For the chocolate purist

This isn't really new. I actually thought it up and tried it before I found your website. But it's basically what you already wrote with my own tweaks. I took pure raw cacao and mixed it with coconut oil, 3 parts to 1 part. Then I added 1.5 parts sugar or honey. I stuck it in the freezer for about 20 minutes and then had the yummiest chocolate bar ever! The only problem is that the chocolate melts in your hand before it melts in your mouth. Any ideas for remedying that, or is it just the consequence of using coconut oil?

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Mar 30, 2013
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Ratios vs. Recipes
by: r3m1

Thank you for the ratio-based recipe. It is amazing how many people freak out when they have to do some math. I give all of my own recipes in ratios when I can so they are easier to convert.

I would recommend adding a pinch of fine sea salt to the coconut oil when melting it. makes it slightly harder.

Aside from that I am not sure if you can completely avoid some melting when using coconut oil. I have been experimenting with Tapioca Starch and/or Fine Coconut Flour.

The only thing I have not tried is adding Natural Wax. I am hoping to avoid this cheat, but I have heard it works.


Nov 28, 2010
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fit and fun chocolate
by: dr cropp

you can add coconut milk powder and protein powder to give some uuumph and keep it more solid!

Sep 18, 2010
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cocoa/shea butter coating
by: Anonymous

i haven't tried this myself but i was thinking that you can coat it w/ something like cocoa butter or shea butter (both have higher melting point than coconut oil)... meaning have melted cocoa/shea butter ready and dip the previously FROZEN coconut oil chocolate in it.

Jun 25, 2010
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Thank you! And, the messiness of the chocolate...
by: Editor, Natural Health Strategies

Thanks for your idea! As far as chocolate on your hands, it's the result of the melting point (I'm not sure that's the right term, but you know what I mean) of coconut oil, and I haven't found any way around it. I just make sure to serve it with napkins (seviettes)! Also, I keep it in the fridge until the moment I serve it. I don't freeze mine, just keep it in the fridge.

Thanks again.


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