Gingerbread raw chocolate was created because I wanted to make healthier Christmas treats, with a hint of spices that are usually used when making Christmas goodies like gingerbread cookies. I thought that combining gingerbread spice to raw chocolate would be a nice combination, and it turned out well. I used maple syrup as a sweetener, the syrup is not raw ingredient but I prefer to use it when making raw treats, you can replace it with some other sweetener if you prefer.
Terra nova makes great organic gingerbread spice mix with ceylon cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and clove tree, I bought one jar from organic store last year and there is still much left of it so I’ll have to create a lot of recipes tasting like gingerbread! Maybe next time I could try to make some raw gingerbread cookies, bliss balls or even gingerbread hot chocolate. I really like that Terra nova uses Ceylon cinnamon in their spice mix, because it contains much less coumarin than regular cinnamon, coumarin is moderately toxic to the liver and kidneys so high doses of cinnamon is not very good for your body.