Wednesday 28 September 2011

How to Make Your Own Chocolate!

I love chocolate!  If you love chocolate too then let me tell you chocolate loves you as well - if you eat the right kind that is. A match made in heaven.

There is plenty of information available about the benefits of eating dark chocolate. It can be a fabulous stress reliever thanks to the high levels of magnesium it contains. If you are one of those unfortunate women who suffer PMS eating a little dark chocolate may help to even out the mood swings that hit when your progesterone levels drop. The magnesium in the chocolate is the mood leveler.

Studies have shown too that eating dark chocolate can really elevate your 'feel good' levels through the release of seretonin. Really when you think about it, eating a few squares of dark chocolate is like having a yummy health pill!  Magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron, antioxidants - it's all there!

Eating dark chocolate regularly also has anti-aging effects, reduces our risk of heart attack and cancer and can even help us to remember things better. Gotta love that chocolate!

Anyway, I started thinking about chocolate and wondered how it was made so I started doing some research. One of the first sites I came across was one called Coconut Magic. They had a fantastic recipe for chocolate that I tried out. Not only was it scrummy, it was also healthy. I added some chopped macadamia nuts (1/2 cup) to mine.

Coconut oil is very healthy for you. Coconut Magic tells you all about the health benefits and uses for coconut oil. I am a convert!  Just so you know, I am not an affiliate - I simply like to recommend things that I like and know are good.

Try out this simple recipe

  • 5 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 pinch of natural sea salt
  • 4-5 tbsp raw coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp raw honey

Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl and put it into the fridge or freezer. The coconut oil will solidfy and voila, you now have deliciously healthy chocolate chunks. They will last in the fridge for up to two weeks (are they kidding LOL - not in this house!)

This recipe can be found at

I did a bit of research on You Tube as well and found the following videos that I thought you might enjoy. I actually wrote down the recipe ingredients for you for the first video to make it a little easier for you.


  • 1 cup carob
  • 1 cup cacao
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup hemp seed
  • 1/2 cup cold pressed coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp spirulina
  • 1/3 honey
  • few pinches sea salt
  • some shredded coconut to roll the balls in 

The next video shows you how to make your own home made block chocolate. So easy. You can add all kinds of things to personalise it to your taste. I used coconut oil and a good mineral sea salt.

What I like about making my own chocolate is that I know exactly what goes into it. That is pretty important given the sneaky things that manufacturers try to add in our food. The other thing is that home made chocolate tizzied up a bit with the addition of nuts, liquers, chopped glaced cherries, raisins and such would make a great personalised gift.

Why don't you head off to your kitchen to make some now!

Have a happy healthy day!


  1. I've made my own chocolate before and I really love it, exactly for the same reason you do...because you know exactly what you're putting into it/ One of my favorite sites for recipes like this is They also sell THE best, purest coconut oil.

  2. Hi Robin. Nice to know you too are a chocolate lover. Thanks for the tip re the site. I will check it out :)

  3. Thanks for another wonderful post Sonja! I look forward to making that dessert balls recipe, it looks scrumptious! Thank you :)

  4. Hi I Am interested in this. I bought raw Cocoa beans from the sides of the road on the way to Davao. Its one of the largest cocao growing places here in phillipines. I made choc however the processing of the beans is very tedious. I bought a wet grinder called a Dura from Indian man. Its popular for punjabi to use wet grinder to make japate and the wafer bread they cook on skilit. Anyway it works good for making choc. Recently I bought cocao buds from the grinders where Marlyn goes to grind rice and coconut. The lady also grinds cacao for locals who use fresh cocao grinds for making a drink. So I bought some from her and made chocolate in the wet grinder. It came out great fresh after three hrs only. Thing is it gets thick need to add cacao butter. Or maybe next time I will get some coconut oil as you suggest i can try that.

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