Need a Chocolate Fix?

These are not low fat pieces of chocolate, but they are vegan, simple, and will do if you need a chocolate fix.  The only problem is that if you use them for chocolate chips you need to keep them frozen and not in the fridge.  In the fridge they will soften and the consistency will sort of be like a soft tootsie roll.  I poured the chocolate into silicone muffin cups and put them in the fridge.  That makes them look like reeses peanut butter cups.  They are pretty rich, but if you like a darker chocolate the flavor is good and "sugar free".

Hot Chocolate Bars

(gluten-free)

Or you can make chocolate chips!

  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup agave and/or use vanilla stevia drops (I use 10 drops. Triple or quadruple that amount if you don’t like extra-bitter chocolate.)
  • optional: extracts, cocoa nibs, or other add-ins

Melt coconut oil, then add agave or stevia drops. Stir, then add cocoa powder (and add 3-4 T water or nondairy milk if using stevia.). Stir stir stir! Stir until it gets thick. Pour into any flat container (or candy molds or smush between layers of wax paper or in ziploc bags). Fridge or freeze.


Once hardened, you can also opt to melt the bars again for chocolate sauce. Or chop them up for healthy 100% sugar-free chocolate chips!  Which is how I plan to use them!