Raw Cacao PB Crunch Cereal with Mocha Hemp Milk

I am on a cereal making kick lately. Which is weird since I never liked cereal as a child, but I enjoy the raw stuff I have been making.  Last week, I decided to make chocolate crunch cereal.  My boyfriend Eric is always saying how he used to like the chocolate ones like coco puffs and Reese's PB the best so I thought it would be perfect to try making some and share it with him!

I was going to make plain chocolate, but then decided to go a little decadent and make Chocolate PB crunch. I don't eat cereal in the morning, but more as a snack, so it would be perfect for after work!  I made some chocolate hemp milk to go along with it as well (since I am loving hemp anything lately), and thought it would make for a decadent treat.  But before it was removed from the blender, I decided to make it mocha, since I love the combination of peanut butter, coffee and chocolate (it may sound different but it is so good). 

I served it with bananas and it was such a delicious flavor combination!  This stuff is way better than store bought anything, milk and cereal! 

Raw Cacao PB Crunch Cereal with Chocolate Hemp Milk

Raw Spice Crunch Cereal
Makes about 4 cups

2 cups raw buckwheat groats
1/2 cup raw cocout nectar, agave nectar or maple syrup
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup raw peanut butter
1/3 cup raw cacao powder
1 tsp sea salt

Soak the buckwheat groats in filtered water for 30 minutes, then drain and rinse well.  Place in a food processor along with coconut nectar, vanilla, cacao powder, peanut butter, and sea salt and process until smooth.  Spread out onto a lined dehydrator sheet 1/8 inch thick.  Place in the dehydrator and dry for about 6 hours at 115F degrees then score into small one inch squares. Place back in the dehydrator and continue to dry for another 18 hours (it will be about 24 hours total) until completely dry and crisp.  Break apart and enjoy!

Raw Mocha Hemp Milk
Makes 4 cups

1 cup hempseeds
4 cups filtered water
4-6 pitted medjool dates (depending on how sweet you want it)
3 Tbsp raw cacao powder
1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp coffee extract

Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend for 1 minute until smooth (strain if desired, but I like it as is). 

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  1. July 2, 2013 at 18:10

    Hi Amy!<br /><br />I just bought a food dehydrator because of your blog! I'm interested in trying some of your recipes like this one that contain buckwheat. Is organic whole buckwheat the same as buckwheat groats? The folks at my neighborhood natural foods store didn't know the answer.<br /><br />Thanks!<br />Sarah

    • July 3, 2013 at 01:05

      Awesome! So happy to hear you did :)! I would think whole buckwheat would be the same.

  2. July 2, 2013 at 20:53

    Yummmm the cereal looks so good Amy!!! Anything with peanut butter! :D

    • July 3, 2013 at 01:05

      Thanks Heather :)!

  3. July 2, 2013 at 22:28

    Coffee extract? <br />Can I make it or is it at a health food store?<br /><br />Thanks. <br />Renee

    • July 3, 2013 at 01:06

      I got it at the health food store. Not sure how you would make it, but you could use espresso powder if you do not mind caffine.

  4. July 3, 2013 at 17:37

    Hi! I love your blog Amy! I just wanted to say that I made my own coffee extract by soaking roughly chopped coffee beans (1/8 cup maybe?) with 4 ounces of vodka and left it for about 8 weeks, shaking it gently once a week. It turned out great. You can leave the beans in (they sink to the bottom) or you can pour it thru a small strainer.

    • July 3, 2013 at 22:47

      Thanks Cindy! Good to know :)!

  5. Heather
    July 10, 2013 at 23:18

    Hi Amy. I made this cereal with a few modifications. I am intolerant to peanuts and sugar/sweeteners (except stevia). I substituted almond butter for the peanut butter, omitted the liquid sweetener and added 2 TBSP Truvia (dry) and approx. 1/4 cup water. It was a little thicker than the last time I made it and less sweet. I think next time I will add another TBSP of Truvia or some dates and a little more water. It dried in about the same amount of time, was crunchy and stood up well in milk. Thanks for the recipe so I could experiment with it!!

    • July 11, 2013 at 11:12

      I am glad you made it work for you :)! I make mine with stevia sometimes as well. I think some dates would be awesome in it as a sweetener!

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