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Create Your New Favorite Candy Bar With This Vegan Chocolate Recipe

June 11th, 2015

Making homemade chocolate is surprisingly easy and and uses ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. These little treats are vegan, and can be infinitely customized with various toppings for a healthy treat.

Homemade Vegan Chocolate Bars

Yield: 12 chocolates
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours

Ingredients

3/4 cup melted coconut oil
8 tablespoons maple syrup
3 tablespoons coconut sugar
3/4 cup cacao powder
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon sea salt

Toppings

Golden berries
Shredded coconut
Cacao nibs
Hemp seeds
Sesame seeds
Dried apricots
Dried cranberries

Line a muffin pan with baking cups.

In a large bowl, mix together the coconut oil, maple syrup, coconut sugar, cacao powder, vanilla, and salt. Pour and divide mixture between 12 molds. Top with desired combination of toppings.

Place tin in freezer or refrigerator at least 2 hours to firm up. Chocolates can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

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Photo credit: Paul Delmont

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Merce MuseThrive Market Food Editor

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