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Easy, Healthy, Homemade Dark Chocolate

Easy, Healthy, Homemade Dark Chocolate

Learn how to make your own easy, healthy, homemade dark chocolate!

I have a large amount of treat recipes that call for melted chocolate or chocolate chips or chocolate bars. Organic chocolate bars are so expensive and it’s really hard to find  good quality chocolate chips without soy lecithin or other artificial yuckies (here’s the only brand of chocolate chips without dairy or soy).

So this homemade chocolate is the perfect solution! You can use this recipe to make chocolate bars, chocolate candies or even chocolate chips.

You won’t believe how easy this is to make! And ohmigosh, it tastes so much better than any store bought chocolate. I can’t keep a batch of this in my house for over 5 minutes!

And dare I even call this a healthy chocolate recipe? Why yes, I most certainly do dare! And let me tell you why.

Chocolate is loaded with polyphenols and antioxidants. And get this: Polyphenols have recently been termed β€œlifespan essentials.” Eating foods with high polyphenol counts can reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease and help protect the body from chronic disease. And the best news? Cacao is one of nature’s richest sources of polyphenols! So much so that chocolate even trumps the acai, pomegranate, cranberry and blueberry in polyphenol content and antioxidant capacity. That’s the best news I’ve heard all day πŸ™‚

Easy, Healthy, Homemade Dark Chocolate

So I know it’s going to be really difficult, but you really need to get some more chocolate in your diet πŸ˜‰

Oh one more thing: Skip the refined cocoa powders like dutch processed. Yes, the dutch processed versions taste great, but the refining chemical process removes the healthy antioxidants. Instead opt for cocoa powders that are labeled natural or unprocessed – these are your best, healthiest option and are abundantly filled with healthy antioxidants. This organic natural cacao powder is the bomb – I love this stuff so much!

Easy, Healthy Homemade Dark Chocolate


Β½ cup natural organic cacao powder (Find HERE)

ΒΌ cup coconut oil, melted (Find HERE)

1-2 tablespoons pure raw honey or pure maple syrup*

Β½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

pinch of sea salt


Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and stir until well mixed and smooth. You can pour the chocolate into candy molds to make chocolate candy, you can put the chocolate into a cake decorator (or plastic bag with the edge cut off) and pipe out chocolate chips or you can pour the chocolate into wax or parchment paper and make bars. Freeze until hardened – about 30 minutes. Store the chocolate in the fridge.

*I came up with this based on my personal taste tests:

1 tablespoon honey = about 85% dark chocolate

1 1/2 tablespoon honey = about 73% dark chocolate  

2 tablespoon honey = about 60% dark chocolate


Here’s some of my very favorite recipes that you can use this dark chocolate:

Dark Chocolate Banana Pops

Homemade Cadbury Eggs

No Added Sugar, No Grains, Easy and Amazing Banana Bread with Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate Chips

Dark Chocolate Breakfast Souffle

Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites 

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

Dark Chocolate Double Dipped Blood Oranges

Energy Balls with Dark Chocolate Chips


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    Thank you. Thank you! This looks so so good! Will have to try it.

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    So, this might be a silly question, but would you still add coconut oil to the recipes (like the chocolate dipped oranges) or would that no longer be necessary given you’ve made it yourself with the oil?

    • Primally Inspired

      Hi Laura, not a silly question at all! I usually still add the coconut oil. When you make this chocolate, you’ll see that it can be thick. So for recipes that I need to dip things in, I add the extra coconut oil so it’s a thinner consistency and is easier for dipping. You don’t have to do this, but I think it makes it easier to work with!

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    I LOVE this recipe! I buy organic chocolate bars every week and break off little squares as a “treat” after dinner. Now I can create my own flavors! I made two batches today, one with dried orange peel and ground almonds, and another batch with ginger. They are wonderful! I like the consistency even better than the pricey bars I buy a the natural grocer. Thank you so much!

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    Ohhmygosh! Thank you for posting! This is the recipe I have been searching for! Looking at the ingredient list and comments, I knew making a double batch would be a must. So happy I did. I poured half to make bars or bark, and the other half I tossed in some almonds and dried cranberries. These are setting up now, but judging by how much I licked off the bowl, I can tell this recipe is a keeper! I also feel like I should share with my hubby, but he doesn’t need to know, right?!Thanks again!:)

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    This sounds delicious, thank you for posting!! I want to make it right now, but all I have is non-organic cocoa powder, do you think that would taste similar to the organic cacao powder?

