Who doesn’t like chocolate? When I have a piece of chocolate or chocolate bar from the packet, it tastes sickly sweet, full of sugar and preservatives. You can make a guilt free treat at home with all healthy ingredients and it is actually good for you. Cacao (not cocoa >.<) is raw with all enzymes and powerful antioxidants. Had a bad day? Grab this bar and enjoy a big mouthful! Cacao contains the amino acid and tryptophan which leads to the production of serotonin, a happy hormone. The super bean contains oleic acid which is linked to lower bad cholesterol and a great source of magnesium, iron, copper, calcium, potassium and zinc.
I always keep a bag of raw cacao powder in my pantry and use for baking muffins and cakes, making little truffles, chocolate mousse, chocolate milk, and chocolate bars. Don’t limit yourself using cacao! You can even add to your salad and salad dressing. Sprinkle cacao nibs over salads for extra crunchy and bitter sweet flavour. You will be surprised 🙂
Ingredients (10 mini bars)
100g almonds and hazelnuts
1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
2 teaspoons of cacao powder
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 table spoon of coconut oil
1 table spoon of coconut butter
5 Medijool dates
1 medium sized banana
Put all ingredients in a food processor and blend until it comes together. If it is too crumbly, add a squeeze of lemon or a teaspoon of water. Pour the mixture into a tin or container and press firmly. Set in the freezer for an hour and then cut into pieces.