homemade dark chocolate

Posted on February 22nd, 2015 by mountain girl  |  2 Comments »

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I just thought I’d post this dark chocolate recipe I came up with a week or so ago.  I’ve never really been a chocolate lover–probably because sugar makes me feel so crummy–but lately I’ve kind of gotten into making a sugarless variety.  I am really loving this recipe, and I’ve been having a piece or two just about every morning.  David and the kids are more of a milk chocolate breed of people, but even they ate some.  Cash is entirely sold on it.

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The recipe contains coconut oil (a super healthy fat) and xylitol, a natural low-glycemic sweetener that is really good for your teeth.  (Chocolate has its own benefits–the greatest being taste, of course.)  Xylitol looks and tastes like sugar, but does not dissolve as easily.  I powder it in my VitaMix before stirring it in, but it still causes the chocolate to come out a tiny bit crunchy.  I actually like that–but then, I’m a crunchy kind of girl.

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My face in chocolate.

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Here’s the super-yummy, fat-and-crunchy, tooth-loving recipe.

1/3 cup + 2T melted coconut oil

1/3 cup + 2T cocoa powder

1/2 tsp vanilla

a tiny pinch of cinnamon

a tiny pinch of sea salt

1/3 cup powdered xylitol

After melting the coconut oil in a heavy pan, add cocoa powder, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.  Stir until everything is melted together.  Add xylitol and whisk until smooth.  Pour into a mold (we like goats around here) or onto a piece of parchment paper.  Chill until no longer shiny; remove from mold or peel off paper.  Keep it cold–the coconut oil will melt if it gets too warm.

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You can also use a different sweetener if you’re not into xylitol–it has a 1:1 substitute ratio for sugar.  This recipe makes 6-7 oz of chocolate–I’m not sure exactly because I tasted just a tiny bit before it was finished.

Yum, yum, yum.

Update: I now use erythritol for the sweetener instead of xylitol–I like it better (less tummy-rumbling effects) and it has all the good qualities of xylitol. :)

2 Responses to “homemade dark chocolate”

  1. Mom & Dad says on :

    Hi honeee…looks pretty good :) luv u/ mom

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