Cacao recipe ideas to “WOW” your guests are in-demand especially now the holiday season is in full force! Need some creative recipes? Read on! And, if you have been keeping up with our latest blog posts (which you should), you would know we are obsessed with cacao.
Cacao is loaded with antioxidants and proves to be way better for you than typical chocolate. This superfood can be combined into so many yummy desserts for the holidays. They will not only make your family fed, but happy and well nourished.
Here are cacao recipe ideas for the Holidays!
Cacao Almond Butter Shake
Want a filling and delicious shake without all the shame? Try this simple shake which consists of 2 tablespoons of cacao powder, 1 cup of almond (or your favorite) milk, 2 tablespoons of almond butter, 1 frozen banana, 1 date, and a dash of sea salt.
*For an extra crunch, sprinkle some cacao nibs on top. It’s so easy and scrumptious that will make the whole family wanting more.
Raw Cacao Bites
Since we are all running around and busy during this season, the quicker the recipe is to make, the better.
Who doesn’t love a 3 ingredient recipe? We do!
Place 1 cup of walnuts into the food processor. After blended well through, add 1 cup of Medjool dates and 2 tablespoons of raw cacao powder. Then, roll the dough into balls and store them in the fridge or keep room temperature. These sweet treats are paleo, gluten-free, vegan, and 100% delicious.
Hot Mint Cacao
What’s better than cozying up at the end of a long November day with a hot cup of homemade mint cacao? You can easily make this in five minutes too. Heat up 2 ¾ cups of almond (or your favorite) milk over medium heat. Next, whisk in 3 tablespoons of cacao powder, 3 tablespoons of coconut palm sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 2 drops of peppermint oil, and a pinch of salt. For an extra flair, add some candy canes for stirring! Cacao is the minimally processed version of cocoa, making it richer in iron, magnesium, and many other vitamins.
Cacao is an amazing substitute for anything you use chocolate for. In your favorite holiday recipes using cocoa powder, you can switch it out for cacao powder for a richer taste and a healthier twist. Don’t be afraid to test around in the kitchen this year.