How to Make Raw Vanilla White Chocolates (dairy-free, vegan)

Ali Segersten Feb 10, 2014 26 comments

Today I have a special Valentine's treat for you—a healthy recipe for raw white chocolate! This recipe uses just a few ingredients and is dairy-free. Traditional white chocolate usually contains sugar and milk solids, along with cacao butter. My recipe uses raw honey and raw cashew butter, as well as raw cacao butter. If you can't handle the buzz dark chocolate gives you then try this recipe. It's caffeine-free but still has some of the feel-good compounds found in chocolate. You should be able to find all of the ingredients at your local health food store or online.

Here is where to order the ingredients online:


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Ali Segersten

Alissa Segersten holds a Bachelor's of Science in Nutrition from Bastyr University and a Master’s of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States. She is a Functional Nutritionist, the mother of five children, a whole foods cooking instructor, professional recipe developer, and cookbook author. She is passionate about helping others find a diet that will truly nourish them. Alissa is the author of two very popular gluten-free, whole foods cookbooks and guidebooks: The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook and Nourishing Meals. She is also the co-author of The Elimination Diet book. Alissa is the founder and owner of Nourishing Meals®.

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My cashew butter separated from the cacao butter while whizzing it up, and I ended up with a yummy but stiff caramel fudge and cacao oil in my thermomix bowl. What did I do wrong? The ingredients are too expensive to have too many failures :(

Its suposed to smell like chocolate/cocoa and taste like nothing/oil. remember to store the cocoa butter hidden from the sun so it doesnt get ruined. def. should not taste like lotion. Make sure you buy a brand you can trust.

because it's not

I don't have a freezer. Will these set in the fridge too?

Love to try this but what can I add instead of cashew butter? I am intolerant to it... Cheers...

divine organics, ojio, amazon...

probably coco butter.

Not vegan with honey in it.

does the cashew butter make these taste like cashew?

Lovely, and amazing!! <3
Can you tell me how many these ingredienst in grams?=} If you know. Thanks

Mmmm, nice!

Oh My - How did I miss this one! These look fantastic - I can't wait to make them. I will definitely share this creation - my staff at work love to test all of your recipes through me! - You have made such a difference in so many lives with your recipes, nutrition tips and knowledge. Thank you for sharing and caring!

Where do you suggest we find the vanilla powder?

Thank you for sharing this recipe! Cashew butter is a great addition. I'm wondering if the cocoa butter I'm using is off. It's raw and organic, but has a pronounced flavor, hard to describe but definitely there and not exactly pleasant. Kind of lotion-y. It comes through in all of the recipes I've made with it. What should I look for in cocoa butter? Thanks!

Oh my goodness. I just took these out of the freezer, popped them out of the mold and tried one. Incredible! This is the best chocolate I have ever had and I can't believe I made it. Thank you for this recipe. What a Valentine's treat! I can't wait to try the recipe in your ebook soon, too.

Honey is not vegan, but brown rice syrup which works well in its place is vegan, as is maple syrup.

I am so grateful to finally find a chocolate that I can make for my 1.5 year old daughter. Healthy, simple and decadent! Thank you so much for this recipe. Happy Valentines <3

LOVE these Ali. Pinned and bookmarked and will be making!

Ah, sad not to enter--I'm not on Facebook. But, I'm thrilled to see this recipe. We make raw chocolates, but my daughter loves white chocolate and has wanted to make some. Didn't know how--looks like I know what to do for Valentine's Day.

Anon- you could use coconut nectar or pure maple syrup instead.

Slightly different ratios, but this is how I make white chocolate, too! Love the cashews with cocoa butter.

I did not think honey is Vegan--

They are beautiful! And I really like how uncomplicated the recipe is! Thank you.
Peace & Raw Health,

I love white chocolate! Do you know that a company called Medicine Flower makes cold processed, organic White Chocolate extract? It's super concentrated, so you only need a couple of drops. I make white chocolate chips using these..fantastic!

Please ignore my previous comment! It was early here and I must have been sleeping, still. :)

I do have a question about the cacao butter. I was looking on amazon and I am mostly finding cocoa butter. The reviews were of people using it for skin care. Is that the same as the cacao butter you are using? I am thinking yes, but wouldn't want to make a mistake in ordering. Many thanks!

Oh, I'd love to win to make chocolates for my family and friends! This is a great recipe that I would feel good about giving my children as a treat. Thank you!

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