Chocolatey goodness can be found in all of these incredible cacao recipes! They’ll be the perfect way to end your day – with a dessert that has incredible flavor from cacao and other awesome ingredients from strawberry to oreo, there’s something for everyone. Check out these 15 cacao recipes on our Food Monster App, and tell us which one you love the most!
1. 6-Ingredient Banana Chocolate Mud Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting
This simple 6-Ingredient Banana Chocolate Mud Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting from Talida Voinea is awesome for when you have a bunch of ripe bananas, but want to go beyond the usual banana bread. Made from oat flour, almond butter, and mashed bananas, this chocolatey fruit-sweetened dessert has a texture similar to a mud cake. It’s topped with a sweet maple-peanut butter frosting that seeps into the cake and makes it even more indulgent.
2. Chocolate Pretzel Quinoa Bars
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These delicious, Chocolate Pretzel Quinoa Bars from Caroline Doucet are the perfect thing to make over the weekend so you’re supplied for the week. They’re packed with quinoa and nuts to keep you energized throughout the day. They’re the perfect bite for someone who’s on the go.
3. Raw Peppermint Brownies
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4. Unicorn Chocolate Cupcakes
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Do you need a bit more magic in your hum-drum life? Then these Unicorn Chocolate Cupcakes from Holly Jade are the cupcakes for you. The moist chocolate buttermilk cupcakes are topped with a decadent buttercream frosting and decorated with all of the toppings to bring your childhood dreams to life. These cupcakes are great at a party and provide the perfect canvas to show off your creativity.
5. Raw Chocolate Energy Bars
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Start making your own sugar free bars that are full of natural flavors and good long-lasting energy. In addition these sweet handmade Raw Chocolate Energy Bars by Sirke Reivo are perfect edible gifts. Delight your friends with a beautifully wrapped gift full of healthiness!
6. Raw Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cake
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This Raw Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cake from Emily von Euw is seriously one of the best recipes you’ll ever make. This cake is comprised of a dense, dark chocolate pecan cake base topped off with a sweet, creamy, spiced caramel sauce and covered in pecans: can you go wrong here? No. Serve this over the holidays to your loved ones and they will all be shocked when you tell them it is raw, vegan, gluten-free, and super healthy. Praise pecans!
7. Raw Chili Chocolate Brownies With Fudge Glaze
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A touch of chili powder gives these scrumptious Raw Chili Chocolate Brownies With Fudge Glaze from Faith VanderMolen quite a kick! The fudge glaze is the only part of the recipe that is not raw, so if you want to keep the brownies fully raw, feel free to omit the glaze. They will still be delicious!
8. Chocolate and Dulce de Leche Fudge
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Traditional dulce de leche is prepared by boiling cow’s milk and sugar on low heat for a long time. This Chocolate and Dulce de Leche Fudge recipe from Natalie Yonan will teach you how to easily make a vegan dulce de leche out of homemade condensed coconut milk. This indulgent fudge contains healthy fats from coconut and cacao. The dulce de leche is swirled together with a sweet tahini fudge for a naturally sweetened treat.
9. Cacao Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
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Cacao, peanut butter, and oats come together to create these chewy Cacao Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Bars of breakfast perfection from Taylor Kiser. They are gluten-free, wholesome, rich, and perfect for busy mornings. Oh, and they all come together in just one bowl! Perfect.
10. Raw Cacao and Cardamom Cream Tartlets
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You’ve got to try these — we’re becoming bigger fans of chocolate + cardamom with every new recipe we try. It’s a flavor combination that is highly underrated! Find out what we mean with these Raw Cacao and Cardamom Cream Tartlets from Clémence Moulaert.
11. Caramelized Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies
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These Caramelized Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies from Stephanie McKinnie are over the moon delicious. The caramelized pecans deliver a wonderful crunchy topping adding depth to the cookie. They are free of refined sugar and gluten too!
12. Raw Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fudge
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This Raw Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fudge recipe from Pauline Hanuise is not only delicious and decadent but it’s also good for you and super simple! It only takes five minutes to prepare and you only need five ingredients!
13. Chocolate Reishi Latte
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Reishi mushroom is a mild adoptogen, which are herbs and spices that have been found to help reduce stress and balance hormones. This Chocolate Reishi Latte from Maria and Alyssa Tosoni is a great way to incorporate the mushroom into your diet in an easy and delicious way! This latte is a great pick-me-up with breakfast or at night to wind down with something warm and chocolatey.
14. Oreo Cheesecake Tartlet With Chocolate Ganache Drizzle
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An Oreo Cheesecake Tartlet With Chocolate Ganache Drizzle from Rita Marie is the perfect treat to make when you are craving just a little bit of sweetness in your life. This Oreo-style cheesecake is melt-in-your-mouth goodness. Share them with the other Oreo-lovers in your life or keep them all to yourself. We won’t tell.
15. No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Doughnuts
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These No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Doughuts from Amanda Smith are packed with all kinds of goodies. Made from dates, almonds, buckwheat, coconut, and cacao, they’ll fulfill your craving for something sweet while leaving you feeling nourished and energetic. Plus, they’re topped with a creamy peanut butter frosting. Yum!
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