Heaven…

My husband calls this “Chocolate Goodness”. Charisa, who writes the blog http://fuelyourmachine.blogspot.com/ calls it Raw Chocolate Ganache. I don’t care what I call it, it’s just GOOD!!!! It is incredibly rich, so my husband and I shared this tiny piece and stashed the rest away in the refrigerator to enjoy later. I may need to hide it from my son lest he abandon all other food in lieu of this killer treat.

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Crust:
3/4 c. cocoa powder
3/4 c. almond flour (process almonds till fine, course flour-like consistency)
1/2 c. maple syrup powder
1/4 c. coconut butter
1 pinch sea salt

Mix all ingredients in food processor or bowl and press evenly into a 9-inch tart pan or a pan of 12 cupcakes (lined). Place in refrigerator for 1 hour or more.

Note: I accidentally used 1/2 c. maple syrup instead of powder so the crust was more of a firm fudge like consistency, which was delicious but not quite what I was going for. Maybe try dates next time…

Filling:
1 1/2 c. cashews (soak 3-4 hours)
1/2 c+ 2 T water
1/2 c. + 2 T maple syrup
1/2 c. coconut oil, melted
1/2 t. vanilla extract
1/4 t. sea salt
1c. + 2T cocoa powder

Blend all ingredients in high speed blender till very smooth. Pour over crust and freeze for 2+ hours. May store in freezer or refrigerator and eat depending on how you like the consistency- more ice cream like or more ganache like. Seriously my new favorite dessert.

Crust recipe from Raw Food Real World and Filling modified from Everyday Raw

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