The second “must-have” ingredient when making raw desserts is raw cacao powder. A great source of antioxidants, it is said that raw cacao powder has a higher antioxidant content than blueberries and red wine (though don’t throw out that bottle–or at least give it to me). Full of essential minerals, this super versatile ingredient can be used in many recipes of mine like Chia Seed Pudding, Raw Nut Milks, and now this Raw Chocolate Sauce.
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It is also said that raw cacao has a chemical (too complicated to pronounce) that is referred to as the “love chemical.” That’s right friends, this superfood emits the same chemical inside our bodies that is released when we fall in love. So what does that mean? It means we shall make batches of this raw chocolate sauce and just smother it all over your body. Bathe in it, eat it while bathing in it, let it sink into your pores, and watch the love unveil. That’s what it means. A guaranteed cupid replacement.
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Maybe I will bottle this stuff up and sell it for Valentine’s Day…
- 4 Tb coconut oil, melted
- 2 Tb maple syrup
- 3 Tb raw cacao powder (or regular cocoa powder if you don't have)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Whisk together all ingredients into a small bowl until completely smooth. The more coconut oil you add, the more thick the syrup will be.
- Place into a pouring bottle and chill in the fridge for 10 minutes to thicken a little.
- If the sauce is too cold and thickens up too much, simply place closed bottle into a bowl of hot water until it melts.
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