Many people can be intimidated when it comes to making their own homemade and healthy chocolate treats. However, once you take that first step, you’ll realize that it’s actually pretty easy and super fun. One of the best parts about homemade chocolates is getting to be creative with them and making them with your favorite ingredients. On top of that, if you have kids, they will love getting involved and making their own creations as well.
Storing Homemade and Healthy Chocolate Treats Properly
Storing homemade chocolates can be pretty simple.
They tend to be less resilient than some of the store-bought chocolates, so the best way to store them is in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.
If stored in the freezer just remove it about a half hour before serving and allow it to come to room temperature.
What Makes These Easy Chocolate Recipes Healthier Than Store Bought?
Chocolate treats are often a lot healthier when made at home.
This is because you have the ability to control the ingredients used in your chocolates. Instead of being sweetened with lots of refined sugars, chocolates made using whole foods can be sweetened with a variety of other natural sweeteners such as:
- maple syrup
- monk fruit extract
- date paste
Making my own healthy simple chocolate recipes at home ensures I know they’re much healthier than pretty much any chocolate brand you can buy at the store (with exceptions of course). This is especially so if you follow a vegan, gluten-free, keto, or sugar-free diet.
Are Homemade Chocolate Treats Easy To Make?
Homemade chocolate is very easy to make. We use simple ingredients so you don't have to run around to specialty stores trying to find obscure products:
- raw cacao powder
- dark chocolate
- coconut oil
- nuts and seeds
- nut butter
- dried fruits
- date paste instead of caramel
Plus, when making clean ingredient chocolates with the ingredients above, there is no need for tempering, etc which can get difficult and time consuming.
Homemade chocolate is also very easy to make vegan or egg-free which is just another perk if you have allergies, dislikes, or intolerances in the house. Simply tweak the chocolate recipe as you make it in order to make it exactly how you and your family like it.
It can also be cheaper to make your own chocolate at home rather than buy it, especially when you consider some of the 'better for you' chocolates out there and the price tag that comes with them.
Use some fun silicone molds like these Flowers or these Hearts. You can also find some cute inexpensive molds at Ikea or at the Supermarket.
Have fun and enjoy making your own healthy chocolate snacks at home. Not only is it a fun activity, but there are added health benefits to top it all off. Here are some of my favorite homemade chocolate recipes to get you started:
Healthier Homemade Chocolates
Don't be intimidated when it comes to making their own homemade chocolates. It is actually pretty easy and super fun. One of the best parts about homemade chocolates is getting to be creative with them and make them with your favorite ingredients.
Healthy Rice Bubble Bars: No Double Boiler Needed
Healthy rice bubble bars are a great little treat to get you through the afternoon slump. No guilt attached, and no need to hide in the cupboard so the kids can’t see what you’re eating.
Dark Chocolate Blackberry Cheesecake Fat Bombs
These luscious little dark chocolate blackberry cheesecake fat bombs are just bursting full of flavor. Cream cheese, fresh juicy blackberries, and dark chocolate combine to give you the most amazing little pop of flavor in one small bite. The perfect treat to share with a loved one on Valentine's Day, over the Holidays or simply a little guilt-free afternoon pick me up. Make a big batch and store in the freezer for yummy sweet snacking all week long.
Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake Bites
Luscious, decadent, yet full of only good clean ingredients, these Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake Bites are definitely a healthy treat you should have up your sleeve. Perfect for little lunch boxes, or as a chocolatey fix mid-afternoon, or even for dessert. They are so easy to bring together, requiring only a food processor and a bit of patience. So simple the kids can get involved, which makes for a great little family cooking adventure with minimal mess. Or speed things up and make them yourself. You won't regret it!
Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Cheesecake Fat Bombs
Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Cheesecake Fat Bombs are and easy keto-friendly, no-bake treat made with just 4 ingredients. Super rich but not super sweet, they are the perfect afternoon pick-me-up or quick and satisfying dessert. Store in the fridge or freezer.
Dark Chocolate, Matcha Coconut Truffles
Loaded with antioxidants and free from refined sugar, these Matcha and Dark Chocolate Coconut Truffles make great homemade gifts for loved ones.
Creamy White Chocolate Pistachio Truffles
Sink your teeth into these Creamy White Chocolate Pistachio Truffles with a Healthy Twist. The perfect decadent yet relatively guilt-free treat for anyone.
No-Bake Chocolate and Peanut Butter Healthy Rice Bubble Slice
This healthy chocolate and peanut butter rice bubble slice recipe is a no-brainer when it comes to treat time. They are the perfect little homemade chocolate treat to keep you going through that afternoon slump and a fun after school snack that won't ruin anyone's appetite for dinner. Easy to bring together, make a big batch and keep them stored in the freezer for a grab-n-go snack you can feel confident feeding the whole family.
Chocolate Raspberry Truffles
Made using freeze-dried raspberries these beautiful, vibrant and oh so chocolatey truffles are perfect for Valentines Day.
Homemade Hazelnut and Dark Chocolate Bark Thins
Make snack time more decadent with this Homemade Hazelnut and Dark Chocolate Bark Thins recipe. Combine perfectly toasted hazelnuts and shredded coconut with the highest quality dark chocolate and you have yourself a delightful treat to enjoy anytime. It provides a not too sweet energizing boost of antioxidants as well as some healthy fats to fuel your day.
Chocolate Coconut Roughs
Chocolate Coconut Roughs: crumble them on ice cream or oats or pop them in the blender with some milk for a sweet drink. 4 ingredients and 5 minutes prep.
Chocolate Banana Bites
Cold, crunchy, chocolatey and creamy - so many words to describe there great little treats. Just 3 ingredients and perfectly healthy and delicious!
Easy Homemade Chocolate
Impress your loved ones with these Homemade Chocolates. Only three ingredients and free from refined sugar. These are perfect for using little chocolate molds.
Salted Caramel Macadamia Nut Clusters
These are so yummy and I am pretty sure the date caramel tastes even better than the real stuff.
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You had me at chocolate...but healthy too? Dreams do come true! Such a beautiful treat to serve when guests are over....and so simple too! Thanks for sharing.
Well first...HEALTHY is perfect. Second...CHOCOLATE gets my attention. I know my grandkids would enjoy theses. Gramma needs some healthy treats too.
Ha thats what happens when you are trying to do a million things at once. Fixed.
Simple and delicious! Love adding in extras like dried fruit or nuts. Yum!
Me too, my favorite part of making my own choccies is the freedom to switch up the flavors ad lib!
Meagen Brosius says
We used to make candy several times a year with my grandmother! Like baking cookies at Christmas only we'd make homemade chocolate treats and peanut butter balls. I was just looking for some new recipes to add to our collection and I'm so happy I found all of these delicious options!
Oh yay, I am so glad I could provide you with some to add to your collection!! Don't you love memories like that that stick around for a lifetime, it's the little things 🙂