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Spicy Raw Chocolate

Raw chocolate squares

To enjoy chocolate without the high amounts of fat, sugar and artificial additives, found in most in commercially produced confectionery, try this recipe at home which requires no cooking.


  • 220 g (half a pint or one cup) of raw cacao powder

  • Two tablespoons of raw organic honey

  • 220 g (one cup) of coconut oil

  • Two tablespoons of bottled-at-source mineral water

  • Half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper

  • One teaspoon of cinnamon

Optional extras

  • One to two tablespoon of crushed-up nuts of choice. Small nuts can be left whole.

  • One to two tablespoon of dried fruit such as raisins or finely chopped apricots, dates or figs.

  • One to two tablespoons of chopped cherries

  • One to two tablespoons of seeds of choice. These can be ground if desired.

  • One teaspoon of any herb or spice powder of choice such as ginger, mint, nutmeg or peppermint.


  • Add the raw cacao powder and coconut oil to a bowl and mix well. (the coconut oil can be melted first if required)

  • Then add the spices and honey and mix well again.

  • Then add the mineral water and optional extras (if desired) and mix. If adding optional extras be careful with the amount of water as the mixture needs to be stiff enough to shape into balls if required.

  • Transfer mixture to a tray and place in the refrigerator or freezer for 20 minutes.

  • Remove and cut into bars or squares.

  • Store in an airtight container in the freezer or refrigerator.

NOTE: To make different shapes press the mixture into silicone or other shaped sweet trays before placing in the refrigerator or roll into small balls. The mixture can be topped with nuts or fruits of choice or rolled in desiccated coconut. Experiment and enjoy!


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