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Delicious Cacao nibs recipes that you can use to start adding this superfood to your diet.
Cocoa nibs are a new thing in my family and we love them! They help my mom tremendously with her digestive issues. She will take a tablespoon or two and eat them just the way they are.
Here is more on the health benefits: Cacao Nibs: Superfood that Boosts Energy and Burns Fat
Now for most, they won’t like just eating plain ol’ cacao nibs. It are just not going to work. Cocoa nibs are bitter and you need to acquire a taste for them. But you can still enjoy the benefit of these little guys by adding them to some of your daily foods.
A Few Ways To Use Cacao Nibs
Here are a few examples of places you can add cacao nibs:
- Add to a parfait or chia pudding for a nice crunch
- Make a chocolate smoothie by adding it to the blender
- Mix them into your favorite cookie recipe
- Add a spoonful to your coffee grounds when you make coffee (Drip or French Press)
- You can use them to make a crust for pork chops or steak. (Bonus Recipe: Cacao Nib, Fennel and Coffee Encrusted Pork Tenderloin)
Those are just a handful of ways of adding them into your normal goods you eat/drink. Now let’s get to some yummy recipes where cacao nibs are the shining star or support actress.
Cacao Nibs Recipes
Avoid emulsifiers and other unwanted ingredients and control the process by making your own homemade chocolate bars from cocoa nibs.
This homemade Creme de Cacao recipe is great for gift giving, but be sure to make an extra bottle of this chocolate liqueur for you!
Are you looking for an alternative to chocolate chip cookies? These peanut butter coconut flour cookies are easy, healthy, delicious, require just one bowl and make a perfect recipe for trying out cacao (cocoa) nibs! Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Refined sugar-free cookies that are perfectly chewy and oh so TASTY!
This cocoa nib semifreddo might be the easiest fancy dessert I’ve ever made. It has three ingredients (well, four if you count the pinch of salt), it requires about 10 minutes of active work, and it doesn’t require any special equipment like an ice cream maker.
Chocolate and mint come together in this delightful tea latte made with cacao nibs, brown sugar, and black tea. It’s like a pepperminty hot chocolate but with way less calories.
Paleo granola is a hearty, delicious homemade breakfast cereal that is made from nuts, coconut, and chocolate! This gluten free, dairy free, and lower carb paleo granola is irresistible!
Cacao nibs are bits of dried, roasted, and crushed cacao bean. They are crunchy little nuggets of condensed chocolate flavor. When used in baking, cacao nibs add a texture similar to nuts. In Chocolate Nibs Cookies, cacao nibs give the soft, ultra-chocolaty cookie an extra chocolate boost and a contrasting crunch
These 6-ingredient No Bake Peanut Butter Balls a perfect snack! Packed with protein, fibers, and SUPERFOODS, as well as with nuttiness and sweetness, these energy balls provide optimal nutrition while satisfying your sweet tooth cravings. Bonus – they are super easy to throw together.
These Super Seedy Power Cookies are super seedy, super nutty & super healthy. They are naturally sweetened & contain no oil, grains or gluten. Perfect for on the go breakfasts or snacks!
Give the oven a break with this easy and healthy no-bake coconut slice. A date and oat base topped with a sweet coconut layer, and dairy-free chocolate.
This High Protein Oatmeal is packed with nutrients and deliciousness to help energize and power your day!
A simple yet delicious Italian dessert, affogato (Italian for “drowned”) is nothing more than a shot of espresso poured over a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yet is is SO MUCH more.
Flavorful teas are some of my favorite drinks. Having those teas be made from ingredients I can feel good about is of utmost importance. This chocolate mint tea blend is the best of all worlds.
These crisp, buttery cookies get a sandy texture from the buckwheat flour, which is increasingly available at regular grocery stores from brands like Bob's Red Mill and Arrowhead Mills. Cocoa nibs (bits of roasted cocoa beans, sometimes called cacao nibs) can be a little trickier to find but are available online and from specialty food stores.
Chocolate Covered Bananas are the perfect frozen dessert! Overripe bananas paired with homemade chocolate using coconut oil and cacao powder topped with our favorite superfood toppings.
I hope you have enjoyed these cacao nibs recipes and they have inspired you to use this superfood more often! Don’t forget to save this pin for later when you want to reference a recipe:
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