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    Nevermind, just noticed you already answered that question above!

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    Never buying store bought chocolate again! This is amazing!!! I love how simple it is, too. Thank you πŸ™‚

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    I love Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil, which version do you use in this recipe?

    • Primally Inspired

      Shirley, I have a few different kinds of coconut oil and I go back and forth between which ones I use. I use the Tropical Traditions when I want a more coconut-y flavor (their gold label virgin coconut oil). My husband likes doesn’t like the strong coconut flavor of the virgin coconut oils, so when I cook or bake for him, I use the expeller pressed because it’s tasteless odorless and doesn’t have that strong coconut flavor. I get that version at my local Amish market that carries it. I just love all coconut oil – to me you can’t go wrong with any of it πŸ™‚

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    This sounds great and I have all the ingredients on hand. Unfortunately my cacao is Dutch processed, but I get it from a local outfit who really supports free trade and it is also organic, which is hard to find in the boonies where I live. I guess I’ll have to rely on the enzymes I get elsewhere.

    • Primally Inspired

      It’s great to support a place like that! And yes, this tastes wonderful with Dutch processed! Not as healthy, but tastes amazing! Like you said – there’s plenty of other food to get the great enzymes πŸ™‚

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    It is a shame that you can’t get good chocolate without either paying through the nose for it or making it yourself. Your recipe is simple, uses good ingredients and would be healthy for anyone to eat in moderation. Thanks for the recipe. I will be making some soon.

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    hi! i can’t wait to try this recipe! what do you put in the mold to prevent it from sticking/making it easier for the chocolates to come out? how long can this chocolate be stored at room temperature?

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    Oh my word. Life changing! I’ve been searching high and low for a “healthy chocolate” without soy lecithin or agave or other rubbish. I also love my chocolate super dark.
    Made two dessert sized portions this evening: 2T cacao, 1T coconut oil (1 tsp maple syrup and peppermint essence for him, 1/4 tsp maple syrup for me).
    Yum, yum, yum. You are glorious!

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    omg!!! you are such a life-saver!! i have gluten AND lactose intolerances… and here in belgium it’s impossible to find a chocolate bar without a contaminant from one or the other! all the other chocolate recipes i’ve found online use cacao butter, which i can’t seem to find either!

    i just made a batch of this – it was the just about perfect amount for 12 mini-muffin (1/3 full) silicone molds. i also put a whole almond on top of each one! i mixed the remaining two spoonfuls into a bit of refridgerated coconut milk and had a homemade chocolate pudding! i’ve already downed the pudding (dipping fresh strawberries into it) and can’t wait for the chocolates to set!

    thank you for bringing chocolate back into my life!

    • Primally Inspired

      yay!!! This is so awesome – I’m so excited to hear you can eat chocolate again!! woo πŸ˜€

      Great idea on adding the coconut milk to it to make pudding – I can’t wait to try that!!

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    Maybe dumb question – but can you bake with these? Seems like they’d melt so maybe only use for raw treats?

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    hi! i can’t wait to try this recipe! what do you put in the mold to prevent it from sticking/making it easier for the chocolates to come out? how long can this chocolate be stored at room temperature?

    • Primally Inspired

      Hi Felicia! The chocolate has coconut oil in it, which makes it come out of the molds well. It depends on the temperature of your house for how long it can be stored at room temp. Coconut oil starts to melt at 76 degrees. If your house is cooler than 76 degrees, it will stay solid. It will start to get soft and melt any temperature higher than 76 degrees. Hope that helps!

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    I LOVE he smell of coconut, but don’t like the taste of coconut. Is there another oil I can use for this or does it have to be the coconut?

    • Primally Inspired

      Janeen, my husband is the same way! I use expeller pressed coconut oil a lot when I cook and bake because he doesn’t like the coconut flavor. Expeller pressed is tasteless and odorless – which makes it great for people who don’t like coconut or for recipes that you don’t want to taste coconut. It goes through a steam deodorizing process that completely takes away that coconut smell and taste. I buy mine here: http://secure.ttpurchase.com/27D1B324-1E0B-90B3-0E0F3F750640D551 and it’s called Expeller-Pressed Coconut Oil.
      Someone mentioned trying butter in place of the coconut oil and I think that would be a great substitute, as well. I haven’t tried it personally, but will try it soon! Hope that helps!

