Raw Chocolate Eco Block

We models need chocolate right? It can get us from one casting to another, one shoot to another while still keeping us feeling light & energetic ...

Raw chocolate

Actually raw cacao chocolate is a wonderful superfood for any one of us who wants to look & feel our very best, as well as have the energy to meet our superhuman lifestyles!

Eco block chocolate

Today I'm going to give to you one of the 60+ recipes from MODEL CHOCOLATE - my supergorgeous raw chocolate recipe book, due out later this year.

This recipe is cheap, simple to make, & tastes delicious! It's raw energy food you can make in 10 minutes to have on hand all week (if it lasts that long!).

Creamed coconut

Creamed coconut is available from good health food stores or supermarkets, you can get it in a jar - such as the beautiful Artisana brand - which is more expensive, or in a blocks such as Royals which make this recipe super cheap! Find the blocks at Asian supermarkets or again, from the health food store.

 

Abi's Model Chocolate Raw Chocolate Eco Block

Abi's 'Model Chocolate' Eco Block
A delicious recipe of chocolate from Abigail O'Neill's book "Model Chocolate"

Author:
Cuisine: raw food
Recipe type: dessert
Serves: 4

Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 

Ingredients
  • 200g creamed coconut
  • 2 big tablespoons raw honey or more
  • 1 tablespoon cold pressed rice bran or coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 1 big tablespoon nut butter, optional (makes a slightly softer creamier chocolate)
  • ½ cup chopped raw brazil nuts
  • ½ cup mixed sultanas, currants & raisins
  • Pinch fine sea salt
  • ⅓ cup organic raw cacao powder

Instructions
  1. Line a flat tray with foil or non stick baking paper.
  2. Place creamed coconut into a glass bowl to melt over a larger bowl of boiled water.
  3. Remove from heat & mix in all other ingredients until combined.
  4. Using a spatula scrape out onto lined tray or mould & set in the fridge.

Notes
Supertips: you can add different kinds of nuts, seeds or dried fruits to make it a very special raw chocolate eco block!

 

10 minutes to prepare. 10 minutes to set. Makes a massive block to feed a family.

Stay tuned to for all the superfood chocolate you can eat! <3

Cacao love!

Abigail xxx

First published on August 22nd 2012, updated in 2019


The Cinnamon Snail vegan food truck NYC

I do love street food. Period. I love healthy street vendors even more, and my all time favorite is "The Cinnamon Snail" vegan food truck NYC.

I love vegan donuts

I have been crazy for vegan donuts since the North American culture got into my life and I have to thank Cinnamon Snail for making the most delicious yet ' good for you '  donuts, brownies, cookies, bars and other treats. I'm sure it would catch your eye if you're wandering the streets of NYC and spot the cinnamon colored truck...

IMG_4477

 

I have good news for you if you're not a crazy "Sweet Tooth" like myself, they also have these incredible delicious gourmet sandwiches made with seitan and more cause there is a plus : they serve vegan and organic food only.

Favorite treats at Cinnamon Snail

For a non typical day in my routine, I had the "special of the day" featuring maple hickory bbq seitan with smoked chili coconut bacon, marinated kale and roasted garlic aioli on a grilled baguette. It was way to heavy for my morning, but it was worth the experience cause I've never had a tastier vegan sandwich before.  Champs!

IMG_4478
People working at the truck are super nice and helpful!

I also need to recommend the cinnamon roll, and my number 1 donut -the vanilla bourbon creme brulée : It is mindblowing!

You can find all the info you need on their instagram @cinnamonsnail , but I can bring you good news: they cater and have pickup locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Hoboken.

IMG_4479
Have you spotted a green one and guessing what flavor is? It's Basil coconut!

When my favorite friends Dirk and Lonneke were about to leave NYC for a while, Fabio and I run earlier that day to grab an assortment of our favorite bites, and paid a visit to share some goodness and free the stress of traveling abroad for a while... I was lucky to bring some leftovers back home!

xo Carol