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Only four ingredients in this Homemade Chocolate with Cocoa Butter. I never knew just how easy — nor how delicious — homemade chocolate was to make. By using only these four (no soy lecithin or other additives), you get such flavor!
This recipe is refined sugar-free and dairy-free, so perfect for Paleo, Plant-based, Vegan and Gluten-free.
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Homemade Chocolate with Cocoa Butter — what molds to choose
Slim chocolate molds – to make chocolate bars
You may make solid chocolates with this recipe. Or chocolates with a filling.
Molds are available here to make slim chocolate bars! I love this option.
Truffles or bon bon molds
If you wish, you may make truffles.
This is done by filling the molds (like these) only halfway to start, putting a little surprise in, chilling, and then topping the filling with a final amount of chocolate.
For more decorative truffles with various shapes, see these.
I am not an impulse shopper. But when I first made Homemade Chocolate with Cocoa Butter something changed. I was actually in the market for chocolate molds when I stumbled upon these chocolate frog molds. I almost felt guilty choosing them over the traditional bon bon shapes. After all, the frogs are a bit distracting, a bit juvenile…
Yet the little rounds all looked so factory-made to me on that day, for something so completely homemade! When I saw the frog molds something childlike inside me felt so excited. I LOVED them.
Therefore, this Homemade Chocolate with Cocoa Butter recipe can also be CHOCOLATE FROGS. But I love making bars and truffles too!
Homemade Chocolate with cocoa butter!
I’ve been a dark chocolate snob for years, but had never tasted the perfume that comes through with this recipe.
Ingredients in Homemade Chocolate
Sweet, bitter goodness.
My proposals for truffle filling options:
- Coconut butter can be mixed with anything yummy to make a filling, yes! A bit of honey or stevia + any flavoring will work well: vanilla, peppermint, cocoa, teeny bit of orange oil, finely ground coffee, etc. Love the creative options here.
- If you want something homemade and exciting, see below my Rooibos Chai Filling. It is delicious, nutrient-dense and caffeine-free.
Chocolate making is so much fun; and easy!!
Enjoy this magic. And, your loved ones will LOVE these. Make them as a love gift to share.
Homemade Chocolate with Cocoa Butter
- double boiler
- candy molds or chocolate molds
- Place cocoa butter chunk(s) or pieces into the upper insert of a double boiler, estimating how much you'll need to get one cup of melted cocoa butter. (Make sure no water touches the bottom of the pan or gets inside. Alternately, place cocoa butter in an oven-proof pan and allow it to melt slowly in a 200° oven.) Melt cocoa butter, measuring out 1 cup as it melts, and adding more to melt, as needed.
- Place melted, measured cocoa butter into a medium size mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients: cocoa, honey and vanilla. Stir or whisk to mix well.
- Fill molds ½ way if you plan to fill them, or fully if you wish them to be solid chocolate. For filled truffles, carefully add ½-2 tsp. filling (depending on mold size) into the middle of each mold. Refrigerate this stage for 30 minutes.
- To slightly chilled filling, add remaining chocolate, up to 1-½ Tablespoons more for each mold, to form the base of each chocolate truffle.
- Refrigerate the mold to fully harden the chocolates. After a minimum of 3 hours, unmold. The chocolates are now ready to eat or may be stored at a steady room temperature.
Optional Chai Filling
- Place coconut butter into medium-size bowl. Add honey, vanilla and 2 Tablespoons chai, measured from Base Instant Powdered Chai Recipe (below in Recipe Notes). Stir well to mix. Set aside.
- ½ cup powdered rooibos tea (Place 1 cup loose rooibos tea leaves into high-powered blender or spice/coffee grinder. Use speed 10 or highest power until leaves are mostly powdered. Sift to catch any large fibers.)
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon each: cloves, cardamom, nutmeg, allspice
- Place all chai ingredients into small bowl. Stir to combine.
Keto/Low Carb versionUse powdered erythritol in place of honey. Use a whisk to stir it in. Taste. Add a few drops of liquid stevia, to taste, if you like it sweeter. (Erythritol must be powdered.)
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