Recipes

You can make amazing baked goods with your brewed KOKO grounds, or even just add them to your favorite oatmeal or smoothie blend for a super-food upgrade.  

I made these cookies for my book club, and they were gone pretty quickly!

bare KOKO No-Bake Kookies

Makes 30 cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup previously brewed bare KOKO grounds

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

1 cup sugar

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1 cup peanut (or other nut) butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats for super-chewy texture or quick oats for softer texture

Directions:

1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter with sugar and cocoa powder. Stir until smooth. Add bare KOKO grounds and bring to a rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil 2 full minutes. Remove from heat.

2. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla until smooth. Stir in oats.

3. Immediately drop by heaping tablespoon onto wax paper-lined baking sheets and place in freezer of fridge to set. 

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Brewing Directions - Ghana Dark, Light and ChocolaTEA Brewing Cocoa:

French Press:  Use 2 T of grounds per 8 oz. of water. Give it a stir and steep for 8-10 minutes. Press and dress it up the way that you enjoy your coffee or tea for maximum enjoyment.

Coffee Maker: Use 1/2 cup grounds in a permanent/mesh filter. Fill to 7 cups (42 oz) as labeled on the carafe for a 6 cup (36 oz) result. Use strong setting on brewing machine if available.  

Instant Pot: Use ½ cup grounds for 6 cups (48 oz) of water. You can also substitute 1-2 cups of non-dairy milk for 1-2 cups of water. Set on Manual for 10 minutes, depressurize, cool for a few minutes and strain. 

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Brewing Directions - Nicaraguan Brewing Cocoa:

French Press:  Use 1½ T of grounds per 8 oz. of water. Give it a stir and steep for 8-10 minutes. Press and dress it up the way that you enjoy your coffee or tea for maximum enjoyment.

Coffee Maker: Use 1/3 cup grounds in a permanent/mesh filter. Fill to 7 cups (42 oz) as labeled on the carafe for a 6 cup (36 oz) result. Use strong setting on brewing machine if available.

Instant Pot: Use 1/3 cup grounds for 6 cups (48 oz) of water. You can also substitute 1-2 cups of non-dairy milk for 1-2 cups of water. Set on Manual for 10 minutes, depressurize, cool for a few minutes and strain. 

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