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      Hi Janeen. I use Cacao Butter to make my chocolate and this works fab! (as “chocolate bars” use cacao butter instead of coconut oil so it makes sense to try this at home!). I love coconut oil and use this tons throughout the rest of my day so cacao butter is a nice change.

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    sounds lovely. Can I substitute butter for the coconut oil?

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    Nice recipe, although I gotta say that this is not REAL chocolate :-). In real chocolate, organic or other, there’s no coconut oil, just cocoa butter.

    • Primally Inspired

      Yes! You are right – most recipes have cocoa butter. Mmmm! Cocoa butter is not something I typically stock in my kitchen, so I came up with the coconut oil because I LOOOOOOVE coconut oil and am always looking for new ways to use it! πŸ™‚

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    I love this recipe. I am so thankful you posted it!!

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    Have made this a couple of times! Just love how simple and tasty it is! as for the comment about cacaobutter I used to make my chocolate almost like this but with cacaobutter, but wasnt as tasty as this, the taste was way to strong, as you don’t have a soylectine or sugar to cover it up….. as supermarket bought chocolate bars do.

    • Primally Inspired

      Mmmmm…your comment makes me want to go make a batch now πŸ™‚

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      Anita, great advice concerning the cacao butter. I was considering using cacao butter as I too thought it might make this more of a “Real” chocolate but sounds like with out the added ingredients it might not work.

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        Paul, I guess it depends on how dark/thick/”pure” you want your chocolate to be. I love the taste and use of cacao butter when making chocolate and it isn’t too strong following this recipe substituting the coconut oil for cacao butter; for me coconut oil is fab but used better elsewhere. All individual preference though πŸ™‚

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    I’ve got a batch hardening in the freezer right now! (Using a “Han in Carbonite” mold, no less XD) Substituted orange extract for the vanilla πŸ™‚

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    Great recipe, cant wait to try. Do you prefer using honey over maple syrup, are there any benefits? Have you ever tried it with other sweeteners like agave or stevia. Which would have a better nutritional value? Also I was curious if you have ever modified the recipe to make a milk chocolate version. I am trying to offer my kids more dark chocolate but they do love milk chocolate. I would love a healthy homemade option to make for them. Thanks

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      I was wondering if you ever found a good recipe for milk chocolate? I do love the dark chocolate, but friends and my kids would like milk chocolate too. Any thoughts?

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    Just made my 2nd batch over the weekend πŸ™‚ The 1st batch lasted a couple of hours…this 2nd batch – a couple of minutes! πŸ˜‰ Haha! I made it a little bit thicker this time around (slightly higher ratio of cacao powder: cacao butter) and it didn’t even make the freezer! I discovered a banana and used it to dip it into the warm chocolate mmmmmm! πŸ™‚

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    May I make a suggestion, Primally Inspired? You can buy the exact same cacao powder for HALF THE PRICE through http://www.swansonvitamins.com. They are a great source for certified organic food products now, as customer demand for real food has – according to them – quadrupled in the past two years. You might want to pass this on to your fans, since everyone wants to know how to eat healthy and still stay within their budget.


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    I am in love!!! Wow! So glad I found this recipe!!! I made this today and I am so happy! This will save me lots of money!!!! And it so rich and wonderful. A little goes a long ways!

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    We’ve made this 4 times so far, 2 plain, 1 with nutmeg and now we’re just about to try an orange one, great recipe thank you!

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    Annemieke Bouwman

    This might be a really dumb question: what does the T stand for with the amount of honey you need???

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    Thank you! I may never buy chocolate bars again.

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    This is awesome! I love high quality dark chocolate bars but they’re so expensive. I’ve made this plain sprinkled with sea salt and it was so much better than anything I’ve bought.

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    Julie Peterson-Honerkamp

    I have raw cocoa nibs in my pantry. Would grinding them into a powder suffice for the cocoa powder requirement? Would I need to adjust the amount of coconut oil then?

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      Hi Julia – no, you can’t substitute cocoa powder with ground cocoa nibs. The nibs are made from the dried cacao pods while cocoa is made from the cacao seeds which has oils. The ground cacao pods will be drier and not have smooth texture of cocoa powder. They also have different tastes, though similar. The nibs, as you know, has a fermented taste aftertaste. But I add cocoa nibs to this recipe for crunch it came out wonderful!

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        I’m not sure that’s right about the nibs? The result might not work grinding them yourself, but cacao powder is made from cacao nibs, but put through a special process to get a lot of the fat out, which we couldn’t really replicate at home unless we had a hydraulic press. Cacao nibs are from the cacao bean (not seed).

