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July 10, 2014

EASY HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE RECIPE WITH COCOA POWDER - HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE AT HOME

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Easy Homemade Chocolate recipe with just 3 ingredients - Cocoa powder, coconut oil and honey ! U may wonder by seeing this title .I too felt the same when i saw this super easy recipe here . U won’t believe if I say I had been attempting to make a perfect homemade chocolate recipe for the past 3-4 months in different combinations using stove top as well as microwave methods. Yes,its all for some of my reader’s request & to make my dream post come true. And yay! my dream came true finally !. Actually I was trying to make basic homemade chocolate using one string sugar syrup.But i felt the taste was more like a chocolate burfi . So I worked on it by changing the ratio of ingredients to make it a real chocolate and posted the recipe HERE !
Coming to this post,this chocolate recipe needs only 3 ingredients which are readily available in all our pantries and the highlight is its completely dairy free, vegan, no sugar, no sieving, no boiling and no microwaving too. Just mix, pour, freeze and viola!! Your chocolate is ready. Cool right??.  Its a great recipe for beginners & even your kids can make it. I won’t say it tastes like melt in mouth Dairy milk. chocolate. But It tasted similar to dark chocolate with slight bitterness & coconut-ty flavor. Please don’t try this recipe if u don’t like coconut oil flavour. There are very less chances for this recipe to go wrong. Don’t worry if you don’t have chocolate moulds. U can use mini muffin pans or some ice trays lined with parchment paper. I bought these moulds from Nilgiris, Jayanagar.
Keep this recipe as a base, run your imaginations and come up with different flavours on your own. I added few chopped nuts in some pieces & it was good to have the crunchy taste while eating. But remember this chocolate will melt & becomes soft soon after you remove from the freezer.So consume it immediately.It tastes great even if it melts,just go on & lick the melting chocolate. Friends, just rush into your kitchen and make these cuties.Surprise ur kids & sweetheart while they come back home in the evening. All you need is just 1 hour freezing time.All the best !! Thumbs up
For beginners, I have shared all possible tips for troubleshooting in my NOTES section. Do have a glance into it before you start doing. Ok, lets see how to make perfect chocolates at home easily.

If you are looking for homemade chocolate recipe without coconut oil, please CHECK THIS LINK 
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Homemade chocolate recipe

Easy homemade chocolate recipe


Easy homemade chocolate recipe Easy homemade chocolate recipe with just 3 ingredients ! - Just mix, pour n freeze !!
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Chocolate
Serves: 10 nos
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 60 Minutes
Total time: 65 Minutes

If you are looking for homemade chocolate recipe without coconut oil, please CHECK THIS LINK !

INGREDIENTS
1 cup - 250ml
  • Coconut oil - 1/4 cup ( in liquid form at room temp)
  • Cocoa powder - 1/4 cup
  • Honey or maple syrup - 2- 3 tbsp
  • Salt - a dash
  • **Peanut butter – 1 tsp (to suppress coconut oil flavor,optional)
HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE AT HOME
  • Keep all the ingredients ready.Coconut oil should be in liquid form.not frozen.In a bowl,mix all the 3 ingredients adding a dash of salt.Mix well with a whisk.Make sure there are no lumps.Mix it well for a minute.( u can add a tsp of peanut butter to suppress the smell of coconut oil,i din’t do this step)
How to make chocolates at home step1
  • The mixture would be runny while u pour into the moulds.That’s just right.It should not be thick.
  • Pour into chocolate mould or a small muffin liner lined with parchment paper.No need to line if u use chocolate mould.U can use wider bowls too but it takes longer time to set.
How to make chocolates at home step2
  • Cover the mould or bowl with a cling wrap or polythene sheet.It helps to prevent ice formation on top of chocolate.Freeze it for an hour and Viola,Ur chocolate is ready.After an hour,remove the mould and gently tap it.Chocolates will come out easily !
How to make chocolates at home step3
Consume immediately because it may melt in ur hand !


