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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Recipe: Healthy Homemade Coconut Oil Chocolates

Healthy Homemade Chocolate Recipe with Coconut Oil - Clean eating friendly, refined sugar free, coconut sugar, gluten free

Great news! I finally found a way to fix the comment section so now anyone can comment easily without glitches or crashes - and that's whether you're on a phone, tablet or whatever technological device you use to browse SIL! I was so super excited, I thought we should celebrate with a chocolatey treat!

These chocolates were actually a very happy accident. At first, I thought they were a fail - you can see the sugar set on the sides on the chocolates in the photos, rather than mixed through and dissolved completely. But little did I know, that coconut sugar that didn't dissolved made these homemade chocolates have a delicious chewy caramel-like flavour and texture. 

Before I knew it, the batch had disappeared.... And it was yours truly who was the only one eating them. Naturally, I knew I needed to share the recipe.

These are very dark chocolates so they're not for the faint hearted. They're full of dark cocoa flavour and so delicious to this dark chocolate lover, however, my milk chocolate preferring family weren't so keen. 

If you're a dark chocolate fan, I'd say you NEED to try this, but if not hang tight because I'm coming up with an alternative for you! 

These homemade chocolates need just 3 ingredients and they're ready in no time at all! 

So if you're keen, let's get onto the recipe!

Healthy Homemade Chocolate Recipe with Coconut Oil - Clean eating friendly, refined sugar free, coconut sugar, gluten free

Healthy Homemade Chocolates makes about 12-14 small chocolates 
 gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free, clean eating friendly 

1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup cocoa powder 
1/4 cup coconut sugar (more if you like things sweeter) 
A pinch of salt 

Place a small saucepan on the stove over a high heat with a small amount of water inside (about an inch from the base)
Place all of your ingredients into a heat proof mixing bowl. 
Once your water begins to heat and slightly simmer, turn the best down to medium low and place your mixing bowl on top of the saucepan, making sure the water doesn't touch the bottom of the bowl. 
Stir together your chocolate ingredients until incorporated and take off the heat. 
Carefully pour your mixture into chocolate moulds (or a small baking tray lined with baking paper) and then place your filled moulds into the fridge to set. 
Once set, pop them out of the moulds and store them in the fridge in a zip lock bag. 
How simple is that?! 

But tell me, are you a dark chocolate fan? Or do you prefer milk/white/no chocolate?  
I generally gravitate towards dark chocolate but I'm also a bit of a chocoholic in general - so if it's gluten free, Kristy friendly and chocolate, I won't say no ;P

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  1. In general, chocolate is too sweet and creamy for my palate, not to mention I'm usually left with a stomach ache from the milk and sugar. But when it comes to dark, dark, natural chocolate, I could eat a lot of it. Ill have to try these out!

  2. The only chocolate I eat is unsweetened cocoa poweder! But chocolate is one of the best flavors ;)
    Thank you so much for fixing your comments! This is so much easier and totally just made my night, haha :)

  3. Dark chocolate definitely! These days I only really eat/use cacao, but I wouldn't say no to these! yum!

  4. Kristy @ Southern In-LawJanuary 16, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    They're delicious - and you could use cacao instead of cocoa if you like!

  5. Kristy @ Southern In-LawJanuary 16, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    Hi Jessica, I'm not sure how it would work as I personally don't use any artificial sweeteners but you could definitely give it a try. I don't think you'd get the same caramel like taste or chew though.

  6. Okay, wow, I didn't realise that Stevia was artificial, I thought it was plant based, thankyou !

  7. Kristy @ Southern In-LawJanuary 16, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Hey Jessica, it is plant based somewhat, however, it is manufactured and has had some sketchy findings in research. I've had family members get really sick from stevia and other artificial sweeteners so I keep well away.

  8. Can't believe there are only 4 ingredients in these. Perfect! I'm also a dark chocolate lover. It's perfect after meals, whereas milk chocolate makes me so thirsty.
    I've never used coconut sugar. Is there much of a difference between it and, say, raw cane sugar?

  9. Kristy @ Southern In-LawJanuary 16, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    I know right?! Needless to say when I first thought of trying out the recipe, I wasn't sure how it'd go. But it was a huge success!

    Coconut sugar has a really caramelly flavour and quite a strong flavour, however, I've used unrefined light muscovado cane sugar (which also has a bit of a caramel flavour) and it was perfect. The coconut sugar is coarser than brown sugar but the pieces are not as big or as hard as raw sugar (if that makes any sense at all? Haha)

  10. These look great, I'll have to make them asap!
    I love all kinds of chocolate and my favourite varies depending on the day ;)
    Maybe a stupid question, but can you get coconut sugar at the supermarket or do you need to go a health food store?

  11. Kristy @ Southern In-LawJanuary 16, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    Hey Cynthia, not a stupid question at all! I haven't seen coconut sugar at my local coles or woolworths stores but I have seen it at a local IGA which stocks a lot of health food products so I guess it really depends where you're shopping! I buy mine online from Forest Super Foods (formerly cheap super foods)

  12. These look gorrrrgeous, Kristy!! I'm hands down a dark chocolate girl and don't mind milk/white chocolate here and there, but I can't have too much of those or I don't feel so good. Dark chocolate feels more satisfying and decadent to me!

  13. Kristy @ Southern In-LawJanuary 17, 2014 at 12:16 PM

    Oh i'm the same, dark chocolate I'm fine with but sometimes more than a little white or milk chocolate makes me queasy!

  14. Thanks for your reply Kristy, I ended up just getting it at the health food store because I was due for a trip there anyway, but I'll definitely have to suss out my local IGA next time.

  15. Kristy @ Southern In-LawJanuary 21, 2014 at 6:32 AM

    Oh good! I'm glad you were able to find it! You'll have to let me know what you think if you try out this recipe - we also love using it in our Apple Almond Cake Recipe (

  16. Hi Kristy,

    By any chance can I make White Chocolate without using cocoa butter? Any substitute for Cocoa butter? because It's no where to be found in Sri Lanka.

  17. Hi there, do you mean cocoa powder or coconut butter? There is no cocoa butter in this recipe


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