Paleo Freezer Chocolate (Sugar-Free)

July 23, 2015 Haley

Paleo Freezer Chocolate: Just 2 ingredients (plus optional add-ins) make for a surprisingly delicious treat!

One month ago, I gave up sugar. Cold turkey.

What’s the first thing I did when I gave it up? I brainstormed sugar-free dessert ideas. Go figure.

What I have learned is that you can make a totally delicious dessert (or sweet snack) without using sugar. These chocolates – oh my wow – prove that point. They are so decadent, so rich, and so delicious. No sugar required.

Make your own homemade chocolate at home with just 2 ingredients! (And optional add-ins). It's Paleo and sugar-free!

Healthy, Paleo, and Sugar Free

This chocolate is made out of two ingredients:

  • Coconut oil: I buy mine at ALDI or Trader Joe’s. A big jar costs between $5 and $6
  • Quality cocoa powder: This is one time I advocate for buying the best quality cocoa powder you can afford. I used Penzey’s high fat cocoa, which made this chocolate extra rich.
  • Optional: If you like rich, dark chocolate with a slight coconut flavor, you probably don’t need to add sweetener. But if you want a slightly sweet chocolate, you can certainly add in a tablespoon of sweetener (honey, sugar, maple syrup, etc.) or a few drops of liquid stevia. But promise me you’ll try it without, okay?

Money-saving tip: If you regularly buy dark chocolate, consider making your own at home. This version is just as good, if not better than a good quality dark chocolate bar. You will save a lot of money by making yours homemade!

Ingredients for Paleo Freezer Chocolate (just 2 required + optional add-ins)

Changes Are Coming!

For reasons I won’t get into at this time, I’m modifying my diet drastically, cutting out all dairy and grains – in addition to sugar. I’m following a version of the paleo diet. For the foreseeable future, I will be posting recipes that fit into this diet. I will emphasize the cheap, of course. But do expect to see a bit of a different approach.

Even if you’re not paleo, even if you’re not trying to cut out grains and gluten, I think you’ll like what I have up my sleeve!

Paleo Freezer Chocolate

Yield: 6 pieces

Prep Time: 5 min

This is a super easy recipe that can be made in any quantity. Use an appropriate-sized pan to get the desired thickness. If you're making a larger amount - say 1 cup of coconut oil and 1 cup of cocoa - you may want to use a cake pan. Remember to store this chocolate in the fridge or freezer. Otherwise it will melt on your countertop!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • Optional add-ins: Almonds, coconut, dried cranberries, maple syrup, honey, sea salt, etc.

Directions:

  1. Line a bread loaf pan with parchment paper. Thoroughly mix coconut oil and cocoa powder together in a small mixing bowl. Add any additional ingredients (nuts, dried fruit, etc.). Pour chocolate mixture into prepared pan and place in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  2. Remove from freezer and take the chocolate out of the pan. Break it into pieces using a knife - or just break it with your hands. Store chocolate in fridge or freezer - it will melt at room temperature.
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