“The texture is unique—crunchy yet tender, like a macadamia nut, with the mouth-cooling properties bestowed by the magical substance that is cocoa butter; and complex, with a bitter cocoa flavor.” – Liz Gutman co-owns the Brooklyn-based candy business – Liddabit Sweets.
If you haven’t ever given cacao nibs a try, you should! Each little cacao morsel is delicious and packed in antioxidants. This is a super food you don’t want to miss out on. You can get your chocolate fix without all of the added sugar and preservatives which are put in regular cocoa or chocolate. Try the nibs out in the recipes below or in a smoothie, pancakes or as a yogurt topping. Once you try them, you are going to be hooked!
Mexican Granola With Cocoa Nibs and Pumpkin Seeds
Sweet and salty granola with cocoa nibs, peanuts, coconut, cinnamon? Sounds pretty scrumptious, right? Get out your mixing bowl and cooking sheet because this recipe is simple to whip up at home! Once you’ve made it, the granola will last, so make a big batch. Healthy granola makes a perfect breakfast served with coconut milk or sprinkled over greek yogurt! If you are in a rush, take your fancy snack to go in a mason jar!
Coconut Cacao Snowballs
Don’t these Coconut Cacao Snowballs look amazing! Well, they are! Each bite will satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy way. These snowballs are loaded with nutritious ingredients such as almonds, coconut, dates, chia seeds and cacao nibs! If you don’t gobble them all up, pop the balls in the freezer to save for another time you have sweet craving!
Not Your Typical Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Healthy ice cream? Really, there is such a thing? Yes, you are in for a treat! I’ve always wanted to make my own ice cream, so I tried it out. I love it! This mint chocolate chip ice cream is so good! You just need bananas, peanut butter, cacao nibs, mint and dark chocolate. Blend it all up, freeze it and you are ready for a scoop!