Paleo Chocolate Chunks

This easy recipe for homemade Paleo Chocolate Chunks makes delicious dark chocolate that melts in your mouth with only three ingredients! It’s perfect to use as a Paleo-friendly or refined sugar-free alternative in any recipes calling for chocolate chips or chunks.

This easy recipe for homemade Paleo Chocolate Chunks makes delicious dark chocolate that melts in your mouth with only three ingredients! It's perfect to use as a paleo-friendly or refined sugar-free alternative in any recipes calling for chocolate chips or chunks.I’m super excited to be sharing this post with you today, because it’s such an easy recipe that creates the most delicious, melt in your mouth chocolate. You can snack on it when you need to fix a chocolate craving, and it’s also perfect to use in place of traditional sweetened chocolate chunks for baked goods.

I’ve used these paleo chocolate chunks in my Paleo Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread and my Paleo Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Bread, and they stay melty and delicious.

You could also use it in my Paleo Chocolate Chunk Cookies or Paleo Chocolate Chunk Blondies…you see, I use these chunks in a whole lot of delicious ways, and they couldn’t be easier to make.

This easy recipe for homemade Paleo Chocolate Chunks makes delicious dark chocolate that melts in your mouth with only three ingredients! It's perfect to use as a paleo-friendly or refined sugar-free alternative in any recipes calling for chocolate chips or chunks.Just melt some coconut oil, add good quality cocoa or cacao powder, maple syrup, if you’d like a sprinkle of salt and/or a splash of vanilla extract, and whisk it together. Pour into a pan, let it set in the fridge, chop into chunks and use and enjoy as you’d like!

I do keep these in the fridge because they do have a coconut oil base, so in a hot kitchen they’ll melt into chocolate flavored coconut oil.

Now that it’s getting to be winter they’d probably survive at room temperature because my coconut oil is definitely in a solid state in my cabinet, but just to be safe, I keep these chocolate chunks in the fridge.

This easy recipe for homemade Paleo Chocolate Chunks makes delicious dark chocolate that melts in your mouth with only three ingredients! It's perfect to use as a paleo-friendly or refined sugar-free alternative in any recipes calling for chocolate chips or chunks.This seriously tastes like delicious dark chocolate, but there’s the benefit of knowing exactly what went into it. You can adjust the honey or cocoa amounts to make it darker or sweeter to suit your tastes.

You don’t have to guess whether your chocolate is dairy-free, or refined sugar-free, or vegan, or Paleo-friendly. You know that it is!

Try it out – I think you’ll be impressed. Enjoy!

This easy recipe for homemade Paleo Chocolate Chunks makes delicious dark chocolate that melts in your mouth with only three ingredients! It's perfect to use as a paleo-friendly or refined sugar-free alternative in any recipes calling for chocolate chips or chunks.

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Paleo Chocolate Chunks
 
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Serves: about 2 cups chunks
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup coconut oil
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt (optional)
Directions
  1. Melt coconut oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat or in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Stir cocoa powder, maple syrup or honey, and if using, vanilla extract and salt, into the melted coconut oil until completely smooth.
  2. Pour mixture into a lined baking pan or sheet (I used a small sheet pan). Refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour. Chop into chunks or bars. Store at cool room temperature or in the refrigerator.
Notes
Recipe adapted from AllRecipes
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ cup Calories: 144 Fat: 22g Carbohydrates: 14g Sugar: 7g Protein: 2g
This easy recipe for homemade Paleo Chocolate Chunks makes delicious dark chocolate that melts in your mouth with only three ingredients! It's perfect to use as a paleo-friendly or refined sugar-free alternative in any recipes calling for chocolate chips or chunks.

Comments

  1. I have been wanting to try a recipe like this. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Rachel! You are a mind reader. I was thinking earlier today that I might email you and ask you what your favorite paleo chocolate chips are, haha. I have to develop some paleo recipes at work and have zero clue what I’m doing. I’ll have to try this for sure!
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  3. This is my favorite way to make chocolate! It’s so delicious and creamy and ugh so perfect!

  4. This sounds awesome and the chunks look super creamy and natural!

  5. I love how easy this is! I already have all these ingredients. Now I’ll never be without chocolate : )
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  6. THIS IS GENIUS! Totally going to try it!
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  7. I dont use maple syrup i only use stevia or xylitol, can i still make it what would be the qty i have to use?

    • Hi Eliana. I don’t use stevia or xylitol frequently enough to recommend an amount. I would recommend using stevia drops and tasting as you add them so you can sweeten to taste. Enjoy!

  8. Can you use Honey or the Maple Syrup?

  9. Turned out awesome, and it is simple. I have made something similar to this, but used honey. I like maple syrup a lot better. If you add a little coconut milk to this, it makes an awesome hot fudge.

  10. Tina YK Choi says:

    Hi Rachel-

    I can’t wait to make these!! but I have 2 questions…
    1) What brand cocoa powder you use / recommend?
    2) if I like dark chocolate (more on the bitter-side than sweet) then would it be okay for me to reduce the amount of maple syrup/honey/agave I use? (just want to make sure it won’t affect the consistency

    Thank you!

    • Hi Tina! I’ve used a bunch of different brands of cocoa powder for the recipe (I make it ALL the time) and all of them have worked. Whatever you have on hand should do the job! About the sweetness, start with one tablespoon of sweetener and go from there – it won’t affect the texture so do it to taste. Enjoy!

  11. Rachel can we use any other oil or butter?
    reply plz.

  12. Farrah Geroso says:

    Can I substitute the maple or honey for coconut sugar? If so, do you know how much I would use?

    • Hi Farrah – I wouldn’t recommend substituting coconut sugar because I don’t think it would fully dissolve, leaving your chocolate gritty. If you did want to try it, I would use an equal amounts and maybe cook the sugar in the coconut oil over low heat to try and dissolve it before mixing with the cocoa powder. Let me know if you try it and how it turns out!

      • Farrah Geroso says:

        Update: I did try making a syrup first with coconut sugar and water and it wouldn’t fully dissolve and it did not work! I did try the recipe again using coconut nectar and it turned out amazing. If you’re looking for a lower glycemic sweetener like I was, for my diabetic family, the coconut nectar worked perfectly. I used the same amounts suggested for the maple or honey and it worked out great.

  13. Hi! Would the chunks not melt in baked cookies or bread since it is just basically coconut oil?? Or do the chunks stay intact?

  14. Any suggestions to make it more like milk chocolate and still adhere to paleo standards?? Perhaps some unsweetened almond milk?

    • Hi Eric – I think almond milk would probably thin it out too much. I’d try melting down some coconut cream with the coconut oil to give it a milkier texture. I haven’t tried it though, so I’m not sure about amounts or anything. Report back if you’re successful! :)

  15. I’m almost speechless at how simple and amazing this is! Super quick for my in a pinch chocolate fix needs. Thanks!

  16. Hi there – need your help please
    I made your recipe but seem to have failed as the honey all sank to the bottom, when it had set – did i do something wrong?
    Please help
    thanks

    • How odd – I haven’t heard of that happening before. Did you make sure the honey was fully incorporated into the mixture before pouring it? Was your honey granular at all? That’s all I can think of…I do normally make this with maple syrup.

  17. Do you have the calories for this?

  18. Hi there,
    I’m extremely new to Paleo diet & checking out lots of web sites I came across your Paleo Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread which looked delish, it took me to your Paleo Chocolate Chunks my question to you is How do you measure coconut oil?

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