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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

homemade chocolate sauce

This recipe from gone raw (I love this website) is so easy to make and can be used in so many different ways. You can put it on ice cream, pies, brownies, pancakes, in smoothies or even in your yogurt. The nutbars get that on special occasions (like when I have some leftover:) I wouldn't consider my variation to be raw because I do not use raw cacao (too expensive) but it is still definitely way healthier then the store bought yucky stuff they call chocolate.

1 ripe avocado
1/2 C cocoa or carob
2/3 C dates and/or honey (I usually will use a combination of the two)
1/2-1 t vanilla
1/4 t salt or less
1/4 t cinnamon (optional)
1/4 water

Combine all ingredients in food processor or blender and processor until smooth, adding the water if needed. I usually have to scrape the sides of food processor a few times to get it all mixed in. I also taste it a few times and make sure it doesn't need any more dates or honey added.

Double the water if you want more of a silky chocolate sauce. Use less water for a thicker consistency like mousse.

More ideas:
Dehydrate small drops of sauce for homemade tootsie rolls.
Freeze in popsicle molds for homemade fudge bars.

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea! I don't eat raw, but I love the idea of making chocolate out of HEALTHY things! :)