Icy cold, melt-in-your-mouth squares of chocolatey fudge-like goodness by Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish that require only 4 simple ingredients to make. Whats not to love about that?! Store a batch of these delectable morsels in your freezer and satisfy any chocolate craving in a completely healthy way. Use maple syrup to sweeten, or for an all-raw and lower glycemic version use coconut nectar. Enjoy!
An inspired, simple and completely luscious truffle recipe by Brandi Doming of The Vegan 8 utilizing a base of raw sesame and cacao butter for an authentic white chocolate flavor experience. If you typically make dark chocolate truffles during the Holidays try mixing it up this year with this delectable recipe perfectly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla. You, along with your friends and family, will fall in love.
It doesn't get much more simple and timeless than this classic combination of coconut and chocolate. Even the world's biggest candy bar corporation knows it! Leave it to Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish to create a recipe with equal parts simplicity and deliciousness. Store these healthy treats in the fridge or freezer for an immediate and healthy sweet tooth-satisfying dessert on the fly!
In the spirit of this season of all things pumpkin, we bring to you Fragrant Vanilla Cake's amazing raw chocolate pumpkin pie cups! Amy Lyons has taken two of the most beloved fall- time desserts and combined them in a way you may have never seen done before. Step away from those peanut butter cups, and leave the leftover pumpkin pie alone and instead indulge in this blissful recipe that will leave you without a trace of guilt.
A moist and decadent raw chocolate cake by Chris Anca of Tales of A Kitchen complete with a layer of gooey caramel and a sprinkling of cacao nibs and cacao powder for that perfect finishing touch. Each bite delivers a firm yet creamy texture with a delicious intermittent crunch of walnuts and cacao nibs. If your life could use a healthy dose of chocolate right about now than we encourage you to try this incredible recipe (which Chris admits is one of her finest!). Be sure to bookmark this one for the Holidays ahead!
Nothing warms the belly and spirit quite like a cup of rich and creamy hot chocolate. By using raw cacao you also get that blissful, buzz from the potent compounds found within it such as anandamide and phenethylamine (the bliss and love chemicals). Not to mention all of those fabulous antioxidants. You'll find this recipe by Nikki Stokes of Eating Vibrantly very simple to make. While it's yummy as is you could also try adding a dash of cinnamon, cayenne, or even maca powder for an interesting superfood-infused twist with a South American flare. You can also blend in some melted coconut oil or cacao butter if you desire an even richer outcome.
When we came across this truly incredible recipe by Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life we were instantly transported to our youth, a time of dilly bars and dipped cones. While it's probably been a while since your last Dairy Queen indulgence, this recipe may bring back some memories for you too. That being said this version will knock out any dairy and sugar laden ice cream bar you've ever had right out of the park. Made with simple banana ice cream, raw cacao, superfoods and wholesome sweeteners, this recipe will nourish both your soul AND your body.
Brownies will forever be that classic comfort food especially for all of us chocolate lovers out there. By using raw ingredients and preparation methods you can ditch the guilt and instead just focus on the feel good fun of yummy chocolate brownie decadence. These brownies by Heather Pace of Sweetly Raw are indulgent, yes, but a quick look over the list of ingredients will assure you that what you're enjoying IS actually good for your body! These turn out chewy and soft and slightly crumbly. The brownie layer is quite thin which is perfect for layering the chocolate frosting thickly over it. Check out Heather's ebook for that gorgeous chocolate sauce which she's drizzled over the top!
A rich chocolate walnut crust layered with freshly sliced strawberries, creamy coconut vanilla bean cream and drizzly chocolate ganache frosting. This is a recipe from Marquis Matson of Real Raw Kitchen however it seems to have been gifted straight from heaven above. Delicious and oh so decadent!
A sweet sprouted buckwheat and walnut graham cracker crust layered with coconut and cashew marshmallow, date and pecan butter caramel and a generous drizzling of raw chocolate glaze. Wowzee!
A sweet, buttery filling with a hint of vanilla bean and coffee enveloped in a rich, dark chocolate shell. Superbly delicious!
Thank you to the brilliant Marquis Matson for coming up with these amazing raw snicker bars! A nutty macadamia, almond crust pairs with a gooey medjool date caramel filling and raw chocolate coating. These would make a great treat for children when that need for something sweet arises. Throw those packaged candy bars out the door!
These amazing almond butter cups by Nicole Axworthy can be made totally raw by using raw almond butter, a raw chocolate of your choice or cacao paste, and by making sure to melt over low heat. Sink-your-teeth-in delicious without an ounce of guilt!
It's chocolate with benefits! Enjoy an added crispy crunch as well as additional nutrients like powerful bioflavonoid rutin to strengthen capillary walls, B vitamins for stress management, and minerals magnesium, calcium, and boron for bone health by adding sprouted buckwheat groats. Sprouted quinoa contains all essential amino acids giving this chocolate a great protein boost as well. Recipe by Golubka.
The rich and intricate flavor of intense dark chocolate merges with the delicate flavor and aroma of blood orange as well as a surprising kick of habanero chili pepper. This raw brownie by Amy Lyons is beyond delicious and knocks the socks off of any cooked brownie recipe! Sink your teeth in and experience the bliss-inducing effects of truly raw cacao and the tummy warming effects of habanero!
Here’s a divinely magical chocolate elixir that is perfect for starting your day or even winding down your evening. With colder temperatures approaching, my Warm Raw Chocolate Chinese 5-Spice Elixir is perfect for warming your spirit. Every time I make this recipe, I feel the ingredients working on my body with each sip. Calming… yet subtly energizing. And the texture? Wow, never felt a beverage so silky in my mouth. It was damn near erotic. I’m just putting that out there… lol.
Selene says, "After tasting this decadent and unbelievably easy-to-make fudge, you'll understand how a simple seed can be so highly revered. Enjoy this rich, chocolate-y fudge with a glass of cold hazelnut milk." Sesame seeds are an ancient food and have a host of benefits for us! Rich in calcium for our bones and teeth, high in protein and essential fats, grounding and warming to the body; they are revered for a reason!
A quick recipe by Nicole Axworthy for Coconut Joy truffles using raw shredded coconut, agave, melted coconut butter and truly raw cacao butter and cocoa powder. A melt in your mouth chocolatey shell filled with chewy coconut. Yum!