My name is Danielle, and I’m a chocoholic! However, I love to make my own. All the chocolate I make is raw, organic, healthy, dairy-free, sugar-free and gluten-free. It is easy, fun, so nutritious and I have the ability to make it taste just the way I want. I am going to give you 4 variations that I absolutely love. Feel free to add in whatever ingredients you love. Nuts (soak them first, see guide here.), goji berries, dried fruit, unsweetened desiccated coconut, etc.
I took this picture of some of the chocolates I made at home!
All of my chocolate recipes are made with the superfood, raw form of cocoa (highly processed and little to zero nutritional benefit) ; cacao- it’s beyond amazing! Pronounced: ka-kow.
Some of its more amazing feats include: improved brain function, very high in antioxidants, very high in magnesium, promotes heart health, quells headaches, mood enhancing, aphrodisiac, and even promotes healthy skin and aids in weight loss. Read this post I wrote to learn all about it!
#1) The Original Raw Dark Chocolate
* 1/4 cacao powder
* Just under 1/4 cup organic, extra virgin coconut oil
* 1 tsp. raw honey
* 2 packtes natvia or stevia (or to taste)
Mix all together in a bowl and place in rubber mold. Then place in freezer for 20+ minutes and enjoy!
#2) Raw Banana Dark Chocolate
You will need a rubber mold for this recipe as well. (See picture above. I love the heart-shaped mold!)
* 1 cup organic, extra virgin coconut oil- If you’re in colder weather right now you may need to let the jar of coconut oil sit in a bowl of warm water for about a minute or so until it’s melted.
* 1 cup cacao powder
* ¼ mashed banana
* ¼ coconut oil
* Stevia/Natvia, to taste
Mix ingredients together in a bowl and place chocolate into the mold. Place in freezer (at least 20 min) and wait for them to set!
#3) Instant Creamy Banana Dark Chocolate
This thrid recipe is REALLY quick and so yummy! You can throw it together and eat it within minutes. Make enough for a sinful tasting snack for yourself or double, triple the recipe for guests or dinner at a friend’s.
* 3 Tbsp. of cacao powder
* 3 Tbsp. of organic, extra virgin coconut oil
* Banana, mushed and to taste
*Stevia or Natvia, to taste
Mix together and eat! If you’re not a fan of banana you can replace it with avocado. It is very creamy and delicious and no, you can not taste it at all!
#4) Instant Cherry Dark Chocolate
The fourth recipe contains Medjool dates and cherries! It is also just as quick as the second!
* 2 Medjool dates, pitted (might be easier to process them if they have been soaked in filtered water for 15-30 min)
* 2 Tbsp. Cacao powder
* 5 Cherries, pitted
* 1 Handful of walnuts
* 1 Tbsp. organic, extra virgin coconut oil
* Splash of water
*Stevia or Natvia, to taste
Combine all ingredients together in a food processor. If you have a vita mix you can use that! If you are finding consistency too liquidy, add more dates or cacao powder. Don’t use too much stevia, it is really sweet! Double or triple the batch for a bigger serving. Enjoy!
Picture below of the chocolates without a mold->