Make Your Own: Chocolate Bars or Chocolate Chips (3 Ingredients!!)

Last week on Valentine’s day, I experimented with this chocolate recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie (and shared with me by Joy from Five J’s Design).  I made it again last night!!  It’s so easy…and I love that it’s dairy-free!


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This recipe is so simple, but I did switch out the sweetener because I didn’t have any stevia or agave nectar, and I altered the directions slightly.  I’ve also doubled the recipe — because it didn’t go quite far enough for a sweet-toothed family of five!  If you want less chocolate, just cut this recipe in half!


  • 1/2 cup honey (or 1/2 cup agave)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (I used this kind.)
  • 1 cup + 2 T. cocoa

1)  Melt the coconut oil.  Combine the honey and coconut oil in a mixing bowl.

2)  Stir in the cocoa.  Mix well.

3)  Smooth the mixture into a greased 8×8 pan or onto waxed paper.

4)  Freeze until solid.  Remove from the pan.

I just sort of broke it into pieces as I removed it with a metal spatula.  You could also chop it up and use it for dairy-free, gluten-free chocolate chips in any recipe!

Please note:  This chocolate needs to be refrigerated or frozen!  It melts in your hands….and your mouth!  :)


About Stacie Nelson

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  1. Can’t wait to try this! It will be so much fun adding different dried fruits and flavors!

  2. Sandi P says:

    The coconut oil like apparently isn’t live (or at least, I can’t get it to work!). :) What’s the brand you prefer?

    • Stacie says:

      Thanks for letting me know! I used Nutiva the first time, but I have also used Tropical Traditions and Vitacost…and they’ve all been great!

  3. Emily says:

    Hi Stacie,

    Thanks for the post! Can I use these in chocolate chip cookies?

    Thank you,

  4. Suzanne says:

    This is the best chocolate I have ever had. My husband was skeptical when I told him I was making a “healthy” chocolate bar – but he’s totally hooked!

    Thanks so much for the post, I love this.

    • Stacie says:

      Yay! I think it is delicious! Just be careful if you have it outside…I learned that the hard way! It melted everywhere!!

  5. Jennifer says:

    Is there a substitute for coconut oil? What would happen if I used olive oil/ corn oil etc? (daughter is allergic to coconut and all nuts as well as dairy) thanks.

    • Stacie says:

      Hi, Jennifer! I haven’t tried any other oil, so I’m not sure. I can’t imagine olive oil would taste very good! Let me know if you try something and it works!

    • No, you need something solid at room temp. Use butter.

      • Has anyone tried cocoa butter, that is what is in chocolate chips from the store or how about buying the squares of chocolate that already have cocoa butter and melting and adding sweetner. That is dairy-free and you can use your favorite sweetener. is a great place to get different ingredients. Thanks for the recipe.

  6. Or rather, a butter substitute, sorry didn’t see you said dairy too. You could always hydrogenated but that’s bad for you. Is alvacado solid? It has a distinct flavor but might work.

    • Yes, we have to do dairy-free unfortunately, but we love the coconut flavor…just have to keep it refrigerated!

  7. Has anyone tried using avocado instead of the coconut oil? I have an avocado tree and am always looking for ways to use avocados.

    • Stacie says:

      I haven’t tried it! It sounds like it might be yummy though! I’ve made chocolate pudding with avocados and that’s delicious!

  8. Angie C says:

    Can’t wait to try this! Anyone else notice that the middle piece is the shape of California? :)

    • Stacie Nelson says:

      Ha, ha! I’ve never noticed that! Hope you enjoy it…it’s a favorite for me! :)

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