Enjoy some of the best vegan raw chocolate recipes on the internet. Raw Chocolate is high in antioxidants and magnesium.
Marlie Centawer combines cashews, coconut, and dates with some of her favorite superfood standbys: goji berries, cacao nibs and lucuma. The recipe for these bliss bars is very simple, yet the finished outcome looks fancy and elegant, especially if you get creative like Marlie and make cute floral patterns with the goji berries. This is a very versatile recipe and you could potentially make cookies or even a pie crust with the ingredients for the bars. Serve up a batch of these at a potluck and make a few new friends!
Really easy to throw together, these superfood protein bars will give you energy and nourishment when you most need it. They make a great breakfast on the go for those mornings when time is not on your side. Feel free to add any other superfoods that you'd like: goldenberries, hemp seeds, maca, lucuma, spirulina, etc. You could even add some Epic Protein to further boost the amino acid content for strong healthy tissues.
Amber Crawley describes her scrumptious raw mocha chocolate tart as, "one decadent, gratifying, worth-the-work dessert!", and we would have to agree! As usual she gives you plenty of ideas for substitutions so it's easy to prepare even if you don't have the exact ingredients she used on hand. This tart will firm up perfectly in the fridge but melt in your mouth when you take a bite. Sometimes putting a little extra effort into a recipe pays off!
Simple little nut butter cookies with coconut flour, raw cocoa powder, and both raw honey and coconut palm sugar to sweeten. They will take less than 10 minutes to whip up and are a rich source of healthy omega fatty acids and if you use true apricot kernel butter, the hard to find Vitamin B17 as well. Never heard of B17? It is actually a nutrient found in apple seeds, buckwheat, strawberries and a few other foods but especially in apricot kernels and has anti-cancer and anti-tumor properties. If Apricot kernel butter isn't an option feel free to make this recipe with any of your favorite nut butters whether that be almond, cashew, or even sesame!
This is no ordinary cookie recipe and with the enticing combination of flavors and textures it will surely become a favorite. Chewy and sweet meets, crunchy, salty, and smoky. Don't ask, it just works! Chef Lisa Pitman modified the original recipe found in Momofuku Milk Bar's book to fit within a healthier guideline. She uses a salty, smoky coconut chip to mimic the flavor of potato chips and pretzels in the original version. Lisa states, I promise one bite offers such an awesome symphony of sweet & salty flavours that you’ll be hard pressed to resist a second. I have no idea what the original Compost Cookie tastes like – but truly, I don’t care, because I’m so smitten with this version that I’ve decided to settle. I’m not looking for a better version. I’m content to ride into the sunset with one of these in each hand." We hope you are just as content with these cookies as the vegan culinary master behind them!
If you've got a big jar of coconut butter, agave, and raw cocoa powder on hand then this is the recipe for you! This ganache is heaven on earth and the great thing is that it can be used in any way your heart desires. Some suggestions would be: blend it into nut milk to make instant chocolate milk, drizzle over fresh fruit, banana ice cream, or a brownie to amp up the chocolate level, dip strawberries in it, or even eat it with a spoon (no one will know!)
Nuts or seeds, dates, and cocoa. 3 simple ingredients that can be used as the base for any raw brownie recipe! Learn how to indulge your sweet tooth in a healthy way with this epic yet simple recipe for a gooey decadent nut free chocolate truffle brownie topped with luscious homemade coconut icing. You can use any variation of nuts, really. This specific recipe calls for sunflower seeds in place of nuts. Since sunflower seeds are a bit dryer than most nuts you may need to adjust the amount of coconut butter or dates in this recipe to get that perfect brownie consistency.
A "rawnola" recipe from Amber Crawley that she initially hadn't intended on blogging. She reconsidered because it ended up being a favorite! It makes a great snack by the handful or we recommend it in a bowl with fresh sliced berries of your choosing, a drizzle of maple syrup or raw agave, and a splash or two of freshly made hemp nut milk. This recipe is very uncomplicated and is great for individuals who haven't had much experience working with buckwheat groats or making raw granola. It is fool proof!
Chocolate superfood alchemist Julia Corbett describes her chocolate elixir recipe very eloquently: "This herbal chocolate elixir really tastes like cookies and cream, and is high in minerals like magnesium, copper and selenium. A tasty meal in a glass, great for a morning energy kick or post exercise refuel."
