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Learn how to make vegan chocolate bars at home with just 5 simple ingredients! It is easy to make and doesn’t contain anything funky. Perfect for kids and adults alike!
It’s that time of the year again, chocolate season! The wheater has finally cooled down to where chocolate won’t melt all over your hands in minutes. That means we are going to make (and eat) all of the chocolate we can from now until the end of winter. To help get the party started, we are making some chocolate today…from scratch! That’s right, homemade vegan chocolate bars 🙂
These chocolate bars are simple to make and only require 5 ingredients: cacao butter, cacao powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt. You can also add additional ingredients as desired (nuts, seeds, cacao nibs, etc), our favorite is roasted macadamia nuts.
The most important ingredient here is cacao butter. If you’re unsure of what cacao butter is, it’s the pure oil derived from the cacao bean. It’s loaded with those “healthy fats” that we all know and love. We’re talking omegas, baby!
We used cacao butter from Sunfood, which is the best around. The cacao beans Sunfood sources are non-GMO and certified organic which is always a good thing! Also, no chemicals or solvents are ever used in the process, so you can rest assured knowing you’re enjoying the cleanest cacao butter around.
All you have to do is melt the cacao butter in a double boiler until it becomes liquid, then sift in the cacao powder and whisk in the remaining ingredients. We popped ours into chocolate molds but it is completely optional. If you want to skip these, you can line a baking sheet (or a container of your choice) with parchment paper instead. There is more info in the notes of the recipe. Sprinkle any additional ingredients on top, and then pop the warm mixture into the refrigerator or freezer for about 10-15 minutes to set.Print
Nutrition facts label provided by Nutri Fox.
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