Saturday, December 23, 2017

Christmas Chocolates - Raw Food Recipe To Try This Season

I can imagine that most of you already have got all you need for your Christmas dinner party, but if you are still looking for inspiration, here is my quick and easy raw recipe for a super healthy sweet treat.


The spices I used make these chocolates not only tasty, but also incredibly healthy. They are all known for their healing properties and can be used generously throughout the entire year, but especially now, during the cold season.

Ingredients:
  • 20 Medjool dates, soaked in water overnight, seeds removed
  • 1 cup raw cacao
  • 1/2 cup raw almond butter
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp organic vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp turmeric powder
  • 2 Tbsp ground cloves
  • 2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground dried ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/3 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/3 tsp ground fennel seeds
  • 1/3 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 tsp pink Himalaya salt
  • 2 cups raw coconut flakes for garnish


Method:
  • Toss soaked dates into the bowl of a food processor. Make sure all seeds are removed. Pulse blend until you receive a very creamy, homogeneous mass. 
  • Add raw cacao, almond butter and coconut oil. Blend until all ingredients are well combined.
  • Add spices and blend again. Adjust the taste to your personal liking. If you have a spice you like the most, double the amount! 
  • Transfer the mix into a bowl. Cover the bowl and place it in the fridge for about 30 minutes. 
  • Remove the bowl from the fridge. If the consistency is right, use about a table spoon of the cacao mass to make each chocolate. Roll the mass gently between your palms and set each ball on a parchment. You should be able to make 30-32 chocolates. Use one-way gloves since turmeric will stain your hands. 
  • Toss coconut  flakes into a bowl. Roll each chocolate in coconut flakes until entire surface is completely covered. Put each chocolate into a paper candy cup and place it on a tray. Once all chocolates are processed in this way, place the tray in the refrigerator for at least couple of hours.
  • Serve as desert and enjoy in good company! Ho, Ho, Ho!
Tip: The coconut flakes may turn slightly yellow because of the turmeric and other spices that are used in this recipe. You may want to top the chocolates with more flakes if you want. Keep them refrigerated and consume within 4-5 days. 

~ Wishing everybody a really magical Christmas ~
 In radiant health, passionately raw ~ Dominique


Dominique Allmon©2017
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