Any fellow chocoholics out there? These homemade chocolate bars are dairy-free and vegan and perfect for any occasion. Whether it’s for eating solo, making S’mores, or melting and pouring over your favorite treat, our love for chocolate will never end. These homemade bars are easy to make, crazy healthy, and your kids will love them too! Get the recipe here…
Kids of all ages are going to love these homemade chocolate bars. You can always add a little more maple syrup to sweeten them up for the littles. Stepson still calls it either “kid chocolate” or “adult chocolate” depending on how sweet or bitter the taste is.
If you want a full-on adult-worthy superfood chocolate, CLICK HERE for a separate recipe with a few more ingredients added, like maca and matcha… just for the adults!
You can enjoy these chocolate bars alone. Or add them to your favorite chocolate companions. The possibilities are endless.
Remember too that they have zero preservatives, so you will want to keep them refrigerated and note they will melt in warmer temperatures. I actually use this to my advantage. You know how drained you feel after a long appointment or grocery trip? Cut up a few strawberries and place them in a small glass container. Then place a few broken pieces of the chocolate over the strawberries. Add your lid and remember to grab a fork. Leave it in the car in a sunny spot and you will come back out to melted chocolate over strawberries. You. Are. Welcome.
PS – Speaking of all of this chocolate, ever wonder what your chocolate cravings really mean? You can READ THE ARTICLE HERE.
Health Benefits of Cacao
Raw cacao is crazy healthy! Let’s start with 20 times the antioxidants than in blueberries. It’s also high in magnesium, iron, and calcium. The best part – it is full of happy mood-boosting serotonin.
Pro Tip #1 – If you are like me and use the 2 saucepan method for a double boiler, you want enough water in the bottom that it doesn’t run out and burn your chocolate, but not too much that when it boils, it doesn’t splash onto the chocolate.
Pro Tip #2 – Chocolate and water are not friends. Your chocolate will seize up if it comes in contact with water. Refer back to Pro Tip #1.
Pro Tip #3 – When everything is melted together and you are ready to pour the chocolate into molds, you can go directly from saucepan to mold. BUT… I recommend pouring the chocolate into a 4 cup or large size glass measuring cup. It makes it much easier to pour the chocolate into the molds in a consistent manner and you reduce the risk of making a mess.
Homemade Chocolate Bar Recipe
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