I love to create simple paleo desserts that are not only healthy, but ones I can slip something green into. Green, to me, equals health and LIFE. I encourage you to look up the health properties of spirulina.
My Paleo Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Round Chocolate Spirulina Treats are simple treats that are technically raw. I make them in my dehydrator and do not allow the temperature to go above 109 degrees. Some raw foodies say 105 and others say 115, so to play it safe, I found a happy medium and keep mine under 109. Keeping live foods at low temperatures helps secure the vital and natural enzymes that are so vital for us and that man is lacking. As we age, our enzyme-producing abilities diminish, hence all the over-the-counter enzymes being sold. They DO help! If we eat foods that have more life in them with their natural enzymes, we are allowing our bodies to utilize these enzymes directly from our food. It’s a win-win situation.
Please note that this recipe is so easy that you can also do it right in your oven. In fact, every recipe I make can be made right in your very own oven set at the lowest temperature, yet reduce the time and keep an eye on them. The lowest setting varies from oven to oven, yet is usually around 175-200 degrees.
Some like a creamier snack that reminds them of a gooey fudge, whereas others like something to bite into that is more like a cookie. The adjustable coconut option in the recipe below will determine the outcome. I leave that up to your creativity and preferences. Do not use too much oil, though, as oil does not really “dry out” all that much.
Have fun with this—I hope you enjoy it. We sure do! BE sure to contact me and with your pictures and ideas. I always love to share the feedback!
Paleo Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Round Chocolate Spirulina Treats
- 1.5 – 2 cup coconut butter (using more for a creamier texture)
- 4 teaspoons vanilla bean
- 4 tablespoons chocolate 100%
- 2 teaspoons spirulina
- Turn on dehydrator at 109.
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Flatten into rounds on sheet for dehydrator or on wax paper for oven at lowest setting ( see note below).
- Dehydrate in ¼-inch round flats for 3 to 5 hrs. at 109.
- Let settle to room temperature.
- Store in air tight containers and they will last a long time. Store in the frig and they last even longer.
Some like a creamier snack that reminds them of a gooey fudge where other like something to bite into that is more like a cookie. The varied coconut options will determine your outcome. I leave that up to your creativity and preferences. Do not use too much oil though as oil does not really “dry out” all that much.
From my kitchen to yours,