Cocoa is native to the tropical latitudes of the Americas. Nowadays, cocoa is grown practically all over the world – everywhere there is a tropic.
On its own, the chocolate tree is not as interesting as its fruit, at least for culinary professionals. The cocoa bean, or cocoa butter, is used to make cocoa powder.
Cocoa is very good for the body. If you drink at least one cup of it every day you will feel a noticeable energy boost. Cocoa is also a natural antidepressant. Cold cocoa quickly and qualitatively restores muscles after heavy, powerful workouts. And that’s not all of its benefits.
Cocoa powder makes excellent warming, and not only drinks, it is added to pastries and desserts: brownies, cakes “potato”, chocolate cake, fondue.
If you still haven’t got into the habit of eating cocoa every day, get in the habit and enjoy the rich and delicious flavor right away!
Homemade Chocolate Syrup
All you need for easy homemade chocolate syrup is 5 ingredients and 5 minutes. This rich dairy-free chocolate syrup is perfect on ice cream and in milkshakes, and is much better than store bought!
Edible Brownie Batter
This Edible Brownie Batter is SO good! It’s ooey gooey fudgy deliciousness and is the perfect quick and easy treat to satisfy your chocolate craving.
Cocoa Dusted Almonds
Cocoa dusted almonds are a delicious treat that takes just 10 minutes to make. They are gluten free and dairy free and make a healthy, moreish snack.
Simple Cocoa Powder Chocolate Syrup
This chocolate simple syrup is the best simple syrup to use in any type of drink, coffee, cocktail or even on cake. It’s perfect for any fall or winter drinks such as chocolate cocktails, hot chocolate, or chocolate lattes.
Chocolate pancakes with oat flakes (no eggs)
Whip up a batch of these delectable Chocolate Oat Flake Crepes for an irresistible and unique breakfast or dessert experience. These crepes boast a delightful combination of oat flakes and cocoa, creating a thin, tender, and chocolatey canvas that can be filled with your favorite sweet or fruity toppings. Enjoy a mouthwatering twist on a classic dish that will leave you craving more.
Easy Banana Chocolate Oatmeal
Breakfast with chocolate is a fun, healthy and delicious way to start the day. This easy banana chocolate oatmeal combines simple ingredients and takes just minutes to make. Sure to be a family favorite breakfast.
Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats
These easy chocolate overnight oats are loaded with protein making it a healthy breakfast that tastes like a treat! There are 14 grams of protein per serving and the recipe makes two servings so you can prep once and enjoy for 2 mornings in a row.
Dark Chocolate Granola with Coconut
This dark chocolate granola is incredibly simple to make and has flavor for miles! It’s loaded with nutritious ingredients like oats, coconut, chia seeds, and flax along with delicious dark chocolate. You’ll have a big batch to eat all week long, making it the perfect recipe for meal prep!
Chocolate Baked Oats
You’ll think you’re eating chocolate cake for breakfast. But these chocolate baked oats are packed with protein and fibre. Enjoy with yogurt and fruit for a healthy and delicious way to start your day.
Banana Chocolate Overnight Oats
There’s nothing as simple and easy as this chocolate overnight oats. Its an absolutely delicious way to kick start the morning.
Cocoa Confectionery and Desserts
Cocoa powder brownies (no chocolate)
The beauty of this recipe is that the dessert is less sweet than the original version. As a result, you get a cake that is absolutely in no way inferior to the classic recipe, and the calories are many times less. Minimal ingredients – maximum flavor.
Jamie Oliver’s Ginger Brownie
I wonder if there are any chefs who don’t know that Jamie Oliver exists? Even if there aren’t, it’s time to get to know his original way of making brownies. The ginger combined with cocoa and dark chocolate is just something!
If you would like to pair your cocoa and coffee cake on those busy days, you could also make hot chocolate in a coffee maker.
Kokosbollar (Swedish Chocolate Balls)
Indulge in a delightful Swedish treat with these Chocolate Balls (Kokosbollar), which are perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings. These no-bake, bite-sized goodies combine cocoa, butter, sugar, and oats, rolled in a delicious coconut coating, offering a scrumptious blend of flavors and textures. Enjoy them as a snack or dessert, and share the joy of Scandinavian cuisine with your friends and family.
