Cacao Nibs


(I like to post memes!) #1

I bought these Cacao Nibs and they are too bitter for me to eat out of the bag. Has anyone found a way to make these palatable, or should I dump them in the trash?


(AnnaLeeThal) #2

I would add them to ice cream. Or into some Keto fudge.

Or if you really detest them I’ll pm you my address :joy::joy:


(Jacquie) #3

I tried them quite a while ago. Didn’t care for them at all, even when I tried them in recipes. Sorry, I can’t help you.


(I like to post memes!) #4

@AnnaLeeMI good ideas! I haven’t made many sweets - maybe I could get the kids to eat them!

@Jacquie - hey thanks for the validation :sunglasses:


#5

They don’t really melt as-is. You need to finely grind them and double boil with sweetener and cocoa butter to make chocolate.

I like to use them in nib form as layer in fat bombs. Just fill molds up half way, then fridge for a bit, take out and sprinkle the raw cocoa on the solid layer then the rest of the mold with the rest of your fatbomb slurry.


(Jacquie) #6

I really wanted to like them as I’ve been quite the chocoholic throughout my life but maybe it’s the chocolate/sweet combo that works for me. :wink:


(G. Andrew Duthie) #7

Moving to the Food category, as this isn’t a recipe.


(đ૯αท ʍ૯ઽƬѳท) #8

I was eating them with coconut flakes, some almonds, 1-2 strawberries and 1-2 tbsp of cream.
I didn’t mind the bitterness.

Some you get are quite sweet.


(I like to post memes!) #9

@Dmes10 Sounds like the key is to mix them with other things. Thanks!


(I like to post memes!) #10

@skyraft Great idea!


(đ૯αท ʍ૯ઽƬѳท) #11

I usually do.

My latest is:
130g desiccated coconut
100g almond meal
30g cacao powder
30g cacao nibs
1/3 cup sugar free maple syrup
6 tblsp coconut oil

Mix. Roll into balls. Coat in desiccated coconut. Refrigerate and eat plenty… :wink:


(I like to post memes!) #12

Oops! I was seeking recipes, should have clarified that. Thanks for moving!


(I like to post memes!) #13

Thanks, I’ll try this out!


(đ૯αท ʍ૯ઽƬѳท) #14

I added a recipe to make it kosher!

:sunglasses:


(G. Andrew Duthie) #15

No worries. Part of the admin job. :grin:


(Carol E. ) #16

Nibs…mmmmmm :yum: I have a bag on my counter, lol. I like plain nibs and nibs trapped in dark chocolate. I think they have a hint of wine in their taste…perhaps due to being alcohol free for a while, lol

Great ideas given so far. You may also try adding a few to salads as a topping for crunch or add to a Keto granola type recipe for a pop of chocolate.

Uber treat - when I feel special :crown::
https://www.askinosie.com/70-san-jose-del-tambo-ecuador-dark-chocolate-nibble-bar.html

OR

https://www.askinosie.com/single-origin-roasted-cocoa-nibs.html

Every day favorite (not consumed every day lol) is the Bat Bar:

Consume these with caution if plain nibs aren’t your thing (I think a sugar free version is a recipe opportunity):
http://navitasnaturals.com/product/440/Cacao-Sweet-Nibs.html


(Luke Jeffery) #17

@Ketoberry look up choffee. I didn’t read the rest of the posts: sorry if this had already been mentioned.


(aino.shperber) #18

They’re bitter as they are, but I love them in whipped heavy cream or high fat yogurt/cottage cheese.


(Keto Krazy) #19

I have had a bag in the refrigerator for a year. I had the same reaction as you and Jacquie. I hope someone gives you a good solution. I should probably toss mine at this point regardless. :wink:


(Mark) #20

Try putting them in coconut butter