Dairy Free Chocolate Recipes-
Today it is my absolute pleasure to have my sweet bloggy friend Lori from Waldorf Inspired Moms as my very special guest. She shares beautiful things on her blog as well as delicious recipes for dairy free and gluten free diets. She is both kind and very talented . She lives in the Aloha state surrounded by sand and surf and lots of inspiration for her wonderful projects. Today she is sharing her dairy free chocolate recipes. Perfect for Easter.
Many thanks to Katherine for inviting me to be here today. I send my warmest aloha from sunny Hawaii!
Waldorf (inspired) Moms is a place for Moms to gather to: create beauty—beautiful Waldorf (inspired) toys and handwork, nurture our families–in a holistic way, paying careful attention to nutrition, and nurture ourselves—taking time to nourish our bodies and spirits.
Today I’d like to share a recipe for healthy dairy free chocolate that I am making for my children for Easter. Like my dear host Katherine, my son cannot eat dairy. It is not easy being a dairy free kid and it’s especially difficult on Easter when all of the other kids are getting fun chocolate bunnies or chocolate eggs. (buying dairy free chocolate bunnies and eggs here in Hawaii is virtually impossible!)
This year I finally figured out a way to make dairy free homemade Easter chocolate that is delicious and fun. And, the best part is that it is truly EASY. The chocolate only uses 4 whole food ingredients and takes less than 10 minutes of prep time. The hardest part of the recipe is waiting for the chocolate to harden in the freezer or refrigerator! I’ve also started making yummy dairy free white chocolate. (please see ‘waldorfmoms.com’ for the recipe)
The key to making these chocolates special is to take time to mold and wrap your chocolates in a beautiful way. I found very inexpensive chocolate molds and colored foil at a local cooking store. I added brightly colored ribbons and little baskets that I had at home. You don’t have to be fancy though…You can use muffins cups or a mini loaf pan as molds if you’d like.
I hope that you will try to make your own homemade dairy free chocolate…for Easter or for anytime!
Recipe Type: dairy free, vegan, gluten free
Author: Lori from Waldorf (inspired) Moms
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Five minutes of prep time will make delicious homemade dairy free chocolate!
1/4 cup melted coconut oil or cacao butter **
1/4 cup powdered cocoa
2-3 tablespoons of powdered sugar (to taste)
1/8 teaspoon vanilla
OPTIONAL: 1/4-1/3 cup nuts, coconut flakes, rice krispies, slightly sweetened chunky peanut butter or whatever!
Melt coconut oil or cacao butter in double boiler (or if you’re brave, use your microwave)
Add sifted cocoa powder and powdered sugar (to remove lumps) and vanilla.
Whisk until smooth and creamy.
Fold in add-in ingredients if desired.
Pour into desired mold and freeze or refrigerate until completely solid–about 20 minutes.
**I like using “unscented, aroma free” coconut oil that does not have coconut taste
**Chocolate made with coconut oil will need to be stored in the refrigerator as coconut oil melts at 75 degrees. If you want to keep your chocolate at room temperature, use cacao butter which doesn’t melt until 95 degrees.
Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful treat Perfect for everyone and especially for those of us who have to be dairy free. A wonderful post my friend. It has been a pleasure having you share
Have you ever made your own chocolate candies or bunnies?
On a side note…I am ecstatic to share the news that my Mother will arrive for a visit today! It has been a year since we hugged ( she lives in Washington). I am so excited! We were expecting here on Easter Sunday but she called with the surprise news that she will be here today!!! Hoping she will stay for two-three weeks. Squeal! so happy ♥
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