I have been enlightened. Never again will I make raw chocolate without orange! It is incredibly delicious, and I mean literally incredible. I added the zest of one orange to the chocolate to include a fruity component so it would pair well with the layered fruit - what a wonderful decision it was. My boyfriend says these taste like "amazing flying chocolate fruit saucers of deliciousness" and I can go with that. It sounds like a compliment... right? Right.

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Raw Spiced Chocolate With Kiwi, Figs, and Orange [Vegan]

Serves

3

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons liquid coconut oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons agave/maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • zest of one orange
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Fruit Layers 
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 orange
  • 4 figs (fresh or dried)
Goji Berry Coulis 
  • 1/4 cup dried goji berries covered with water
  • 1 tablespoon agave/maple syrup
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Preparation

  1. To make the chocolate: stir all ingredients together by hand until smooth. On parchment paper, take a spoonful of the chocolate and spread it into a circle about 2 inches in diameter. Do this until you run out, you should end up with 6 or so. Put in the freezer.
  2. To make the fruit layers: slice all the fruit.
  3. To make the berry coulis: blend the berries with the maple syrup and water until smooth. If you have other berries add those if you like. I did not have any.
  4. Now put it all together: Take the chocolate out of the freezer, they should now be solid. Decorate plates with coulis as you desire, then layer on the chocolate discs and fruit slices.


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