Healthy Homemade Chocolate Recipe | Wellness Mama

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If there’s one guilty pleasure that every mom enjoys, it’s chocolate. Thankfully, chocolate (along with wine) has amazing health benefits, so there are ways to justify a little splurge. The key is to choose quality chocolate from the right sources…or make your own homemade chocolate recipes.

It’s quick and easy, and you have complete control over the ingredients (you might even be able to lick your spoon!). This recipe requires only a few ingredients. Melt it on the stove, pour it into molds, and it’s done! The best chocolate that is good for your health.

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Why homemade chocolate recipes are the best

It turns out there’s a biological reason why women crave chocolate. It may be to increase magnesium (yes, chocolate contains magnesium). Or maybe it’s because of the release of serotonin and dopamine, which improve your mood and help you sleep.

Not all chocolate is created equal, and most commercial chocolate brands contain much more than cocoa powder. High fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, soy lecithin, artificial flavors, and carrageenan are on the list of undesirable ingredients in many commercial brands.

Then there’s the sugar content…just a third of a Cadbury chocolate bar contains 22 grams of sugar. Not to mention white chocolate, which is made with plenty of powdered milk, cocoa butter, and sugar.

Thankfully, more brands are creating healthier chocolate options with less sugar and higher quality ingredients. One of my favorites is; spring and mulberry. Sweetened only with dates (no refined sugar!), they come in delicious flavors like lavender rose, pear, ginger, and mixed berry.

Making it yourself is cheaper and gives you easier control over the ingredients.

You can stock up on some of the ingredients you’ll need to make chocolate (and some silicone candy molds to make fun shapes). This is a delicious way to make healthy chocolate.

how to make chocolate at home

I was looking for a healthy chocolate that was GAPS friendly (gluten free, dairy free, etc.) and decided I wanted to make my own. This homemade version is smooth and delicious. Making your own chocolate from scratch allows you to avoid artificial ingredients.

Some recipes simply require melting semi-sweet chocolate chips, but you should still look for healthy chocolate to start with. Instead, I chose unsweetened cocoa powder as my base.

If you’re making chocolate for the first time, we’ll show you how to make chocolate step by step.

To make chocolate at home, you need to melt cocoa butter, cocoa powder, honey and vanilla on the stove. I use a double boiler (or a heatproof bowl set over a pot of water). Next, pour the chocolate recipe into molds and let it harden.

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