Raw cacao can play nicely with mainstream healthy diets – think delicious chocolate cupcakes like these…


  • 2 cups raw, unsalted walnuts
  • 1 cup dates, pits removed
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut butter (available in health food stores)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup


Mix all ingredients in a food processor, roll mixture into balls and press into cupcake patties.

Chocolate icing

  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut butter


Mix in processor and spread on cupcakes.

Next: Try these chocolate truffles or browse low-fat recipes.

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