RECIPES & PAIRING IDEAS


ON-THE-GO SNACKS

Harmony in Trail Mix

Elevate your snacking with HARMONY Snacking Cacao with cashews, dried cherries and almonds. Unlike chocolate chips, whole cacao beans won't melt in the sun!

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Harmony in Banana Bread

Create a dark chocolatey, nut-free crunch by substituting HARMONY Snacking Cacao for nuts in your favorite banana bread recipe. Not only will cacao beans NOT melt for on-the-go snacking, but our Honduras cacao (from which Harmony is made) often reveals a banana flavor note that makes it a natural for pairing with banana flavors.


SNACKING CACAO APPETIZERS

Love and Blue Cheese

The mild creaminess of blue cheese (we love St. Agur) this cheese is a beautiful contrast to the crunchiness and warm spices of the LOVE snacking cacao bean.

Peace and Aged Cheddar Cheese

Top a nutty, buttery aged cheese (Seattle's own Beecher's Flagship is a our favorite) with PEACE cocoa bean. Something about the combination simultaneously rounds out and amplifies the lavender and cocoa in an impeccable symphony of flavor. 

Tip: If you want to draw out more of Peace's lemon flavor, use a thinly sliced sweet and tangy apple (like Fuji or Pink Lady) in lieu of a cracker.

Salami and Goat Cheese with Joy

Stack a bite-sized cracker with thinly sliced beef salumi, a dollop of fresh goat cheese and top with a JOY cacao bean.

Joy with Ribeye on Crostini

Top a crostini with a thinly-sliced sous-vide ribeye, a dollop of dijonnaise and finish with JOY Snacking Cacao. The rosemary and earthy cocoa undertones in Joy are the perfect pairing for richer meats.


(ALLERGY-FRIENDLY) CACAO BEAN SALAD TOPPERS

Peace on Baby Green Salad

For a gourmet and easy salad, toss organic spring mixed green salad (spinach, red chard, kale) with balsamic reduction and olive oil, add chicken (optional), crumbled feta and PEACE snacking cacao. The fruity and floral notes of the cacao beans along with its crunch are the perfect two-for-one substitute for dried fruit and nuts.

Beet Salad and Strength

Arrange slices of oranges and fresh beets with STRENGTH snacking cacao. Drizzle lightly with olive oil. Optional - top with crumbled feta and walnuts for some extra protein and richness. 

Fall Harvest Salad with Harmony

Vegan comfort food at its richest! Oven-roasted, cubed butternut squash and halved brussel sprouts tossed with kale, dried cranberries, pepitas and HARMONY Snacking Cacao beans. Dressed with olive oil, lemon & mustard. Mostly savory, a little sweet & tangy, with a rich depth and crunch.

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DECADENT CACAO DESSERTS

Love and Black Mission Figs

The soft, sweet, ripe fig along with the fragrant spice & crunch of the LOVE Snacking Cacao is a refreshing summer treat.

Pecan[esque] Pie

Substitute LOVE [or HARMONY] Snacking Cacao for pecans in your favorite pecan pie recipe for a rich, chocolatey crunch.

The highly-indulgent recipe pictured here:

3 eggs
1 C brown sugar
2T butter
1 C honey

Pinch of salt
1 t vanilla
120g bag Good King LOVE

Beat eggs slightly. Add brown sugar, butter, honey, salt & vanilla. When well mixed, add snacking cacao and pour into a 9" pie crust. Bake at 425°F for 10 min., then lower heat to 350°F and bake for 25 min. or until set.

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Vanilla Ice Cream and Joy

If you enjoy mint-chip ice cream, try topping vanilla ice cream with JOY. Cacao doesn't harden like chocolate when it's cold, so it provides the perfect, all-natural mint-chocolatey crunch.

Pomegranate Seeds and Harmony

Is it a healthy snack or an easy dessert? Either way, it's tasty AND heart healthy! The natural cocoa butter in HARMONY's rich, dark-chocolatey cacao beans mellows the slight tartness from the pomegranate seeds while the fruit provides a little added sweetness!

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Strength and Xocolatl Hot Cocoa

The spicy, citrusy flavors in STRENGTH Snacking Cacao pair perfectly with fellow women-owned business and Pacific Northwest Momo Cocoa's 100% vegan and ethically traded, traditional Xocolatl cocoa mix (allspice, cinamon, cayenne and black pepper). A great combo for warming you up on a brisk day!