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Homemade Dairy Free Chocolate

Going dairy free doesn't mean you have to give up chocolate! Learn how to make homemade dairy free chocolate today!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free chocolate, dairy free dessert, dairy free recipes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 64kcal
Author LarishaBernard



  • In a medium saucepan, over low heat, add the coconut oil, cacao powder, and maple syrup to the pan. 
  • Whisk constantly until well combined and a pourable consistency. 
  • Add in the vanilla and whisk until just combined. 
  • If too thick, add more maple syrup 1/2 tbsp at a time. No more than 2 more tbsp of maple syrup (*See Notes)
  • Store in air tight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Use as needed. 
  • Reheat over the stove on in 30 second intervals in the microwave if hardened. 


**Nutritional facts are just estimates. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates.
*This recipe is similar to traditional dark chocolate and will still have a slightly bitter taste.
*If consistency is too thick add a more maple syrup 1 tsp at a time until thin, no more than 2 more tbsp of syrup.
*If you want to make homemade dairy free chocolate chips using this dairy free chocolate, make chocolate as directed, then put into a piping bottle or sealable bag with a tiny hole cut out. Then, pipe out little dabs of chocolate in the same size as normal chocolate chips. One recipe will make ~3oz of chocolate chips. Use immediately or store in refrigerator until ready to use.
*If you want to make homemade dairy free chocolate bars, triple the recipe and then pour onto a small 9x7 baking sheet. Freeze. Then cut bars into desired size carefully. Store in refrigerator.


Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 52mg | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.4mg