I’ve grown to love coconut after getting myself acquainted with the art of making raw food using only uncooked natural ingredients sown from the earth. The natural nutty flavour of coconut complements with alot of ingredients like cacao. You should never miss adding coconut water into your raw chocolate avocado shake. It’s the coconut flavour that really brings out the chocolatey flavour of the raw cacao.
Today, I am going to share with you one of my favourite easy raw recipes using raw cacao and coconut oil to create an energy bar that could also pull off as a brownie for desserts. That’s the versatility and creativity in raw food making. It make everything seems possible.
Don’t be too paranoid about the proportion of ingredients because you should adjust the amount according to your taste or preferences. Have fun with mixing all these raw ingredients up to create your own favourite energy bar!
However, what is important is the wet ingredients that is essential is gluing and solidifying all the ingredients together. For instance, in this recipe, I used dates, coconut butter and coconut oil to help solidify everything when the energy bars are kept in the refrigerator for hours. If you decided to skip the coconut butter and oil, then use more dates or agave nectar to make it sticky and firm.
And if you decided to add some raisins,dried fruits and nuts, then just go ahead and toss them into your mixing bowl. The batter should be moist and sticky but not too watery or stiff. Fill the batter up into a tray or a container and leave in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Then cut them into squares or bars and enjoy!