Cacao Recipes

By HerbaZest Editorial Team | Updated: Jan 16, 2024

Take a look at the culinary uses of cacao, including a tasty selection of cocoa powder and cacao nibs recipes developed by the HerbaZest culinary team to show you how easy, versatile, and wholesome cooking with cacao can be.

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Chocolate Yogurt with Kaniwa Pop Chocolate Yogurt with Kaniwa Pop
  • Breakfast
  • Sweet
  • 3 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free
  • 1 serving
Maca Hazelnut Chocolate Bars Maca Hazelnut Chocolate Bars
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 1 hour 6 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • 10 bars
Pistachio & Sacha Inchi Chocolate Salami Pistachio & Sacha Inchi Chocolate Salami
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • 2 logs
Lucuma Mango Crepe Cake Lucuma Mango Crepe Cake
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 5 hours 17 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • 8-10 servings
Dark Chocolate Bars with Sacha Inchi Seeds Dark Chocolate Bars with Sacha Inchi Seeds
  • Snacks
  • Sweet
  • 6 minutes
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • 6 bars
Chocolate Cottage Cheese Mousse with Kaniwa Pop Chocolate Cottage Cheese Mousse with Kaniwa Pop
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 2 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free
  • 2 servings
Dark Chocolate Lucuma Coconut Eggs Dark Chocolate Lucuma Coconut Eggs
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 2 hours 32 minutes
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • About 16 small or 8 large eggs
Creamy Chocolate Amaranth Flake Porridge Creamy Chocolate Amaranth Flake Porridge
  • Breakfast
  • Sweet
  • 6 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free
  • 1 serving
Chocolate Hummus Chocolate Hummus
  • Dips & Spreads
  • Sweet
  • 5 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free
  • 8 servings
Frozen Yogurt Strawberry Jam Bites Frozen Yogurt Strawberry Jam Bites
  • Snacks
  • Sweet
  • 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free
  • 12 small bites
Vegan Chocolate Amaretti Cookies Vegan Chocolate Amaretti Cookies
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 52 minutes
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • About 25 cookies
Chocolate Ricotta Mousse Chocolate Ricotta Mousse
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 1 hour 3 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free
  • 2 servings
Kaniwa Pop Rocky Road Bars Kaniwa Pop Rocky Road Bars
  • Snacks
  • Sweet
  • 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • 8-12 bars
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie with Quinoa Pop Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie with Quinoa Pop
  • Smoothies & Juices
  • Sweet
  • 5 minutes
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • 1 bowl
Chocolate Tahini Smoothie Bowl with Amaranth Pop Chocolate Tahini Smoothie Bowl with Amaranth Pop
  • Smoothies & Juices
  • Sweet
  • 5 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free
  • 1 bowl
Homemade Sesame Chocolate Homemade Sesame Chocolate
  • Snacks
  • Sweet
  • 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • About 12
Chocolate Overnight Quinoa Flakes Chocolate Overnight Quinoa Flakes
  • Breakfast
  • Sweet
  • 4 hours 2 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free
  • 1-2 servings
Chocolate Overnight Oats with Quinoa Pop Chocolate Overnight Oats with Quinoa Pop
  • Breakfast
  • Sweet
  • 4 hours 11 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free
  • 1-2 servings
Maca Peanut Butter Bars Maca Peanut Butter Bars
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • 9 bars
Chocolate Chia Pudding with Amaranth Pop Chocolate Chia Pudding with Amaranth Pop
  • Breakfast
  • Sweet
  • 3 hours 6 minutes
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • 2-4 servings
Breakfast Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Chocolate Quinoa
  • Breakfast
  • Sweet
  • 17 minutes
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • 2 servings
Vegan Chocolate Donuts Vegan Chocolate Donuts
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 18 minutes
  • Vegan
  • 10 donuts
Chocolate Amaranth Mug Cake Chocolate Amaranth Mug Cake
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 8 minutes
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • 1 serving
Chocolate Arracacha Pudding Chocolate Arracacha Pudding
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • 4 servings
Chocolate Banana Bread with Quinoa Flour Chocolate Banana Bread with Quinoa Flour
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 1 hour 17 minutes
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • 1 loaf
Chocolate Smoothie with Sacha Inchi Powder Chocolate Smoothie with Sacha Inchi Powder
  • Smoothies & Juices
  • Sweet
  • 3 minutes
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • 1 serving
Dark Chocolate Maca Truffles Dark Chocolate Maca Truffles
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 3 hours 27 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free
  • 16-20 truffles
Vegan Orange Almond Cookies Vegan Orange Almond Cookies
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 30 minutes
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • 50 cookies
Amaranth Chocolate Truffles Amaranth Chocolate Truffles
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 50 minutes
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • 16 truffles
Chocolate Coconut Flour Muffins with Cacao Nibs Chocolate Coconut Flour Muffins with Cacao Nibs
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 25 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free
  • 12 muffins
Maca Chocolate Chia Pudding Maca Chocolate Chia Pudding
  • Breakfast
  • Sweet
  • 6 hours 5 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free
  • 2 servings
Kaniwa Zucchini Brownies Kaniwa Zucchini Brownies
