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Using Cacao Part 4: 58 Recipes (Many for special diets)

58 Recipes for Cacao Powder (Many for Special Diets)

Using Cacao Series Part 4 (& Final)

58 Recipes for Cacao Powder



You learned how to make organic, fair trade cocoa powder from your cacao nibs.  Awesome!  Now what?  We bring 58 gourmet recipes that range from gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, dairy-free, and just-plain-nourishing!  There are even some homemade cosmetic recipes!



Hot Pumpkin Spice Cacao, Fresh Bites Daily



Rainy Day Paleo Hot Chocolate (Dairy Free) by Hollywood Homestead

Honey-Sweetened Hot Chocolate by Recipes To Nourish

Avocado Banana Cacao Smoothie (Raw, Vegan) by jarOhoney

Real Chocolate Milk by Economies of Kale

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie by jarOhoney

Chocolate Banana Shake with Coconut Oil by Delicious Obsessions

Healthy Hot Chocolate by Health Extremist

Hot Cacao Drink (As Good As, Better Than? Coffee) by Fresh Bites Daily

Hot Pumpkin Spice Cacao  by Fresh Bites Daily


Rainy Day Hot Chocolate



Grain-Free Black Forest CupcakesThe Kosher Cave Girl


Brownies, Cupcakes, and Cakes

Roasted Blackberry Brownies by An Organic Wife

Paleo Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies by Paleo Gone Sassy

Peanut Butter & Jelly Brownie (Vegan, gluten-free & sugar-free) by Green Press

Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes (Gluten Free & Dairy Free) by Hollywood Homestead

Gluten-Free Chocolate Mousse Cake with Cardamom by Healing, Yoga and Qigong

Hazelnut Silk Petit Four (Raw, Vegan) by jarOhoney

Real Food Chocolate Cake by The Toups Address

Super Fudgy Chocolate Walnut Brownies (Gluten Free, Grain Free) by Delicious Obsessions

Raw Brownie Bites by Live Simply

Paleo Chocolate Chip Muffins by Paleo Gone Sassy

No Bake Chocolate Fudge Fridge Cake (Raw, Vegan, Paleo) by Gourmande In The Kitchen

Grain Free Black Forest Cupcakes (& an amazing real food frosting) by  The Kosher Cave Girl

Coconut Flour Brownies by Health Extremist


Real Food Chocolate Cake



Chocolate Nut Butter Cookies (Gluten Free, Grain Free) by Delicious Obsessions


Raw Double Layer Chocolate Fudge with Cacao


Candy, Chocolates, and Candy Bars

Raw, Healthy Fudge by An Organic Wife

Chocolate Sunflower Freezer Fudge by Recipes To Nourish

Hawthorn Herbal Chocolates by Natural Herbal Living Magazine

Chocolate Vanilla Marble Freezer Fudge by Recipes To Nourish

Homemade Candy Bars (or Chocolate Chips) by An Organic Wife

Dark Chocolate Maca Love Truffles by Happy Healthnut

Healthy Dark Chocolate Truffles by Healing, Yoga, and Qigong

Banana Bon Bons (Raw, Vegan, Paleo)  by jarOhoney

Make Your Own Dark Chocolate Bar in 5 Minutes by Learning and Yearning

An Easy Homemade Chocolate Recipe by Economies of Kale

Chocolate Energy Bars (Gluten Free, Grain Free) by Delicious Obsessions

Paleo Chocolate Slice by Economies of Kale

Healthy, Chocolate Powerballs by Economies of Kale

Chocolate Almond Energy Bites by Happy Healthnut

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bon Bons by Little Owl Crunchy Momma

Chocolate Cherry Vanilla Peanut Butter Fudge Bar by Delicious Obsessions

Raw Double Layer Chocolate Fudge with Cacao Nibs by Gourmande in the Kitchen

Cacao Almond Balls by It Takes Time


Banana Bon Bons


Aztec Chocolate Ice Cream


Ice Cream, Pudding

Aztec Chocolate Ice Cream by Food Your Body Will Thank You For

Dark Chocolate Chia Pudding by Family Gone Healthy

Chocolate Raspberry Avocado Pudding by Recipes To Nourish

Homemade Fudgesicles by Recipes To Nourish

Chocolate Smothered Coconut Ice Cream by jarOhoney

Old Fashioned Brown Butter Pudding (with grain free thickener) by Vintage Kids Modern World

Easy Sweet Potato Chocolate Pudding by Delicious Obsessions

Chocolate Chunk Vegan Ice Cream by Economies of Kale

Coconut Chocolate Mousse (Paleo, Primal) by Eat Play Love More

Easy, Healthy Chocolate Mousse by Economies of Kale

Maca Chocolate Pots De Crème (fertility & libido enhancing) by Real Food RN





Spreads, Sauces, & Condiments

Chocolate Hazelnut Spread by An Organic Wife

Chocolate Fudge Sauce by Recipes To Nourish

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting by Recipes To Nourish

Delia’s Chocolate Syrup (Or Chocolate Sauce) Recipe by Pantry Paratus


Delia's Chocolate Syrup


Beauty, Cosmetics

Smooth Finish DIY Organic Foundation with Sunscreen by ScratchMommy

Smooth Finish DIY Organic Foundation


Homemade Foundation Powder by Live Simply


Homemade Foundation Powder

Get Organic, Free Trade Cacao Nibs Here.

Read up:

Using Cacao Part 1: Is Cocoa Powder & Cacao Powder The Same Thing?

Using Cacao Part 2: Chocolate By Any Other Name (Chocolate Defined)

Using Cacao Part 3: Homemade Cocoa Powder


Wilson’s Chocolate Series:

Chocolate Part 1: The History of Chocolate

Chocolate Part 2: The Science (And Art) of How It Is Made

Chocolate Part 3: Chocolate In America


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Photos:  All photos are property of the blogs for which they represent, respectively, and were used with permission.  Please visit each blog’s recipe post to learn more about their recipes and photopgraphy.

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