Chocolatohics know all too well that when a chocolate craving strikes, there is no stopping it! There is no better way to conquer your chocolately cravings than indulging in a rich, classic melt-in-your-mouth chocolate bar.
Now you can skip the candy counter and treat yourself to a delectable stash of mouth-watering luscious homemade chocolate right home. You'll never want to waste money on expensive chocolate bars again, once you master this quick and easy recipe.
In a double boiler, melt the cocoa butter. If you don't have a double boiler, place the cocoa butter in a metal or other heatproof bowl over a smaller saucepan of simmering water.
Once the cocoa butter has melted, add both the powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Whisk until perfectly smooth and free of lumps. Next, pour in the vanilla extract. Stir.
Carefully pour your chocolate into your chosen mold or molds. Lightly tap on the counter to release any trapped air bubbles. Place your chocolate in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours to harden.
After your chocolate has hardened, remove from the refrigerator. Pop the chocolate out of the molds. Enjoy!
Yes. You can use coconut oil in place of cocoa butter to make homemade chocolate in a pinch. You can also use butter. But, your chocolate bar won't stay solid for long, as both coconut oil and butter melt fairly quickly when exposed to heat, unlike cocoa butter.
If you're craving chocolate and don't have cocoa butter on hand, preparing your homemade chocolate bars with either coconut oil or butter is a satisfactory option. Just make sure to keep your bars in the refrigerator, or you'll have a melty mess.
If you want your homemade chocolate to be Instagram ready, go ahead, and purchase our favorite silicone chocolate bar mold set. Your homemade chocolate will look like it came straight from the candy store!
But, if you're all about the chocolate, and could care less about how it looks, you could certainly MacGyver your own molds. Think recycled yogurt cups, muffin tins, or baking sheets! Just make sure to grease those pans prior to pouring your chocolate for a smoother release.
Our homemade chocolate recipe will please dark chocolate fanatics. But for those craving creamy milk chocolate or white chocolate, use the following ingredients for a velvetier, smoother treat.
For those seeking a more gourmet chocolate dessert, feel free to get creative with tasty add-ins once you've melted your chocolate, and it's ready to be poured into the mold. We recommend orange zest, sea salt, dried coconut, assorted nuts, cinnamon, or cayenne pepper.