Homemade Dark Chocolate (Paleo)

Thursday, October 24, 2013


About a week ago I was with Ronin at our favorite little outside lunch spot.  It was completely empty except for one other lady who sat at the table right next to us.  My first impression of her was that she looked young for her age (she was probably around 50).  Her skin was perfect, she had almost no wrinkles and she was in amazing shape.  She was not wearing a stitch of makeup (hey I notice these things) and seemed to just ooze this healthy happy glow.  I was feeding Ronin and she commented on how cute he was.  She went on to say that she was a new Grandma and we began to chat.  We started to talk about food and she told me that she was a nutritionist who also specialized in  muscle testing for specific food alergies.  So interesting and I can not wait to make an appointment!

Anyway I told her I eat a Paleo diet and she said, "Oh I have the most amazing and easy recipe for Paleo dark chocolate!"  Of course I needed to hear this.  In the original recipe she said something about adding raw cashews but for the life of me I could not remember how exactly I was supposed to do this so I left that out and it still turned out awesome.  So thanks to the beautiful random stranger, named Sue I bring you a chocolate recipe that you most definitely need in your life. 

What you will need:
  • 1 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder 
  •  1/2 cup of melted coconut oil
  •  1/3 cup of honey
  •  a few dashes of sea salt 
Directions:
  1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl.  
  2. Pour the chocolate batter onto a parchment lined baking sheet and speed it around evenly. 
  3. Place the baking sheet with chocolate into the freezer and freeze for about 30 minutes or until it is set. 
  4. EAT and enjoy! 
This chocolate recipe does need to stay refrigerated or in the freezer as it tends to melts slightly if left out.





This is incredible and I highly suggest you pair this with wine (I sound fancy but trust me I'm not) like my husband and I did the night I made it.  You can also get creative and add whatever add ins you like... such as bacon, cranberries, flavored stevia, pistachios, almonds, orange peel or whatever your little chocolate loving heart desires.

37 comments:

ddp said...

Dear Lindsay,

Can we use coconut milk instead of coconut oil?
Thanx

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

ddp- for this recipe that sub work not work. You do need to use coconut oil.

Anonymous said...

This looks so easy and I have all the ingredients. Maybe I will make it after breakfast :)

Kale and Coriander said...

So simple!! Can't wait to make some : ) : )

Allison said...

Oh yum!

Anonymous said...

I Love reading your blog! You write from the heart, and share simple genius ideas.
Thank You!!!

Marie-Hélène said...

Just made some! Delicious... I added chopped almonds and a bit of vanilla. Thanks! I can't wait to make more variations. :)

Alexa said...

Strangers that hand out dark chocolate recipes are absolutely the best kind of strangers out there. ;) Looks so yummy!

Anonymous said...

This reminds me a lot f one of your facial mask recipes! I used it on my face, and also realized hw good it was to eat, lol! Will be making!

Kim

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

Delicious!

Catherine Egan said...

Sounds delicious! I will be making this soon! I have done muscle testing for allergies and other health issues. I did something called NRT - wondering if it's the same thing? If so, it's really interesting and worked well for me!

Anonymous said...

I read this post and was in the kitchen within milliseconds. This recipe is so goooood. I think I still have a little chocolate on my face. Thank you so much :)

deanna said...

Making this today and going to add a drop of peppermint oil. I'm assuming unsweetened cocoa... Can't wait!

abby said...

we love dark chocolate! thanks for sharing!

darcy said...

this is so yummy! i'm thinking christmas treats for friends! thank you for sharing!!

Mindy said...

Whoa. Yes, yes, and double yes.

Stephanie said...

I am a dark chocolate lover, so I was skeptical about this recipe. But it's delicious!!!! You could also use this like 'Magic Shell'. Thanks sooooo much!

Terry said...

OMG I'm pretty sure I love you. Thanks to you and Sue for the share

Unknown said...

So great! I added a little cayenne and some sea salt! I felt so gourmet yet it was sooo easy! Thanks!! :)

lianawood said...

I made this tonight for our small group and everyone LOVED it! It was the easiest thing EV.ER. and so delicious! I added chopped almonds to the mix and sprinkled the top with sea salt. To die for. Thank you for sharing!!

Becca Campbell said...

Making this right now!

Cue Sticks said...

Yum! This was SO good. Just the right texture and flavor for me. I didn't add the sea salt this time, but I might give it a try.

Amber said...

Made this today and it turned out great! Will definitely be making again - thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Amazing....made it today and it is awesome....and strangely enough I needed only a small piece....and i was full....on the contrary with the commercial ones you can eat a ton of it....

Sittie Fatimah said...

Hi I wanna ask if I can add some fruit puree to this homemade dark chocolates.

Sittie Fatimah said...

Hi Lindsay, Can i add some fruit puree to this homemade dark chocolates? will the puree run out or not? Please do answer.

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Sittie- I do not suggest adding fruit purée to this recipe as it might make it too runny. You can however add dried cranberries or other small dried fruit pieces! Hope that helps :)

Heidi Moeder said...

Mmmmm...made this tonight with some vanilla. Heavenly! My teens loved it!

Heidi Moeder said...

Mmmmm...made this tonight with some vanilla. Heavenly! My teens loved it!

Hayden Krause said...

cool! Do you think canola oil would work? Is it about the same consistency of coconut oil?

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Hayden- for this recipe I would only suggest using coconut oil.

Anonymous said...

Lindsay. Do you think this could be used as a shell for submitted cups? I have a hard time finding enjoy life chips sometimes

Deb said...

Love all the recipes but at our home coconut oil is out... allergy. Is there anything at all that can be used to replace this? Frustrated!

Anonymous said...

absolutely LOVED this one! The salt is PERFECT for this one!

Mee said...

Hello Lindsey,

Made this recipe and it doesn't last here LOL!! Is there any other sweetener I could use to make this scrumptious recipe, my sweetie has high cholesterol. Thank you so much Lindsey for your time and consideration.
Sincerely
Marie

Anonymous said...

This looks easy enough and I have all the ingredients at home .....since I am diabetic its a perfect after dinner piece of chocolate for me......Thanks so much for the recipe.

plasterer bristol said...

Sounds amazing. Never tried making this before. Thanks.

Simon

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