Chocolate is our most decadent pleasure and now we’ve found a way to enjoy it to the max—sans guilt. Yeah, we know. You think we’re kidding. It’s true. We scoured cookbooks the globe over and AHA! Here it is: a healthy dessert recipe from the “uncookbook” LOVE ON A PLATE, otherwise known as the ultimate guide to preparing gourmet raw food meals.

In case you missed the gist of that, it means No.Cooking.Required. And no squats either. You can, however, count on lots of exercise while running back and forth to the freezer. To make enjoying even more heavenly, this is one recipe you can whip up in no time at all. Short and sweet. YUM.


This chocolate hardens within 30 minutes of being in the freezer so you won’t have to wait long to try it. Even better, it can be kept frozen indefinitely so expect to be enjoying it for a good long time (unless you’re a true addict, that is, like us). But remember: when you take out a piece, eat it right away because because coconut oil melts at room temperature and you don’t want to miss out. PS. Pure raw coconut oil is really good for you. Like really good.

Ready for the treat of your life? Watch this video for the visuals and follow along with the simple recipe below.



  • 1 cup cacao powder (sifted to remove lumps)
  • 1/4 cup carob powder (sifted to remove lumps)
  • 1/4 cup cashew butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (warmed to clear liquid at room temp)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Mix in bowl, pour in mould or dip in chunks of fruit and put in freezer. Ready in one hour.   



  • 1 1/2 cups almond meal
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup


Grind almonds into a fine power in a coffee grinder to make the almond meal. Then mix with the maple syrup and knead into dough.  You can eat immediately or use it as a filling for the chocolate that has hardened.  Stores in refrigerator for long time. For a whiter-looking marzipan, use skinned or blanched almonds.

Love on a Plate- A Chocolate Recipe That's Actually Healthy

Co-Authors of Love on a Plate

Cara Brotman, one of the world’s pre-eminent raw food chefs, was co-founder of the world’s first gourmet raw food restaurant in California more than 20 years ago. She is constantly creating new dishes. Her recipes for delicious, healthy food have attracted such fans as Woody Harrelson, Kevin Bacon, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel, and Barbara Streisand.
After a successful Hollywood career as a filmmaker and special effects artist, Markus Rothkranz turned his attention to health and wellness. The author of eight books including his ever-popular Heal Yourself 101, Markus is a sought-after speaker at natural health conferences, and he has produced a series of amazing Hollywood-style videos that reveal how easy it is to prepare healthy recipes from LOVE ON A PLATE.  

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