A recipe mishap led to the discovery of this lovely concoction. Three basic ingredients, 1 hour in the fridge, and voila, chocolate! A bit of adventure with different flavor and texture combinations plus some fun chocolate silicone molds = lots of fun 🙂 Enjoy!

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Ingredients:

3/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil

1/2 cup raw cacao powder

1/3 cup date paste

1 teaspoon vanilla

Chocolate molds

Directions: 

  1. Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan.
  2. Stir in the vanilla, cacao powder and dates until smooth. If the dates are still a bit firm or lumpy you can use an immersion blender.
  3. Pour into a chocolate mold.
  4. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Pop out of the molds and enjoy!

I haven’t been too adventurous with my combinations, but I have tried adding chopped nuts and raisins. You can alter the proportion of dates and cacao powder to make it sweeter or more bitter depending on your taste.

I had a lot of fun using my chocolate bar mold. Wrapping the bars in aluminum foil gave them quite an authentic look 🙂 I also poured some out into a plain sheet. Once that chocolate had set, I chopped up the bits and added them to my baking. Now you can add some healthy chocolate chips to your healthy baking!

Chocolate bars1

Chocolate bars2

Have fun experimenting and do leave a comment below with your success stories!

Chocolate circles