Homemade Dark Chocolate Bars

Published on Dec 9, 2014
Updated on Nov 27, 2018

Homemade- Dark Chocolate Bars // Forget the store bought 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! | Tried and TastyDo 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! 

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Homemade Dark Chocolate Bars

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Bars, Dark Chocolate
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 194 kcal
Author: Yvonne

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!

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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. In a small sauce pan on medium-high melt together the coconut oil, cocoa powder, maple syrup, honey, & vanilla. Whisk until completely melted.

  2. 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.

  3. Freeze at least 15 minutes until hardened. Store in freezer.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from My Whole Food Life

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Dark Chocolate Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Potassium 237mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 8g
Protein 2g 4%
Calcium 2.5%
Iron 11.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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18 comments about “Homemade Dark Chocolate Bars

  1. Debbie

    How long did you cook it for. I tried it but my chocolate did not come out of the mold easily, it was more toffee base in the middle. I’m not sure if I didn’t heat it long enough.

    1. Yvonne

      I only cook it long enough to melt it down. Once it’s liquid I fill my molds and then after it’s frozen solid it will easily come out of the mold. What type of mold are you using? I used silicone.

  2. Linda

    Do these have to be stored in the freezer or refrigerator once they’ve set up? Will they return to a more liquid state if left at room temperature?

    1. Yvonne

      Yes! It’s important to keep them cold. Especially in warmer climates/temperatures. Coconut oil liquifies I believe somewhere around 70 degrees. Even a bit cooler than that and your bars will be soft and messy.

    1. Yvonne

      You know, the coconut oil is pretty crucial in this recipe because it solidifies when cold, unlike any other oil. Unfortunately, I think this may not be the recipe for you. Good luck in your quest!

      1. Niki

        Instead of coconut oil…how about trex or ‘crisp and dry’ which goes hard when cold? Can you taste the coconut oil??

        1. Yvonne

          I’ve never heard of trex or ‘crisp and dry’ I’m not certain how that would work. I personally can’t taste the coconut oil, but that’s because I use it all the time in my cooking – so I’m not certain for someone who doesn’t use it often or like it would be able to taste it!

  3. Amanda

    Yvonne, how big was your chocolate bars after you made them? The height (thickness of the chocolate bar), length and width. I’m making custom designed candy wrapper for it (like your gold wrapping paper), and wanted to know the dimensions of the candy, if you could help. :) Going to be trying this recipe soon!

    1. Yvonne

      I just looked up the specs on the mold and it looks like this is what the final dimensions are of the actual bar: Cavity Size: 6.3-inch x 3.1-inch x 0.4-inch.

    1. Emma Matthews

      I tried the homemade. Dark chocolate bar it was horrible the recipe did not work I had a pan full of oil very little chocolate maybe u left something out of the recipient

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