Making homemade dark chocolate is probably easier than you think. It’s made with only 5 ingredients: cocoa powder (or cacao), coconut oil, honey, vanilla, and sea salt making it fairly easy to whip together. All you need is about 5 minutes of melting and whisking plus thirty minutes in the freezer and you’re good to go.
If you follow this recipe as is you’ll end up with about 85% dark chocolate, but feel free to customize to your taste adding an extra tablespoon or so of honey.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with the flavours to make your own special chocolate bar. Add a teaspoon of ground ginger, a touch of orange zest, a sprinkle of chilli flakes – whatever you like and make it your own.
- 1/2 cup | 105 g coconut oil
- 1 cup | 118 g unprocessed 100% cocoa powder or cacao powder
- 4 tablespoons | 85 grams honey or more for taste
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- pinch of sea salt
- Begin by melting the coconut oil in a small pot over the stovetop on low heat.
- Once melted remove the oil from the heat and add the cocoa powder, honey, vanilla, sea salt and any additional flavours you want to add.
- Whisk everything completely until there are no remaining lumps of cocoa powder and the honey has dissolved into the chocolate mixture.
- Pour the chocolate into silicone moulds or a lined baking pan and transfer to the freezer for at least 30 minutes or in the fridge for at least an hour. Once they’ve hardened pop them out of the moulds and enjoy.
You can also use cocoa butter in place of the coconut oil for creamier chocolate.
*If you’re planning on using another extract like mint or almond use it in place of the vanilla.
Store these in the fridge