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 make 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.
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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 about a half hour before serving and allow 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 butters
- 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.
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 favourite homemade chocolate recipes to get you started:
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, 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.
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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