Cosmic Chocolate Balls

cosmic chocolate balls

cosmic chocolate balls

OMG these are good!  My friend Courtney has been making raw superfood chocolate treats for herself and her family, including her magical toddler son for several years and she’s definitely perfected the flavors, nutrition and art of making cosmic chocolate balls.

Here’s the basic recipe for making Cosmic Chocolate Balls – they will definitely open you up to your most cosmic self!

1/2 Cup Hemp Seeds

1/2 Cup Cacao Powder

1/2 Cup Lucuma

1/4 Cup Tocotrienols

1/4 Cup Carob Powder

1-2 tsp Blue Green Algae (use 1 tsp if you’re new to BG Algae)

1 Tbsp Ground Vanilla

2 tsp Vitamin C Powder

1 Tbsp Mesquite Powder

1/8 tsp SunFire Salt

1 Tbsp Mucuna Pruriens Powder

1/3 Cup Coconut Oil (you might use up to 1/2 Cup)

1/3 Cup Honey or Vanilla Agave Nectar or blend of both

1/4 Cup Cacao Nibs (optional – I leave these out because I don’t prefer the crunch, but if you like crunch, add them after you’ve given the rest of the ingredients a good mixing)

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How to make Raw Chocolate Candies

Making your own raw chocolate candies is super-easy and really rewarding because they are good for you and there are soooo many ways you can play with this basic recipe.

Check out these excerpts from one of our raw superfood dinners where Melissa demonstrates how to make raw chocolate candies with Cacao Butter (for a more truffle-like candy) or with Coconut Oil and Chia Seeds (for a Nestle-crunch like candy):

Here’s the link for watching this video on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsb7tF61Rb0

And here’s the basic recipe I used for this demonstration:

Laura’s Bliss Kisses

Enjoy!

Energy Bars (or Melissa’s Happy Bars)

Energy BarsOhboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohboy!  I’ve got a new favorite superfood staple food.  It doesn’t replace my love for Chocolate Bliss, but it sure does complement it well.  These energy bars are great when  you:

1.  Want to chew something instead of drink

2.  Are traveling and can’t take liquids or keep your Bliss cold (like on airplanes)

3.  Want some extra energy that’s sustainable and naturally derived from your extreme nourishment

4. Want a flavor sensation that is not quite savory, but not overly sweet either

And, I always feel really really happy when I eat them.  It’s kind of like a giddy excitement for what I’m experiencing in life.   I can get that way on my own sometimes, and it’s been really fun to automatically go to my happy place just by eating a yummy energy bar.

This recipe comes from Yemiah’s DVD’s of Raw Food Delights which is sadly no longer published.  I’ve also played with the recipe to try a version made with Chocolate Bliss powder.  Both are good, and there’s clearly a lot of variations you can make from this very simple and yummy recipe.

So, here’s Yemiah’s original recipe followed by my variations:

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Laura’s Bliss Kisses – The Bliss-full Way To Travel

I like chocolate, especially when I can chew on it.

Thankfully my friend and raw kitchen elf came up with this “bliss kiss” recipe.  I’ve found that when I make it with cacao butter (in place of coconut oil), it’s a particularly easy way to travel and still have my chocolate bliss fix.

[Cacao butter will stay solid at room temperature after it's been refrigerated once.  Kisses made with coconut oil need to stay frozen or refrigerated (I like frozen) so they don't get mushy]

When you play with your own variations, please comment what works best for you … I love trying new versions of this and getting even more great ideas!

Laura’s Bliss Kisses