Raw White Chocolate Spheres

For Chef Centehua Deneken real food is clean and sustainably conscientious, but also close to the source. Her absolute favorite foods to prepare are raw desserts.

Photography By Chris Rov Costa | March 01, 2015


Place cashews, coconut and cacao butter in food processor. Process until ingredients resemble fluffy flour. Add remaining ingredients until mixture comes together like dough. Shape into small spheres and roll in a blend of coconut and hemp seeds. Keep refrigerated until ready to enjoy.

About this recipe

Notes about ingredients:

In Traditional Chinese Medicine He-shou-wu is an herb used to nourish the heart and open up blocked energetic pathways. Lucuma is a low-glycemic, plant-based sugar substitute, and mesquite powder is mineral rich with nutty, smoky, sweet flavors that provide a stable base for this sweet treat.

Many of the unique ingredients used in this recipe can be found at Ocean Beach People's Organic Food Market, Whole Foods or online.

Recipe provided by Chef Centehua Deneken


  • 2 cups cashews
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup cacao butter
  • 7 Medjool dates (pitted)
  • ¼ teaspoon He-shou-wu (optional, Chinese Adaptogen Herb)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup lucuma powder (herbal sweetener)
  • 1 teaspoon mesquite powder
  • 1 drop Medicine Flower (Theobroma cacao) extract (optional)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Shredded coconut and hemp seeds for dusting
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