Homemade Sugar Free Chocolate Bars

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Many of you who follow my Facebook page know I began a 10 day sugar free challenge today in the hopes of getting my current arthritis/psoriasis flare under control.  For the next 10 days I’ll ONLY use stevia as a sweetener (I’m even giving up agave nectar, maple syrup, honey, and coconut sugar).

BUT… what girl can survive 10 days without chocolate?!

NOT ME!

Basic Sugar Free Chocolate Bar with Almonds

The Basic SF Chocolate Bar:
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup cocoa powder or cacao powder
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp liquid vanilla stevia (I like the NuNaturals brand)
small pinch of sea salt

Directions:
Combine all of the above ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 20 – 30 seconds or until the coconut oil is just melted through.  Stir, and pour into a parchment lined cake or pie pan.  Freeze until solid (about 20-30 minutes).  Break apart and enjoy.  Store in the refrigerator or freezer, otherwise the chocolate will easily melt because of the coconut oil.

For variations of this recipe:
For a mint chocolate bar, replace the vanilla extract with mint extract.

To add a little spice to your day, add chipotle chili powder or cayenne powder.

A bit of cinnamon, ginger, or garam masala are warming spices that pair well with chocolate.

Add a little espresso powder to boost your caffeine intake.

Want a healtier chocolate bar?  Try adding nuts, seeds, dried fruit, or coconut flakes.

Whatever variation you choose or come up with… enjoy it!

Megan

This recipe is linked to Simply Indulgent Tuesday, Simple Lives Thursday, Wellness Weekend and Freaky Friday.

Comments

  1. says

    Looks great! Have you ever tried it with raw cacao powder? I find that the flavor is less bitter and seems to work better with stevia. Never made mint chocolate, though sure I’d love it. And the spice combo intrigues me, too!

    • Megan says

      Thanks, Ricki! You know… when I first changed my eating habits I used to buy it all the time, but haven’t lately (well, in years really). No real reason why I stopped buying it. I just haven’t thought about it at all and had no idea it was less bitter. Thank you for the tip! I’ll have to pick some up and give it a try (and start re-experimenting with it)!
      :) Megan

  2. Trinity says

    I have powdered stevia and the chocolate has the cocoa after taste- how can I fix this?? How much stevia powder to stevia extract??

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