Raw Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries
I'm kicking off February with a list of things I LOVE;
a holiday that celebrates LOVE
a super easy recipe made with things you can have on hand
I do love celebrating a good holiday and as far as I'm concerned Valentine's Day can last all month. Especially if it means enjoying one of my all time favorite sweet treats. By using raw cacao instead of processed cocoa you get up to 40% more valuable antioxicants and vital nutrients.
Here is an easy recipe for dipping strawberries or adding a bit of lovely chocolate to any treat.
Raw Chocolate Sauce
•2 Tbsp raw cacao powder
•1 Tbsp raw cacao butter
•1 Tbsp c organic coconut oil
•1Tbsp maple syrup or raw honey (this can be adjusted for desired level of sweetness)
•1/4 tsp vanilla
• few grains sea salt
Gently melt cacao butter and coconut oil on stove top in small sauce pan over low heat. Remove as soon as the oils are melted.
In a small bowl, mix together the melted oils, cacao powder, maple syrup, vanilla and salt until smooth and glossy.
As the mixture begins to cool to room temperature it will begin to thicken. This sauce will harden when refrigerated. It can be gently re-warmed to become liquid again.
Use for chocolate dipped fruit or nuts, ice cream topping or use to swirl over deserts.