Recipe Monday: Chocolate Body Paint

Posted by – February 08, 2016
Categories: Food & Nutrition

Raw Chocolate TreatsIf you’re looking for a Monday recipe that multitasks like a champ, you’re in luck: today, to continue our series of V-Day-themed posts, we’re offering up a recipe from Jessica Fenton’s Raw Chocolate Treats. The chocolate body paint, below, was featured on our blog around this time last year and we thought it was time for an encore.

It’s also delicious on ice cream.




This fresh and tingly raw chocolate body paint will not only provide you and your partner with hours of fun as an unusual dessert, it can also heighten your intimate experience. The emperor Moctezuma claimed to drink up to 50 cups of dark chocolate a day for its qualities as an aphrodisiac. So go on and try this potent dessert.


Makes 3 ounces

  • 3 tablespoons raw cacao butter
  • 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 1 heaping tablespoon raw agave nectar
  • 4 drops peppermint essential oil


  • bain-marie
  • stainless steel wire whisk


  1. Melt the cacao butter gently in a bain-marie or dehydrator until runny. (For a bain-marie: add the solid cacao butter to a heatproof bowl standing over a wide, shallow saucepan or skillet of hot, not boiling, water on your stove’s lowest heat setting. It should take about 10 minutes. The dehydrator can also be used to gently melt raw cacao butter. Place in a small dish and leave on one of the dehydrator shelves at 105°F for around 15–20 minutes or until melted.)
  2. When the cacao butter has completely melted, spoon in the cacao powder before pouring in the agave nectar and adding the peppermint essential oil. Using the wire whisk, gently whisk the mixture until the powder and liquids are fully combined.
  3. Take the heatproof bowl off the saucepan of hot water and use before the butter sets.

Jessica’s Top Tip

Your body temperature regulates at around 98°F, which is very similar to the melting point of raw cacao butter. This makes it the perfect sensual, melt-in-your-mouth aphrodisiac.

raw chocolate body paint

Tags: Raw Foods Recipe Vegetarian & Vegan Jessica Fenton
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Bevin is the associate comms director at North Atlantic Books.