20 Superfood Vegan Recipes Made with Raw Cacao

Many people say that eating dark chocolate is good for you because it contains a lot of antioxidants. But, the less processed, often bitter tasting raw cacao is even better for you. Grown in the warm climate of Central and South America, among other places like Mexico, cacao beans are the base of chocolates and many dessert dishes. Cacao beans heated at a low temperature are considered raw, and can be purchased whole, in pieces called nibs, or grounded.

Raw cacao can help decrease oxidation of the “bad” cholesterol in our bodies, which helps lower our risk for heart disease. Studies show that the components in cacao may help prevent cancer as well. Check out this infographic to learn more about raw cacao. And then, go make some Raw Avocado Cacao Mousse, Raw Cacao Truffles, or maybe some Raw Cacao Milk.

Here are some amazing recipes made with Raw Cacao!



Elizabeth Brawn
Elizabeth Brawnabout a year ago

was good to taste a raw cocoa bar.......it was yummy and no guilt

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen2 years ago

Thank you :)

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen2 years ago

Thank you :)

Honey Dust
2 years ago

Thanks!! I love raw cacao powder in my banana walnut smoothie .. it tastes like a brownie shake :) I posted my recipe here: http://www.honeydustblog.com/recipes/2014/5/4/cacao-banana-smoothie

Cosmic Sky
Crystal Sky2 years ago


Oleg Kobetz
Oleg Kobetz2 years ago

Thank you

Alice B.
Alice B.2 years ago

Looks good , Thanks for sharing !! :)

Manuela C.
Manuela C.2 years ago


Alexandra Ekdahl
Alexandra Ekdahl2 years ago

Thank you

Anne K.
Anne K.2 years ago

Thank you!