17 “Must Try” Cacao Recipes

Posted by Meghan Edmondson in Recipes

Chocolate is one of life’s simplest pleasures. It’s distinctive, rich, sometimes creamy flavour is hard to beat when you find yourself faced with a craving—which if you’re like me, is a lot. So when Jenny Travens of Super Food Living shared 17 of her favourite “must try” cacao recipes with us, we knew we had to pass them along to you.

Get ready. If you thought you craved chocolate before, just wait until you feast your eyes on the guilt-free chocolate creations below.

Enjoy!

 

17 “Must Try” Cacao Recipes

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The latest research on cacao shows impressive health benefits. Traditionally used as folk medicine, cacao contains more than 300 phytochemicals, including vitamins and minerals, and other dietary supplements. Over the past centuries, studies have shown that cocoa and the confection made from it, which is chocolate, supports the overall health of the body. It is indeed nature’s greatest gift.

 

Coconut Orange Chocolate Drink

As seen at: Raw Food Recipes

A sweet indulgence to satisfy your cravings for chocolate while adding some serious antioxidants to your body.

Find the recipe here.

Coconut Orange Chocolate Drink

 

Raw Chocolate Mousse

As seen at: One Green Planet 

A sumptuous dessert good for sharing with family and friends. With its intense flavor and silky smooth texture, this raw chocolate mousse is the Holy Grail for those who loves chocolate a lot.

Find the recipe here.

 Raw Chocolate Mousse

 

Mini Raw Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Cream Pie

As seen at: Raw Food Recipes

A recipe with winning combination of wholesome ingredients with bursting flavours.

Find the recipe here.

Banana Peanut Butter Cream Pie

 

Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Breakfast Parfait

As seen at: Yummly

It is truly vegan, gluten-free, no bake/raw, oil-free, soy-free.

Find the recipe here.

Hazelnut Breakfast Parfait

 

Raw Vegan Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fudge

As seen at: One Green Planet 

A very simple recipe and cheaper way to enjoy chocolate at its best.

Find the recipe here.

Peanut Butter Fudge

 

Raw Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake

As seen at: Savvy Vegetarian 

A rich, creamy texture made from cashews and coconut oil, flavoured with raw cacao powder, and sweetened with raw agave syrup.

Find the recipe here.

Raw Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake

 

Chocolate Chia Pudding

As seen at: Sweetly Raw 

A healthy concoction of cacao and the power seed, chia. This recipe will surely keep you going for hours and hours.

Find the recipe here.


Chocolate Chia Pudding

 

Double Chocolate Hemp Brownies

As seen at: Oolaboolah

This is a pretty unique concoction that you’ve never tasted before.

Find the recipe here.

Double Chocolate Hemp Brownies

 

Raw Brownie

As seen at: My New Roots 

This humble recipe is packed-full of nutrients. Each of the ingredients played an important role to make an outstanding flavor and consistency. Surprisingly, its five flavours creates a truly remarkable flavour.

Find the recipe here.

Raw Brownie

 

Plum and Poppy Seeds Cheesecake with Hazelnut Cacao Crust

As seen at: Tales of a Kitchen 

A sweet and tangy plum and poppy seeds cheesecake with hazelnut cacao crust, topped with fresh plums, almond flakes, more hazelnut and raw chocolate.

Find the recipe here.

Plum and poppy seeds

 

Raw Protein Chocolate Pudding

As seen at: The Iron In You

It is seriously rich in natural protein, a great addition to build that muscles.

Find the recipe here.

Raw Protein Chocolate

 

Chocolate Coconut Truffles

As seen at: The Vedge

This vegan, gluten free recipe is perfect for snacks and dessert. The kids will surely enjoy them.

Find the recipe here.

Chocolate Coconut Truffles

 

Raw Cacao Dried Cherry Granola Bars

As seen at: Rawmazing  

These easy-to-follow granola bars are healthy, quick, and very convenient snacks. The soft and chewy granola bars are not just a tasty snack but also comes with astonishing health benefits. But oh, we are not talking about granola bars from the supermarket isle, we are talking about the home-made one.

Find the recipe here.

 Cacao Dried Cherry Granola Bars

 

Raw Walnut Cacao Dreamy Bars

As seen at: Rawmazing  

A great pairing of walnut and cacao, which are jam-packed of essential vitamins and minerals, and amino acids. This recipe is made from a finely grind raw cashew flour, a walnut filling, and then topped with a tasty cacao ganache.

Find the recipe here.

Walnut Cacao Dreamy Bars

 

Bon Bons

As seen at: The Earth Diet 

A tasty alternative to ice cream and other processed food cravings. It is refined-sugar free, dairy free, soy free, gluten free, and chemical free.

Find the recipe here.

Bon Bons

 

Paleo Coconut Cacao Cookies

As seen at: Hello Bee

A quick and easy recipe for your sweet cravings. It uses almond flour, which keeps a happy heart, and a bit of cacao nibs that does not contain a lot of sugar in it. So, with no doubt you can ingest this cookies guilt-free.

Find the recipe here.

Paleo Coconut Cacao Cookies

Dairy-free Almond Cacao Smoothie

As seen at: The Healthy Apple 

Who say’s smoothies are a summer thing? Well, this recipe is a special treat and a fun activity even at fall. Anything that is packed with fibre, healthy fats, protein, and whole grains is just hard to resist, isn’t it?

Find the recipe here.

Dairy-free Almond Cacao Smoothie

A little about Jenny Travens

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Jenny Travens is a chief, editor, wellness coach and fitness blogger for Super Food Living. She loves to share her knowledge about the different ways of staying fit and healthy, and helps people to conquer over health related issues and maintain their fitness regime.

With over 10 years of experience, Jenny is uniquely qualified, and understands each individual’s goals, and needs. She can simply provide important nutritional information or even give you a more detailed, supportive, skills-based approach to changing your diet and eating habits.

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