Cocoa Powder Chocolate Ice-Cream
Satisfy your dessert cravings with this creamy and delicious Chocolate Nice Cream, a healthier alternative to traditional ice cream. Made with a base of frozen bananas and blended with cocoa powder, this guilt-free treat is naturally sweet, velvety, and packed with rich chocolate flavor, making it the perfect choice for a refreshing and nutritious dessert or snack.
Indulge in a nostalgic and scrumptious treat with this classic Hedgehog Slice recipe. This no-bake dessert features a rich and fudgy mixture of crushed biscuits, cocoa, sugar, and butter, speckled with crunchy walnuts and topped with a layer of smooth chocolate. Perfect for sharing at gatherings or enjoying as a decadent snack, this Hedgehog Slice will take you on a delightful trip down memory lane.
Chocolate Chia Pudding
This recipe for Chocolate Chia Pudding is both delicious and effortless, requiring only 5 basic ingredients – chia seeds, milk, maple syrup, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract. As a no-bake and healthy dessert option, you can easily meal prep this irresistible and nutritious treat for breakfast, snack, or dessert!
Hot Chocolate Cookies
Like a warm cup of cocoa on a cold winter’s day, these hot chocolate cookies are an indulgent treat! Rich cocoa and semisweet chocolate is tempered by gooey marshmallow pillows with a few secret techniques for a fun twist on a classic cookie.
Chocolate Almond Flour Cookies
When it comes to low carb cookies, these Chocolate Almond Flour Cookies are the best! Full of cocoa powder and chocolate chips, it’s hard to believe that these treats have just 1.5 net carbs per cookie! When it comes to gluten-free goodness, you’re going to love these simple grain-free cookies!
Treat yourself to a guilt-free indulgence with this Easy Keto Fudge, a low-carb chocolate delight that doesn’t compromise on taste. Made with simple ingredients like unsweetened chocolate, sweetener, and coconut oil, this fudge offers a rich, velvety texture and deep chocolate flavor that will satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking your keto diet. Enjoy this easy-to-make dessert as a delicious and satisfying reward on your low-carb journey.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Yum yum, these Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies are the perfect taste and texture! They are soft and chewy and full of that yummy chocolate peanut butter flavor we all love.
Chocolate Zucchini Bread
This chocolate zucchini bread is a tender loaf filled with grated zucchini, cocoa powder, and plenty of chocolate chips. It’s the perfect way to use up any extra zucchini from the garden!
Homemade Chocolate Gelato
There’s nothing like the smooth taste of Chocolate Flavoured Gelato to finish a meal. Have this cocoa inspired dessert after your main course or have it alone. Either way it’s absolutely delicious.
Cocoa Powder Drinks
Oat Milk Hot Cocoa
This oat milk hot cocoa is the ultimate cozy winter drink. Made with healthy ingredients like cocoa powder and oat milk, this drink satisfies your chocolate craving in the best way.
Chocolate Cherry Smoothie
This easy chocolate cherry smoothie recipes is ready in just 5 minutes (and tastes like you’re sipping on a black forest cake inspired milkshake!). Plus it’s filled with fiber & nutrients, so it makes a great breakfast or snack anytime.
One of the most delicious creamy dessert cocktails. You can handle making it even without bartending skills. All you need is to get a good, matured cognac (at least 10 years of aging), cocoa cream and fresh, grated nutmeg.
Hot cocoa with cobwebs
The perfect drink in the lead-up to Halloween. Melt white marshmallows in the microwave, then lay them out in strips, in the shape of a spider web. This will be the main decoration for the hot drink. Children and even adults will come to indescribable delight from the beauty they see, as well as from the aftertaste of hot cocoa.
Twentieth century cocktail
“Twentieth Century” is a gem among classic alcoholic beverages. It’s hard to answer who will like it more, women or men. Most likely, everyone who loves cocoa will be delighted by the cocktail. So, you will need the following ingredients: gin, white cocoa cream, white vermouth and freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Chocolate mousse cocktail
Inside the cocktail hides one little secret, or rather a couple of ingredients – vodka and Kahlua. This crazy mix of ingredients, namely Irish cream, chocolate syrup, cocoa cream and chocolate will just blow your taste buds away. For those who like a little more sweetness, here’s to it.