Simple Honey-Sweetened Dark Chocolate

Simple Honey-Sweetened Dark Chocolate

Honey-Sweetened Dark Chocolate-Nourishing Faith and FamilyHave you looked at the ingredients list for your favorite chocolate bar? I am personally turned off by stabilizers such as soy lecithin AND I don’t really like consuming refined sugar if I can avoid it.  This Valentines Day, I made each of my Valentines a box of homemade dark chocolates sweetened with honey.  It’s so easy, you don’t even need a recipe.

Ingredients Needed:

Grab some 100% dark baker’s chocolate from the grocery store.  (Get the organic, fair-trade if you can).  Make sure you have raw honey and sea salt at home as well.  You may also want to grab some add-ins such as dried fruit or nuts.  I personally like dried cherries!

If your chocolates are a gift, pick up some candy wrappers and boxes.  I found some really cute ones that look like vintage books!

Steps:

  1. To make the chocolate, set up a double boiler but putting a couple of inches of water in a small pan and set a heat-safe glass bowl on top of it.  Chop up the chocolate and place it in the glass bowl and heat it on medium until the chocolate is melted.  Make sure that no water or steam comes in contact with your chocolate or it will seize up.  You will be very unhappy if that happens!!
  2. Stir the melted chocolate to cool it a bit and then add raw honey to taste.  I used 8 ounces of chocolate and 1/3 cup of raw honey.  You could also sweeten your chocolate with coconut crystals, maple syrup, stevia, or whatever sweetener you like.  I just really love honey.
  3. I like to add a little pinch of salt because I think it makes the sweetness pop.  You can add even more if you like the salty-sweet combo.
  4. Pour your chocolate mixture into silicone candy molds.  I bought hearts and mini candy bar molds. ***
  5. If your candy mold is deep enough, you can add fillings such as chopped nuts, dried fruit, or even…BACON! Yes, it’s all the rage.
  6. Place the candy in the refrigerator to let it set up, then fill your candy boxes!

***If you don’t have the time or $$ to get silicone candy molds, you can spread the chocolate mixture on a parchment-lined baking sheet.  Sprinkle your toppings over the top and you have chocolate bark.  OR, you can make it plain and chop it up for your own homemade chocolate chips!!

See how easy that was?! I hope you get a chance to try this soon…It would be a super fun activity to do with kids :)

xoxo,

Sherry

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About Sherry McAnelly

Wife & Mommy. Real food advocate. Essential oil enthusiast. Chocoholic. Lyme warrior. All things work together for good.

Comments

  1. This looks amazing. (By the way I hate it when people comment on how good something LOOKS but never actually reviews the recipe. I’m doing the very thing I despise on blogs!) I will be sure to post if I can get a hold of the ingredients before vday! These are just adorable.

  2. I love this! You are amazing! Thanks for always inspiring :) xoxo

  3. Tropical Canadian :

    I like to make my own chocolate which is ultimately the best :) I use around 125grams of Cacao butter and you can use more if you like. About 6 tablespoons of Cacao powder not cocoa powder, big difference. 2-3 tablespoons of maple syrup(the real stuff not the flavoured water and sugar stuff) I also like to add some pink rock salt as it makes it taste much better. After making my chocolate I like to add some nut butter of your choice or just some ground up nuts. Put into moulds. Just like your recipe but you make your own chocolate :D

    • Nourishingfaithandfamily :

      Yes, making your own chocolate IS fun :) But, when you are pressed for time, this is an easy fix and a way to avoid all of those yucky additives :)

  4. Ohhhh baby! It’s Monday, so that means I am allowed to make chocolate, right? And tomorrow is Tuesday – another day I’m allowed to make chocolate…right? ;)

  5. Just finished looking a a hot chocolate recipe and now this one. I am going sugar free for Lent but allowing myself honey, stevia and maple syrup. so I can still make this recipe and enjoy it. I probably will.

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