You may have heard by now that chocolate is actually good for you - that is, the variety that is raw (less processed since heat has not been applied which otherwise degrades much of the health benefits) and dark (70% or higher in cacao) it ranks high in anti oxidants as well as contains omega 6 fatty acids and even vitamin C. Following is a great recipe for a raw chocolate sauce that can be served alongside any fruit or dessert to jazz it up and even add some extra nutrients. Try filling up condiment dispensers and keep it on hand for your picky little eaters at home and watch how quickly a boring plate of fruit becomes alive. (from the health food blog website "forks and beans")


Raw Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Gluten, egg, dairy, and refined sugar-free

Makes approx 1/4 cup of sauce

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 Tb coconut oil, melted
  • 2 Tb maple syrup
  • 3 Tb raw cacao powder (or regular cocoa powder if you don’t have)
  • 1 tsp vanilla

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bow. Place into a pouring bottle.
  2. Place in fridge to allow to set and thicken a little.
  3. **The more coconut oil you add, the more thick the syrup will be**
  4. If the sauce is too cold and thickens up too much, simply place closed bottle into a bowl of hot water until it melts.