Homemade Chocolate Chunks

Have a chocolate craving, but want to do without the dairy, wax and white sugar?

These are soooo easy that you can make them faster than you can run to the corner store and buy commercial chocolate chips!

I have to laugh because I have been meaning to make my own chocolate chips for literally about 5 years since I saw the recipe for carob chips in the Nourishing Traditions cookbook! For some reason, I kept putting it off thinking that it would be way to time consuming than it was worth.  Isn’t it funny how we sometimes assume that cooking from scratch will just be too hard?

I guarantee you will be pleasantly surprised by the simplicity of making your own chocolate chips at home.

Homemade Chocolate Chunks
(makes 2-3 cups)

What you will need:
1 cup coconut oil
1 cup cocoa powder
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1/2-3/4 cup honey, maple syrup or unrefined cane sugar

How to do it:
Step 1: Put everything in a small saucepan and melt.
Step 2: Line a baking tray with wax or parchment paper.
Step 3: Pour chocolate in tray and freeze for about 10 min.
Step 4: Cut or break into chocolate chunks.
Step 5: Store in the fridge in an air tight container.

Note: If you use unrefined sugar I have to warn you that it doesn’t melt easily. Once your ingredients are all melted and you taste the chocolate it will taste like there is no sweetener at all and that is because the sugar has sunk to the bottom. You will want to blend in a vitamix or prepare for crunchy choc (which I actually adore)!

  • Summer

    This sounds great! I love it when healthy alternatives are so easy and fun to make. We’ll be trying these out soon!

  • Mira Dessy

    I had forgotten about this…thanks for the reminder. Off to make some carob chips now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Farha-Khan/1799712227 Farha Khan

    My chocolate chunk won’t harden :( what should i do ?