Cacao nibs are roasted, crushed cocoa beans. They are the broken pieces of cacao beans after they have been roasted, separated from their husks, and broken into smaller pieces. Cacao nibs are cacao beans that have been roasted at a low temperature (~125°F). These cacao nibs are raw, vegan, and dairy-free. Cacao nibs also contain some caffeine, so people who are sensitive to caffeine should be aware that they do contain some.