How to easily make Homemade Chocolate Bars

Homemade Chocolate Bars

NEW THING #32:

HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE BAR

If you follow me for a while, you might have noticed that I quit dairy & added sugar a while back. But I must admit that I got really excited when Michal told me about a new Vegan Dark Chocolate Bar that just launched in Canada.

Obviously, we had to try it. So we made an exception. We got it, we ate it, and we realized that our bodies and sugar are not friends anymore. Also 20g (= 4 teaspoons) of sugar per 50g bar seems a bit scary when you think about it. 

But instead of going FOMO on all the crunchy sugary treats we are not having, we did a quick online search and learned that homemade chocolate is a thing! 

Yes, you can make a chocolate bar at home in less than half an hour. And it's way easier than I thought.

This is how we made our:

Homemade Chocolate Bar


It's a dark chocolate with no sugar added, so don't expect it to be very sweet, but you can adjust the recipe to suit your level of sweetness. Simply try it before you pour it out to form bars. You can also add additional ingredients like cacao nibs, chopped pistachios, crushed almonds, freeze dried raspberries, dried fruit, sea salt, etc.


Ingredients:

  • 100g cocoa butter
  • 2 scoops of cocoa powder
  • 1 scoop of hemp protein (bc why not make it more nutritious)
  •  vanilla extract
  • 1 generous tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 dates & 1 dried fig
  • chopped walnuts, cashews

Instructions:

  • You just melt the butter. Here's the kicker: you don't want to boil it & you don't want to add water to it. We just placed a metal bowl inside of the small pot with water
  • Add all the stuff & whisk it in. It should be smooth. You may also leave some of the nuts & additional ingredients to sprinkle on top later on.
  • Taste it carefully (as it's hot) and adjust to taste.
  • Pour it into the baking tray lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle any left ingredients on top if you wish to make it fancy.
  • Put it into the fridge, so it cools down for 15 minutes 
  • Enjoy a nice chocolate bar that tastes just awesome without the effing refined sugar!

Now, you may not be into dark chocolate or no-sugar treats, but here's the thing: there's tons of stuff that is super simple to make & can be way healthier when you make it at home vs. the things we're used to buying at the store. Like my other big homemade revelations - tortillas that I'm obsessed with right now. And it's quicker to cook them than to find the ones with the fewest ingredients in the store. Seriously!

Do you have any products like that? Things that you had no idea can be homemade so easily?

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