Different Ways to Make Your Own Chocolate
Superfoods and Nutrition
02 February 2021
Different Ways to Make Your Own Chocolate

When making your own chocolate you just need a few ingredients as a foundation, which typically includes equal amounts of cacao powdercacao butter and sweetener of your choice. Some people prefer to use coconut oil in addition to cacao butter or instead of cacao butter. With this foundation you can add different flavours and textures. 

Make your own chocolate using chocolate moulds, a baking sheet, even ice cube trays! For instructions on how to make homemade chocolate click here.

Flavour Ideas 

Add Cacao Nibs or even whole Cacao Beans (if you're brave) for an added crunch and deeper chocolate flavour. Cover homemade biscuits and brownies. The possibilities are endless! Below are some ideas as well as a list of recipes to get you started.

Fruit Powders 

Fruit powders add another layer of flavour in addition to wonderful vitamins and other micronutrients that can make your homemade chocolate exceptionally healthy. fruit powders

Acai Powder 
Acerola Cherry Powder 
Organic Banana Powder 
Bilberry Powder and Organic Bilberry Powder 
Cranberry Powder  
Organic Goji Berry Powder 
Mango Powder 
Raspberry Powder 
Strawberry Powder

Dried Fruit 

Make your own chocolate covered dried fruit or mix in chopped dried fruit to your chocolate for an added chewy texture and fun flavour. 

Organic Dried Apricots dried fruit
Organic Dried Blueberries 
Organic Dried Cranberries 
Organic Figs 
Organic Golden Berries 
Organic Dried Mango 
Organic Dried Mulberries 

Nuts and Seeds 

Add an almond or walnut into the middle of your chocolate mould. Make chocolate covered nut clusters, or fold chopped nuts into your chocolate before pouring into moulds.  

Organic Almonds or Flaked Almonds different nuts
Organic Brazil Nuts 
Organic Cashews 
Organic Hemp Seeds 
Organic Pecans 
Organic Pine Nuts 
Organic Pistachios 
Organic Sunflower Seeds 
Organic Walnuts

Puffed Grains 

Puffed grains can get a little soggy from being completely immersed in the chocolate, so we suggest just sprinkling them on top. Otherwise, try caramelising them first in coconut oil and maple syrup, allowing them to harden before coating them with chocolate. This will help them keep their puffy texture. 

Organic Puffed Amaranth 
Organic Puffed Quinoa 
Organic Puffed Millet

Nut and Seed Butters 

With the right mould, it is easy to make your own nut butter cups! Or simply swirl in your choice of nut or seed butter for extra creaminess and a nice additional flavour profile. We have so many flavours to choose from! Discover your favourites, here.

Other Flavours 

Is white chocolate more your thing? Simply omit the cacao powder from your recipe and you have got homemade white chocolate! You can also try replacing cacao powder with Matcha Powder for a nice matcha white chocolate. 

If you are a fan of sweet and salty, sprinkle some Coarse Pink Himalayan Salt or Coarse Sea Salt on top!

Recipes 

We've put together a list of chocolate recipes from our website! We have so many for you to choose from. Let us know which ones you try.

Basic Raw Chocolate  valentine's choclates
Vegan Valentine Hearts 
Raw Vegan Fruit and Nut Chocolate 
Raw Chocolate Almond Eggs 
Cherry Brandy Truffles 
Chocolate Covered Cashew Cookies  
Banana and Brazil Nut Chocolate

Salted Caramel Chocolates 

Chocolate Treats with Matcha & Salted Caramel Fillings 
Salted Caramel Chocolates  
Chocolate Salted Caramel Popcorn Easter Eggs

Nut Butter Cups and Filled Chocolates 

Hazelnut Butter Filled Chocolates  Cashew Cream Raw Chocolates
Cashew Cream Filled Chocolate 
Maca and Cashew Mousse Chocolate Cups   
Coco Loco Butter Cups

Chocolate Bars and Barks 

Vegan Chocolate Crunch Bars  
Raw Chocolate Superfood Bars  
Minty Raw Cacao Bars   
Nutty Chocolate Bark  
Goji Berry Cacao Bark  
Rich Chocolate Bark with Easter Treats

White Chocolate 

White Chocolate Easter Bites  
Vegan Raspberry White Chocolate