Note

  • Most important thing is coconut oil should be in melted form. If your oil is frozen, heat it slightly, cool down and bring it to room temperature. Then you can mix with other ingredients. If you don’t follow this step, this chocolate will become a super flop.
  • Also while mixing, there should not be any lumps at all. The mixture would be runny while you pour into the moulds. That’s just right. It should not be thick.
  • Adjust the quantity of honey as per your taste buds. I used nearly 2.5 tbsp. Taste the mixture in between and check for taste before you pour them in moulds.
  • These chocolates have slight coconut oil smell while eating. If you don’t like them, add 1 tsp of peanut butter when you try it next time. Do not add too much. But I don't think oil flavour would be suppressed ;).I think you can add some vanilla essence or chocolate essence to remove the smell. Hope it woks !
  • For variations, you can add chopped nuts in the bottom of mould and pour the chocolate mixture over it.
  • Please do not substitute coconut oil with butter or any other oil. It won’t work.
  • If you want to use other sweeteners,u can go for powder stevia ( I don’t think you get this in India).
  • I got around 10 small pieces using chocolate mould. If you use mini muffin pans, you may need to use one pan with 12 mini muffins.
  • I got one more recipe from the comments section. People in abroad can try this too. Mix equal parts of coconut oil, raw cocoa, a little liquid chocolate stevia & mix it up. Pour them in mini muffin cups. U can sprinkle unsweetened coconut or add a teeny dollop of almond butter or chopped nuts.( Source : TONYA BALLEW in comments section).
  • I also tried adding melted butter and coconut oil in equal quantity to reduce coconut oil flavor. But it was stuck to the mould and it was difficult to remove. So I guess this recipe works the best with coconut oil.
  • If you are looking for homemade chocolate recipe without coconut oil, please CHECK THIS LINK !

How to chocolate at home easily
Enjoy this 3 ingredient homemade chocolate with your loved ones !
Easy homemade chocolate recipe

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Uma maheswari tried this recipe & shared this picture with me :)






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73 comments :

Babitha said...

low fat version will try.

Suja Ram said...

Excellent recipe Chitra. This kind is very new to me. Should try. Loved your detailed tips section which answered most doubts that popped up in my mind. Pls clarify if normal coconut oil ( Parachute, etc) is ok? TIA.

Chitra said...

I used normal coconut oil :) Thanks Suja :)

Unknown said...

mouth watering...looks yummy...ll try out

great-secret-of-life said...

wow! amazing.. this looks so great...

Chitra said...

Thanks Uma.do try it n msg me ur feedback:)

Unknown said...

Akka, super easiest chocolate recipe ka :)

Unknown said...

superb chitra..i m going to dig in right away...i dnt have chocolate moulds but let me try in ice tray.,,! hope tat wrks!

Unknown said...

@ suja if the coconut oil mention as edible we can use it for cooking

Radha Natarajan said...

Smashing post Chitra !

Gauri said...

That seems quite easy... Thanks for sharing :)

Unknown said...

The chocolates just pop out of the screen chitra.

Kurinji said...

Superb recipe....thanks for sharing...

nandoos kitchen said...

wow! superb Chitra!

Unknown said...

Tired your recipe...it came out super delicious ... I added a tsp of peanut butter n brown sugar fr extra zing! Tks fr d recipe.

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Chitra said...

Thanks a lot Anitha :) Ur feedback made my day !

Motions and Emotions said...

i would love to try this...can i use olive oil or any other oil instead coconut oil

Chitra said...

Sorry,i don't think olive oil or butter would work.The oil should have the freezing nature to get perfect results. If u try with olive oil,please let me know :)

Vikis Kitchen said...

I am really really craving for some chocolates and I am going to try this immediately:) Thanks for this beautiful recipe Chitra.

Rumana Rawat said...

Very nice chocloate...

Unknown said...

tried n came out well

Chitra said...

Thank u so much Smitha :) I am so glad !

jaya's recipes said...

Wow never heard of this looks very good!

Lena Jayadev said...

wow... im gonna try this.. will upload pics soon

Chitra said...

Sure Lena :)

Hema said...

Very beautiful clicks Chitra and the chocolates look simply awesome..

Unknown said...

good one chitra... will try for sure... Superb clicks as usual :)

Unknown said...

Wow......homemade chocolate looks too yummm!! What a coincidence , finished my homemade chocolate post today, but I used some rosted cashew with caramel.

Mahi said...

chocolates look super cute! :)

Nammaruchi.blogspt.com said...

Wow tempting homade chocolate looks so yummy...plz do visit my blog dear thanks..

Shama Nagarajan said...

tempting preparation ...yummy

Anonymous said...

Wow is homemade chocalte this simple:) looks yum

Shobha Kamath said...

This is gr8! Very tempting and looks very professional too. I have bookmarked it. Thanks for all the tips too.

Shobana Vijay said...

Such a easy one

Lifewithspices said...

i will try it..looks fab

Anjana Kasargod said...

Hi Chitra. I need to know how I can use sugar instead of honey. I am not a honey-lover. BTW the chocolates look so out of the screen :)

Chitra said...

Hi Anjana,
If u replace honey with sugar,the consistency of batter may vary.So i don't think chocolate will unmould easily.But u can add powdered sugar & try it by adding little more coconut oil to bring the same consistency.Check for taste & add more sugar if needed :) Leave a feedback here if u try this way.It will help others too.

shree said...

hi, was super excited that chocolate making could be so easy... but once i mixed all ingredients and pour it to mould it thickened with just some liquid(honey/oil) seperating ...i could not whisk it back to watery consistency. not sure if it was oil or honey that seperated. can u tell me wat could be wrong

Chitra said...

