Do you know how ridiculously easy it is to make your own chocolate bars? Oh. My. Goodness. First of all, let’s get one thing straight right away: these are HEALTHY!!! I know, I know, you probably don’t believe me that they are delicious. There isn’t a stitch of refined sugar to be found in these babies. One bite in and I was in 7th heaven. Additionally, they take about five minutes to make and only about 15 minutes to freeze. But lets get back to how insanely delicious these bars are. Hershey doesn’t hold a candle to these babies. For real.
This summer I made some raw Chocolate Cream Caramel Bars from This Rawsome Vegan Life. Not only were the bars delicious, the chocolate cream layer was shockingly delicious. That was an inspiration for these chocolate bars. You can’t stop at just dark chocolate though, I got a little crazy and made Chocolate Peanut, Peanut Butter Chocolate, Salted Dark Chocolate, Chocolate Almond, and Toasted Hazelnut! I love how they look exactly like a store bought bar! This Break-Apart Chocolate Bar Silicone Mold makes that possible! Once frozen, I first wrapped them in aluminum foil then this gorgeous wrapping paper I picked up a Crate & Barrel (I am LOVING gold this season!!). Voila, you’ve got yourself a pretty awesome, very easy, super tasty, and wonderfully healthy gift!
Homemade Dark Chocolate Bars
Forget the store bought Dark Chocolate Bars, this homemade version is 10x better AND you can pronounce all of the ingredients. Out of this world delicious, these make great gifts!
- 1/4 c. coconut oil
- 1/4 c. cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 tbsp. maple syrup
- 1 1/2 tbsp. honey
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Mix In Of Choice
- Chopped Peanuts
- Chopped Almonds
- Fleur De Sel Sea Salt
- Chopped Toasted Hazelnuts
- Peanut Butter
In a small sauce pan on medium-high melt together the coconut oil, cocoa powder, maple syrup, honey, & vanilla. Whisk until completely melted.
Pour in to candy bar mold. If using a mix-in (except peanut butter, if using PB add to everything else being melted), add to candy bar mold prior to pouring chocolate.
Freeze at least 15 minutes until hardened. Store in freezer.
Adapted from My Whole Food Life
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