Homemade Chocolate Bars

These homemade chocolate bars are quick and easy to make, and they’re perfect for those days you need a little treat. They also make excellent gifts, particularly as Christmas rolls around.

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Choose Your Own Adventure Chocolate Bars

This recipe can morph into a slightly different dessert every time you make it.

The base recipe stays the same, but what can change are the toppings you choose to use. They can be seasonal with things like shortbread, goji berries and coconut as decorations at Christmas. Or you can simply change it up by using a variety of nuts, seeds, dried fruits, cookies etc. each time you make a new batch.

Let your creativity be your guiding light!

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Ingredients For Homemade Chocolate Bars

These are all very simple ingredients, but I would suggest not using cooking chocolate, as it’s far too bitter and a little gritty. Go for a brand you know and like instead, which will ensure your chocolate bars are silky smooth and delicious.

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  • Dark, Milk, and White Chocolates – The mix of chocolates used here results in homemade chocolate bars that are not too bitter, nor too sweet.
  • Roasted Almonds – These can be made or bought, and in fact even replaced if you’d prefer something different. Hazelnuts are also divine! Whichever nut you choose roasting them does add texture with that delicious nutty crunch.
  • Honey – Makes these chocolate bars just a touch more decadent. The honey can be replaced with rice malt syrup or maple syrup in need.
  • Coconut Oil – This adds a little extra fat and silkiness to the final texture of the chocolate.
  • Toppings of choice – Some favourites include toasted coconut, dried strawberries or goji berries, and extra nuts.

If preferred, a few extras can be added into the chocolate mixture too. Things like puffed rice or shredded coconut are great inclusions. If adding these, do it the same time the nuts are added in the recipe below.

How To Make Homemade Chocolate Bars

I’ve used chocolate bar moulds to make this. If however, you have no patience for that or can’t find any, the whole lot can be poured into a dish lined with baking paper and frozen as one. Once ready it can then be chopped into chunks.

  1. If roasting your almonds, preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F. Spread the almonds out on a tray lined with baking paper and bake for 8 – 10 minutes. Shake the tray halfway through to ensure they don’t burn. Remove from the oven, allow to cool slightly then roughly chop.
  2. Next, slowly melt all the chocolate and coconut oil in a saucepan over a very low heat. Stir frequently so it doesn’t stick or clump. Don’t rush this or you’ll burn the chocolate!
  3. Once it’s almost completely melted, add in the honey, and stir to warm it until the chocolate mixture is silky smooth.
  4. Remove mixture from the heat add the nuts and stir well to combine.
  5. Pour the chocolate mixture into chocolate bar moulds, add your toppings of choice, then place in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour or until set.
  6. Remove from the freezer, de-mould, and let the chocolate bars sit on the bench for 10 – 15 minutes before slicing in half or cutting into chunks.
  7. Store in the fridge and enjoy!

If pouring the whole lot into a single dish, a 20x20cm (8×8 inch) dish yields thick chocolate bars. For thinner bars try a 19.5 x 28.5cm (7.5 x 11 inch) slice tray.

FAQ

How do you make chocolate bars that won’t melt?

All homemade chocolate that does not go through a tempering process is going to melt to some extent. Tempering chocolate (heating and cooling) makes it stable so that it doesn’t melt on your fingers. This is quite a skill to master, and most basic recipes won’t delve into the process.

What flavours can I make my homemade chocolate bars?

You can make your chocolate bars with any toppings you like to enhance the flavour. Cookies, extra chocolate, nuts, seeds etc. Your imagination is the limit. You could even add some essences, such as peppermint, in when you add the honey to flavour the actual chocolate.

Watch How To Make This Recipe

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Homemade Chocolate Bars

These homemade chocolate bars are quick, easy, and they're perfect for those days you need a little treat. They make great gifts too! Recipe video is above!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, Gift
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chilling time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 10 chocolate bars
Calories: 237kcal

Ingredients

  • 250 g milk chocolate chopped into chunks
  • 250 g dark chocolate chopped into chunks
  • 100 g white chocolate chopped into chunks
  • 150 g almonds roasted
  • 60 g honey or rice malt syrup
  • 40 g coconut oil

Instructions

  • If roasting your almonds, preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F. Spread the almonds out on a tray lined with baking paper and bake for 8 – 10 minutes. Shake the tray halfway through to ensure they don’t burn. Remove from the oven, allow to cool slightly then roughly chop.
  • Next, slowly melt all the chocolate and coconut oil in a saucepan over a very low heat. Stir frequently so it doesn’t stick or clump. Don’t rush this or you’ll burn the chocolate!
  • Once it’s almost completely melted, add in the honey, and stir to warm it until the chocolate mixture is silky smooth.
  • Remove mixture from the heat add the nuts and stir well to combine.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture into chocolate bar moulds, add your toppings of choice, then place in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour, or until set.
  • Remove from the freezer and let the chocolate bars sit on the bench for 10 – 15 minutes before slicing in half or cutting into chunks.
  • Store in the fridge and enjoy!

Notes

If pouring into individual moulds will test your patience you can absolutely pour the whole lot into a single dish lined with baking paper. A 20x20cm (8×8 inch) dish yields quite thick chocolate bars. For thinner bars try a 19.5 x 28.5cm (7.5 x 11 inch) slice tray.
If preferred, a few extras can be added into the chocolate mixture too. Things like puffed rice or shredded coconut are great inclusions. If adding these, do it the same time the nuts are added in the recipe above.

Nutrition

Serving: 50g | Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2mg

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16 Comments

      1. 5 stars
        Spain is beautiful, one of my best friends taught English in Madrid and I spent a bit of time visiting her 🙂 and we ate lots of Turron, I had no idea it was so easy to make, yum!

  1. 5 stars
    I can’t believe how easy this is! Definitely go slow with the chocolate because that’s a mistake I don’t want to make again!

  2. 5 stars
    Love love love this chocolate! I wasn’t planning on making any more chocolate treats for Christmas this year, but I might have to change my mind….

  3. 5 stars
    These look absolutely delicious and so easy to make too, I probably would struggle not to eat the whole batch at once!