Coracao Chocolate

This recipe is an adaptation of one of the favorite morning desserts I used to help whip up at Peace Pies Raw Vegan Cafe in San Diego.  (Where you can also find Coracao chocolate.  Check 'em out here.) With a smooth, but slightly crisp, omega 3 rich dough and gooey mineral leaden cacao cream, its mineral density is only beat by its flavor density. The Vanilla flavor of the Palm Syrup is a welcome replacement for agave in these delicious cinnabuns. Enjoy these ooey gooey delights with a cup of Good Morning Chai or Coffee (recipe below). 

Raw Vegan Cinnabuns


For dough:

3 ½ cup walnuts

1 cup pitted dates or raisins soaked in water for one hour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

pinch of pink salt

For spread:

2 teaspoons Vanilla Palm Syrup

¼ cup cacao powder

2 teaspoon coconut oil melted

cinnamon in a shaker



  • For spread mix cacao powder, melted coconut oil, Vanilla Palm Syrup in a small bowl until a butter like paste is formed. If paste is to dry add a teaspoon of water from soaking dates or raisins.  Set bowl aside.
  • Grind walnuts in food processor until coarse to slightly fine, but not yet butter. Pour into bowl.
  • Drain soaking dates or raisins and pulse in food processor until they are pureed.
  • Mix walnuts, date/raisin puree, salt and cinnamon in bowl to make dough.
  • Generously dust a 12x12 inch piece of parchment paper with cinnamon and press out walnut dough into an approximately 8x6 inch rectangle about ¼ an inch high.
  • Spread, smoosh, and/or sprinkle cacao sauce over dough square until evenly coated.
  • Gently roll it up and set in freezer to chill for at least one hour.
  • Grab your roll and cut it sushi style into ¾ inch rolls.
  • Dust with a little more cinnamon and perhaps some coconut flakes.


Good Morning Chai/Coffee

My favorite silky coconut morning beverage.


One cup brewed chai tea (or Coffee)

One teaspoon Vanilla Palm Syrup

One teaspoon Coconut oil

Optional: ¼ Cinnamon, Maca, or Ginger root


Simply pour hot tea in blender with other ingredients, blend on high for 10 seconds and enjoy!


with Vanilla Palm Syrup power,


Written by Coracao Confections — April 29, 2013



Wow looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it with some Full Belly walnuts! Thanks for sharing.

May 06 2013 at 06:05 PM


Looks Yummy!

May 07 2013 at 12:05 PM


Looks Yummy!

May 07 2013 at 03:05 PM

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