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Simple Homemade Dark Chocolate Bars

Simple Homemade Dark Chocolate Bars

This recipe for simple homemade dark chocolate bars comes out totally delicious and decadent tasting. Make this recipe and enjoy the chocolate goodness. 

I am the biggest chocoholic. I really am.

The funny thing is, I mostly like milk chocolate.

But, ever since I made this recipe years ago in 2013, I’m loving this dark chocolate.

I still love milk chocolate but really enjoy these dark chocolate bars just as much and probably more since they are made with just a few healthy ingredients. 

Having a chocolate craving?

Making this recipe for dark chocolate bars is a really good choice next time you have a chocolate craving. I mean this, it totally cures my chocolate craving and just a little bit is so decadent tasting that I don’t usually go for more than one or two servings.

Not only is this simple homemade dark chocolate bar healthy, it’s also raw, paleo, refined sugar free, low carb, and gluten free.

However, this recipe makes a really great tasting chocolate bar. Made with only 5 basic ingredients, well actually 3 basic ingredients. You’ll see below where the ingredients are listed.

Whenever I’m having a chocolate craving, this is my go-to recipe.

Five minutes to make a homemade chocolate bar…

The recipe takes less than five minutes to make and then about an hour in the freezer to set up.

By making chocolate bars this way, it isn’t melting down a chocolate bar or chocolate chips into a mold, It’s actually mixing the few ingredients that make up a chocolate bar and then spreading into a chocolate bar mold or loaf pan.

So, this is the reason I like the molds because they come out looking just like a chocolate bar.

Maybe a Hershey bar?? I think so. 

I highlighted one candy mold that is pretty close to the one I used but, since my molds are almost 10 years old, they don’t seem to carry them anymore.

You can also use a silicone mold like this one. Just count out 8 servings no matter how you make the chocolate bars.

I have a photo of my daughter eight years ago making these and spreading them out into a baking pan and how they looked when they were cut into squares. After that first recipe I started to use the molds. I think it’s time a buy a few new ones.

Who knew making chocolate was so easy to do at home?

It really is and fun too. 

With these few basic ingredients you can munch on rich dark chocolate without the guilt.  

Plain or with nuts…

Sometimes, I add nuts or coconut for a crunchy texture, but most of the time my family and I just want that creamy, dark chocolate goodness just as it is.

Let the kids help you make this, they will see that healthy ingredients can make delicious recipes without all the junk inside.

Go crazy and add some fun toppings like goji berries or cacao nibs for an even deeper, rich flavor of chocolate in it’s whole form.

I hope you and your family and friends love this recipe for an oh so yummy dark chocolate bar. 

 

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Simple Homemade Dark Chocolate Bars

Yields: 2 bars (8 pieces) Servings: 3 rectangles

Nutrition: using agave nectar (vegan)

Calories 48.1

Total Fat 3.7 g

Saturated Fat 3.0 g

Total Carbohydrate 4.9 g

Dietary Fiber 0.6 g

Sugars 4.0 g

Protein 0.3 g

WW Smart Points: 3 – WW Points Plus: 1

 

Nutrition: using honey

Calories 49.1

Total Fat 3.7 g

Saturated Fat 3.0 g

Total Carbohydrate 5.3 g

Dietary Fiber 0.6 g

Sugars 4.3 g

Protein 0.3 g

WW Smart Points: 3 – WW Points Plus: 2

 

Here are the few healthy ingredients below

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, softened, not melted. (This is very important to have the best consistency for finished product) I like to use refined coconut oil because it doesn’t taste like coconut
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened dark cocoa powder, I used Hershey’s Special Dark (Dutch)
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar, honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch fine sea or kosher salt
  • nuts, coconut flakes optional for topping

 

Ingredients 

Spread into the molds

This how we used to make these bars by spreading in a pan. You can still make them this way

Popped out of the mold

Photo taken in 2013

 

 

 

Here’s how to make these yummy dark chocolate bars at home

 

 

Directions:

  1. If needed, softened the coconut oil by placing in the microwave for just a few seconds.
  2. Mix all ingredients (except toppings) with a small rubber spatula, or plastic fork in a medium mixing bowl until smooth. The mixture will be thick.
  3. If using a candy bar mold. Spoon the mixture into the mold(s) and spread out until even. Repeat with the other mold. I got two filled molds out of the recipe. These are supposed to be thin like a Hershey Bar.
  4. If using a pan, spread into a loaf pan that’s been lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with toppings if you chose. With hands, shape into a square. Place in freezer for at least 20 to 30 minutes. Take out, cut into small squares or rectangles. These chocolate bars must be kept in the freezer and best eaten within two days.

 

Enjoy the deliciousness 

 

 

Print recipe below

Simple Homemade Dark Chocolate Bars

The most delicious and decadent recipe for a chocolate bar that's made with healthy ingredients.

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword dark chocolate, healthy, homemade chocolate, low carb, paleo, raw desserts
Prep Time 5 minutes
chilling time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 18
Author Pam

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, softened, not melted. (This is very important to have the best consistency for finished product)
  • 2 1/2 tbsp unsweetened dark chocolate cocoa powder, Dutch processed. I used Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tbsp agave nectar, honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract or powdered vanilla
  • pinch fine sea or kosher salt
  • assorted nuts, coconut, etc, these are optional

Instructions

  1. 1.If needed, softened the coconut oil by placing in the microwave for just a few seconds.

    2.Mix all ingredients (except toppings) with a small wire whisk or mini rubber spatula. A plastic fork also works. in a medium mixing bowl until smooth. The mixture will be thick.

    3. If using a chocolate bar mold, scoop into mold(s) and smooth out. I got two filled molds out of this recipe.

    4..If using a pan. Spread into a pan lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with toppings if you chose. With hands, shape into a square. Place in freezer for at least 1 hour. Take out, cut into small squares or rectangles and enjoy!

    Note: This must be stored in the freezer.

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