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Healthy Homemade Freezer Chocolate: Bark and Meltaway Squares

Freezer Chocolate. For anyone who has seen even one post of mine, there is not much hiding the fact that – like many – chocolate and I have a deep, precious relationship. Not one evening can go by without at least a little piece of the dark gold. Not. One. 

But with 95 grams of magnesium in a 30g serving, not to mention a plethora of antioxidants and libido boosting powers (mmmhmm ladies)… no wonder we love it.

 freezer chocolate

When I first made my own freezer chocolate – which was this No-Bake Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark – I think… I died. It was basically a recipe fail that turned into my ultimate crack favorite sweet treat.  SO addicting.  I knew I had discovered something very, very special.

I’ve been making this bark and using it as a base to make my own freezer chocolates ever since.

carob meltaways freezer chocolate

It’s insanely simple. All you really need is coconut oil, cocoa or carob powder and some form of liquid sweetener, and you’ve got yourself a life time supply of healthy, homemade chocolate ready at your finger tips. And a freezer. You’ll need one of those too. 

The fact that you can make your own chocolate that is made entirely of whole foods you can feel AWESOME about, uses only a small handful of ingredients and is ridiculously quick and easy to whip up is like walking into a candy shop with your parents’ wallet and zero guilty conscious. Total win.

chocolate bark freezer chocolate

Coconut oil is your best friend.  If it wasn’t before, it will be now.  It really is the star of the show here and what makes these freezer chocolates do their thing. Don’t be shy of the quantities – you are giving so many good things to your body.  Apart from all its tremendous health benefits, coconut oil is what gives these chocolates their irresistible and uniquely smooth MELT IN YOUR MOUTH texture. Seriously. The melt in your mouth factor is out of control. Though – warning – this also means, yes, coconut oil does actually melt. Aka. I mean it when I say these are freezer treats.  You may be dealing with a titch of a mess if you let them thaw for too long.

Carob meltways freezer chocolate

Lucky for me, I love frozen chocolate. In fact, I’ve began storing all my chocolate in the freezer. I’m not sure what it is, but I just think cold chocolate tastes better than when at room temperature. Or it just goes better with my tea.

Not only is the base delicious on its own, but the flavor and addition possibilities are endless. Its a blank canvas! To prove it, I have two recipes to share with you. One is more of a “fudge,” in which I used brown rice crispies and a bit of nut butter to bulk up the volume. The other is more of a solid bark. There are slight alterations, but the premise of the base is the same. It really is up to your imagination to change these puppies as you would like. The world is your oyster chocolate factory?

chocolate bark freezer chocolate

For my freezer chocolate bark, I chose to add maca powder (give it up for those hormones). And to keep going with the superfood route, I topped one with crystallized ginger and the other with hemp hearts and sea salt. 

Coconut oil/maca/hemp chocolate bark?  Can I get a heckkk ya!?

chocolate bark freezer chocolateCraisins, dried fruit, nuts, seeds… the possibilities are endless. Though if you can get your hands on maca, I definitely suggest adding it in. Not only for its amazing health benefits (libido, energy, hormones) but it does add an extra little bit of smooth maltyness that you won’t find elsewhere. If you don’t have it, though, do not stress. Just chill.

Get it get it? carob meltaways freezer chocolate

Gah. I can’t even take the meltiness. Enough blabber. Let’s get this freezer chocolate MADE.

Make either of these chocolate treats and know that you are biting into pure health, energy and vitality… AND all made by your own hands. 