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    just made chocolate covered bananas awesome

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    Am so addicted to this chocolate recipe and share it with everyone!!Thank you for all the great posts!!

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    hi πŸ™‚ just wondering if anyone ever tried replacing the honey for powdered stevia?

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      Yes! I just made a double batch with organic Stevia powder. Yum! This is the recipe I have been dreaming about! So easy to make! Thank you for this recipe! I also make a healthy “Almondtella” spread with cocoa powder, almond butter, stevia and coconut milk! Great on sliced apples! I just mix it up to taste! Thankful for other healthy chocolate lovers!

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    Hi luv the taste of this chocolate. Just wanted to ask, how do I get the chocolate smooth. Once i combine all the ingredients It becomes very thick & dry. Am I doing something wrong?

    • Primally Inspired

      Laura, try adding some more coconut oil. When I first mix it all together, it’s almost like the consistency of those store bought icings (Like Betty Crocker or Duncan Hines lol). You can kind of see what the consistency looks like in that picture (the one of the little round glass above). But if yours is thick and dry, it sounds like it might need a bit more coconut oil. I’d add in the melted or soft oil until it reaches a nice creamy consistency. Hope that helps!

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    I just made my first batch of this and it was delicious, thank you so much for this recipe! We had silicone bear molds that we got to make cupcakes for my daughters–they make really cute chocolate bars!

    Your estimation for Dark Chocolate, at least, looks pretty spot-on: I ran it through a recipe calculator with 1 T. of maple syrup, and dividing it up into 5 25-gram bars, each had 127 cal, 12g fat, 7g total carbs (3g sugar), 2g protein, which is pretty similar to the dark chocolate I used to buy (before I found your recipe!), except without all the junk. I’m looking forward to experimenting with some different variations… thanks again!

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    Ohhh, Definately a keeper.

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    Just tried this great recipe! Thanks for sharing it! No more buying chocolate chips!

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    Not sure if it was because I used your fruit sweetener paste instead of honey or maple syrup, but my batch ended up pretty dry and grainy. I ended up using 2T of the fruit paste in an attempt to get it more wet, and then still added more coconut oil. Not sure exactly how much more, less than the original 1/4 a cup for sure. It was still grainy but I didn’t know how much oil was too much.

    It is in the freezer now and I’ll break it into uneven chips later. The flavor as I licked the spoon was definitely lovely. Just enough sweetness, so I think it’s still over 75% dark. So the paste is a go in that regard. πŸ™‚

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    thank you so much.It really looks healthy,gotta try them.
    These are handy ingredients :). Thank god you saved me from hitting the store.And thanks for sharing

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    Fantastic! I can’t believe how easy and delicious this chocolate is! I might never eat Hershey’s again!

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    I make this every night! Just put a spoon of coconut oil in a bowl, add cocoa powder, a bit of honey, maybe some sea salt, vanilla or cinnamon, and mix. spoon onto parchment paper, press, freeze, and in 15 min me and my kids have some yummy chocolate to enjoy!

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    Thanks for sharing!
    Is there a difference between cocoa powder cacao powder? I just bought some cocoa powder from Costco and seeing if it works with this recipe.

    • Primally Inspired

      Hi Denise! Yes, cocoa powder will definitely work and taste great! But there is a pretty big difference in cacao powder and cocoa powder and it’s in the way it’s made. Cocoa powder is the processed and heat treated version of the cacao bean. When it’s heat treated, it destroys many of those antioxidants and nutrients. Cacao powder is the raw version of the cacao bean so it retains all those wonderful antioxidants. Cocoa and cacao powder taste very much the same, but cacao powder is filled with all the nutrients and antioxidants.

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    I am allergic to coconut in every form what can I use instead?

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    I have Hashimoto’s Disease, so I may not be able to eat the honey or maple syrup. Is there a substitute? Or can these food items be deleted from the recipe.

    I’ve been buy the Enjoy Life chocolate bars for the past year, since I also can not consume gluten, dairy, nuts, soy… most everything.

    • Primally Inspired

      Hi DJ! If you have a favorite approved sweetener of choice, you can most definitely use that! Unless you like super bitter chocolate, you will probably find that you need to use some sort of sweetener to cut the bitterness. You may just have to keep adding a pinch of your approved sweetener at a time and taste testing it to get it perfect for you. Hope you like this – it’s a lot less expensive than those Enjoy Life bars!

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    Thanks so much for the healthy recipe and links! I hope everyone will profit from this. Chocolate is the bomb!

