Have you tried raw chocolate before?
It’s almost easter time! And with that comes loads and loads of easter eggs (usually!). Many parents are more aware of the amount of sugars in easter chocolates. If you’re not, as an example, one egg contains 23g of sugar – wow!
There are lots of other options that don’t involve eating high sugar foods, which I’ll save for another blog, another time.
If you’re looking to make a healthier version of chocolate so your child isn’t the left one out, here’s my favourite raw chocolate recipe. Be warned… it still contains fruit sugar, so it is not an ‘everyday food’. The best part about this chocolate is you can make it as a family, and your child can see it being created right in front of their eyes!
Dr Carrie’s Raw Chocolate
10 medjool dates, pitted
1 cup cacao powder
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup coconut oil
1 cup cacao butter
Melt the cacao butter and coconut oil on low heat
Add in the powders and dates
Blend on high speed until smooth
Pour into egg shaped moulds (or whatever shape you like)
Place into the fridge or freezer until they are hard – if they last that long!
If it comes out too runny, add more dates, or add in some nuts (I love almonds for this)
If it comes out too thick, add in more coconut oil
Try adding flavours – a dash of peppermint is my favourite! Coconut flesh also goes well.
If you try this raw chocolate, let me know! I’d love to hear how your children go with making and eating it. It certainly gets devoured in this house (on special occasions).