Homemade Paleo Chocolate

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I love chocolate, but it’s not always made with the best ingredients. This healthy Homemade Paleo Chocolate recipe solves that problem!

Made with 7 healthy ingredients, this easy chocolate bar recipe is great because it’s soy-free and dairy-free. It’s also super simple to make. All you need is cacao butter, cocoa powder, coconut butter, maple sugar, sunflower lecithin, vanilla powder, and salt.

What is sunflower lecithin?! It is a super food that contains phosphatidylcholine. Phosphatidylcholine is an important nutrient because it breaks down fat. It also helps with the formation of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that is vital for memory and mood stability.

Sunflower lecithin is key to this Homemade Paleo Chocolate recipe. The recipe will not work without this ingredient because it gives the chocolate its creamy flavor. More important, sunflower lecithin keeps the ingredients from separating. I use sunflower lecithin in my Creamsicles recipe, and add it to smoothies every day.

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Serves:
1bar
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Instructions
  1. In a very small pot over very low heat, melt cacao butter
  2. Stir in coconut butter, then remove from heat
  3. Use scale to measure dry ingredients
  4. Measure cacao powder and place in a small bowl
  5. Measure maple sugar and add to bowl
  6. Measure lecithin and add to bowl
  7. Measure vanilla powder and add to bowl
  8. Add salt to bowl
  9. Grind dry ingredients in a coffee grinder
  10. Use whisk to mix dry ingredients into cacao butter mixture
  11. Transfer mixture to chocolate bar mold
  12. Refrigerate for 1 hour, then serve
  13. Store in refrigerator for up to 1 week

I created this recipe using weight measurements rather than volume. This recipe will not work without a scale because so many of the ingredients are in such small amounts it is not possible to measure them accurately by volume. Although I know that most American are used to cooking by volume, I don’t have volume measurements for this recipe, so it does require a little flex!

Another tip? This tiny whisk is very helpful when mixing the dry ingredients into the wet. A standard size whisk didn’t work. Please note this recipe makes one chocolate bar, and I made a couple of extra for the photo. I tested this Homemade Paleo Chocolate recipe more than 50 times to make it perfect and I know you’ll love it!

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93 responses to “Homemade Paleo Chocolate”

  1. I have a liquid sunflower lecithin. Would that be a possible substitution? Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  2. Hi Elena!

    I haven’t much many homemade recipes which use sunflower lecithin, was very excited to see yours!

    I have read a lot of articles which state that one of the reasons why commercial chocolate manufacturers use soy lecithin is because they can use less cacao butter (hence more economically viable for them).

    Is this true for sunflower lecithin? if you were to make the recipe without it, would you be using more cacao butter to compensate? I’m interested for the sake of calories and health purposes!

    Hope to hear from you soon!

    Evelyn

    • Evelyn, I use sunflower lecithin in this recipe because it’s a great source of phosphatidylcholine, a phospholipid that’s essential to human health. Phospholipids are a type of “lipid” which is simply a fancy word for fat. It also makes things incredibly smooth and delicious :-)

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