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    Hi! I just made a batch, but it came out really pasty and chunky instead of smooth and liquid. I checked the recipe 3 times and I put in exactly everything that it said. Do you have any idea of what I may have done wrong?

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    Hi !
    I tried this but it came out nice but sticky !
    And even though I reduced the coco powder amount it is very bitter !!! Please help on what i have to do to get it less bitter , may be 33-35% dark chocolate…..
    Please Reply Fast !!!

    • Primally Inspired

      Hi Sumi!

      You’ll want to add more honey or maple syrup (or whatever sweetener you’re using) and taste test until it tastes good to you! Also, it will be sticky until you refrigerate or freeze it. Hope that helps!!

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    Hi! Kelly, here a big fan of yours!
    Just a question, how should I interpret the honey / dark chocolate chart? ( for instance : 1 tbsp of honey = 85% of dark chocolate ) can you give a example using ounces ?

    And by the way…Do you have any special recipe to get looking so beautiful? or your mom did the whole work?
    Thank you! John.

    PS: You are the ultimate! cookie.

    • Primally Inspired

      Awwww, thanks, John πŸ™‚ I am not good at converting, but it seems like:
      0.75 ounces honey equals 1 tablespoon of honey = Very dark chocolate 85% dark
      1.0 ounces honey equals 1 1/2 tablespoon of honey = Dark Chocolate 73% dark (the way I personally like the best!)
      1.5 ounces equals 2 tablespoons of honey = Dark Chocolate 60%

      I hope that helps!!

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        Thanks a lot! Kelly,
        I just understood, dark chocolate comes in these three degree of pureness :
        85%, 73% and 60% and the amount of honey is to compensate the bitterness. Sorry, my ignorance! I’ve never been around chocolate…But now I wanna start making some. Thank you so much! You rock!

        PS: This question is in behalf of every fan of yours :
        When are you gonna upload some pics of you in Facebook ?

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    Hi! Kelly, the chocolate taste great! but too soft for a bar. I tried with less oil and still soft.
    What can I add to get it solid and crunchy. Thanks a million. John

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    I LOVE this stuff… I always have it in my freezer for a good dose of coconut oil & cocoa! It is super yummy with a few drops of mint extract or EO…I have also mixed in chopped hazelnuts, shredded coconut, or even nut butters…. good stuff!

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    I was just wondering how much chocolate these measurements made so i can edit it if i need more or less. Thx!

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    Awesome recipe, can’t wait to try!!! Quick question on the coconut oil – am not fond of it, and neither do I want to use butter. Do you think any other vegetable oil will work? Thanks again for such a fab recipe πŸ™‚

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    What if we don’t have coconut oil.

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    THANK YOU!! Sometimes I just need a chocolate fix but I don’t want to feel guilty about giving in to it. I LOVE this recipe! I’ve made it a half a dozen times over the last couple weeks. I really appreciate people like you who share so many healthy recipes. Thank you again!

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    Loved this recipe!!! My family of four had two batches devoured in 10 min!

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    mmmmh I already made it once with coconut oil but I dont have much left and its pretty expensive so I was wondering if anyone has tried butter and how did it work out

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    Thanks for the great recipe, Kelly! I have made regular dark chocolate, coconut dark chocolate, almond dark chocolate, orange dark chocolate, mint dark chocolate and even hemp seed dark chocolate… I plan on using dried fruits like cherries, cranberries, and goji berries soon! This recipe is wonderful. I have also substituted ghee and red palm oil for coconut oil and you can notice a slight taste distinction. Each is unique but wonderful!

    Cacao is great for the whole body due to it’s antioxidant content; I am utilizing it specifically to decalcify and activate my pineal gland!

    Learn more here: http://decalcifypinealgland.com/how-to-decalcify-the-pineal-gland/



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    Can I use olive oil instead? I can’t do coconut oil or butter.

    • Primally Inspired

      Hi Caleb! I think olive oil may have too strong of a taste, but you could always cut the recipe in half or in quarters (so you’re not wasting a bunch of ingredients) and try it. The cocoa and honey may possibly mask the olive oil taste.

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    Should I be heating this at all?

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    Hi, is the mixture supposed to be smooth and liquidy? Mine keeps turning out more solid (too solid to pour into molds). I’ve tried making it twice now – one with coconut oil, one with butter. I’m not sure if it’s because my coconut oil is homemade rather than store-bought (my grandmother made it from coconuts in the Philippines).

