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Raw Chocolate Recipe

A chocolate recipe that's good for you! And so easy to make. You can whip this chocolate up in 15 minutes and keep it in the freezer for easy access. For optimal nutritional benefit use organic ingredients and grass-fed butter. This is a great base recipe that you can get creative with and make all kinds of amazing raw chocolate variations.
Prep Time15 mins
Freezing time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Chocolate, Gluten Free, Vegan option
Servings: 12
Author: Leah Vong
Cost: $4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Raw cacao powder
  • 1 cup Virgin coconut oil melted on low
  • 1/4 cup Butter melted on low
  • 1 1/2 tsp Pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 3 TBL Pure maple syrup plus more to taste
  • 7 drops Stevia liquid
  • 1/8 tsp Sea salt

Instructions

  • ┬áMelt the butter and coconut oil on low heat.
  • Add all ingredients (except almonds or other chunky extras) to a bowl and stir until really well combined. Make sure salt is dissolved.
  • Add any extras that are going into the chocolate mix (almonds, other nuts, seeds, dried fruit, etc.)
  • If you're adding toppings, add them after the mix has started to harden slightly so they don't sink to the bottom.
  • Pour into a parchment-lined container. The thickness of your chocolate will depend on the size of your container. I often use two smaller containers and can make a couple of different flavors this way.
    You can also choose to use a small or large muffin tin with muffin cups instead of parchment.
  • Once the chocolate has hardened, remove from the freezer and chop into your favorite size chunks.

Notes

Vegan Option

You can replace the butter with extra coconut oil for a vegan version.

Lactose and Casein Free

If you are lactose or casein intolerant, you can substitute the butter for grass-fed ghee and see how you do.

A few of my favorite variations:

Salted Almond Chocolate
Stir in a 1/4 cup of chopped raw almonds and lightly sprinkle high-quality coarsely ground sea salt on the top of the chocolate after the chocolate starts to set in the freezer.
Be careful with the salt, as too much will quickly ruin your chocolate.
Almond Flavored Chocolate
You can decrease the vanilla to 1 teaspoon and add a 1/4 teaspoon of pure almond extract to this recipe along with a 1/4 cup of chopped raw almonds.
Spiced Chocolate
Increase the cinnamon to 1 teaspoon and add 1/8 of a teaspoon of nutmeg to get a lovely spiced chocolate.
Peppermint chocolate
Add a little peppermint extract to the recipe for mint chocolate.