Call me crazy, but I've had a hankering to experiment with making some version of chocolate using vast quantities of raw cacao and coconut oil. Because coconut oil is a solid at room temperature, I thought we could come up with something quite beautiful. Raw cacao gives you this amazing chocolate hit that seems to affect users on a psychological level. I hoped it would be possible to make something delicious that would also be reasonably good for you.
I decided after making it with coconut oil to try also making it with coconut butter
1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil
1/4 cup almond butter
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp ceylon cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground vanilla
1/4 cup coconut nectar
1/4 cup raw cacao
2 tbsp coconut sugar
combine ingredients and press into a square silicone pan (8 x 8)
chill for 30 minutes then score
return to freezer to fully chill
divide into pieces, and store in an airtight container in the freezer
I scored this pan into 64 pieces (8 lines in each direction), and each person had one or two. Fantastic, and just enough to tantalize you, and give you a truly remarkable raw chocolate hit. Plus the almond butter will help keep blood sugar stable, although the sweeteners are very low on the glycemic index. Don't forget raw cacao is a superfood. I'm not a chocolate lover, but even I could get down and dirty with this fudge. Woowee.
Yes folks, you have it here: guilt free chocolate. Unless you eat the whole thing in one sitting. I'm not saying I did. Just, you know, you probably don't want to. ;)