Homemade Chocolate Bars (Dairy Free)

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I almost always have these homemade chocolate bars in my freezer. It’s great to have around if I want a little square of dark chocolate, but don’t want a store-bought one loaded with processed sugar and preservatives! This chocolate bar can also make a great gift. You can wrap it in wax paper and give it away to friends, just try to keep it cool because if it’s too hot it can melt!

Homemade Chocolate Bars:

1/4 cup coconut oil (where to buy coconut oil)
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup powdered palm sugar

1. To powder the palm sugar, blend in a coffee grinder. It will make a finer powdered sugar version of the coarse palm sugar. It is important to powder the sugar in this recipe. If it’s too coarse it won’t distribute evenly.
2. In a double boiler melt coconut oil under medium heat. Add cocoa powder and palm sugar to the double boiler and mix well with the coconut oil. It should result in a smooth chocolate sauce like consistency.

IMG_23643. Line a standard sized loaf pan with wax paper. The chocolate will make a different amount of bars depending on how thick you want it to be. You can freeze several loaf pans at a time and make a few thin bars or 1 or 2 thicker bars. Pour chocolate into loaf pan and put into freezer.

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4. It won’t take very long for the bar to freeze maybe 15-30 minutes. However, if you do want there to be lines on the bar so it breaks into squares like in the picture, take the chocolate out of the freezer a little less than halfway through, so it is slightly hard, but not fully hardened. Then, take a knife and cut the lines in the bar. If you forget to take the chocolate out of the freezer before it completely hardens (Like me! Oops!) you can heat a knife over fire or under very hot water and cut lines in the chocolate.

5. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.

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Comments

  1. Hannah says

    This looks delish – Substitutes are definitely going to be required for any vegetarians (who are so due to ethics or environment) as Palm Sugar is a big no-no, unfortunately – as i’m sure it’s widespread damage isn’t reflected in its taste :)

  2. says

    Just changed from refined to unrefined sugar and so far (besides honey and agave) I only have coconut sugar. Do you think that would work? I’ve been wondering if any of those sugars can be pulverized to make a powdered sugar.

  3. says

    I am in chocolate vegan heaven! I can’t wait to make these healthy, easy chocolate bars. I usually avoid sweets, but these are actually kind of good for you! Glad I found you on VGN and Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways.

  4. Lauren says

    Hi! I wanted to make a meltable chocolate that is dairy free and nut free. We have both allergies in our family. Is there an oil you would suggest substituting for the coconut oil? I have pressed palm oil (a natural dairy free shortening substitute), but it’s the consistency of shortening. It does melt, so not sure if I could use that or if you have a suggestion for another oil (vegetable oil or something else that might work better?).
    Thanks!

    • Lauren says

      Hmm, I may have just answered my own question… I think I remember my sister in law telling me the other day that she’s been using coconut oil a lot and that it’s the consistency of shortening but meltable. So maybe I can use my pressed palm oil?

  5. Kim says

    We recently found out that our 5 year old is allergic to dairy. He has been really sad about not being able to have chocolate. I licked the spoon when I was done making this and it tasted like real chocolate to me. He’s going to be so excited. :)

  6. says

    I recently had to go dairy-free too. Have you tried adding anything crunchy to the Chocolate? (Ex: I LOVE Chocolate bars with a little crunch to it like Kit-Kats or Nestle Crunch) But no nuts because I’m allergic. I’m curious because I think if you add ‘crunchy stuff’ to the melted Chocolate before it hardens then the ‘crunchy stuff’ might get all soft and not crunchy anymore. Suggestions?

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