4-Ingredient Homemade & Healthy Chocolate
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Chocolate makes everything better: a great movie, a bad day, a nasty breakup.
Are you with me or are you with me?
Dark chocolate with a high cacao content is also a nutritious treat since it’s jam-packed with healthy antioxidants. But finding pure dark chocolate without any unnecessary additives can be a real struggle.
This is why I like to make my own chocolate.
I always keep a stash in the fridge, and delve into it almost daily — totally without guilt! In fact, I am doing my body a favor when I eat my homemade chocolate. It’s raw, gluten-free, and dairy-free. Each of its ingredients are packed with nutritional goodness, and the coconut oil even helps speed up my metabolism. What could be sweeter?
Best yet, the recipe is super simple and extremely quick to make.
Homemade and Healthy Chocolate
- 3/4 cup powdered cacao
- 2/3 cup organic unrefined coconut oil
- 1/3 cup organic coconut butter/manna
- 3-4 tbs organic raw honey OR 8-10 drops pure liquid stevia extract* (depending on your preference)
*I use Whole Foods 365 brand
You will also need a silicone chocolate mold.
Melt the coconut oil and raw honey together in a double boiler. If you don’t have a double boiler, no problem — put them into a glass oven-safe bowl or measuring cup (such as Pyrex), and place it in pot filled with shallow, boiling water (be careful not to let the water get into the bowl/ measuring cup). Stir the coconut oil and honey until melted, then add the cacao powder. Continue stirring until the mixture is smooth and consistent. Pour the mixture into your molds, and place in the freezer for 20-30 minutes to cool and set. After 20-30 minutes, pop the chocolates out of the molds and enjoy!
Since coconut oil has a low melting point, I suggest keeping your chocolates in the refrigerator.
One of the best parts about this recipe is its adaptability! You can use it to make any sort of chocolate-covered goodie you want (I love these salty, sweet & crunchy superfood snack bites). It is a great way to get more superfoods (goji berries, hemp seeds, chia seeds, etc.) into your diet, and definitely into children’s diets! Trust me, they won’t be complaining.
Thanks, Melinda! Well… you can used refined coconut oil with doesn’t have a taste. And really the cacao and honey overpower the coconut I think – I don’t taste it at all really, just yummy, fudgy chocolate 🙂
Is there anything that I could substitute the coconut oil and coconut butter with? My mom ABSOLUTELY hates coconut. She once tasted coconut in a chocolate chip cookie. We thought she was crazy, but she was right! Any ideas? Thanks! Love your blog 🙂
Oh yum! Hazelnuts are such a great idea! Glad you enjoyed them 🙂
I made my chocolate by this recipe last night and I also added some hazelnuts and the chocolate came out soooo goood! Thanks, it’s really easy to make!:)
Do you use silicone molds or plastic?
My God, HOW DELICIOUS THEY LOOK! Mouthwatering! With this quit-eating-sugar thing I have to admit that I miss chocolate.. but every time I cheat on being sugar-free, I am disappointed by conventional chocolates’ taste. Disgusting, how artificial and over sweetened, not to mention it’s not worth eating it. This recipe is a must try for me, thanks!:)
So, so yummy! I have been dairy free since I started nursing my daughter, who has a milk sensitivity. It has soooo hard to give up chocolate (I will admit I have cheated a few times). This recipe is perfect plus it will make my milk super nutritious for my baby girl.
I made these but used ghee instead of coconut butter. I did use the coconut oil, but I have been noticing that sometimes coconut doesn’t always agree with me if I use too much. and they turned out awesome! I have silicone molds that I bought at the dollar store and they work awesomely!
Can I say delicious!!! Got the items minus honey from vitacost and it shipped here in 2 days. So easy to make and so yummy! I keep them in the freezer. Has a nice sort of an almost chewy center. I am excited to share this at parties and showers!!! Wish they had silicon molds in the shape of chocolate morsels. Got one today in the dollar section do target in the shape of lightening bolts!!!
Hi, Jess. It totally depends on the type of mold you are using. The final mixture is about a cup total. I get about 30 little star chocolates from one batch.
how many pieces does this make?
These are so delicious! Naomy – I used cocoa butter instead and these don’t taste coconutty at all! There’s not as much coconut oil as I’ve seen in other recipes so I don’t think you’ll have an issue with flavor. 🙂
Hi, can I use expeller-pressed coconut oil and get the same health benefits? I love coconuts but I get tired of all my chocolates and desserts tasting like it. I’ll like my chocolate to actually taste like chocolate or cocoa 🙂