Sunday, June 13, 2010

For the "Healthy" Chocoholic...

Is it possible for chocolate to be completely healthy? I submit that indeed it is. My new neighbor friend, Melissa, brought these lovely chunks of chocolate tart over for me to sample and I was amazed that healthy chocolate could taste this good. The texture was awesome- mostly, I just wanted to munch on the filling! These are not ingredients I would have on hand, but worth hunting down. She said she likes to freeze them and get her "chocolate fix" from time to time without feeling too guilty. Brilliant, Melissa! :) Thank you for sharing!

Raw Dark Chocolate Ganache Tart
(adapted from the book: Raw Food/ Real People “100 Recipes to Get the Glow” by Kenney and Melngailis

¾ cup Raw Cacao Powder
¾ cup Finely ground raw almonds
¼ cup Raw Agave (they use maple syrup powder)
¼ cup (or less) Coconut Butter (softened)
pinch of salt
--Mix in a bowl to a dough consistency. Press into a pan or spring form pan. Chill in frig. for 1 hour.

2 ¼ cup Raw Cacao Powder
2 ¼ cup Raw Agave Nectar (or they use Pure Maple Syrup)
1 cup Coconut Butter softened
-- Blend until completely smooth. Pour over crust and freeze. When set, you can cut into pieces, but still store in the freezer to maintain firmness.
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1 comment:

jess and seth said...

It's like a dream come true. I'm craving that like crazy now . . . Looks like I'll have to go find some Agave and Coconut butter!