Well hello there! I have something delicious to share with you today! Clean eating dark chocolate cups with strawberry sauce….I will now pause to wait for you to take a deep breath ….yes, these are so, so good. Highly addictive though, so strong willpower needed.
These are pretty easy to make and only a few ingredients. Talking about ingredients let’s look at them as I would like to introduce you to raw cacao butter. The first thing you will notice about this butter is the smell….it smells like the richest, lushest chocolate yet when you taste it you get disappointed because it has zero taste. This is great though because you will be creating the flavour by adding some raw cacao and date syrup. The more raw cacao the more intense the flavour is. The more date syrup the sweeter and richer it is.
Here's clean eating dark chocolate cups recipe
I get my raw butter here from Buywholefoodsonline as well as their cacao and date syrup too. I just prefer to get all my stuff from one place rather than spending lots of time searching for things. To be honest Buywholefoodsonline have pretty good prices on most products. They also sell mild and odourless coconut oil which I know many of you were looking for, so have a look.
What is cacao butter you ask? Cacao butter is basically vegetable fat extracted at low temperature from raw cacao nibs to protect delicate enzymes and nutrients. This process separates the butter from the powder and the butter is then solidified and moulded into button shapes. It’s packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and you can add it to smoothies, ice cream or make these clean eating dark chocolate cups! I even occasionally add a small piece to my bath or use it as a moisturizer after a shower as it melts at just below body temperature.
Clean eating dark chocolate cups recipe with strawberry sauce
- 1 cup Raw Cacao butter
- ¾ cup raw cacao
- ⅓ date syrup
- Strawberry sauce/jam
- 1 cup frozen strawberries or any other berries
- Splash of water
- Squeeze of lemon
- Squeeze of date syrup
- Start by melting the cacao butter in a bowl over a small pot/pan with boiling water.
- When completely melted, remove from heat and add cacao and date syrup, mix well ensuring there are no lumps or bits.
- Pour half of the chocolate into cupcake moulds and put in the freezer to harden.
- Strawberry sauce:
- Put all the ingredients in a small pot and simmer on a low heat until it thickens. Let it cool down.
- Take the chocolate cups out of the freezer and divide the strawberry sauce equally between all of them.
- Top up with the rest of the chocolate mixture and place back in the fridge until hardened
- Remove from moulds and enjoy.
- Store in the fridge for up to a week or in freezer for up to a month
These clean eating dark chocolate cups with strawberry sauce are amazing! A proper treat with no guilty feeling afterwards. Don't worry if you don't have cacao butter. You can use coconut oil instead. Be careful though and store these in the freezer at all times, otherwise they will melt.
As always please, if you make this recipe share it with me either on my Facebook,Twitter or Instagram. I would love to see it! Hashtag #HediHearts
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Kristy @ Southern In Law
YES PLEASE! I loveeee strawberries and I love chocolate so this is totally my kinda treat! <3
Now all I need is some cacao butter!
Ohhh Kristy these are insane, so so good. If you do make them tag me or send me a photo lovely! Have a great week! Hedi xx
Hi Hedi, I've only just come across you r facebook page. I see you have a 3 month challenge. I'd love to do it. It started yesterday, am I too late to join? I'm based in Ireland and I see you suggest buying some foods, etc in varies places, are they just in the UK or do suggest places in Ireland too? I have a high intolerance to gluten , do you have recipes that are gluten free? With the 3 month programme do you set out the food choices each day or off a food plan? I find I buy lots of food and end up needing to bin them as they have gone off, so have a food plan that uses all the foods would ensure I use what I buy.
I'd really appreciate if you could answer my questions as it will be decide to join the 3 month challenge .
Thank you, Siobhan
Hello Siobhan, we have loads of Irish lasses on the challenge 🙂 The next one starts 1st of June. The recipes in the meal plan are only to get you started. You can eat whatever you fancy as long as you stick to the basic 7 rules. All recipes are simple and suitable for all family. If you need more info read more about the challenge here on my blog or email me. Hedi xxx
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Strawberry!? That's fantastic!!! These look scrumptious 😉 Chocolate covered strawberry in "cup" form 😉
Kelly @ TastingPage
I have to agree. These look highly addicting. Love the strawberry center!
These look incredible! I would eat the whole batch!
These look so yummy... only that I don't get Date syrup. Is there anything to replace it with that would work?
Linda @ Veganosity
Only 7 ingredients if you don't count the water! Amazing. I wouldn't feel guilty eating a few of these.
Anjali @ Vegetarian Gastronomy
These look amazing! I've never used raw cocoa butter, but have been meaning to for awhile. Chocolate covered strawberries are a fav of mine, so I can just imagine how awesome these must be!
I'm going berry picking this weekend and I can't wait to make these with the first strawberries of the season! Yum!!
OMG Hedi these look to die for!!! That filling oozing out is just aaaah <3
Vanessa @ VeganFamilyRecipes
Such a smart idea, Hedi! My boys and I will go crazy for them!!! They look almost to pretty to eat 😉
What a beautiful dessert. This will be perfect treat for Mother's Day!
dixya @food, pleasure, and health
i had no idea that date syrup is available in bottles...these looks sooo good. i have made something similar with peanut butter but strawberries sounds lovely.
YUM, strawberries and chocolate is the BEST!
Sophia | Veggies Don't Bite
YUM! I love strawberries so much and with chocolate is like instant heaven. I'd eat these with peanut butter cups and make it my own personal pb&J dessert! LOL