Photo by  Yasmin Roohi

Photo by Yasmin Roohi


January is usually the time when people go on crazy diets, work out extra hard, and set super healthy goals.  I'll admit I've jumped on that bandwagon, but I'm sure this will last probably one week!  

As part of my "healthy" quest, I decided to make a super easy cacao glaze, perfect for topping ice cream, cakes, fruit... pretty much anything!

(By the way: If you want to know more about cacao, and how it is different from cocoa powder, you can read a great article I found HERE!)

Here are the 3 ingredients you need to make this glaze:

  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 6 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1-2 tbsp maple syrup

*Basically, the ratio is 1:2 (coconut oil to cacao powder)


  1. Melt your coconut oil (you can start out with 30 seconds in the microwave).
  2. Add in your cacao powder, and mix well with a whisk or spoon until it is completely smooth.
  3. Pour in 1 tbsp of maple syrup first, mix well, and taste.  If you want it sweeter, add in more, 1 teaspoon at a time.
  4. Store in an airtight container if not using right away.  You can store it in the fridge and then  microwave when ready to use.


Because of the coconut oil, once this glaze touches anything cold or frozen, it will harden.  Keep this in mind if using to glaze or decorate cold items because you will need to work with this glaze quickly!

You can easily half or double/triple this amount.

You can make truffles from this recipe as well: place the glaze in the refrigerator to harden, then scoop out, roll it into a ball, and cover it with cacao powder, coconut shavings, nuts, etc!

If you want a recipe for regular chocolate ganache, check out my post HERE!

Let me know if you try this recipe!  Comment below if you'd like to see more healthy recipes as well :)

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