What does "sans carob" mean? Is there a carob out there called sans that you used instead of caco beans? Can this recipe be made with only carob and still taste great?
Also, maybe you could share exactly what you did Cassy?
01-26-2005, 11:24 AM
"Sans" means minus...without...with the exception of.
I just learned that term myself about a year ago from another discussion group! :)
01-26-2005, 11:28 AM
That's a good one- I never new that either :D
01-26-2005, 12:11 PM
Sorry about the "sans" lost in translation! :) I believe it is from french..I think.
My recipe was nearly identical to Mishka's, only i used cocoa in place of the carob, identical measure. I have made it with all cocoa when I had no nibs. The only other addition was the vanilla bean.
1 cup raw cacoa nibs finely ground plus 1/2cup of cocoa or carob powder.
(note, the cocoa is not really raw, it is processed, but you can buy organic types that are not sweetened. I am not sure what the story is on processing carob to powder. )
1 cup raw coconut oil (liquified)
1/4 cup raw nut butter ( of your choice)
1/3c agave nectar or blended dates
Innards of a vanilla bean
a sprinkle of coconut flakes, or finely chopped nuts
I have also dripped in a drop of peppermint oil..
Blend in a food processer or by hand until well mixed. Pour into candy mold, or a flat bottomed plastic container. Chill until hard, then break up into small pieces.
I am sure you could do it with just carob, I didn't since I was making it for chocolate lovers who have a distain for the carob flavor. You could also use other types of nut butters, like macadamia nut or cashew nut depending on preference.
See, it is really similar to Mishka!
01-26-2005, 12:24 PM
yup.....it is french.....and if you wanna get fancy, avec means with.
those 4 years of french in high school were not ALL for naught :D
01-28-2005, 12:27 PM
Yep..it sure is similar!!!:) I just got in an order from rawfood, and in there newsletter they had an idea for creating your own RAW CHOCOLATE BAR:
By blending the following ingredients together:
Pour into a mold and freeze
Now I have no idea on the ratio of the above...it wasn't listed, but I would assume it was similar to our above recipes with just adding : about 1 cup of cashews, 1 tsp of maca, and 1 tsp of calicium...
What's your guess? :p
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