    • Primally Inspired

      I’m not sure, Kunoko. It doesn’t do that for me, so I’m thinking it could be because of homemade coconut oil. Lucky you, though! I’ve never had homemade coconut oil and am so jealous! πŸ™‚ Does your coconut oil turn liquid when heated?

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        Yep, my coconut oil turns liquid when I heat it. I tried making this again another few times – I’ve tried using store-bought coconut oil, butter, maple syrup (since I was originally using honey), and I tried mixing it in a double-boiler. Every time I kept getting a solid, grainy mixture (which luckily I was able to salvage and make into cookies). I really don’t know what could be wrong… Such a shame since this recipe sounds so yummy πŸ™

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    I just made this. It is delicious, and just the right amount. I heated the wet ingredients in a small bowl, then added the salt and some nuts and currants (because I miss the old “chunky” bars). I added enough cocoa to make it really thick, but not pasty, then chilled it right in the bowl for about 15 minutes. I’m eating it right now. I have so many ideas that I can’t wait to try. I think some coffee or some coconut mixed in would be really great, and I plan on mixing in some ground hazelnuts next time, kind of like a solid version of “Nutella”. PS – I used 2 Tbs of sugar free maple syrup, and 1 Tbs of ‘Stevia in the Raw’, which gave it a semi-sweet flavor.

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    I really want to try this but we don’t get canola oil or cocoa butter here and the coconut oil we get here is not the pure one (it’s yuck >_< ) so is sunflower oil a good substitution..?? Please temme..??

    • Kelly from Primally Inspired

      Hi Ann! Coconut oil works for this recipe because it hardens in cool temperatures. I don’t know of any other fat (besides butter and you could try that!) that completely hardens in cooler temperatures. Because of that, I don’t think sunflower oil will work πŸ™

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    thankx for yrs good recipe of chocolate love u i m pakistani but alwayz i follow ur web i wanna to meet u so please give me ur f.b id ok …..gud bye

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    If you steadily add more honey, could you get milk chocolate? Or would the mixture get far too liquidy?

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    Thank you for the recipe! This is was easy to make πŸ™‚
    I still found it a little too bitter with 2 tbsp of honey so I added 2 tbsp of powdered sugar. This made it just right- for those who also found it a little too bitter. Very yummy. Thank you again!

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    I’m so excited to try this. Is it okay to substitute honey with brown sugar?

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    I wish I knew the macros on this! And what a serving size looks like ?

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    Beautiful – I love all things dark chocolate! Not that I needed an excuse but I love the 5 reasons to eat more!!!

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    Tried it, figured it was too runny so i did 1/4 cup coconut oil with 3/4 cup raw cacao, 1/8 cup brown sugar, stirred on low heat till blended. thicker was what i was looking for. its strong dark choc taste though. issue is the texture. at room temp 65-70 ish its kind of bendy. im looking for that brittle breaking texture that remains very solid at room temp. how does one achieve it with this recipe. use cacao butter? need to dial in the texture to be like those store bought organic choc bars.

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    Less than 5 minutes to make and AWESOME! I just use the cocoa, coconut oil, honey and vanilla, pour and sprinkle a little bit of sea salt on top. Stick it in the freezer for an hour, break it up and keep it in the fridge in a glass candy dish.

    If you don’t like the taste of coconut, you can add a dollop of peanut butter. You won’t taste the peanut butter but you also won’t taste the coconut.

    I tried adding a couple drops of peppermint but it made it taste like it had perfume in it, for some reason. A pinch of cayenne was good, though.

    I make about the equivalent of one candy bar as, unlike milk chocolate, one piece can handle a craving! Milk chocolate just makes me want more. Makes me wonder if chocolate cravings are due to some sort of deficiency. Not enough cocoa in milk chocolate to handle it. One batch of TBS mix lasts me anywhere from a couple of days to a week.

    I use 1 part honey, 2 parts coconut oil, 4 parts cocoa powder and vanilla to taste, starting with 6 drops and usually use a tablespoon. So that’s 1 Tbs honey, 2 Tbs coconut oil and 4 Tbs cocoa powder. For the anti-coconut flavor crowd, I add a little peanut butter.

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    Jacqueline Baker

    Hello, I’m wondering if you can substitute applesauce for the coconut oil. I know this substitution works for baked goods, but what about an unbaked chocolate? Thank you!

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    I don’t really know what I did wrong, but mine was more like a paste or dough like consistency. It is chilling right now

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