Cooking with Jon: Raw Chocolate

3 Chocolate Recipes

Breakfast, Anytime Snack & Dessert


Dessert / Chocolate Treats


About this Video: Healthy chocolate? Yes! Join Jon Gabriel in the kitchen and learn how to make a variety of healthy, organic chocolate treats.

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Plain Chocolate

Serves: 6-8 pieces

Ingredients:

  • 50 grams cocoa butter
  • 1Tbsp coconut palm sugar
  • 1Tbsp unsweetened organic cacao

Directions:

Place cocoa butter & coconut palm sugar in a double boiler let it melt a bit & then stir it up & add the unsweetened organic cacao. Once mixed through, place the mixture into a mold & refrigerate for 5-10 minutes or until hardened then enjoy!


Chocolate Almond

Serves: 6-8 pieces

Ingredients:

  • 50 grams cocoa butter
  • 1Tbsp coconut palm sugar
  • 1Tbsp unsweetened organic cacao
  • 2Tbsp chopped almonds

Directions:

Place cocoa butter & coconut palm sugar in a double boiler let it melt a bit & then stir it up & add the unsweetened organic cacao. Mix through & then add chopped almonds. Place the mixture into a mold & refrigerate for 5-10 minutes or until hardened then enjoy!


Coconut Chia Chocolate

Serves: 6-8 pieces

Ingredients:

  • 50 grams cocoa butter
  • 1Tbsp coconut palm sugar
  • 1Tbsp unsweetened organic cacao
  • 1Tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 1Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1Tbsp vanilla extract

Directions:

Place cocoa butter & coconut palm sugar in a double boiler let it melt a bit & then stir it up & add the unsweetened organic cacao. Mix through & then add desiccated coconut, chia seeds & vanilla extract. Place the mixture into a mold & refrigerate for 5-10 minutes or until hardened then enjoy!


Chili Chocolate Crunch

Serves: 6-8 pieces

Ingredients:

  • 50 grams cocoa butter
  • 1Tbsp coconut palm sugar
  • 1Tbsp unsweetened organic cacao
  • 2Tbsp cacao nibs
  • ¼ Tsp chili powder
  • ¼ Tsp salt

Directions:

Place cocoa butter & coconut palm sugar in a double boiler let it melt a bit & then stir it up & add the unsweetened organic cacao. Mix through & then add cacao nibs, chili powder & salt. Place the mixture into a mold & refrigerate for 5-10 minutes or until hardened then enjoy!


Chocolate Crunch

Serves: 6-8 pieces

Ingredients:

  • 50 grams cocoa butter
  • 1Tbsp coconut palm sugar
  • 1Tbsp unsweetened organic cacao
  • 1Tbsp carob powder
  • 2Tbsp cacao nibs

Directions:

Place cocoa butter & coconut palm sugar in a double boiler let it melt a bit & then stir it up & add the unsweetened organic cacao & carob powder. Mix through & then add cacao nibs. Place the mixture into a mold & refrigerate for 5-10 minutes or until hardened then enjoy!


Breakfast / Raw Coconut Chocolate Chia Porridge

Raw Coconut Chocolate Chia Porridge

We’ve gotten lots of request for more recipes with chia seeds. In this one, we use chia seeds to make a super tasty and nutritious porridge.

This is one of my favorite recipes, the combination of the chia seeds and tahini, with the crunch of the cacao nibs, and desiccated coconut makes it a beautiful taste experience. And, of course, it's loaded with antioxidants, omega 3’s fiber and protein, so it’s great for you!

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Coconut Chocolate Chia Porridge (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Raw)

Serves: 2 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp tahini
  • 1 Tbsp raw unsweetened cacao nibs
  • 2 Tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 5 Tbsp chia seed
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened cacao
  • 1-2 Tbsp coconut palm sugar
  • ½ cup blueberries, or your favorite berry
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • ½ cups unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ teaspoon healthy salt (like Celtic salt or Himalayan salt)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

Mix tahini, cacao nibs, desiccated coconut, chia seed, cacao, salt cinnamon and 1 tablespoon coconut palm sugar with 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk. Stir ingredients until you get a thick and creamy consistency. Add more almond milk if it’s too thick.

