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This recipe is designed to give you a delicious, pure cacao experience with the most nutrition possible (non-dairy, low glycemic)

For an absolutely delicious, nutrient-dense, healthy Valentine's day dessert or snack, this chocolate sauce drizzled on raspberries will bring a smile to anyone -- especially to a committed lover of dark chocolate!

With just four ingredients, the superstar featured in this amazing ‘chocolate sauce recipe’ is extra rich cacao powder.  This delicious recipe is easy-to-make, low-fat, low-glycemic, and is a dark, rich chocolate sauce (It is also a great Prebiotic).

Z Natural Foods’ Raw Cacao Chocolate Sauce


  1. 4 tbsp of raw, untreated organic cacao powder - sifted
  2. 1 tbsp plus 2 tsp of yacon syrup
  3. 2 tbsp of water
  4. 2 tsp of vanilla extract


  • This is a strong, deep, dark chocolate sauce.
  • Put all the ingredients into a heat proof bowl that fits perfectly on top of a saucepan with simmering water as for a bain-marie or double boiler and whisk together vigorously.
  • Whisk all the ingredients on top of the simmering water approximately 3 minutes to make it silky.
  • This is the closest I can get to making it delicious and still packing the nutritional punch.
  • Even though this recipe is sweet and creamy, you get a high-quality nourishing dose of cacao with no interruptions.

How to Enjoy:

  • Pour on top of anything!
  • Make a big batch and store it in a glass container in a cool dry place for 1 week or in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.
  • If it solidifies, just place the the container in a bain-marie and whisk as it melts, remove immediately from heat once completely liquid.

Creates 1-2 Servings

About the Quality of our Cacao

It is my sincere belief that the average chocolate bar should be avoided due to it’s high sugar content, dairy and high-temperature processing of the cacao beans. This Raw Cacao Chocolate Sauce will delightfully fill chocolate cravings and provide more quality nutrition than almost any other standard American snack or dessert.

Since our cacao is raw and low-temperature processed unlike traditional, European cacao powders, this chocolate sauce recipe offers a naturally, well-balanced flavor and fruitiness.

Typically, the chocolate flavor of cacao beans is developed through fermenting and roasting which destroys the nutrition of traditional cacao -- we do not do this at Z Natural Foods. 

Our goal is to preserve the nutrition by ensuring proper handling of the raw cacao beans unlike most companies that provide high temperature processed cacao. We have a progressive supplier who has pioneered a low temp process for cacao which meets with the International Raw Standards.  This well thought out process keeps the polyphenol nutritional power in tact.

About Denise Girard, ZNF Master Chef

Denise Girard is a classically trained chef and an award winning film writer. Certified by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) as a Holistic Health Practitioner (CHHP), Denise brings a unique set of training and skills to the food industry.

Being trained worldwide, she has been advised and educated by leading Medical and Naturopathic doctors in North America and Western Europe, including England, Switzerland, Italy and France, as well as, being trained using a wide array of the unique foods and spices of India. Denise also studied herbalism at the East West school of herbology in Santa Cruz and with Dr Schulze in Los Angeles, CA, gained extensive knowledge from Dr. Francesca Borella, Dr. Johanna Budwig of Germany, Dr. Schulze, and Bruce Lipton -- one of the fathers of the science of Epigenetics.

As the Master Chef at Z Natural Foods, Denise is dedicated to providing whole food nourishment. In fact, part of her daily routine her whole life, Denise sought high quality foods: Erewhon in Los Angeles, the markets of Paris, Swiss health food stores, Neal's Yard in London, going all the way back to her childhood in Philadelphia at the 9th St markets: these were always places of great joy. As an adult, she learned that buying the best quality food for yourself is, in fact, your best health insurance policy.

Throughout her world travels, Denise was particularly interested in traditional healing foods and has come to a very simple conclusion: Food is the game changer.

Denise is passionate about creating a new generation of superfood snacks (such as the ZNF exclusive Raspberry Quinoa Clusters, Fusion Bars and Vegan Fusion Bites). Denise leads Z Natural Foods’ efforts in transforming high quality, nutrient-dense, raw, whole food powders into nourishing, tasty ‘functional foods’ -- packed with bio-available building blocks to support true fueling and adaptation. She is driven to combine delicious solutions with balanced, healthy recipes.

To contact Denise about a special formula that matches your vision, you are invited to call 888-963-6637.

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