Homemade Vegan Chocolate

Need a treat?  How about some delicious, decadent and healthy homemade vegan chocolate?  Yum! If you’re already eating healthy, chances are you’ll have the ingredients on hand. Oh, and that awesome little silicone heart-shaped ice cube tray is from Ikea (you can buy it here) 🙂  Update: you don’t even need a chocolate mold for this – see the bottom of this post for a variation!

Piyo Counts:

Ingredients

Makes 1 chocolate

  • 1 teaspoon raw unsweetened cacao  powder
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup (or less, to taste)

Directions

If the coconut oil is solid, melt it in the microwave or in direct sunlight.  Combine all ingredients (and optional add-ins below) and mix well.  Pour into a chocolate mold, silicone ice cube tray, or any small container lined with parchment paper.  Place into the fridge to harden.

Here are some optional add-in ideas:

Add-Ins (adjust food count if necessary)

  • Dash of vanilla extract
  • pinch of seasalt
  • touch of nut butter
  • dried fruit
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Vanilla & Flaked Almonds
  • few drops of a high quality peppermint oil
  • few drops of a high quality lemon oil

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Update: I’ve been making this as “chocolate bark” lately and it’s even easier and sooooo good!  Just dribble the chocolate onto parchment paper/waxed paper on a plate, put it into the fridge for just a few minutes to harden slightly (then you can gently drop on any toppings you’d like, such as sea salt), and pop into the freezer until you’re ready to eat.

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