Simplicity at it's finest! This chocolate mylk recipe combines fresh coconut milk with ice, a few drops of stevia, and of course a few tbs of Rawtella for a rich cacao hazelnut experience. Rawtella is sweetened only with coconut sugar crystals, which are low glycemic. Stevia is NO glycemic which makes this recipe very easy on the blood sugar. Sip on it's own, as a mylk over a raw cereal or porridge, or as a base for smoothies. Or leave out the ice, add a bit more water, and gently warm on the stove top and sprinkle with a little extra cocoa powder and coconut crystals for a warm drinking chocolate. Mmmm
A great protein packed, nutrient dense smoothie recipe by Callie England! She says, "This Protein Smoothie Bowl is a personal fav of mine, as I love the contrast of the crunchy raw granola with the creamy smoothie. Plus, the chewing makes me actually feel like I’m eating something – which, at times, can be a nice feeling (ha)." We love the addition of ashwagandha for healthy thyroid function and sustained energy! Living Intentions makes some of the best tasting raw granola's out there. Try the deliciously sweet and crunchy Cacao Crunch or Hemp and Greens to top this smoothie recipe.
Something about the combination of cashews, coconut, goji berries and peppermint oil really does taste like candy cane! The red bits of goji berry with white coconut and cashew even gives the truffles an appearance that is reminiscent of this classic Holiday candy. Even though this recipe was inspired by the Holidays it can be made any time of the year and is absolutely delightful frozen too as a cooling summer treat. Truffles are so easy to make, look completely gourmet, and are fun because you can roll them in all sorts of toppings to vary both the appearance and flavor. And they're so cute!
Chef Marlie Centawer was inspired by the amazing recipe Goddesses over at Golubka to create a modified version of the truffles she found there. These densely satisfying truffles combine raw cacao with warming, grounding spices of mesquite, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The natural unprocessed coconut and walnut oils add a nice malleability to the recipe. Make this recipe for a special occasion, a gift for a friend, or just any ol' time! They also store very well in the freezer for a few weeks and are really nice little treats to have on hand when the need for chocolate hits.
This icy cold, simple yet decadent banana ice cream has the addition of delicious little vegan brownie bites rich in healthy fats and proteins from walnuts and cashews, and only requires a few ingredients. If you'd rather just have brownies without the stormy blizzard this recipe makes a great batch of brownies as well!
A note from Chef Gena Hemshaw about her bold and energizing superfood smoothie: "The following recipe is every bit as tasty as it is vibrant, and it’s packed with nutrition. It’s also not overly sweet, which makes it a good afternoon snack: I personally find that super sweet smoothies make me crash in the afternoon. This was exactly the right amount of sweetness, and it fueled me well for the long day and night of study ahead."
Now make this recipe, enjoy slowly, and proceed to go save the world!
This recipe is the sweetest of the the 3 cake pop versions. Flavonoid and antioxidant rich mulberries add a sweet chewiness to this recipe. One option for this version is to add a few pinches of ground lavender flowers to the cake batter for a very unique and unexpected flavor experience. Be sure to check out Marlie's other versions of cake pops too: Cacao Fudge and Luverly Vanilla.
While rich and decadent, the dark chocolatey flavor of these fudge cake pops is just perfect and not overwhelmingly strong. The base of ground walnuts and dates makes for dense, moist consistency similar to a fudge brownie. This recipe also features maca and goji berry powder for super food nutrients. Be sure to check out Marlie's other versions of cake pops too: Luverly Vanilla and Mulberry Maven.
Fresh cashews and rich fragrant coconut merge with sweet nectar-like maple syrup, blissful vanilla and hint of caramel from lucuma to form the base of these decadent gourmet raw desserts. But that's not all, everything is then dipped in a rich dark cacao coating to create what may just be the perfect (and creative!) raw vegan dessert to date. You must try this recipe! Be sure to check out Marlie's other versions too: Cacao Fudge and Mulberry Maven.
These little chocolate drizzled almond vanilla cookies are sure to disappear quite quickly once they come out of the dehydrator. Be prepared to walk away and come back to nothing more than a trail of crumbs. The light texture of coconut flour and leftover pulp from making almond milk create a very authentic crumbly cookie consistency, while the cacao butter and fresh vanilla bean lend a superbly rich sweet flavor. Use dates alone to sweeten or step it up with a few drops of vanilla stevia.
On a side note, it is highly recommended that you hum along to Beck's "Paper Tiger" while making these scrumptious little almond vanilla cookies!
This frothy, creamy, warming latte elixir recipe starts with a base of medicinal chaga tea and becomes a rich sensory experience with the addition of fresh sesame mylk, vanilla bean, raw cacao, cinnamon, nutmeg and mesquite pod meal. Chaga is a medicinal mushroom that is revered in Chinese medicine for it's ability to enhance the immune system and provide the body with powerful antioxidants. It is one of the most ultimate superfoods and works perfectly as a base for lattes like this one. Feel free to add your sweetener of choice if desired.