Chocolate recipes for a raw vegan diet? Yes, please! Use this collection of raw cacao dessert recipes to boost your arsenal of creative indulgences. You'll learn how to make raw chocolate cakes, puddings, cookies, milkshakes and more! Incorporate dates for wholesome sweetness, raw cacao butter for thickening to a velvety smoothness, goji berries for nutrition and walnuts for crunchy goodness. Did you know that raw chocolate tastes good with rosewater? And cardamom? Besides, raw cacao may... even be good for you! And with such a long history of forging great love, chocolate deserves as many recipes as there are stars in the sky.
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It doesn't get much better on a raw vegan diet than this ultra-gourmet raw food cheesecake with three flavors: chocolate, peanut butter and vanilla. I could tell you more about how amazing this raw cacao dessert is, but I think you'd better just try it to see for yourself.
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Coconut oil, when refrigerated, solidifies and helps this wonderful creation hold it's shape. Add all of your favorite nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and spices to create the truffle of your dreams. This recipe has countless variations!
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Want to make delicious raw vegan chocolate at home using nothing but raw cacao and two other simple ingredients? Of course you do. Thankfully, Emily von Euw, author of Rawsome Vegan Baking has shared with us her technique for doing just that.
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Check out this step-by-step guide to creating a cake as beautiful as it is blissful! Roulades are cakes, layered with a filling, and rolled up to create a spiral of delicious delight. This raw version uses raw buckwheat as a "flour", and dates as a binder and sweetener.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Chocolate and spice and everything nice is what this recipe is made of. Here you learn how to use raw cacao butter as a binder and thickening agent for a melt-in-your-mouth raw food fudge. If you don't like spicy food, simply omit the chili pepper.
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Raw Chocolate Pudding
The simplicity of this recipe makes the flavor so divine. Some will be surprised to find avocado in a sweet dessert recipe. But avocados can easily be convinced to go over to the sweet side of life. And with such a powerful flavor companion as raw cacao, the effort made is well worth the result.
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Raw Creamy Dark Chocolate Milkshake
The classic American indulgence of the milkshake takes on a whole new level when it hits the health-food scene. In an attempt to make the most indulgent shake known to man, people are experimenting with all manor of flavor combinations. This recipe is a skeleton outline of how to build up to the kind of milkshake legends are made of. Starting with a fresh raw milk base, you build up from there with all of your favorite taste sensations. You could easily end up with a Hemp Milk Mexican Chocolate... Bourbon Milkshake before you know it!Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
Here we also use buckwheat "flour" as a base, and coconut oil as a thickener. Then we add in the element of dehydrating. With the use of a dehydrator, you can work on desserts and other treats that have a more 'cooked' or 'baked' look to them. This kind of recipe is used to soothe the savage beast within that craves old comfort foods while on a raw food diet.
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Since nut butters do not freeze all the way in the average domestic freezer, they can be used in recipes that you want to remain a little soft (not ice hard). These puppies will take you back to the days of old. With all of the best ingredients, no refined sugars, or mysterious additives, these new-age fudgesicles will have you scouring the stores for Popsicle trays!