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Homemade Sugar Free Chocolate Bars

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?!


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

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!


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

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Wednesday 6th of February 2019

Will this work with Swerve ?


Friday 8th of February 2019

Hi Angel, I can't use Swerve, so I haven't personally tried it. I'd imagine it would work find though, I'm just not sure how much Swerve you would need to add. You might have to experiment a bit!


Saturday 15th of April 2017

Sorry, I forgot to say above in my previous post that the Oxalobacter Formigenes microbes in the human gut , actually somehow dissolve the oxalates once they get into the intestinal tract, so they don't end up in soft tissue and cause pain, inflammation and stiffness. Ouch!


Saturday 15th of April 2017

Hi Maid in Alaska.. just saw that you posted you were trying a 10 day sugar free diet. Unfortunately, Chockate is very HIGH IN A CHEMICAL CALLED oxalates. They are like microscopic razor blades that embed themselves in soft tissues , especially tissues that have any damage from scar tissue from previous wounds. And I just researched the oxalate content of stevia and I've read several reputable sites that say stevia is HIGH in oxalates. So sugar free helps, but high oxalates cause pain and gut issues too. If a person is lacking in the Oxalobacter Formigenes bacteria in you intestinal tract, your going to experience pain in the body and/or skin probel, etc. The O.Formigenes bacteria , once killed off in the gut by taking lots of antibiotics, will not Recolonize in the gut. So your pain rises without knowing why. Then add HIGH oxalate foods like CHOCOLATE, SPINACH, and many other foods, AND ouch! Your pain is high again. It really sucks. I know because I killed all of the important oxalate eating microbes in my gut , from taking 2 weeks of the antiobiotic called FLAGYL. Many women are givin this antibiotic for bacterial baginosis and end up with unexplained pain and also interstitial cystitis in their bladders which is an awful painful condition! I hope this helps someone. ? Just go research what oxalates are...


Monday 3rd of April 2017


If you are fighting parasites or candida, try to avoid cafeine. At least, that is what I learned was good for you, so no coffee or black tea. The espresso variant may not be a good choice then. Great that you posted this recipe! I am going to try it for sure!




Tuesday 28th of March 2017

This was AWFUL. It was also my first recipe to use Stevia in so I'm sure it's not your recipe's fault but my own body (which is sugar addicted) rejecting an alternative. Is that normal? If so, what can I do to make it better? Thanks for your time!


Monday 3rd of April 2017

Hi Hannah, Different stevias taste differently. Some are good, some are nasty... but it also comes down to how much is used (using too much will give a bitter flavor). Did you use the Nunatural's liquid stevia? Or what brand did you use?