Raw Chocolate Recipe for The Body Ecology Diet
Holistic nutrition for digestion; specialized in yeast overgrowth.
Tara Carpenter, NC.
Originally published on December 8, 2017.
I love chocolate that is sugar-free, raw, and preferably in shape of piggies! All of which is hard to find at a cost I am willing to pay, so instead, I got in my kitchen to create a recipe with the benefits of raw cocoa without a sweetener that impacts our blood sugar; important for those healing a yeast, bacterial, or viral infection on Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.).
To sweeten, I used stevia and BE Sweet; both of which are natural sweeteners that do not feed harmful yeast, bacteria, or viruses living in the body. Making this chocolate a perfect treat to enjoy occasionally if you are diabetic, have blood sugar imbalance, or healing yeast/bacteria/or viral overgrowth as these sugars do not influence blood sugar or insulin release.
Tara’s Raw Chocolate Recipe
Makes: 6-12 chocolates, depending on type of mold used.
6 Tbsp virgin, cold-pressed coconut oil and/or raw cocoa butter
4 Tbsp raw, organic cocoa powder
1 Tsp almond or vanilla extract, glycerin-based
1 pinch sea salt (optional)
- Bring a pot of water to simmer. Place another pot or bowl inside the first one to create a double-boiler method to keep temperature below 115 degrees F and cocoa and coconut oil in a raw state.
- Add coconut oil to the inside bowl and allow to melt.
- Whisk in cacao powder and stir, stir, stir until lump free.
- Whisk in sweetener, almond extract, and salt if using.
- Pour into candy molds or tiny muffin tins – I use piggie mold
- Fridge, or freeze, until solid.
- Store in freezer, so they don’t get soft or melt.
Tips & Tricks
- Chocolate is an oil-based vegetable fat and why to never mix chocolate with water or will clump up in an unappetizing way.
- Start with 7 drops of stevia, add more by the drop if want sweeter.
- I blend raw cocoa butter with coconut oil; 3 tablespoons of each.
- Go minty with 3 drops mint essential oil, add more stevia, and eliminate almond extract.
- If tolerated, then add 2-4 Tbsp coconut milk for creamier chocolate.
- Make chocolate bark! Spread melted mixture on parchment paper.
- I like this mold and mini baking cups – kids love the fun patterns.
- Add minced unsweetened dried cranberries or almonds.
- A perfect treat for anyone on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.).
- A fun stocking stuffer, I pop a couple in tiny cellophane bags and tie with colorful ribbon or package in little boxes for birthday gifts.
*Stevia is 300 times sweeter than sugar, so use less. Start with 7 drops and sweeten to taste. The more you add, the less bitter your chocolate will be.
May all bellies be happy!