Saturday, October 24, 2015

Peppermint Cacao Sticks

Holly sent this recipe to us. We have altered it to fit our raw needs and taste buds. This will be a great Christmas treat.

Peppermint Cacao Sticks
  • 6 tablespoons cacao butter, melted
  • 4 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 4 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla or 1 inch vanilla bean
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract (or ground peppermint leaves, 1/2 TBS)
  • pinch of salt
  • 3-6 medjool dates, depending on the sweetness desired
  • ½ cup crispie nuts, (soaked 12 hours, drained, rinsed, drained, dehydrated)
  1. in a large bowl stir together the cacao butter and sweetener
  2. heat the mixture slowly on low heat over simmering water (double boiler) until cacao butter has melted
  3. combine all ingredients in a food processor
  4. pour in a 7x5-inch dish lined with parchment paper
  5. refrigerate until chocolate is set then cut into sticks. Store in airtight container in freezer.

Here is the original recipe for Peppermint Sticks

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