Make Your Own Chocolate at Home in 4 Easy Steps

June 11, 2017 Updated: July 27, 2017

By Danielle Arsenault, Healing the Body

The Aztecs revered the cacao bean. It played an important role in their social and religious life, symbolizing life and fertility. It was also used as medicine and currency. This melt-in-your-mouth, bittersweet superfood continues to shine as a top health food today.

Chocolate in its unprocessed, unheated, raw state is one of the most beneficial foods we can consume. Here is a super quick recipe for making your own raw chocolate from scratch.

  • 1/4 cup cacao butter
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or coconut nectar
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder
  • Your favorite add-ins, such as nuts and dried or fresh fruit (optional)


Melt the cacao butter in a double boiler or dehydrator.

Place the rest of the ingredients in a bowl or large measuring cup and add the melted cacao butter. Whisk rapidly until fully combined.

Grease your favorite molds or line a pan with parchment. Pour in the chocolate mixture. At this point, you can add your favorite ingredients, like chopped nuts, dried fruit, or even fresh strawberries.

Freeze for 20 minutes. Unmold or break into pieces. Enjoy immediately, or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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