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Orange Basil Cacao Cups

on April 4, 2013

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Oh my.

I’m so grateful that we only made two of these!  I wanted, and would have eaten more and more and more!   🙂

What we use for two treats…

  • 1/4c of raw cacao powder
  • 2tbsp of raw coconut oil
  • 1tbsp of coconut nectar or agave

We melted the coconut oil in a stainless steel bowl over a pot of simmering water and then added in the cacao powder and the agave.

Give it a good mix with a whisk until everything is combined.

Put about a tablespoon of chocolate into the bottom of silicon muffin cups… we chose to use silicon cup because they seem to hold their shape better than paper when pouring the chocolate in.

Place them in the freezer for about fifteen minutes.  Just enough time for the next step.

Choose the filling of your choice.


We used four large fresh basil leaves and the zest of one orange with a teaspoon of coconut oil.

We put all of that into our spice grinder and gave it a quick whiz.

Remove the chocolate base from the freezer and place about a teaspoon of filling right in the center.

Smooth it out a bit, leaving just enough of an edge so that the chocolate top connects to the chocolate bottom.  🙂

Pour another tablespoon of chocolate over the filling, smooth out the top and place them back in to the freezer for another fifteen minutes or so… and then they’re ready to share!

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And if you look closely, you can tell that we took them out of the freezer a little earlier than we should have because we just couldn’t wait any longer!  🙂

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