Hi , Was ur oil & honey in liquid form.It should be in room temp in liquid form.If its thick,it may thicken immediately like a paste.So it won't set properly.I guess it must be due to the consistency of oil or honey.Pls try it once again by using oil in melted form.U will sure get it right :)

Unknown said...

I tried and it came out so well...thank yu so much..!!

Chitra said...

Thank u so much Sangeetha for leaving the feedback & sharing the picture with me :)

easy way to earn said...

The shape look everything was good but the oil smell children won't like it

Chitra said...

Yeah,I have given a note in my write-up.This recipe is for people who loves coconut oil.

Unknown said...

Hey ! Nice recipe !! :) bt i have a confusion dat could i use parachute coconut oil for making these yum yum chocolts

Unknown said...

Hi ! I have aconfusion dat could i use parachute coconut oil for this yum yum chocolate

Chitra said...

I think u can use.But make a small quantity as a trial :)

Unknown said...

Can i use coconut milk instead of coconut oil ? :))

Chitra said...

Nope. Oil has freezing point.so only oil should do:)

Chitra said...

Nope. Oil has freezing point.so only oil should do:)

Unknown said...

Can i add essence like coffe, butterscotch, so on to it? Will i get a good taste?

Chitra said...

Yes u can add.Still coconit oil smell would be visible.

Unknown said...

Hey chitra can i add lil water while mixing ingredients?...

Chitra said...

If u follow this recipe u don't need to add water. If needed pls add a tsp.not more :)

Mukesh Kalla said...

What will be the final weight of chocolate can u plz tell me?

Mukesh Kalla said...

Instead of Coconut oil what else can be used? Because smell of coconut oil vanishes the taste of chocolate.

Chitra said...

Hi Mukesh, I am not sure about the weight of chocolate as i made in pieces.,Regarding coconut oil,there is no substitute as other oils don't have freezing nature.you can try adding melted butter and i am not sure about the output. If you give a try,please update here.Thanks.

Unknown said...

Hi chithra, how long can this chocolate stay out of fridge? I want to make chocolate hampers and give to kiddos coming for my lo's bday party. Assuming I am preparing this the previous day, can I give it to them the next day. I read that it melts ven its out from fridge. If that's so,what can I do to keep it fresh as a chocolate (hard - without melting once out from fridge). TIA.

Chitra said...

Hi ashwini,
It stays hard til it attains room temperature.So the only way is to freeze the chocolate till u give the hampers.You can wrap them and freeze it till u distribute.I am sorry,there is no alternate for this.

Davideo said...

You can get vegetable oil in solid form. I havn't tried it yet but I think that is the property it needs - to be hard at room temperature - so I'm guessing a block of vegetable oil would be a good substitute.

Davideo said...

The honey or maple syrup and maybe the peanut butter are the ingredients that are not hard at room temperature but they'll add a lot to the flavour. If you can adjust the recipe not to include these it might be hamper friendly but less tasty :(

Chitra said...

Thanks for your suggestion :)

Unknown said...

Hi Chitra, i tried this sterday with the xact ratio mtd. it tasted gud but it didnt get hard. till today it was soft n unable to take out from the mould n didnt get the shape. unable to find where it went wrong. can u suggest?

Chitra said...

Hi Pradeepa,
Thanks for trying.Did u use melted coconut oil or frozen oil.If u have used frozen oil,it won't set.Oil should not be hot too.Please check this point and refer my "Notes"section before trying again :)

Unknown said...

Thanks for the recipe. I tried it and came out so well. I can't stop eating these chocolates!!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the recipe. I tried it and came out so well. I can't stop eating these yummy chocolates!!

Chitra said...

Thank you so.much Swethaa.u made my day !!

Chitra said...

Thank you so.much Swethaa.u made my day !!

Unknown said...

I am going to try this soon as a gift for my friend.May u pls tell me the approximate size of the cup used for measuring cocoa powder and coconut oil?It will be helpful.Thanks for a nice recipe.:-)

Chitra said...

Hi, I used 200ml cup I guess. Adjust the quantity of honey based on the taste. Make sure you use coconut oil in melted form and it should be at room temperature, not hot. This is the key for this recipe. This chocolate will melt as soon as it comes to room temperature. So please do it accordingly.Thanks

Unknown said...
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Chitra said...

Sure 😊

Ritu Malhotra said...

I think we can use dalda ghee instead of coconut oil it will work try it out

Chitra said...

Have you tried it ? I will try it with dalda. Thanks for the suggestion.