Cannabis Infused Chocolate Cacao Snack Mix
Raw cacao powder is all the rage now! And we are not referring to the hot cocoa packets found in the grocery store. CACAO powder is chocolate in its original form that has been grinded to a powder. Before we get the 411 on organic raw cacao…. here is a delicious recipe that not only is a great starter for those new to cacao but showcases the ease of cooking with Cocoa Meds Cannabis Chocolate.
Quick and Easy Cannabis Infused Chocolate Cereal Mix
Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4-5 depending on personal dosage.
THC Content: approximately 28 mg of THC per serving – if using Cocoa Meds Chocolate Bar
CBD Content: approximately 16 mg of CBD per serving – if using Cocoa Meds CBD Chocolate Bar
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6 cups of Rice Cereal Squares or any plain cereal you may have on hand
½ Bar of Cocoa Meds THC Dark or Chocolate bar
½ Bar of Cocoa Meds CBD Milk Chocolate Bar
¼ cup organic nut butter
¼ cup organic coconut oil (or sub with unsalted butter if not vegan)
1 tsp organic vanilla extract
¾ cup of organic raw cacao powder (or sub with powdered sugar)
Pinch of sea salt
- Add 4 cups of cereal to a large bowl. Set aside
- Over a double boiler, add Cocoa Meds THC Chocolate Bar, peanut butter and coconut oil and heat slowly. Stir the mixture until smooth and combined. Stir in vanilla and add sea salt. Allow mixture to cool slightly.
- Pour warm mixture over cereal. Stir until evenly coated.
- Pour into a 2-gallon food storage bag. Add cacao or powdered sugar. Seal and shake until evenly coated.
- Line a tray with parchment paper and allow to cool. You can store this delicious snack in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Notes: For an even quicker snack, you can microwave the ingredients for step 2 instead of using a double boiler. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir and microwave for 30 seconds.
Only ½ cup of chocolate is required for this recipe. For a larger dosage of THC use 1 full bar of Cocoa Meds THC Dark or Chocolate bar.
This recipe is an adaptation of Chex’s TM Muddy Buddy Mix. Click here for the full recipe.
Get to Know Cacao
The cacao evergreen tree is native to Central and South America. For thousands of years, cacao was used by the Mesoamerican people for food, medicine and currency. Cacao beans are the seeds from the fruit of the cacao tree. The fruits grow into a large pod that changes from yellow to red. You will be able to hear the cacao beans rattle inside the pod when ripe. Once harvested, the white fruit and seeds are separated and taken to be processed.
Christopher Columbus was the first European exposed to cacao and even then, he only understood it as currency. For many years, cacao was then fashioned into a beverage that only the elite could afford. It wasn’t until the mid-1700’s that cacao was turned into candy. 2
Cacao’s has many flavanol compounds that provide essential vitamins and nutrients such as: fat, carbohydrates, fiber, iron, zinc, copper, potassium, calcium, magnesium and sulfur. The compounds of cacao could help ease digestion, give you an energy, and possibly promote cardiovascular health. 1 Anthocyanidin is an antioxidant compound that is found in cacao beans. 4
“These compounds [anthocyanidin] are powerful antioxidants and, according to a study in the “Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry” published in 2003, are especially concentrated in cocoa, a product of cacao beans. In that study, researchers compared the antioxidant capacity of black tea, green tea, red wine and cocoa, concluding that cocoa has the highest antioxidant activity among the four products and the greatest potential for health benefits.” – SF Gate 4
You now have some insight on the amazing benefits of cacao. Go ahead and try out our new recipe and combine two superfoods – Cacao and Cannabis!
What is your favorite way to eat Cocoa Meds Chocolate?
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Disclaimer: Posts are made for getting the conversation going about the popular uses of cannabis. Information and statements made are for educational purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. It is not our intention to dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness. The views and nutritional advice expressed are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.
- Tohi, Willow (2013, September 5) “Latest research on cacao shows extraordinary benefits on blood pressure, cholesterol and more” retrieved from Natural News
- Tohi, Willow (2013, July 13) “History of Cacao” retrieved from Natural News
- Antioxidants Benefits of Cacao