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Chocolate (Cacao) Desserts Vegan Recipes

Paleo Reese’s Cup

Craving something chocolaty and sweet, but don’t care for all the extra additives? Try out my Vegan “Reese’s Cup” recipe. Feel free to be creative and add in additional things like pre-soaked raw almonds, or pre-soaked raw pecans. Or if you’re looking for something to sweeten it up more, maybe add in some fresh berries or sliced bananas. Ingredients: 1/3 Cup Coconut Oil 1/2 Cup Almond Butter (or any nut butter) 3 TBS Maple Syrup 1/4 Cup Cacao Powder Optional-…

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Paleo Pumpkin Brownies

My girl Carine has done it again! If you haven’t checked out her website, you’re missing out. It’s no secret I’m a bit obsessed with chocolate and brownies are my absolute favorite. These brownies are paleo, low carb, gluten free and dairy free. For the original recipe click here. Pumpkin brownie batter: 1 cup pumpkin puree 1 cup almond butter 1 cup cacao powder ½ cup maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 tsp pumpkin pie spices 1/3 cup chocolate…

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Chocolate (Cacao) Desserts Paleo Recipes Vegan Recipes

“Twix Bars” Vegan & Paleo (Gluten Free)

These Twix Bars are AMAZING!!!! They are Vegan, Paleo (gluten free), and super easy to make. I came across this recipe at Food Faith and Fitness. You can find the original recipe by clicking here. I’m impatient, so I did not follow all of the steps listed in the original recipe. From start to finish this took me about only 35 minutes and turned out SO good!!! ~*~ You will need a smaller food processor for this recipe to work.…

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Chocolate (Cacao) Desserts

Caramel Apple Bites (Paleo/Vegan)

2 Apples & sticks Slice into pieces that fit into mini muffin pan liners.   Caramel Ingredients: ½ cup (6-8) Medjool Dates (pre-soak in filtered water x 20 minutes & drain) 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil ¼ tsp Sea Salt ½ tsp Vanilla 2 Tbsp Almond Milk (room temp) 1 Tbsp Maple syrup   Toppings: Chopped nuts (I used pecans) Shredded coconut Chocolate chips   Chocolate Dip: Optional 1/3 Cup of Vegan Chocolate Chips 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil   Caramel Directions:…

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Chocolate (Cacao) Vegan Recipes

Paleo Buckeyes (Vegan & Gluten Free)

This recipe was inspired by The Big Mans World website. To all of my Ohioans, this tastes like Buckeyes! I’ve prepared this with both almond butter and peanut butter. Both are delicious, but I do prefer the taste of the peanut butter a little more. Let me know what you think!   Dough Ingredients: 1 cup almond or peanut butter ¼ cup maple syrup 2 Tbsp pumpkin puree ½ Tbsp pumpkin spice 2 tsp vanilla 1 tsp sea salt 2…

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Chocolate (Cacao) Paleo Recipes Snacks

Fiber One Bites

These protein bites are FULL of fiber!! If you’re looking for an easy way to increase your fiber and raw vitamin intake, this recipe is for you! Sesame Seeds: High in fiber, copper, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin B-6. Raisins: High in fiber, calcium, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin b-6, and magnesium. Figs: High in fiber, potassium, manganese, vitamin K, vitamin b-6, magnesium, and calcium. Cacao Powder: High in potassium, iron, sulfur, copper, magnesium, and oleic acid.   Ingredients: 2…

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Chocolate (Cacao) Desserts

Sweet As Honey Brownies

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these Paleo Brownies by Sweet As Honey! Carine’s recipes really don’t disappoint. I attempted to make my own Paleo brownie recipe last night and lets just say hers smoked mine! LOL Check out the original recipe by clicking here. Ingredients: ½ cup pre-cooked sweet potato puree (about ½ a sweet potato) ½ cup avocado puree (I used ½ of an avocado- it was on the bigger side) 2 eggs 1/3 Cup maple syrup 1 Cup cacao…

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Cacao Health Benefits

Chocolate & Autoimmune Disease Do you ever crave chocolate, eat it, and then still feel unsatisfied? If you’re eating processed chocolate this may explain why you’re not satisfying that craving. Processed chocolate destroys the majority of the antioxidants and minerals in it, thus inhibiting it’s ability to take care of that craving. If you’ve been following my blog, you’ve probably noticed that I LOVE chocolate! For years I’ve restrained myself from eating it, because processed chocolate actually flared up my…

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Chocolate (Cacao) Desserts Muffins/Bread

Paleo Brownie Muffins

Ingredients: 2 cups of pre-soaked pecans (or walnuts) 8 – 10 medjool dates ½ cup cacao powder ½ cup maple syrup ¼ cup coconut oil 3 eggs (or flax egg) 1 t vanilla 1 t pink Himalayan Sea Salt 1 cup coconut flour ½ cup chocolate chips   Directions: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit & line muffin pan with 12 large baking cups. Blend pecans, dates, cacao, maple syrup, and coconut oil together until smooth. Blend in eggs, vanilla,…

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Allergy Free Chocolate Desserts

So my dad has a few allergies, and it was a bit challenging for me to find some Father’s Day chocolate treats that he could enjoy. Thankfully Whole Foods had a decent selection of Dairy Free, Soy Free, Gluten Free, and Peanut Free chocolate products. If you don’t feel like going to Whole Foods, buying from Vitacost.com is another great option. Many times they sell their products cheaper than Whole Foods, and they often have coupons. I don’t get kick…

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