Surprise someone special with delicious homemade clean eating chocolates made by hand. Only 3 ingredients and no refined sugar. A great little Holiday activity to get the kids involved too!
Easy Homemade Chocolate
If you haven't tried your hand at homemade chocolate this year, now is the time!
You may have realised by now that I am a huge chocolate fan.
Like, really huge.
If you haven't (where have you been?), then, check out my other favourite chocolate based recipes like:
- Salted Caramel and Macadamia Nut Clusters,
- Raspberry Choc Chunk Crunch Granola,
- Chocolate Raspberry Truffles,
- Creamy White Chocolate and Pistachio Truffles
- Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake Bites
- Dark Chocolate Blackberry Cheesecake Fat Bombs
- Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Cheesecake Fat Bombs
- Dark Chocolate Matcha Coconut Truffles
They sound delicious, right?
Now, get to making your own Easy Homemade Chocolate for a start, and then get to making ALL the rest.
What Ingredients Are Needed?
Now, if you were going to make the type of chocolate you would find in a gorgeous little chocolate shop, you would be needing all kinds of ingredients.
These are not those chocolates.
These are super easy, make at home with the kids, completely impossible to stuff-up homemade chocolates made using only clean ingredients.
You will need:
- coconut oil
- raw cacao powder
- pure maple syrup
- sea salt
- Himalayan pink salt for topping (purely for aesthetics)
Add-Ins and Substitutions For Great Homemade Chocolates To Suit You and Yours!
They are a super easy, basic homemade chocolate recipe just begging to be dressed up with whatever you have on hand.
I use this recipe as my base, and go from there.
I usually like to add some fruits, nuts or more chocolate to make it more exciting.
However, if you happen to come across some super cute heart-shaped chocolate molds, like the ones I found (as seen in the pictures), then plain chocolate is fancy enough.
I love adding:
- Goji berried
- Dried Cranberries
- Any other nut, seed, or dried fruit that tickles your fancy.
Use your imagination!
Tips and Tricks For The Best Homemade Chocolates
With the holiday season very much upon us, it is the perfect time to set up shop in your own kitchen, and start pumping out some delicious homemade chocolate treats.
You don't even have to give them away, it's a lovely gesture just to have some on the table to have with a wee cup of tea if someone pops around.
It's also very handy to have some on hand in case someone pops around with a gift, and you haven't bought them anything....
Speaking from personal experience here!
Now, because these homemade chocolates are not tempered, and don't have all the extra ingredients to stop them from melting, there are a few things to keep in mind:
- These will need to be stored in the fridge until ready to use, simply take them out when you plan on them being eaten
- They aren't the best chocolates for traveling long distances unless you keep them in a cool bag to stop them from melting
- These homemade chocolates melt easily (sensing the theme here?), which makes them perfect for adding to some warm milk for a hot chocolate!
I have been whipping up lots of choccie treats over the past couple of weeks, using this Easy Homemade Chocolate as a base.
Do you tend to eat a lot of chocolate over the holidays (or in general...I won't judge)?
I would love to hear from you. Be sure to leave a comment, like on Facebook, or pin to Pinterest for when you have some time to spend in the kitchen.
- ½ cup melted coconut oil
- ¼ cup raw cacao powder
- 2 ½ tablespoon pure maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- Himalayan pink salt for topping
- In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, cacao powder, maple syrup and sea salt until everything is well combined and no lumps are present
- Pop into moulds of choice and pop into the freezer for 5 minutes , or until firm
- Remove from freezer, sprinkle with a little bit of pink himalayan salt and serve
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
Easy and delicious! It doesn't get any better than that! I'm definitely going to be making this asap!
Oh thanks Erin 🙂 It is definitely easy and delicious!
Oh my gosh, I never thought of actually making chocolate! I always thought the experts would have to do that. I'm going to go gather my mom up and make these 🙂 Thanks!
Yeah, funnily enough, this is the first year I decided to give it a go. I am a huge dark chocolate fan, so I am hooked! When you start getting into the more complicated chocolates - I would definitely leave it to the experts though 🙂
Yummy! These are healthy and delish! I am a huge fan of the Himalayan Salt topping the chocolare
Thank you Eileen. I love topping off my chocolatey creations with himalayan salt - works perfectly!
As an expat living in the states: no they don't have selection boxes. Or the big tins of quality street/roses. The ones your gran always used as a sewing kit afterwards. Also NO CHRISTMAS CRACKERS! Or boxing day (though they have thanksgiving...)
Oh my goodness, I miss those big tins of quality street and roses - we would have a scramble every year as kids at christmas time (grandad would throw all the choccies out from the top of the stairs, and all the kids would scramble to collect as many as we could). I did manage to find christmas crackers today, but they were poxy little things, so I didnt bother - not like the ones we have back home 🙂
Super easy Pam!! Which may be a bad thing, as I keep making them 🙂
These are so beautiful. I love the little hearts!
They are so cute aren't they 🙂
OMG. The idea of making candy makes me so nervous but you make it sound so easy! I will definitely try your recipe!
Oh I was totally the same Jaime - when you start getting into tempering chocolate etc - I completely back off! These are so simple though, and use such easy ingredients, that anyone could do it without a hint of stress 🙂
OMG yum!!!!! I so need to make these. I never thought of making chocolate at home. Yummy!
Thanks CourtneyLynne! Hope you enjoy them if you give them a go!!
laura londergan says
I have made homemade chocolate before and it is so good! this just reminds me I need to make again soon - i think i'll try your recipe 😉
Glad I could inspire you to do it again 🙂
Brittany @ Everyday Thoughts says
I love handmade candies and these are adorable! Yum yum!
They are so cute hey, I am totally obsessed with these little hearts 🙂
Kiersten Millican says
Those look so good, and the recipe looks super easy! Definitely going to try these out 🙂
These look and sound delicious. I love the little hearts!
I know, they are so so cute hey 🙂
Chocolate and I are best friends lol I would love to try
Oh we are best friends too 🙂
YUM! I'm a huge chocolate person! I don't do well in the kitchen! But I think I might be able to swing this! Thanks for sharing! LifeAsLex
Oh yes, these are so so simple! My two year old helped me, so anyone can do it!
Ok, so this is the craziest thing. Yesterday I was at the grocery store getting chocolate for different holiday recipes, and I thought, "I wonder if I could make my own chocolate." And now, the next morning, here's a recipe for it. I want to do a lot more from scratch so this will be the ticket!
Oh I love it when things like that happen 🙂 It was meant to be! Enjoy the holiday baking, I love this time of year.
Esther @ The Cuteness says
I'm so impressed that you made these, they're absolutely beautiful! And they look delicious <3
Oh thank you Esther! They are so easy though, and my 2 year old poured the moulds, so I can't take all the credit 🙂
My mouth is watering looking at those chocolates! And I already have all the ingredients woohoo!
Oh thank you so much 🙂 It's always so nice when you already have the ingredients on hand for something that pops up!
Ana De- Jesus says
It might be easy for you but for me mine would probably look no way near this professional and delicious tasting.
Haha Ana 🙂 My two year old actually put this batch into the moulds - so if she can do it anyone can (she may have been covered in chocolate, but I don't think that bothered her one bit)!
Dark chccolate! Mmmmm I just love it! I'm going to try this!
Oh I know Bieke, I love dark chocolate so much!! I hope you enjoy it 🙂
Cynthia @craftoflaughter says
I may have to try my hand at these. THey sound delicious and easy!
Super easy Cynthia! And delicious too 🙂