- 1/4- 1/3 cup agave/maple syrup/raw honey, or you can use a paste of dates and water
- 3/4 cup raw cacao powder
- 2/3 cup coconut butter or oil, melted on very low heat just until liquified
- dash seasalt (opt.)
- Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl until smooth and ridiculously delicious- looking. This is the basic recipe, but you can take it to another level by stirring in additional healthy ingredients, like vanilla, maca powder, ground cayenne, cloves, cinnamon, minced figs, chopped nuts, peppermint or almond extract, orange or lemon zest, shredded coconut, cacao nibs, etc. Possibilities are endless! (Dry ingredients can be mixed separately from the liquids. Combine and adjust consistency by adding a little more dry or wet. Experiment with different consistencies – thinner gives a more delicate but brittle bar; on the thicker side makes for harder, hunkier pieces.)
- Pour the mixture into a large dinner or soup plate. Spread the “batter” out more or less evenly. Place in the fridge for an hour or so to harden. Crack into edible pieces and eat! That’s it! (This keeps well for weeks in a container in the fridge or freezer, but usually doesn’t last that long!)
Note: The amounts here are approximate, so feel free to improvise. Just try to keep the consistency from getting too watery thin or too thick and stiff. Exactitude is not necessary because, honestly, it’s very hard to mess this one up. It’s gonna taste great and be really good for you pretty much no matter what you do!