Gluten Free/ Low Carb/ Paleo/ Sweet Treats/ Vegan/ Vegetarian

Coconut Oil Chocolate Bars

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These are a great version of chocolate bars and a healthier option too.   You can play around with the basic recipe and add nuts, coconut and different flavourings.   My next batch will have some chopped pecan nuts in.   Oooh, cherries would be nice too! (Makes note to self).  I made mint only because I had an urge for some After Eights chocolate.  This did the job and kept my urges at bay.  Make sure you store these chocolate bars in the fridge since the coconut oil is a liquid at room temperature and you will soon have a mess on your hands/sofa if not.  It won’t be pretty.  Tasty yes, but not pretty.   It is also my excuse for taking a large portion of them and scoffing the lot with the argument ” but they will melt”…

Make sure you use virgin coconut oil and the best quality cocoa powder you can find.  I used powdered Stevia but liquid might be better (I only had powdered in my cupboard).  You could use any other liquid sweetener too.  This also makes a great chocolate dipping sauce if you use it before placing it in the refrigerator.  I made a batch of mini donuts with almond flour, then dipped them in the chocolate sauce.  It left a lovely chocolate glaze.  I’ll post this one another day as they did not last long enough to take a photo of them.

Coconut oil is good for you too!   Coconut oil is antiviral, antibacterial and can also help to fight off yeast, fungus and candida.   It can positively affect our hormones for thyroid and blood-sugar control.   It increases digestion and helps to absorb fat-soluble vitamins.  Coconut oil has a saturated fat called lauric acid,which increases the good HDL cholesterol in the blood to help improve cholesterol ratio levels.   Coconut can help restore normal thyroid function. When the thyroid does not function optimally, it can contribute to higher levels of bad cholesterol.  Coconut fats have special fats called medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). It has been shown that breaking down these types of healthy fats in the liver leads to efficient burning of energy.  I could go on….it’s good for the skin too…

So simple to make, something a child could do.  Or the Chief Taster.  I put mine into a baking dish for flat squares, but you could get creative and put them in a silicon mini muffin tray for cute little chocolate rounds.

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INGREDIENTS

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/2 tspn stevia (or sweetener of choice)

1/2 tspn mint extract (or other flavourings of choice)

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METHOD

  • Line a baking dish with parchment paper.   You will have a “challenge” getting the chocolate out otherwise!
  • Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and stir thoroughly until blended.
  • Pour the mixture into the baking dish and place in a refrigerator.
  • When hard, cut into pieces or break into chunks.  (It will take about 30 mins to harden, depending upon the temperature of your fridge).
  • Eat and enjoy!

Makes about 15 one inch squares

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coconut chocolate bars

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15 Comments

  • Reply
    joanfrankham
    February 23, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    I just made some with dessicated coconut added – they are delicious, and so easy.

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    Joanna
    February 28, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    I am so making this!! 🙂 Om nom nom…

    • Reply
      Divalicious
      February 28, 2014 at 4:51 pm

      Hope you enjoy them Joanna. I had a batch with dried coconut in and they were not for sharing! Thanks for popping by too.

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        Joanna
        February 28, 2014 at 5:03 pm

        Oh, I am definitely doing some coconut ones! 😉

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    tannngl
    February 17, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Reblogged this on Health from A (Abdominals) to Z (Zucchini) and commented:
    Divalicious Recipes has a load of great recipes! This one, I just tried and it’s a definite KEEPER!

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      Divalicious
      February 20, 2014 at 7:06 pm

      Thanks!!

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        tannngl
        February 20, 2014 at 7:37 pm

        Pleasure! It’s a pleasure eating them too! quadrupled the recipe and keep them in the freezer. Hubby and I eat at least 3/day.

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          Divalicious
          February 20, 2014 at 7:40 pm

          They are just perfect for that sudden chocolate craving too, within 30 mins, voila! So glad you like them!

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    tannngl
    February 17, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Okay! I just made it! It was thick! Almost didn’t make it to the freezer! After 15 minutes I’ll get it cut up and I’ll bet it won’t last long.

    I’m a bowl licker and this is so good!!!! I used almond and vanilla. Had no mint. Even husband who can’t eat the coconut oil, like it.

    Next time I’ll multiply the recipe times 4 to use all the coconut milk in the can. Really, just want to be thrifty. hehehe

    • Reply
      Divalicious
      February 17, 2014 at 12:50 pm

      Glad you liked it! The possibilities of playing around and adding other flavours and nuts are many too!

      • Reply
        tannngl
        February 17, 2014 at 12:51 pm

        2 minutes to go! I think I’ll add walnuts next. Omega 3!

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    MASON MOORE
    February 15, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    May I discuss this on my twitter feed?

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