Freezer Maca Chocolate Bark
Yields 8
The easiest, smoothest chocolate you will ever make. A few simple ingredients make a blank canvas for any toppings you'd like. Make a batch and have super healthy chocolate only a freezer door away.
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Total Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup virgin coconut oil, melted
  2. 3 Tbsp maple syrup or honey, melted
  3. 4-5 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  4. 1-2 Tbsp maca powder (optional)
  5. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  6. 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  7. Toppings of choice: Hemp seeds, candied ginger, dried fruit, nuts, seeds etc
Instructions
  1. Line a small loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. Mix all ingredients, minus the coconut oil, in a large bowl. Melt coconut oil in the microwave (30 seconds) and add to the rest of the ingredients (alternatively, mix all together on stove top and stir over low heat). Stir well until all is melted and smooth.
  3. Scoop the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth out with a spatula.
  4. Sprinkle on desired toppings, as much as you would like.
  5. Freeze for atleast 30 minutes, until solid.
  6. Break into pieces and store in freezer.
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Chocolate Melt Away Squares
Yields 6
An insanely melt in your mouth chocolatey indulgence, ready in just a few minutes and full of only wholesome ingredients. A perfect bite to grab out of the freezer whenever the craving strikes.
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Total Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup virgin coconut oil, melted
  2. 3 Tbsp smooth natural peanut or almond butter
  3. 3 Tbsp carob powder + 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (or 1/4 cup cocoa powder), sifted
  4. 1 Tbsp maca powder (optional)
  5. 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup or honey (melted if solid)
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  7. 1/8 teaspoon salt
  8. 1/2 cup brown rice crisp cereal
Instructions
  1. Line a small baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Combine all ingredients, minus the coconut oil and rice crisps, together in a large bowl.
  3. Melt coconut oil (and honey if solid) in the microwave (30 seconds). Pour into bowl over ingredients.
  4. Immediately stir everything together very well, until smooth with no lumps.
  5. Carefully stir in brown rice crisps.
  6. Pour the mixture onto the parchment paper and use a spatula to spread out evenly.
  7. Place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes. Cut into squares and store in freezer.
Notes
  1. I love the taste of carob, especially in these bars. If you do not, or you do not have any on hand, using all cocoa powder is completely fine. Carob is slightly sweeter than cocoa, and so you may want to add an extra Tbsp of liquid sweetener if using only cocoa.
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Tell me,

Do you ever eat chocolate from the freezer? 

Are you a carob fan?

What would your first toppings be?

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17 COMMENTS

  1. Kate | 19th Feb 16

    WHY DO I KEEP FORGETTING TO PICK UP COCONUT OIL???
    Seriously, I want to make these right now! I like frozen treats, so I’m sure I’d like these.
    I’ve never liked the crunchy chocolates, but I love the nutty ones! Or anything with peppermint.
    I love the way your blog looks, by the way! It’s so clean and bright.
    I hope you have fabulous- chocolate filled weekend!
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    • Cora | 20th Feb 16

      You mussstttt getttt coconut oil!! Totally make one batch with nuts, and then another with peppermint extract and crushed candy canes. Mmmm.
      Thank you so much! That means a lot (it takes a lot of time, especially when you have such problems making decisions like I do).

  2. Susie @ SuzLyfe | 19th Feb 16

    Hashtag I die
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  3. Sarah @ BucketListTummy | 19th Feb 16

    Yum! Can I say I love how you threw HEMP SEEDS in there? You’re genius. Making these soon. Pinned!
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    • Cora | 20th Feb 16

      Yup yup hemp seeds on eeeerrrting.

  4. Heather@hungryforbalance | 19th Feb 16

    So much yes here!!!! I’m so excited to try the bark version!!!
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    • Cora | 20th Feb 16

      I hope they turn out for you!

  5. cookiesnchem | 20th Feb 16

    Your new blog looks so, so wonderful. And so does this chocolate, you recipe goddess! What exactly is maca? I’ve never seen it in stores before. I’m gonna make the chocolate melt away squares tonight – are there any subs for brown rice crisps though?

    GAH I just love your blog and photos and writing style and everything so much <3

  6. Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets | 20th Feb 16

    I have two freezers so this is ideal for me. 🙂

  7. Stephanie Leduc | 21st Feb 16

    Ouh this looks so yummy! Love how simple this recipe is, and I can’t say I’ve eaten chocolate from the freezer but I am not opposed to it!

  8. chasetheredgrape | 22nd Feb 16

    I do love making my own chocolate this way but haven’t done it in ages – not since I made truffles as gifts for Christmas!
    Love the addition of the rice crispies – I just want to bite into one and have that crunch right now! So good!
    I have to keep all my chocolate in the fridge, otherwise complete meltdown would ensue with the heat here! Although they do add special ingredients to chocolate here to stop it from melting so easily :-S that’s why I always hunt out a better quality chocolate… Avoid these added chemicals!,

    • Cora | 22nd Feb 16

      Oh gosh. That’s hilarious that you actually have to keep yours in the fridge – not just for preference but for survival! They seriously add ingredients that can keep it from melting? I’d be scared to know what it is… You live in a different world don’t you! 🙂

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