This super easy dark chocolate recipe will satisfy your sweet cravings (and give you lots of good fat!).
- 1 cup organic coconut oil
- 1 cup raw honey (local if you can get it!)
- 1 cup organic cacao powder
- dash of himalayan sea salt
- 1 tsp organic vanilla extract (optional) (I make my own so I know that it is made with a base that does not have sulfites!)
Put the coconut oil in a heat-resistant glass measuring cup. Fill a small saucepan halfway up with water and place the glass measuring cup in it. Heat on medium heat until coconut oil is mostly melted. It should be room temperature, not hot. Don’t microwave it as it will get too hot and then it won’t blend in well with the cocoa powder. If you end up with a watery mess you heated the coconut oil up too much.
Put all ingredients in a food processor and blend thoroughly. Place some plastic wrap or parchment paper in a loaf pan to cover the bottom and sides of the pan. Pour the chocolate mixture into the loaf pan and refrigerate on a flat surface. In an hour or so, when it is solid, remove from fridge, cut into pieces and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer. This melts pretty quickly in your hand, so I make the pieces bite sized.
That’s really all there is to it! You can taste the coconut, but it makes for a very rich flavor. You can experiment with the honey – I have seen recipes with half this amount of honey, but I have a sweet tooth and I like it very sweet – and I love the subtle honey flavor that comes through with more sweetener. Enjoy!