I'll admit it—I'm a chocoholic. So when I gave up sugar I was really missing chocolate, but then I found this easy 3-ingredient recipe for 'raw chocolate bark', and once again all is right with the world!

This has now become my go-to chocolate, and I don't even miss the store bought stuff—plus this has the many health benefits of coconut oil and cocoa.

Enjoy!

Easy Raw Chocolate Bark

½ cup organic virgin coconut oil, softened (but NOT melted!)

½ cup organic cocoa powder

2 teaspoons organic honey (or to taste)

  • Combine ingredients in a large bowl and mix together well. I do this by hand using a spoonula—takes a bit of elbow grease, but trust me…….it'll be worth it!
  • Taste to adjust sweetness if desired, then add any additional ingredients.
  • Line a flat plate or platter with parchment paper (I use the tray from my toaster oven). Transfer chocolate mixture to tray and smooth out with spatula or back of a large spoon. You can also use your fingers / hands to smooth, but work quickly as the warmth of your skin will start to melt the coconut oil.
  • Immediately place in the freezer to set for at least 20 minutes, then you can either cut into bite-sized pieces with a knife, or try a pizza cutter. Alternatively you can just break into pieces with your hands.
  • Store in an airtight container and serve (or eat!) frozen, directly from the freezer (coconut oil starts to soften and melt above 76 degrees).
  • Here are a few tips and suggestions:
Make sure your coconut oil is softened, but not melted—if melted it separates from the cocoa powder.

I use raw organic honey, which takes a bit more work to mix in.

I haven't tried it, but apparently people have successfully substituted Stevia for honey.

Get creative with additions! My favorite is chopped raw almonds (sometimes I lightly toast them). I've also added crushed, freeze-dried raspberries. You might also try chopped, dried fruit. Next batch I'm going to try adding a couple drops of essential oil of peppermint!


Resources:

'The Detoxinista….healthy living is easier than you think'
Original recipe by Megan

'Coconut Oil: This Cooking Oil Is a Powerful Virus-Destroyer and Antibiotic'
By Dr. Joseph Mercola

'How to Help Your Thyroid with Coconut Oil'
By Dr. Joseph Mercola

'The Rich Benefits of Eating Chocolate'
By Dr. Joseph Mercola



3/15/2015 09:36:19 pm

I really find your blog informative from health perspective as well as I found how to make glut free chocolate.

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CJ
3/16/2015 07:16:12 am

Thanks for your comment—hope you enjoy the chocolate! :-)

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10/12/2015 07:00:30 pm

You did a fabulous job by posting the method of making chocolate. No I will try to make it by myself asap. This recipe looks so easy & you have defined it in a quite simple way.

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11/3/2015 03:04:56 pm

I guess if I follow this process for making chocolate then I can save a good amount of money every month, because I spent a lot of money on it.

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2/19/2016 01:17:37 am

Making a chocolate by our own is a bit tough task to me. But after reading your article i feel as simple and good. Guilt free is what every one prefers to eat.

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