Monday, 27 August 2018

Cacao Nibs, Raw Chocolate and Cocoa Muesli

Regular blog readers may recognise this Cacao Nibs, Dark Chocolate and Cocoa Muesli  has featured on my blog before, but I decided to make and showcase it again, as its one cereal I am happy tucking into.  Its really a muesli base enhanced with organic cacao nibs, cocoa powder and grated raw dark chocolate.
I have to admit cacao nibs are not to everyones taste, its very distinct in flavour - a tad bitter, but before dismissing it all together, give it a try, you just never know.  I acquired a taste for cacao nibs since making some raw chocolate four years ago and its been making an appearance in my kitchen slowly but surely. Actually the last recipe I made with it was  Sweet Potato Fudge from Bite Sized Thoughts.  
I am sharing this with the last ever We Should Cocoa (WSC) food blogger event hosted by Tin and Thyme.  I have been playing along since its inception eight years ago joining in with both sweet and savoury recipes.  I have even had the pleasure to host some themed WSC, so will miss it even though in the past months I haven't joined in as much as I have wanted to.

Below are a selection of those chocolate recipes shared with We Should Cocoa over the years. 

The Chocolate Chili Round Up
The Chocolate Mango Round Up

Chili Chocolate Salsa
White Chocolate Banoffee Roulade
Red Dragon Chili Brownies
Parsnip and White Chocolate Brownies
Chocolate Lime Halva

Cacao Nibs, Dark Chocolate and Cocoa Muesli
Servings 8 - 12 depending on portion size
200g (gluten free) rolled oats
100g wholegrain organic (rice) puffs
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
50g cacao nibs, bashed a little otherwise you may find them too gritty
50g raw chocolate or dark chocolate, grated
Stir all the ingredients together until all the ingredient are coated in the cocoa powder, then carefully transfer into an airtight glass jar or tub with a fitted lid.
Serve with milk or milk alternative. 


  1. Oddly enough, I'm not a fan of raw chocolate, but I do like cacao nibs - I think my taste for bitter things has definitely been growing as I've been older! This looks like a really nice, grown up cereal.

    1. I can understand that Joey. The first time I had it, I actually spat it out, but going on that raw chocolate class years back had me change my mind.

  2. I fell out of making my regular chocolate muesli and miss it - when I make it again maybe I will search the cupboard for cacao nibs to add (not sure if I finished my bag or not). Nice to see another WSC ode - it will be quite a round up I am sure

    1. I don't make muesli much at home, only because I don't really eat breakfast (mostly at w/e and its often a veggie fry up). You are right, I agree it will be a super celebratory tinged with a little sadness for its farewell.

  3. I'm a huge fan of raw chocolate and nibs so I know I would love this!

  4. Looks like a perfect winner mix!

  5. your muesli looks fabulous Shaheen. I only just discovered this link-up in time for the very last one, sadly! but at least i have joined in this time. yes cacao nibs do take a bit of getting used to but are great as additions to something smooth and silky. cheers sherry

  6. Ah Shaheen. I shall miss your #WeShouldCocoa entries. They are always unique and interesting. I've made chocolate muesli and chocolate granola, but never with three different forms of chocolate. Cacao nibs are a fab addition. I've sort of fallen out of love with them recently, but I reckon it's time I fell back in with them again.

    Thanks for playing along with WSC for so many years.

  7. I love cacao nibs and I love this chocolate on chocolate combination (especially for breakfast!).


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