Amazing Raw Superfood Chocolates
I made these delicious little raw superfood chocolates last week but didn’t have time to post them. We’ve finally arrived in Colombo Sri Lanka after a long journey, and we’ve already had some amazing coconut based curry, explored a little before a major down pour and now I’m sitting in a gorgeous little hotel with the sound of a ceiling fan in my ears
So these superfood chocolates are just too good to be true! They taste amazing, creamy, rich, and slightly nutty; made from completly natural healthy ingredients; just pure organic coconut oil, raw cacao, some nut butter and tahini for an amazing nutty favour and plant based protein and then some added superfood goodies; lacuma, maca and blueberry powder. You don’t need to add the superfood powers as the chocolate is really delicious without them but if you can get your hands on some they really do add something special.
Here’s some more info on the superfood powders in case you’re not familiar with them;
Lacuma – a Peruvian fruit dried at low temperatures. It’s is a low GI sweetener and contains nutrients such as; beta-carotene, iron, zinc, vit B3, calcium and protein. Delicious maplely taste.
Maca – a Peruvian root veg. Source of thiamin, vit B6, calcium, zinc and iron. Delicious malty flavour.
Blueberry powder – Naturally high in vit A, C, E. Full of dietary fibre, low is cals. Source of zinc, copper, potassium, magnisium.
The recipe is also really versatile; you can pour it into a loaf mould, chill and then cut into a slices or squares or you could use chocolate moulds to make individual chocs.
- 1 cup coconut oil – I used coconut merchant
- 1 tbsp nut butter – I like almond or peanut
- 1 tbsp tahini
- 3-4 tbsp sweetener (maple, honey, agave, malt rice)
- 1 tsp lacuma
- 1 tsp maca – I used Organic Burst
- 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
- 2 tsp Artic berries blueberry powder
- Toppings; mixed nuts, coconut flakes, seeds, rose petals
- Melt the coconut oil in a pan on a very low heat then pour it into a bowl large. Add in the nut butter, tahini, sweetener and lacuma and maca then stir to combine everything.
- Scoop out 1/4 cup of the mixture and put it into another bowl and stir in 1 tsp blueberry powder.
- Add the cacao powder to the original mix and stir to combine everything.
- Pour the chocolate mix into bread mould or cake tin lined with baking paper or chocolate moulds if you want to make individual chocolates.
- Scatter the nuts and seeds over the top then add the blueberry mix by adding little dollops across the surface them giving them a swirl.
- Finally add a sprinkle of blueberry powder for good measure and rose petals (because they look pretty).
- Place in the freezer to set for a couple of hours then cut into slices or cubes. Keep them in a tub in the freezer until you want to eat them.