Chocolate Kale Chips

Steady yourselves.
These ARE the most wonderful snack on earth.
If you have a dehydrator, put it to use towards its highest purpose -- the consumption of healthy chocolate treats!

Truly, these chips will delight you. They have the taste of chocolate, the crunch of a chip, and the nutrition of a superfood.

Chocolate Kale Chips

2 large bunches of kale, de-stemmed and washed (about 5 cups)
6 dates
1/4 cup of hot water
1 cup Cindy's Cashew Cheese
1/2 cup raw cocoa powder
1-1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
1 T coconut oil, melted
2 T agave
1/4 t. ground cinnamon

Soak pitted dates in 1/4 cup of hot water.

De-stem, wash and dry kale. Tear into bite sized pieces and place into large bowl.

Combine softened dates (and the water) and all other ingredients into Vitamix blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Pour over kale chips and massage well to tenderize the kale.

Arrange soaked kale pieces in a single layer on dehydrator trays. Dehydrate at 135 degrees for about 15 hours.