Recipe - Healthy chocolate


This 'healthy' chocolate recipe is super easy and will attract little helpers to join in because it's chocolate!! :-)  I made this today with my kids and it was quite tasty.  

I also made a batch with fresh raspberries pieces in as well as the almonds and was gorgeous!

Try it if you get a chance and let me know what you think.


1 cup (218 g) coconut oil
1/3-1/2 cup (80-120 ml) maple syrup
1 cup (96 g) cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup (56 g) roasted almonds*
1/8 tsp sea salt


  1. Melt coconut oil in a double boiler or in a glass mixing bowl set over a small saucepan with 1 inch of water over medium heat. Alternatively, melt in the microwave in a mixing bowl until completely liquid.
  2. Once melted, remove from heat and add maple syrup and whisk to combine. When the mixture is completely fluid with no separation, add cacao or cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Whisk to thoroughly combine.
  3. Taste and adjust sweetness if needed - I found 1/3 cup to be perfect.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pour the chocolate on top. Top with roasted almonds and sprinkle of salt.
  5. Set in the fridge or freezer to harden for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  6. Once completely solid, break or cut into pieces/bars. These can be kept at room temperature for serving although they do melt quickly. But for best freshness, store chocolate in an airtight container or freezer bag in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks, or the freezer for 1-2 months.