This homemade fudgy chocolate bar isn't only sugar & dairy-free, but it's made with just five easy ingredients: cacao powder, coconut oil, nut/seed butter, stevia and a hint of agave nectar.
If you're a lover of rich and fudge-like chocolate bars - almost like a cool kept brownie - then trust me, you'll adore this recipe.
It can be tricky finding a high-quality chocolate bar free from refined sugar and added sweeteners, so this week's challenge was to create the perfect Primal chocolate bar that tastes anything but healthy.
This natural chocolate bar recipe contains wholesome ingredients that you're most likely already have sitting in your kitchen cupboards. But the best bit? It's naturally sweetened and thanks to the coconut oil, this recipe doesn't require cocoa butter to harden - just simple, easy ingredients.
How to make your own sugar-free & dairy-free chocolate bar
I highly recommend that you use high-quality ingredients for this recipe. Anything less and you'll definitely notice in the taste and bitterness. Most chocolate bar recipes call for cocoa powder, but this one will require you to use cacao powder as it's higher quality, richer and more natural.
While cacao powder can be a little bitter, you needn't worry as you'll add a touch of agave nectar and stevia to the recipe to help sweeten and soften the flavour.
As for the nut/seed butter, I like to use high-quality almond butter for this recipe with no added ingredients (just nuts). If however, you have a nut allergy, then you can opt this ingredient for sunflower seed butter. Just make sure it's the pure stuff!
And lastly, when it comes to the coconut oil, please don't omit for another oil. The reason being is that coconut oil forms a solid state at room temperature (which is what you need to create the chocolate bar itself). If you use another oil - let's say almond oil - then you'll end up with a very runny chocolaty mess!
To make your bars you'll simply mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl, flatten into a chocolate bar shape using parchment paper, and then pop in the fridge for an hour to harden.
Sugar-free & dairy-free chocolate bar recipe
- 45g cacao powder
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 2 tbsp agave nectar
- 1 tsp stevia
- Pinch of Himalayan salt
Pop all of your ingredients into a bowl and mix together until a chocolate dough forms. Remove the mixture and place onto a piece of parchment paper. Using another piece of parchment paper, place on top and flatten out the mixture with your hands. Using a spatula, mould your chocolate bar into a rectangle shape with neat edges.
Transfer your chocolate bar (still in-between the parchment paper) and place in the fridge to harden for 30-60 minutes. The longer you leave it, the firmer the bar will be.
This chocolate bar is best kept in the fridge in an airtight container. Please bear in mind that your chocolate will soften when left at room temperature as the coconut oil will begin to melt.