Thursday, February 13, 2014

RAW Cacao-Maca Covered Strawberries






With Valentine's day being tomorrow and organic strawberries on sale, I decided to whip up a special treat for Papa and I. Organic, Raw Cacao-Maca Covered Strawberries! I love chocolate. I admit it. Raw Cacao, that is! It is a nice, homemade treat without the junk! The Chocolate is RAW dairy-free and sweetened with raw, local honey. Depending on the type of raw honey available to you, the consistency of the Chocolate may change. The honey I use is raw, unfiltered and pretty thick which is great for this type of treat. 


Let's get started!


You will need:
  • Parchment Paper
  • A plate or small flat container 
  • A double-boiling system. I don't have one so I simply use one smaller Pyrex pot inside the other. Improvise! 


Ingredients:
  • 6 Large Organic Strawberries
  • 2 TBS Raw, unfiltered Honey
  • 2 TBS Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 Tsp Vanilla Extract OR 1/4 tsp of Vanilla Bean (what I used)
  • 3 TBS Raw Cacao powder
  • 1/2 TBS Maca Root powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Cinnamon
  • pinch of Himalayan or Celtic sea salt

Directions:
  1. Get your double boiler setup and turn on the stove to LOW/MED heat and let is sit for 5mins, then down to LOW. If you are not familiar with the double boiler setup, simply fill  a large pot with about 1/4 water. Then, place a smaller pot inside the larger pot. 
  2. Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl and set aside. 
  3. Wash Strawberries ;-)
  4. Add Coconut oil  to the pot and allow it to melt.
  5. Add Honey and stir until mixed well into a creamy consistency. 
  6. Add Vanilla, Cacao, Maca, Cinnamon, & salt slowly while stirring. This may require that you remove the small pot onto a stable surface. Mix well until until completely blended in. Taste test! Make sure it is sweet enough and perfect for you. :)
  7. Get your dish ready with parchment paper (I taped the sides to ensure a flat surface)
  8. Dip the strawberries in the chocolate and use a spoon to set it where you want the chocolate to be. You can drizzle or simple dip them as I did. 
  9. Set the tray in the freezer for 5 minutes and then transfer to the refrigerator.  

REMEMBER: Coconut Oil melts at 78 degrees F. Keep them in the fridge until you are ready to serve.

ENJOY!

~ Blessings & LOVE ~ 

Happy Valentine's Day!

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