Raw Chocolate Bark

raw vegan chocolate recipe

I know, I know. I’m all about the chocolate lately, aren’t I? Would you even believe me if I said that I prefer fruity flavours…?

No, I didn’t think so!

However, I don’t know whether it’s the time of year, or the fact that the weather has slipped back into frosty, gloomy drizzle, but I am most definitely craving chocolate right now.

To get me through, I’ve been whipping up lots of raw chocolate. Either in silicone moulds (preferably heart-shaped, just because it’s nearly Valentine’s day!), or in bark form, like this.

vegan chocolate recipe

Anyway, it made me realise that, although I make chocolate like this on a regular basis, I’ve never really shared a recipe for basic, raw vegan chocolate.

So, voila! Here it is – my go-to recipe, which you can adapt to anything you fancy.

It really couldn’t be easier, and creates minimal mess and washing up, too. Happily for you mums, this is also toddler-tried and tested, and the boys love it! Suffice to say that we go through a whole load of cacao butte in this house…

raw chocolate bark recipe

Anyway, this recipe is incredibly easy to adapt.

Since I had a bagful of delicious Nom popcorn looking at me, I thought I’d scatter some of that over mine – and, oh my! However, you can add whatever you fancy. Peanut butter, chopped nuts, raisins, dried fruit. The world really is your chocolate-flavoured oyster!

What toppings would you pick?

chocolate bark recipe

Anyway, happy making and eating! And a BIG Happy Valentine’s Day to all my lovely, beautiful followers!

Sam xx

Raw Chocolate Barkย 

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cacao butter
  • 1.5 – 2 tbsp maple syrup (to taste)
  • 3 tbsp Lucy Bee cacao
  • 1 tbsp vegan chocolate protein (I love Rejuvenated pea protein) OR use more cacao if you don’t have any protein
  • 4 tbsp Lucy Bee coconut oil, melted
  • 1.5 tsp coconut milk powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla paste
  • Pinch salt
  • Choice of toppings (I used a mixture of Nom Popcorn – simply salted and salted maple, but you could also top with nuts, swirls of peanut butter or whatever you fancy!)

Method:

  1. Line a loaf tin or a brownie tray with baking paper. Gently melt your cacao butter in a bain marie, stirring often. Once it has almost all melted, remove from the heat and stir until it is completely smooth.
  2. Place in a blender with the remaining ingredients (apart from your toppings) and blend until completely smooth.
  3. Pour into the lined tray, then scatter over your toppings. Place in the fridge to set, then cut into shards and enjoy!

Author: Sam

I'm a freelance health, food and fitness journalist, busy mama and recipe creator!

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