These chocolate chia chips are packed full of antioxidants and the necessary ratio of essential fatty acids! They are also a great source of fiber and magnesium as well as a mood booster (hoc plate has been shown to improve depression as well as general feelings of wellness). And… This recipe is so easy to make you don’t even need a blender! 🙂 Enjoy!
1 cup chia
2/3 cup cacao powder
1/2 cup coconut sugar
Pinch Himalayan sea salt
1/8 teaspoon ground vanilla (optional)
Step 1: Add water (2 cups) to the chia and let it sit until it becomes gelatinous.
Step 2: Add the chocolate powder to the mixture and stir carefully to make sure the powder is blended in.
I used a whisk (twirl whisk) to get this texture because it won’t change the integrity of any of the ingredients but it will break up any clumps of powder.
Step 3: Sift in the coconut sugar to make sure no clumps are mixed in and it becomes easier to mix. 🙂
A pretty mixture free of clumps and pockets of ingredients that didn’t get properly assimilated- let’s just say it’s not fun to get a salty bite when something is supposed to be sweet. 🙂
Step 4: Mix in any additional ingredients and when your mixture is nice and well blended together, spread it on to a dehydrator Teflex sheet or parchment paper.
Step 5: dehydrate until pliable (about 1 day) then remove from the teflex sheet and dehydrate until dry.
Step 6: Enjoy that business!
Did you enjoy this recipe? My family loved it and the texture, while more similar to fruity leathers, was even safe for baby! Have fun “rawking” out in the kitchen!