Add more coconut palm sugar if you require more sweetness. Serve in a bowl and top with berries and sesame seeds or your favorite toppings. Other great toppings include nuts, and coconut yogurt.

Optional: warm the almond milk first on those cold autumn mornings.


Anytime Snack / Mint Chocolate Superfood Breakfast Balls

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Mint Chocolate Superfood Snack Balls

These tasty, extremely nutritious snack balls are loaded with protein, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids. There are no grains, or gluten or processed sugars to activate your FAT programs. They're great for breakfast or quick afternoon snacks. Kids love them too!

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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Mint Chocolate Superfood Snack Balls

Serves: 18 balls

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 3 Tbsp raw organic cacao powder
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp coconut palm sugar
  • 1 Tbsp stevia
  • 1 tsp spirulina (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract

Directions:

Combine cashews, almonds, chia and hemp seeds together in food processor until well ground.

Add remaining ingredients until well combined.

Form balls by shaping mixture in the palm of your hand. Store in fridge to harden.

Makes approximately 18 balls (depending on how much mix you eat along the way!)

Tip: If you live in a cool climate, you may like to melt coconut oil prior to adding to mixture. The best way to do this is using the double boiler method and keep heat low. Place coconut oil in heat-proof bowl into a pot of water. Heat slowly until coconut oil liquifies.


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Chocolate Mousse Cake

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Base ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup Almond, whiz until ground
  • 4 pitted Madjool Dates
  • 2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil (extra 1 T if needed)

Method

  1. Whiz up all base ingredients
  2. Press base mix into lined spring form pan and place into freezer to set

Filling ingredients

  • Flesh of 4 large Avocados
  • 1/2 cup Coconut cream
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup Coconut nectar (depending on the sweetness you want/like)
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Bean paste
  • 3/4 cup Cacao powder

Method

  1. Whiz up, scraping the bowl during the process to ensure all dry ingredients get combined. Whiz into a creamy moussey consistency
  2. Pour & spread filling mixture onto the base
  3. Put into freezer to set for 3 hours

Note: Needs to be quite firm to remove from tin. Before serving, keep in fridge for an hour or 2 so it gets smooth and creamy rather than frozen hard..

Store in the freezer, but move to fridge for 1-2 hours before serving.


Raw Pecan Pie

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Base ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups raw Pecans – Whiz until a fine crumb
    then add
  • 4 pitted Medjool Dates
  • 2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil

Method

  1. Whiz up in a blender/food processor until combined and sticking together well
  2. Press this base mixture into the bottom of a round, lined, spring form cake tin
  3. Place into the freezer to set for 10-15 minutes

Filling ingredients

  • NB: soaked nuts overnight (or for a minimum of 6 hrs)
  • 1 1/2 cup raw pre soaked Cashews
  • 1 cup raw pre soaked Pecans
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Coconut Cream
  • 1/2 cup Coconut oil

Method

  1. Whiz all filling ingredients together until it is a creamy mousse consistency. If mixture is too dry, add coconut cream or oil
  2. Pour creamy filling onto the base, level out with a spatula
  3. Sprinkle top with handful of chopped pecans
  4. Set in freezer for 3-4 hours. It needs to be solid so you can remove from the tin

Can be stored in the fridge, depending on when you want to serve it.


