real raw kitchen: RECIPE: Cayenne Cacao Goodies

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

RECIPE: Cayenne Cacao Goodies

Cacao and cayenne go together so deliciously that I thought I'd experiment a bit with it. It is SO good and I am SO glad I did.
Cayenne Cacao Goodies

Ingredients
  • 7 medjool dates, pitted and soaked 
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil 
  • 4 (heaping) tablespoons raw cacao powder 
  • 3/4 cup goji berries, ground up in blender (or goji powder
  • 1/3 cup cacao nibs 
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne 
  • 1/4 teaspoon maca powder 
  • 1/4 teaspoon spirulina 
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla (seeds scraped from a bean) 
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup

Instructions

  • Soak the dates in water for 20 minutes. 
  • While soaking, blend goji berries into a powder in the blender and then place in bowl. 
  • Add all remaining ingredients except the dates.
  •  Run the pitted and soaked dates in a food processor with about 2 tablespoons of water until a paste forms. 
  • Remove the paste and combine it with the remaining ingredients in a bowl. 
  • Mix everything thoroughly. 
  • Once everything is mixed scoop out balls and place on wax paper. 
  • Place in freezer to set. If the mixture is too wet you can continue to add cacao powder by the teaspoon until it is scoop-able.

I like to store them in the freezer and eat whenever I'm craving something rich and delicious. They don't get hard because of the coconut oil and dates so it is a perfect indulgent snack. 


YUM

2 comments:

  1. Thanks a bunch, I need a SCARY treat to take to a Breast Cancer Fundraiser "Girls Night In" and when I tell them the name of this they may just well be scared, hope I make them as good as you did, cheers, Penelope, Perth Western Australia

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    1. ha YES!! These will be divine. The cayenne is a perfect compliment to the cacao, and it actually isn't spicy in this small of an amount. Instead, it's the nice little tingle :) I hope they enjoy! Let me know how it goes!

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