Homemade Chocolate Bars

 

I've been a chocolate fiend for as long as I can remember. As a kid my obsession started with Aero bars, and as I got older (and became more health conscious) I ditched the milk chocolate for dark. The thing is, most chocolate bars (milk and dark) contain loads of additives and sugar. I mean, I guess you could take the healthier route and buy one of those vegan, superfood chocolate bars for $10 at Wholefoods.. But who wants to spend $10 on a chocolate bar? Not me. For this reason, I make my own! Just wait, once you make your own, you'll never want to go back to store bought again.

It's delicious, perfectly sweet, melt in your mouth creamy, quick and easy AND super satisfying.

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Ingredients

1 cup cocoa butter, chopped
1/2 cup cacao powder
1/3 cup roasted almonds
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 drop peppermint essential oil
Pinch of sea salt

Method

Add 2 inches of water to a large saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Then set a medium glass bowl on top, make sure it's not touching the water (this creates a double boiler).

Add chopped cocoa butter and allow it to melt. 

Once melted, remove from heat and whisk in maple syrup, cacao powder, vanilla extract and peppermint essential oil until well combined.

Pour the chocolate into silicone molds and top with roasted almonds and a pinch of salt.

Set in the freezer to harden for 30 minutes. Once completely solid, break into pieces and enjoy the BEST guilt-free chocolate you'll ever have!

Notes

  • Keep in an airtight container and store in the fridge. 
  • If your almonds are raw, roast on a baking sheet at 350° F until slightly golden brown.
  • If you can't find cocoa butter, you can use 1 cup coconut oil instead.