Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sweet Raw Chocolate Ending


I've been working on Camille's Ice Cream Cake Challenge prize over the past few days. I jump at any chance to get in the kitchie and pump out some sweet treats. I love it when the smell of chocolate begins to waft through the house, along with the scent of coconut and vanilla granola. This is my heaven!

This Coconut Vanilla Crunch Granola is crunchy and delish. I like it straight up by the handful, over ice cream or pudding, and with almond milk and berries. Find the recipe HERE. A bag of this is on it's way to Lisa (Moonie Pie Challenge Winner) too, as we decided on this instead of me sending moonies (her freezer may well be stocked with them for a year - she made three kinds).

Chocolate. I have heaps of it floating around the house now (which means I consume more than my fair share). What an amazing gift the cacao bean is!

It all starts with melting the cacao butter... 

Maple syrup and cacao powder are added...

... resulting in the most magical thick, creamy liquid ever!

When Im busy mixing and dipping, I'm not the best as grabbing the camera to snap pictures of the process - but here's the outcome.

Chocolate Caramel Turtles



A box of truffles: Chocolate Orange, Mint, Superfood, Cinnamon Spice, and Dark Chocolate.


Chocolate Hemp Butter Cups


Fruit N Nut Chocolate Clusters: almonds, goji berries, cashews, mulberries, raisins


An Orange Goji Berry Chocolate Bar

In addition to the prize items, I made more moonies in mint and vanilla. This one is actually the mint. I didn't have mint leaves so used mint essential oil, and a wee bit of spirulina to give a very pale green instead of the bright shade that the fresh mint would deliver.

Mint Moonie Pie 

Camille, I hope you enjoy your sweet treats! Congratulations girl, well done on your cake! 

24 comments:

Krissy said...

Girlfriend! My mouth is watering reading this post!! Can't wait to tackle some of your raw chocolate recipes in my kitchen :) xoxo

Tamikko said...

Oh! Am I ever drooling! You need to put a warning on your posts. They are awe inspiring, drool inducing, orgasmic pictures of yumminess to the nth degree :)
Is it possible to get you to do a chocolate-holic type e-book? I would love to make those truffles and chocolate. YUMMY!

Lovingraw said...

Girlfriend!

No, for real, Girlfriend! :)

Awesome job my love. Loving all those yummy pics. Fantastic job to you and all your readers.

That chocolate bar as the first pic got my attention real fast. Wish I was there to give it a nibble.

Next time we are making cayenne choccies for sure! :)

evergreen said...

Oh my goodness, what a delicious post!

I love the new name of your blog, it suits you perfectly.

Wishing I had a better connection to see the video, your sweetie looks like a sweetheart:)

kelli said...

love the video of your cutie pie, and awww... 'how we met stories' from happy couples are my favorite!=)

Nelly said...

you are soooooo amazing...

look at how beautiful your treats are? you are an artist baby girl!

and did you seeeeee that smile on philip's face...man it just lit right up!! amazing...melted my heart!

have a beautiful night my friend.

<3

SunTiger said...

Hungry just looking at the picture! :-D

I imagine your kitchen smells DELICIOUS!

Jackie (Peaces of Earth) said...

I am seriously drooling!! I want to bite my computer screen haha.

VeganLisa said...

Heathy,
I love seeing the beauty you create with a few raw ingredients. It is obvious that you put a whole lot more into your creations than just food.

I am very excited to try your granola!!! I will be checking my mail enthusiastically until its arrival - flyers will be such a disappointment.

Marlie Centawer said...

Looks amazing, Heather! So creative, girl - your food is always so beautiful :)

Pam said...

Grawnola and chocolate....can't go wrong there girlie...lucky Camille....with that package coming...mmmm!

Going to check out Philip now..he he!

Have a great day Sweetie!

xoxo

Nikki said...

MMmmm... chocolate and vanilla and coconut.... my three favorite sweets. Everything looks beautiful and delicious.

Lauren said...

What a lucky gal! :) That looks like liquid gold to me! Mmmm!!! So beautiful too! You are one talented lady, Ms. Heathy! XO

Our Sweet Earth said...

This might actually be my favorite post! Everything looks so beautiful!

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness, all that chocolate looks divine! Question.. where do you get your cocao butter?

shannonmarie said...

So sweet. Now that's the way to announce things. I didn't know about your dream. That story sounds familiar. I have a really good feeling about this :-)

bitt of raw said...

oh i am so jealous of camille. looks amazing! i want to make some of that raw granola. thanks for the recipe link.

Lisa is Raw on $10 a Day (or less!) said...

Oh my, that all looks amazing. Your taste is just impeccable Heather .. so talented.

And you and Phillip make a great (and gorgeous!) couple. His raw story is so inspiring.

La Mama Naturale' said...

oOOo! It all looks so wonderfully delicious. NUMMY! :)

Lori said...

You are an artist! Wonderful creations! They look fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Can you please share the recipe? Do you have to temper this chocolate?

Heather Pace said...

Anonymous - you can find chocolate recipes in my books :)

Anonymous said...

I have your chocolate recipe from your book but the chocolate won't harden to make a bar with like you picture above? Have any tips? How do you get it to harden like a bar?

Heather Pace said...

It's all in the making of the chocolate. Lots of factors - if the temperature was too warm or too cool, or if any water accidently got into the mixture it will change it.
Did you chill it? What texture did you get?