Caramel, Nut & Seed Bars

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Base ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup Sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup Almonds
  • 1/2 cup Cashews
  • 2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Coconut

Method

  1. Pulse all ingredients (except the Chia Seeds and shredded Coconut) in blender/food processor until chopped coarsely
  2. Empty nut mixture into in a bowl,
  3. Stir in 2 Tbsp Chia seeds and 1/2 cup Shredded Coconut

Sauce ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Coconut nectar
  • 1/3 cup almond butter
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 heaped Tbsp unhulled Tahini
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Method

  1. Into Saucepan on stove, place all the sauce ingredients
  2. Whisk over very low heat until it forms a sticky sauce
  3. Pour sticky sauce into the bowl of nut and seed mixture and stir until combined
  4. Press mixture into a small, lined, slice tin/tray using hands then smooth over with the back of a spoon
  5. Put into freezer for 30 minutes to set.
  6. Remove from freezer & cut up into bars or squares

Note: Can store in the fridge or freezer.

Tip: Place in kids’ lunchbox next to a frozen drink or something cold to prevent the bar “melting”


Raw Key Lime Pie

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Base ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup Macadamia nuts
  • 3/4 cup desiccated Coconut
  • 4 pitted Medjool Dates
  • 2 Tbsp Chia seeds

Method

  1. Whiz all base ingredients in blender/food processor until crumbly
  2. Press that into a round, lined, spring form tin, put base into freezer to set while making the filling

Filling ingredients

  • 400g Avocado flesh (3 large or 6 small)
  • 1/3 cup Coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup Coconut nectar
  • 1/3 cup Coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup Lime juice

Method

  1. Whiz all filling ingredients in blender/food processor until smooth & creamy
  2. Remove base from freezer and pour the filling on top
  3. Sprinkle top with macadamia, lime zest and coconut flakes for decoration
  4. Put back into the freezer to set for approx 2 hours
  5. After 2 hours, remove from freezer and remove the outside edge of the spring form tin, then set the cake aside for 30 minutes to soften a little before cutting

Chocoloate Mint Bites

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Main mix

  • 1 cup Desiccated Coconut
  • 2/3 cup soaked Cashews (soak minumum of 2-3 hrs or overnight is ideal)
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut nectar
  • 10-12 drops of organic essential Peppermint Oil
  • 1/2 cup melted Coconut Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Cream
  • 1 t Spirulina (optional)

Method

  1. Put all ingredients Into blender or food processor, whiz it up to make a paste
  2. Empty paste mixture onto a plate & put into the freezer to harden for 5-10 minutes
  3. Remove from freezer and Roll mixture into balls
  4. Insert toothpick into each ball and place on a plate
  5. Put balls back in freezer for 10-15 minutes while you make the Choc sauce

Chocolate sauce ingredients

  • 1/4 cup melted Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 cup Raw Cacao Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Nectar

Method

  1. Dip each ball into the chocolate sauce and place on a plate
  2. Put back into freezer for 5 minutes to set the chocolate sauce

Store in the freezer.


Caramel Slice

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Base

  • 1 cup Almonds
  • 2 Medjool Dates
  • 2 Tbsp Almond Nut Butter
  • 2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1-2 Tbsp Coconut Oil (if needed)

Method

  1. Place all ingredients into a blender/food processor and mix until a fine crumbly paste forms
  2. Press firmly into a square, lined cake tin
  3. Put into freezer for 5-10 minutes

Filling

  • 1 1/2 cups of soaked Cashews (soak for 2-8 hours or over night)
  • 2 Medjool Dates
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/3 – 1/4 cup Coconut Palm Sugar (depending on sweetness required)
  • 1 Tbsp unhulled Tahini paste
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Cream

Method

  1. Using blender/food processor, whiz until smooth, scraping down the sides throughout the process
  2. Pour onto the base and put back into the freezer for 15 minutes while you make the chocolate topping

Chocolate topping

  • 1/2 cup melted Coconut Oil
  • 2 Tbsp raw Cacao Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Nectar

Method

  1. Mix all chocolate topping ingredients together until smooth
  2. Remove set base with filling from freezer and pour the chock topping onto the filling
  3. Put back into the freezer to set overnight