There’s no need to settle for subpar chocolate when there are so many high-quality bars to choose from these days. Like other treats, when you’re choosing a favorite bite it’s important to check the ingredients list and opt for brands that keep things clean. That means no fillers, added sweeteners, or ingredients you can’t pronounce. Luckily, Thrive Market is all about satisfying a chocolate craving (or two) and stocks the best of the best for your late night nibbles, afternoon slumps and any other reason you can think of to enjoy chocolate on the regular.
How to Use Chocolate Bars for Baking
Nothing against chips, but chocolate bars are the gold standard when it comes to baking. They’re extremely versatile and can be easily chopped for melting (think puddings, cakes, and hot chocolate), or folded into cookie or brownie dough. Here are some tips to get the most mileage out of them. For starters, the same advice about cooking with a bottle of wine you wouldn’t mind drinking, applies here. Choose a quality bar that you wouldn’t mind nibbling on while you cook. And speaking of quality chocolate, for baking projects, opt for chocolate bars with limited ingredients. Save the puffed quinoa, cashew butter, raspberry jam, almonds, and other additions for savoring as-is.
Top Chocolate Bars Brands
You won’t be able to get enough of these chocolate bars brands.
Hu’s entire product line is paleo and vegan-friendly, making it a pantry win. The flavor combinations are legendary—think cashew butter and vanilla bean, almond butter and puffed quinoa, and raspberry jelly and cashew butter. It’s hard to pick a favorite, so try them all.
Yes, premium and ethically traded chocolate is possible thanks to Endangered Species. This brand advocates for sustainable practices that support farmers, conserve natural habitats, and support our delicate ecosystems. A commitment to fair trade means Endangered Species pays additional premiums to support local community development in West Africa.
With every bar made in small batches, Chocolove pays special attention to its high-quality ingredients like perfectly roasted cocoa beans for chocolate flavor you’ll crave day after day. (So don’t say we didn’t warn you.) Based in Colorado, choose from 24 flavors ranging from classics like milk chocolate to more inventive options like toffee and almonds.
Best Chocolate Bars
Looking for the best chocolate bars? You’ve come to the right place.
Hu Cashew Butter and Pure Vanilla Bean Chocolate Bar
Hanging around with this bar might require a little self control. That’s because with organic fair trade cocoa, bourbon vanilla, and creamy cashew butter, it’ll be hard to resist eating the entire bar in one sitting. Organic coconut sugar adds the perfect amount of sweetness.
Chocolove Almonds and Sea Salt Dark Chocolate
This bar is made with semi-sweet Belgian dark chocolate and whole roasted almonds for the perfect crunch. Enjoy 15% of your daily recommended value of iron with every serving.
Thrive Market Organic Paleo Dark Chocolate
Ethically sourced organic cocoa is the key ingredient in this chocolate bar that’s been lightly sweetened with coconut sugar. It’s sure to become your favorite paleo- and vegan-friendly indulgence.
Organic Chocolate Bars
If you think searching for organic chocolate bars will feel like looking for a needle in a haystack, have no fear because we’ve got the goods.
Alter Eco Dark Salted Burnt Caramel Organic Chocolate Bar
To get the perfect burnt caramel flavor (without actually burning the caramel), Alter Eco simmers pastured heirloom butter, organic cream, and raw cane sugar to swirl into its Ecuadorian chocolate. A sprinkle of sea salt guarantees a satisfying bite.
Eating Evolved Almond & Sea Salt Primal Chocolate
Go nuts with crunchy and organic sprouted almonds coated with 72 percent cacao. Each bar is made with organic cacao, organic cane sugar, organic coconut butter, organic almonds, and a pinch of Himalayan sea salt.
Pure7 Raspberry Chocolate Bar
This 2-ounce bar combines freeze-dried organic raspberries with pure dark chocolate for a seriously satisfying blend of sweet and tart flavors. With organic ingredients, this bar is definitely worth a look.
Recipes With Chocolate
From sweet to savory, there are lots of ways to enjoy chocolate in your everyday recipes.
Chicken With Chocolate Mole
If you think chocolate can’t go savory, think again. It’s the secret ingredient in this easy mole recipe that uses chili powder, garlic powder, and cumin for robust flavor.
Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Cookies
When cookies are calling (and let’s be honest, when are they not?) roll out the sheet pans for this celiac-friendly dough everyone will love. Every cookie is studded with gluten-free chocolate chunks for the perfect bite every time.
Drinking Chocolate 3 Ways
If you’re inclined to drink your chocolate (and we believe you should be), here are three recipes to make ASAP.