The dipping chocolate is cacao, coconut oil & honey. The coconut oil makes it solidify nicely and makes it satiny smooth. If you use raw cacao, you can keep these desserts completely raw. We place the glass jar of coconut oil in a pot of hot water for the oil to melt before stirring the ingredients all together. Or should I say, Rauchelle does all that! These desserts are made by her.On the right are what we call Turtles. We use Medjool dates, halved, stuffed with pecans or walnuts and drizzled with the chocolate sauce. That's it. Yummy. But you really ought to limit it to one piece, although they taste like "Just One More!"
Our family really enjoys chocolate, but I am not convinced that cacao is a superfood. Within the raw food community, there is division over cacao. We haven't eliminated it from our diet, yet, but we don't consume it like we used to. I am saying that these 'treats' are not staples at all. These are occasional treats. We still enjoy them, but I can see 'One Day' we might not consume them at all.
I remember back to the days when I thought I couldn't live the rest of my life without Coke. Especially with pizza. But I can honestly say, I don't crave it any longer. We chose to part with cola's about 5 years ago, and although I've had an occasional one since then, it is virtually no longer a part of our lifestyle, and I don't miss it one iota.
So, I can see a day when cacao/chocolate is no longer a part of our life, too.
For now, its an occasional visitor. I can live with that. For now.