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Homemade Paleo Chocolate Recipe (gluten-free, low-carb)

Posted by | January 08, 2012 | Paleo, Recipes | 6 Comments

You may have gathered that 1) I’m a chocolate freak, and 2) I’m not at all ashamed of it. Chocolate rocks.

When you follow my LeanBody System, I promise chocolate for dessert. And that’s no lie. If you’re eating quality stuff, it actually packs a nutritious – and extremely satisfying – punch.

Many Americans are accustomed to fake chocolate. These boring, stale frankensweets are NOT chocolate. You can find quality, high-cacao chocolate in some stores (if you look hard enough), but Alyson and I decided to whip up some on our own (thanks Alyson, these blobs of chocolatey goodness made my day).  And making chocolate at home is far easier and more delicious than you might expect.

Basically, if you want to make chocolate, just combine five ingredients (or more if you’re jazzing up your chocolate) and throw them in the fridge. Deliciousness ensues.

Here are three paleo chocolate recipes to make any bad day a good one.

Homemade Paleo Chocolate
 
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Melt-in-your-mouth Paleo chocolate made with coconut oil, cocoa powder, and Himalayan salt.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 3

Ingredients
  • 5 tbsp virgin coconut oil
  • 5 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste
  • 2 tbsp coconut palm sugar (or similar sweetener)
  • dash of pink Himalayan salt

Instructions
  1. Mix ingredients with a spoon until combined.
  2. Drop small blobs on a cookie sheet that is lined with wax paper (or into ice cube trays or similar mold).
  3. Stick in the fridge or freezer for 10 minutes.
  4. Dust with cocoa powder and serve immediately.

 

Paleo Mint Chocolate
 
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Mint chocolate made with coconut oil, vanilla bean paste, and Himalayan salt.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 3

Ingredients
  • 5 tbsp virgin coconut oil
  • 5 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste
  • 2 tbsp coconut palm sugar (or similar sweetener)
  • dash of pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 6 mint leaves chopped or torn to small pieces

Instructions
  1. Mix ingredients with a spoon until combined.
  2. Drop small blobs on a cookie sheet that is lined with wax paper (or into ice cube trays or similar mold).
  3. Stick in the fridge or freezer for 10 minutes.
  4. Dust with cocoa powder and serve immediately.

 

Paleo Carob Chocolates
 
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Melt-in-your-mouth carob made with coconut oil, carob powder, and Himalayan salt.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 3

Ingredients
  • 5 tbsp virgin coconut oil
  • 5 tbsp carob powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste
  • 2 tbsp coconut palm sugar (or similar sweetener)
  • dash of pink Himalayan salt

Instructions
  1. Mix ingredients with a spoon until combined.
  2. Drop small blobs on a cookie sheet that is lined with wax paper (or into ice cube trays or similar mold).
  3. Stick in the fridge or freezer for 10 minutes.
  4. Dust with carob powder and serve immediately.

 

Enjoy as is or add to another dish to make it a LeanBody chocolaty delight! Tell me how it goes, too; I’d love to hear about it.

Better still, use it in your chocolate-rich holiday recipes to curb holiday weight gain.

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