Raw Organic Cacao Butter Recipe
STEPS & INGREDIENTS:
- Chocolate Hay Stacks: In a saucepan, melt ½ cup of cocoa butter over very low heat, quickly stirring in 3 tablespoons of agave syrup and ½ cup cacao powder until smooth. Throw in, about a cup of trail mix. Once coated, then drop spoon-size haystacks onto a plate and place into the freezer to harden. Haystacks are ready to eat in about an hour. Tips: To keep cacao butter raw, melt it by filling a glass bowl with boiling water, then placing a bigger bowl on top of that with shaved cacao butter flakes in it. The butter will slowly melt from the heat of the hot water but retain its raw state.
- Healthy Chocolate Treats: In a blender, blend ½ up of coconut oil, 6 tablespoons of shaved cacao butter, ¼ cup of agave Nectar, 2 vanilla beans (just center of beans), 2 dashes of sea salt and 2 dashes of cayenne powder, until smooth. Then add 1 cup of cacao powder and blend once again. Put into fun shaped molds (ice cube trays work well) and cool in the refrigerator until set. Enjoy these quality treats.
- Cocolicious Drops: In a double boiler, melt 1 lb. cacao paste, 1/3 lb. cacao butter, ¼ lb. coconut butter, ¼ cup honey or Agave nectar. Keep stirring. Add 4 to 6 cups of dried coconut and stir till coated. Drop with a spoon on to waxed paper covered cookie sheets. Refrigerate. Remove from sheets and store in container in the fridge.
Create a raw chocolate bar! Blend the following raw ingredients together: cacao, agave nectar, carob powder, maca, coconut oil, and slivered almonds. Pour into a mold and freeze. Eat cold.
In a glass jar, shake together half a cup of chilled almond milk / rice milk or whatever milk you drink, with a teaspoon of cacao powder, a spoon of maca powder and a heaped spoon of raw cacao nibs. Maca has an unusual relationship with cacao nibs (cacao beans or raw chocolate) and all cacao products in general. Experience real culinary magic.
Blend on high, a cup of almond milk, 2 brazilnuts, ¼ cup of dates, 2tbsp of organic cacao nibs, 2 tbsp. of organic cacao powder, 1 tsp of maca powder. Add ice cubes and blend again. Enjoy the best cacao and maca milkshake.
To make a delicious cacao maca smoothie, blend together 1 frozen banana, a cup of almond milk, 1 tablespoon of maca powder, 1 tablespoon of cacao nibs, 2 tablespoons of cacao powder, raw agave syrup, a few drops of vanilla, ½ teaspoon of cinnamon and a cup of ice cubes. ENJOY!