How To Make Homemade Chocolate

Chocolate is one of the most popular desserts to eat on Valentine’s Day and what better way to show your love than to make them Homemade Chocolate. This fun DIY recipe can be made in minutes with minimal ingredients! These homemade chocolates are vegan, paleo diet friendly, and refined sugar-free.

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This post is sponsored by Vanilla Gift Cards. #VanillaValentine #VanillaGiftCards All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Did you know that over 150-million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged all over the world? There are tons of different theories of how Valentine’s Day came to be a national Holiday, but my favorite one states that Valentine was actually a priest who served during the third century in the Roman times. During that time Emperor Claudius II decided that men made better soldiers than husbands and outlawed marriage. Well, Saint Valentine was furious at this injustice and he secretly wed couples behind Emperor Claudius’s back. However, when the Emperor found out, he ordered that Saint Valentine be put to death. 

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There are several various stories in history as to how Saint Valentines Day came to be a nearly worldwide holiday. Whichever story you believe to be true, one has to admit there is a lot of passion involved in the holiday Valentine’s Day. It’s simply not just about greeting cards and flowers.

Another theory states that chocolates were given as gifts to show loved ones how deeply they cared for one another on Valentine’s Day and it was the depth of the chocolate that showed the amount of love one had for the other. I like that theory since I’m a foodie, but whichever one you believe, Valentine’s Day is a pretty big deal in America and for good reason.

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Why not gift your loved ones a DIY present along with a Vanilla Gift Card. I’m gifting my friends this adorable gift card so that they can buy themselves whatever they want, and I’m also gifting them the gift of homemade chocolate. You can pick up your Vanilla Gift Card at your local CVS, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, Walmart, or Sam’s Club.

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Homemade chocolates (yes, made from scratch) are so easy and super fun to make! All you need are 4-ingredients and some adorable chocolate molds. The ingredients you’ll need are cocoa butter, organic cacao powder, honey, and vanilla extract. That’s it! You’ll also need chocolate molds.

Watch the recipe video below to see how simple it is to make Homemade Chocolates.

Check out the full recipe below and let me know if you make these delicious homemade chocolates! This is such a fun gift and a wonderful way to includes kiddos on adorable DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas. You could add sea-salt and a berry glaze to your chocolates too. Add whatever toppings you want and get creative with it.

For my chocolates, I made a berry glaze using beet root powder and honey, then I drizzled it all over the chocolates and added some chunky sea-salt. Plain chocolates are a wonderful option too.

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If you make this recipe, tag me @fittyfoodlicious in your posts. I love seeing my recipes in your kitchen.

What are you doing for Valentine’s Day? Have you ever made homemade chocolates before? Comment below and tell me all about it. Happy lovers day!

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Homemade Chocolate

By Genevieve Jerome | Fitty Foodlicious

Chocolate is one of the most popular desserts to eat on Valentine’s Day and what better way to show your love than to make them Homemade Chocolate. This fun DIY recipe can be made in minutes with minimal ingredients! These homemade chocolates are vegan, paleo diet friendly, and refined sugar-free.

Makes: 4-6 servings

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Ingredients:
  • 1-cup cacao butter
  • 1-cup organic cacao powder
  • 1-teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cup honey
  • Chocolate molds of choice

Instructions:
  1. Boil water and place a glass bowl over the boiling water.
  2. Melt the cacao butter in the glass boil, stirring continuously until melted. This should take about five minutes.
  3. Transfer the cacao butter to a medium sized mixing bowl, and add the cacao powder and stir until combined.
  4. Add the vanilla extract and honey and stir until combined. Let the chocolate mixture sit for one minute before transferring to the chocolate molds.
  5. Drizzle the prepared chocolate into the chocolate molds, filling each mold to the top.
  6. Refrigerate molds for 1-2 hours, chocolates should be hardened in about 1-hour.
  7. Remove chocolate from molds and sprinkle with sea-salt and drizzle with frosting of choice or leave the chocolates as is. The chocolates will keep in a glass airtight container in the fridge for up to 2-weeks.
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