October is a time for tons of sweets – but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your healthy eating to enjoy those tasty Halloween treats. With just a few simple ingredients, you can make your own chocolate that tastes better than store-bought and is so much healthier. You can also customize it to fit your mood (or match your Halloween costume).
Healthy Homemade Chocolate
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons solid cacao liquor or cacao powder
- 1 tablespoon coconut butter
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
- 1-2 tablespoons almond butter optional
Turn a double boiler to a boil and the coconut oil, cacao liquor/powder, coconut butter, salt and honey to the upper pot. (If you don’t have a double boiler, a medium pot and stainless steel bowl combo works great - just fill the pot with about 3 inches of water, turn to a boil and put the stainless steel bowl on top. The point of this is to heat the ingredients in the bowl without burning them.)
Stir the ingredients together until everything is melted and well-combined. Remove from heat.
Spoon melted chocolate into a silicone ice cube tray or chocolate mold.
Place in freezer for 30 minutes. If you want to add almond butter, remove tray from the freezer and spoon a little almond butter into each mold. Place back in freezer until solid (about 3 hours).
You can add anything you want to the molds before pouring in the melted chocolate. Some of my favorite additions are peanuts, dried goij berries, bilberry powder and chia seeds!