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Apr 15 2014

Dairy Free Chocolate Recipes

Dairy Free Chocolate Recipes-

loriToday 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.

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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!)chocolate-foil-oreos

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)

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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.dairy free chocolate recipe

I hope that you will try to make your own homemade dairy free chocolate…for Easter or for anytime!

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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!
Ingredients
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!
Instructions
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.

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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?

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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  1. Alison

    I love this! I am eager to make chocolates for my children that I know are good for them. I love the way Lori wrapped them too. So special.

  2. Karen Jones

    I’ve been following Lori on her waldorf mom’s site and I just love all of her creations and recipes. It’s a work of art. She is so gifted and her presentation of her things she make are so delightful and cheerful looking. She has an eye for artistic beauty for color combinations and presentation. Great time to make chocolate candies for Easter!

  3. Cheryl Hiraoka

    These recipes look so easy and the chocolates look beautiful- like from a gourmet candy store ! I can’t wait to try it !!!

  4. Tiffany

    The chocolates “playing” on the wheat grass is so beautiful! Love the ribbon wrapped little lauhala boxes, too!
    My 5 year old daughter loves making Lori’s chocolate with me and my whole family loves eating it! My family thinks this chocolate is better than store bought!

  5. Sarah- Our Island Home

    Thank you for sharing this recipe! Looks great!

  6. florence tanigawa

    Finally, a real Easter treat which can be shared with the whole family! Beautifully presented with that special custom look. I’m inspired to make the candies tomorrow. Thank you, Lori. You do a fantastic job!

  7. florence tanigawa

    How exciting to be able to make such yummy gluten and dairy free candies! You certainly have a flair
    for making it look so special, so custom made. Thank you, Lori. You create with such love and
    dedication.

  8. kathy

    These are gorgeous. Very good recipe especially when there are kids who cant take diary products

  9. Kizzy @ The Dainty Dolls House

    Yum, I love all chocolate :)))

  10. greenfreaksheathermama

    YUM! and thank you. we can’t do dairy or gluten. <3

  11. Erlene

    Wow such a simple recipe. I never knew making dairy free chocolate would be so easy. I have all of those ingredients and could probably make these in a jiffy. Thanks for sharing this on The Yuck Stops Here!

  12. www.writingbygloria.com

    I like just looking at these beautiful candies; I don’t have to eat them (although I certainly would) to enjoy them.

  13. Cheryl

    I am so grateful that you shared this delicous recipe at The Yuck Stops Here link party! I will also be including it in my Easter/Passover Recipe Roundup. Starting tomorrow there will be voting for the favorite recipe from the roundup! If you would like to come by and vote for your recipe, or check out your competition and vote for one of them, stop over between now and Easter at 8 pm ET to vote! You can find the link at mommasangelbaby Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe! I also hope you’ll stop by The Yuck Stops Here again soon to share more of your awesome talents. HUGS & Happy Easter!

  14. Cindy

    Mmmm…looks YUMMY! Have fun with your mom!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

  15. Rosey

    I haven’t made them, but I would, definitely! :)
    Happy Easter to you and hurrah for visits with mom!

  16. sf

    mouthwatering and colorful!

  17. Anne Asplin

    Hi, we tried out your recipe and really enjoyed it! anneasplin. com/ something-sweet-for-my-sweetie/

    1. Katherines Corner

      happy you enjoyed it, hugs!

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