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Raw Chocolate Recipes for a Delicious Valentine’s Day

Making gifts, rather than buying, is a more meaningful way to share your affections. Use these raw chocolate recipes to whip up your own sweet confections!

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of a Valentine’s Day treat? If you’re like us, the answer is, without hesitation, chocolateAlthough there are many different types of this special delicacy out there, the most exceptional kind is cacao. Just like spending time with your soulmate, cacao is raw, rejuvenating and filled with anti-aging elements.

Making your own sweet treats from scratch is an even better way to show your honey how much you care (rather than just giving a box of pre-made goodies). If you’re looking to turn up the heat in the kitchen—and elsewhere—consider making a date of it and work up these simple, raw and all natural recipes with your partner.

Don’t have a significant other this holiday? You don’t need one! Gift yourself with some creative time in the kitchen and reap the rewards of some excellent, chakra-opening desserts—the goal this month is to love yourself, after all!

Ashley Pitman recently shared three of her favorite cacao recipes on MindBodyGreen, where she also discusses which natural sweeteners to use and why to enjoy this delicious dessert in moderation. Dive right in with us here.


[image: via James Yu on Flickr]

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