Posts tagged Cacao
Ferrero Rocher Truffle Balls

Ferrero Rochers are one of my favourite sweet treats so it was only was a matter of time until I decided to make a more wholesome version. This recipe is for 8 Ferrero Rocher Truffle Balls that are raw, indulgent and guilt free. The balls are sweetened with dates and maple syrup and the topping is made of coconut oil and cacao to sub out dairy. The centre has a smooth hazelnut like flavour that literally melts in your mouth.

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Banoffee Pie

Calling all Banoffee Pie fans out there, this recipe is truly divine. The combination of dried nuts, dates, banana, avocado, cacao and peanut butter make a beautiful guilt free dessert. The traditional banoffee pie is full of refined sugar and contains dairy, this recipe is refined sugar free, gluten free and vegan. This banoffee pie is creamy and chocolatey and has a hint of peanut butter.

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Peanut Butter and Cacao Brownie

Chocolate and peanut butter are two foods that taste incredible when combined.  These decadent, chewy peanut butter and cacao brownies are the perfect guilt free comfort food. The peanut butter makes the brownie creamy and rich and the cacao nibs gives it a crunchy texture. This is such a simple recipe to follow and can be easily adapted by adding nuts, shredded coconut, dried fruit and white chocolate bits. I served my brownies with plain yogurt and they also taste great eaten on their own, they are moist so do not worry if you do not have yoghurt.

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Fruit Whip featuring Yonanas machine

After hearing lots of talk about a Yonana machine I decided to purchase one and have to say I'm pretty happy I did. For anyone who is unsure of what a Yonana is, it is a machine that makes it possible for vegans, any one who is dairy free or lactose intolerant and those of us who are more health conscious to enjoy frozen desserts similar to ice cream/sorbet/frozen yoghurt.  All you need is frozen fruit as a base, along with your favourite topping, mine is dark chocolate and pistachios.  Other fruits that process well through this machine are frozen berries, peaches, apricots, mangoes apples and cranberries.

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Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

This chocolate hazelnut spread is so easy to make and tastes surprisingly similar to Nutella, except it contains no nasty additives. After trying this recipe you will never want to buy a pre made jar again. Serve this delicious spread over bread, oats, cakes, ice-cream, fruit or even eat straight with a spoon.  It is sweet and creamy with a burst of rich chocolate and hazelnut flavour.

This recipe is dairy free, gluten free, soy and refined sugar free.

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Raw Chocolate Mousse Tarts

These tarts are such a beautiful desert and can be served to anyone who is vegan, dairy free, gluten free or refined sugar free.  They are best stored in the freezer so that the mousse filling is nice and hard.  I topped mine with flaked almonds and a bit of coconut but anything can be used.  Fresh fruit, cacao nibs or bickinis would also be delicious.

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Chocolate Orange Smoothie

Serves 1 (or two as a micro snack/dessert)

Ingredients: 

1 orange 1-2 Tbsp raw organic cacao (2 Tbsp if you like your choccie dark) 1 Tbsp chocolate Clean Lean Protein or Sun Warrior rice protein 1/2 frozen banana 1/4c water 1/4 cashews (soaked for 4 hrs and rinsed) 1-2c ice 1 tsp yacon syrup/raw honey/maple OR 1 medjool date

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Raw Chocolate Banana Fudge

You may have guessed by now that Lib and I love anything banana, chocolate or coconut so if you do too you'll be loving our recipe posts this week.  This raw fudge is full of flavour and has a beautiful creamy texture that will leave you wanting more, and it's ok to indulge in as this is refined sugar free.

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Cacao Crackle

This recipe contains my two favorite foods - chocolate and coconut.  We have featured cacao and coconut oil in many of our blog posts so if you have been reading you will be aware of the health benefits of these super foods.  If not, have a read of this post about coconut oil and this post about cacao. All of the ingredients I have used in this recipe are what I had in my cupboard.

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White Chocolate and Raspberry Almond Muffins

This week we have another delicious recipe by the very talented Petite Kitchen. If you have been looking for a healthy alternative to muffins then this recipe is perfect. This is a recipe for gluten free, grain free, refined sugar free and dairy free white chocolate and raspberry muffins.  The muffins are sweetened with cacao butter, I will give you a little insight into what this beautiful ingredient is if you don't already know.

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Chocolate Chip Banana Whip

Our Chocolate Chip Banana Whip recipe is here thanks to inspiration from this blog post - frozen bananas, why had I not already thought of that? I love that this recipe has only three ingredients, takes 2 minutes to make, is dairy free, sugar free and sweet enough to satisfy any sugar cravings you may have.

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