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Homemade Chocolate Bars

homemade choc bars

I swear the computer is going to be the death of me.  I get emailed links, and find things on pinterest that I have no business having.  I think I can feel my behind growing every time I find some new yummy concoction!

It is every woman’s god given right to be a chocoholic, and my daughter wants to be a chocoholic so badly!  Her dairy allergy has made it pretty much impossible to enjoy this simple stress relieving pleasure.  The only dairy free mainstream chocolate we have found at this point is Ghirardelli semi sweet chocolate chips …which make one killer cookie I might add.

When I found this recipe for these homemade chocolate bars the other day that contained no dairy I was all over it.  I was concerned that they may not be that great, so a taste test was involved.  Plus, like many of you I don’t want to spent 2 hours in the kitchen making a huge mess and then having it not turn out.

So I got busy and melted and stirred.  I poured this chocolaty goodness into a pan and waited.  I didn’t have to wait too long, cause I put it in the freezer.  After the longest 10 minutes in the world I pulled out this huge brick of chocolate, and I think I heard the angels sing.  This chocolate not only has an exquisite taste, it melts on the tip of your tongue.

My mind has not stopped swirling about all the things I can do with this chocolate.  So far, in the last 2 days, I have made a chocolate ganache for her cupcakes, dipped strawberries in it, and made these wonderful homemade chocolate bars.  You can mix in anything your heart desires for you or your valentine.  I made these with almonds and valentine sprinkles on the top.

Homemade Chocolate Bars

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Prep Time:10 minutes
Total Time:10 minutes


  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil melted
  • 1/4- 1/2 cup agave syrup depending on desired sweetness of chocolate.
  • Optional mix ins nuts, caramels, cookies, fruit, etc


  • Combine coconut oil with agave.
  • Stir, then add cocoa powder.
  • Stir until it looks like thick chocolate sauce.
  • Pour into any flat container or molds.
  • Fridge or freeze until solid.


I lined my pan with foil so I could remove it easier. Just melt the chocolate down for a great way to do chocolate dipped fruits. Or chop it into chips for cookies and other baked goodies.
Author: Amanda@AFewShortCuts


Gather all of your ingredients. I found the agave nectar at walmart, but many stores carry it now as a sugar alternative.


Melt the coconut oil in the microwave and stir in agave.  I am sure you could use light corn syrup instead, you would have to experiment with the amount.  I would start low and add more after a necessary taste test. 🙂


Stir in the cocoa powder.


Pour the chocolate into your mold or container and add your mix ins.  I added almonds.  Then I sprinkled some valentine sprinkles on top. (They sunk in…but shh…we aren’t telling.)


The final deliciousness. 😉

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  1. 5 stars
    Oh, wow! This is a genius recipe made from items I always have around! You have made this dairy-free gluten-free girl very very happy, thank you!

  2. I love the idea.
    I am diabetic and the agave nectar is great as it is low glycemic and it will not spike my sugar. I am worry about the coconut oil which is very very high in cholesterol. Is there a way to substitute that ingredient, if so, what will the option be?

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