Dark dairy-free chocolate made at home with all natural, plant-based ingredients, no refined sugar!

Healthy dark chocolate

On my no-refined sugar challenge, I still wanted to enjoy things with chocolate in it, but even the really good dark chocolate contained sugar as one of their ingredients.  So I found this recipe for ‘raw chocolate’ recipe and adapted it so the kids would eat it without saying it was WAY too bitter.  Be warned, it is pretty bitter so feel free to add more maple syrup and/or milk until you find the right balance for you.

Once set, the texture resembles something like a fudge, but it seems to stay relatively set either at room temperature or in the refrigerator once it’s gone through the initial setting period in the freezer.

I’ve used this chocolate as chocolate chips in cookies, mixed with dates as a healthy frosting on a chocolate cake, as coatings around truffles etc, as chocolate fondue and mixed with peanut butter as a topping for a chocolate peanut butter slice.  Pretty much all the uses that I’d use commercially bought chocolate chips or cooking chocolate for.  If you try this, I’d love to hear how you used it!

Healthy dark chocolate
Serves 30
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73 calories
6 g
0 g
6 g
1 g
5 g
17 g
3 g
4 g
0 g
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
17g
Servings
30
Amount Per Serving
Calories 73
Calories from Fat 51
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
9%
Saturated Fat 5g
25%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 3mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 6g
2%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
1%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  2. 1 cup maple syrup
  3. 1 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
  4. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  5. 1/2 cup milk of choice
Instructions
  1. Melt the coconut oil, either in a bowl in warm water, or in the microwave.
  2. Blend all ingredients very well in a food processor or blender and adjust levels of maple syrup and milk until desired taste is achieved.
  3. Place the mixture in a container in the freezer and leave to chill for 24 hours until completely set.
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calories
73
fat
6g
protein
1g
carbs
6g
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