Raw Chocolate Lesson Plan

Jul 9, 2013

raw chocolatesRaw Chocolate Decadence


  • Raw foods – uncooked ingredients.  Raw food diets can be effective in preventing and treating disease.
  • Carob – chocolate substitute
  • Chia seeds – the same seeds that are used for Chia Pets.  Full of protein and fun when soaked.


  • Science – We learn how raw foods deliver complete nutrients.
  • Technology – We are using a blender to create our puddings, brownies, and frosting.
  • Engineering – Avocado will be used to create a creamy texture.
  • Math – we will need to determine which recipe to create first based on how much time we have in class.

Equipment Needed

  • Blender
  • Cups
  • Bowl
  • Knife
  • spoon


  •  2 ripe avocados
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp chocolate extract
  • 10 Medjool dates, pitted (here’s how)*
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp coconut aminos (optional, but great for depth of flavor)
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 2 cup water
  • 3 tbsp chia
  • Cup dates (soaked)
  • Cup raisins (soaked)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup cacao
  • ¼ cup carob
  • ¼ cup coconut butter
  • sucanat and maple syrup to taste

Recipes and Procedures

Chocolate Chia Pudding

  1. Slice, pit and scoop the flesh from your avocados into the blender.
  2. Place all other ingredients, except chia seeds, into the blender and mix until super creamy.
  3. Pour blender contents into a large glass bowl. Now, stir in chia. Cool for about 30 minutes before serving.


  1. Blend soaked dates, coconut butter, raisins, cacao and carob powder.
  2. Sweeten as desired.  Spread on pan or cookie sheet.  Cool if possible, or serve as is (more fudgy when warm)

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