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 55 minutes
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • 6-8 brownies
Chocolate Kaniwa Muffins with Cashew Filling Chocolate Kaniwa Muffins with Cashew Filling
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 42 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • 8-10 muffins
Kaniwa Pudding with Strawberries and Cream Kaniwa Pudding with Strawberries and Cream
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 2 hours 6 minutes
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • 4-5 servings
Amaranth Chickpea Brownie Amaranth Chickpea Brownie
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 26 minutes
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • 16 brownies
Cacao Amaranth Granola with Goji Berries Cacao Amaranth Granola with Goji Berries
  • Granola & Muesli
  • Sweet
  • 28 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • About 4 1/2 cups
Vegan Blueberry Muffins with Cacao Nibs Vegan Blueberry Muffins with Cacao Nibs
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 56 minutes
  • Vegan
  • 6 muffins
Amaranth Flake Yogurt Bowl with Fruits Amaranth Flake Yogurt Bowl with Fruits
  • Breakfast
  • Sweet
  • 5 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free
  • 1 serving
Cranberry Chocolate Quinoa Muffins Cranberry Chocolate Quinoa Muffins
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 31 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • 16-18 muffins
Nutritious Maca & Peanut Butter Banana Mousse Nutritious Maca & Peanut Butter Banana Mousse
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 2 hours 6 minutes
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • 4 servings
High Protein Trail Mix with Sacha Inchi Seeds High Protein Trail Mix with Sacha Inchi Seeds
  • Granola & Muesli
  • Savory
  • 5 minutes
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • About 4 cups
Espresso Cookie Cups with Chocolate Hazelnut Spread and Cacao Nibs Espresso Cookie Cups with Chocolate Hazelnut Spread and Cacao Nibs
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 23 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free
  • 24 mini cups
Maca Chocolate Cream Maca Chocolate Cream
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 12 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free
  • 2 1/2 cups
Homemade Chocolate-Covered Dried Goldenberries Homemade Chocolate-Covered Dried Goldenberries
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 9 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free
  • 1 cup
Coconut Bars with Maca Chocolate and Cacao Nibs Coconut Bars with Maca Chocolate and Cacao Nibs
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 2 hours 1 minute
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • 16 bars
Maca Hot Chocolate Maca Hot Chocolate
  • Hot Beverages
  • Sweet
  • 7 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free
  • 2 servings
Maca Cacao Hazelnut Bars with Blueberries Maca Cacao Hazelnut Bars with Blueberries
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 1 hour 37 minutes
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • 8 servings
Cacao Nibs, Lucuma, Cashews & Chia Ice Cream Cacao Nibs, Lucuma, Cashews & Chia Ice Cream
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 4 hours 7 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free
  • 4 servings
Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Spread Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
  • Dips & Spreads
  • Sweet
  • 21 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free
  • About 2 cups
Pumpkin Cheesecake with Sacha Inchi Crust Pumpkin Cheesecake with Sacha Inchi Crust
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • 8 servings
Homemade Maca Granola with Cacao Nibs and Sacha Inchi Seeds Homemade Maca Granola with Cacao Nibs and Sacha Inchi Seeds
  • Granola & Muesli
  • Sweet
  • 34 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free
  • 12 servings
Energizing Sacha Inchi Protein Balls Energizing Sacha Inchi Protein Balls
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 24 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free
  • 20 balls
Chocolate Sacha Inchi Pie with Raspberries and Cacao Nibs Chocolate Sacha Inchi Pie with Raspberries and Cacao Nibs
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 3 hours 45 minutes
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • 8 servings
Raw Maca & Cacao Nibs Brownies Raw Maca & Cacao Nibs Brownies
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 2 hours 26 minutes
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • 6 servings
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Bowl with Cacao Nibs and Coconut Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Bowl with Cacao Nibs and Coconut
  • Smoothies & Juices
  • Sweet
  • 4 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free
  • 2 servings
Morning Starter Cacao Maca Shake Morning Starter Cacao Maca Shake
  • Smoothies & Juices
  • Sweet
  • 2 minutes
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • 2 servings
Cacao Nibs Peanut Butter Chia Pudding Cacao Nibs Peanut Butter Chia Pudding
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 3 minutes
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • 2 servings
Brain-Boosting Cacao Maca Shake Brain-Boosting Cacao Maca Shake
  • Smoothies & Juices
  • Sweet
  • 3 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free
  • 2 servings
Lucuma Tiramisu Lucuma Tiramisu
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 3 hours 53 minutes
  • Vegan
  • 6 servings
Cacao Nibs Lucuma Vegan Ice Cream Cacao Nibs Lucuma Vegan Ice Cream
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 2 hours 6 minutes
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • 2 servings
Energizing Cacao Mocha Shake Energizing Cacao Mocha Shake
  • Smoothies & Juices
  • Sweet
  • 3 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free
  • 2 servings