How to Make Chocolate at Home With Cocoa Powder

In this article, we are in the kitchen! And I’m going to show you how to make chocolate at home with cocoa powder. It’s super easy to make, it’s healthy,  satisfies those cravings and can even help in the weight loss department. WHAAAT…. You can eat chocolate AND lose weight!!!???

My name is Linda Poirier…and I’m a chocoholic…. My eyes light up whenever I see chocolate, talk about chocolate or eat it. If I have chocolate on doesn’t even stand a chance of surviving.

How many of you can relate to being a HUUGGGGE chocolate lover?. I would choose chocolate over chips any day. Most often you’re one or an other…more of a sweets type person or a salty type person. I’m definitely the sweet side.

How Making Chocolate at Home All Began

So, One night I didn’t have any chocolate in the house… and I reeaaaaally wanted I got creative and made my own. It doesn’t have any added sugar, tastes great, is satisfying and is quick to make….is sugar free, dairy free and gluten free… and the best part is a little bit takes you a long way. 

Here’s what you’ll need for the base. I’ll give you the big batch version…. and then the lazy girl just need a little bit version and right now version 😉  You’re welcome.

Big Batch Homemade Chocolate Recipe

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (cold press and virgin is healthiest)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • If you want to sweeten it, you add 1/4 cup honey or agave or maple syrup or stevia
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

For Extra Fat Burning Properties, you can add cinnamon, green tea, chai tea, cayenne, coffee


  1. Dump the coconut oil, cocoa powder, salt, and sweetener of choice into a non-stick pot.
  2. Mix together on low-medium heat until the sweetener is blended in thoroughly. You don’t need to cook anything, you’re just trying to melt it all together. Turn off the heat.
  3. If you are using a mould with details, chop the add-ins to make them finer so they don’t ruin the details of your mould. If you are using a generic shape mould, you can sprinkle in the add-ins without chopping them.
  4. Pour the chocolate into the moulds and place in the freezer for 15-30 minutes. The deeper the mould the longer it will take to cool off.
  5. Pop them out and enjoy! Keep all the chocolate in the fridge or else it will melt down. 😀


How many it makes : BIg batch makes x chocolates

The lazy way, get your quick fix Instructions:

1 TBSP of Cocoa

1 TBSP of Virgin Coconut Oil

Mix it together and smush it as best you can in a bowl and pop it in the freezer. Voila Happy Chocolate. Cheers and You’re welcome 🙂

How many it makes : Little batch makes 1 Chocolates.  

For Extra Fat Burning Properties, you can add cinnamon, green tea, chai tea, cayenne, coffee, pure vanilla extract


Nutrition Information:

Cocoa Powder: 1 tbsp = 10 calories

Coconut Oil: 1 tsbp = 130 calories

How to make it a kick butt weight loss chocolate

Add Cinnamon – Known for balancing blood sugar, helping to curb cravings and keep you feeling full for longer. .. If you’re one of those women who always have cravings…..Cinnamon is excellent to help you with that.

Chai Tea – Containing less caffeine than regular coffee, this bolstering brew is rich in fragrant spices that aid digestion and boost metabolism

To do that…you can sprinkle a bit into it.



We use an organic coffee in our house which is made with green tea extract, trace minerals, and coconut oil

It boosts the metabolism…as you know gives a little kick start to your day and can when mixed coffee and chocolate together can taste simply awesome


When to Have It

Have it when you crave it, a little piece of heaven in the afternoon or something small at night. Word of caution about chocolate/caffeine…dark chocolate will keep you up at night so be careful.

For people who don’t like coconut:

Try different brands if you don’t like coconut. People seem to really like Nutiva (it does taste like coconut but it’s one of the better ones out there/. If you want something that doesn’t taste like coconut at all…. You can get refined coconut oil. TRefined doesn’t taste like coconut.

How awesome is that, that you STILL Get to have chocolate AND lose weight? Try this super simple recipe and comment below how it turned out and what you thought.

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