Raw Chocolate Sauce

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. Full of essential minerals, this super versitile ingredient can be used in

Chia Seed Pudding:

Raw Chia Seed Pudding - Fork & Beans

Cashew Milk:

Raw Milk - Fork & Beans

Chocolate Pudding Pies:

Almost Raw Chocolate Pie - Fork & Beans

and this chocolate sauce:

Raw Chocolate Sauce - Fork & Beans

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?

Raw Chocolate Sauce - Fork & Beans

Make a quadruple batch of this stuff 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.

Raw Chocolate Sauce - Fork & Beans

Maybe I will bottle this stuff up and sell it for Valentine’s Day…

Raw Chocolate Sauce - Fork & Beans


Raw Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Gluten, egg, dairy, and refined sugar-free

Makes approx 1/4 cup of sauce


  • 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


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bow. Place into a pouring bottle.
  2. Place in fridge to allow to set and thicken a little.
  3. **The more coconut oil you add, the more thick the syrup will be**
  4. If the sauce is too cold and thickens up too much, simply place closed bottle into a bowl of hot water until it melts.

Use on top of my raw vanilla ice cream recipe, add some sliced bananas, my raw whipped cream topping, and some chopped nuts and you have yourself a Raw Banana Split!

Raw Ice Cream Sundaes - Fork & Beans



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  1. this was a great recipe. I made this nutribullet and dipped strawberries in. I then put it in the fridge. It got hard enough just from the fridge. my family loved it!

  2. Do you think I can use this sauce to coat a cake? Or is it too runny for that?

    • If you coat the cake with it and place it in the fridge to cool the oil, it will set. It might be a little runny so just add a tablespoon or more cocoa powder to thicken. Let me know if it works!

  3. Oh my gravy, can it really be this easy? I wish I hadn’t discovered this blog right before work, I want to stay home and make everything!

    • Oh no, Michelle–you are looking sick today. Come here, let me check your forehead. Yup. You have a fever. Looks like you will have to stay home from work today… :)
      P.S. Totally stealing “Oh my gravy!” I love that!!!

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  5. I’ll take the chocolate bath option, please. :)

  6. This looks so decadently delicious! Raw cocoa powder is now officially on my shopping list :-)

  7. Um making a huge batch to put in my bath. NOW. Hehe. Of course the stars aligned and I just got raw cacao powder for the first time! It smells so dang good!

    p.s. I broke up with Good Clean Food and got my own gig:


  8. Please invite me over someday 😀

  9. I make a raw chocolate sauce that is very similar to this and let me tell you…it is essential :)! Looks wonderful!

  10. WANT!

  11. I think I need this and like now! Can’t wait to try it out! Thanks Cara!

  12. Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy this blog, and as such have nominated it for the “One Lovely Blog Award”: http://mandaray.wordpress.com/2012/09/11/one-lovely-blog-award/. Thank you for all the great recipes, and your dedication to not leaving people with different diets out in the cold when it comes to flavor and texture. Your work is much appreciated. :)

  13. Gorgeous Cara! I will buy a bottle (or two or three) for sure! Looks so good and so crazy easy too, genius! :)

  14. Oh my a Cacao explosion – I’m in! I’ll even wrestle in the stuff 😉

    Loving this series!

  15. You are a strange girl, Cara… Still, this is a good idea :D… is raw cocoa powder known be any different from normal cocoa powder?

    • HAHA! I live to hear those words from you, Nick :) Raw cacao powder is different from the normal cocoa powder in that it is just cacao beans that have been cold pressed and nothing else. It’s in a very raw, natural state, thus maintaining its minerals and other good properties unlike cocoa powder. The end. Did you like my story? ha

      • I shall make sure I offend you more often then :D. But does it taste better or worse?! You’re anwful story teller since you missed the vital point!

        • You are the awful storyteller…
          It tastes different, I won’t say it’s worse but finding a substitute for the real thing is always a difficult task. There. You happy???

          • How dare you?! I’m happy – I just wanted all the facts innit… informed decisions are a must… besides, there’s no chance raw cocoa powder exists here…

  16. Wow Cara you are just an amazing lady! This looks incredible! I cannot get over how silky and perfect that chocolate sauce looks. I would like to take a bath in it, hahaha!

  17. you had me at “love chemical”…

  18. i have all of those ingredients readily available in my kitchen – i am totally making this for dessert tonight!


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