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6 ingredients and you have full of healthy fats, antioxidants & naturally sweetened with dates treat.

superfood chocolate

Did you know you can make dark at home?! All you have to do is combine equal parts of cacao powder, coconut oil and maple syrup on a stovetop and then freeze. That chocolate already is a step above store bought organic dark chocolate, which is a step above Hershey’s and Cadbury.

But this superfood chocolate sweetened only with dates, full of superfoods like coconut oil, chia seeds, cacao powder and coconut flakes is so 2020.

superfood chocolate

I decided to see what happens if I use dates instead of maple syrup and it so worked! If you love dark chocolate and coconut oil, you will love this treat. And chia seeds make it so crunchy. Tastes almost like toffee dark chocolate bar.

Just pulse the dates, coconut oil and cacao powder in a food processor or a powerful blender for a minute. Not more. You don’t want a paste.

superfood chocolate

Add coconut flakes, chia seeds and salt. Quick pulse. Pour into prepared baking dish and freeze for 30 minutes. Done.

At first Alex said too much coconut. Last night he ate 3 pieces and couldn’t stop. I eat 1 piece and am so full because of all those healthy fats.

superfood chocolate

These superfood chocolate bars keep so well in the fridge or freezer for a long time. I did half and half, along with my other chocolate experiment I will be posting soon.

superfood chocolate

Superfood Dark Chocolate Bars

Superfood Dark Chocolate Bars

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Line 8" x 8" baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a food processor or powerful blender, add coconut oil, cacao powder and dates. Pulse for 30 seconds, scrape the sides of the bowl and process for another 30 seconds. The consistency might look chunky and a bit of oil separation is OK. Generally, you are looking for a jam with chunks texture here (pictured above).
  3. Add coconut flakes, chia seeds and salt, and pulse in short intervals just enough to combine. Transfer to a prepared baking dish, level with spatula (oil on top is fine) and freeze for 30 minutes. Remove chocolate bars holding by the parchment paper flaps onto a cutting board and cut into 16 squares.
  4. Storage Instructions: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 6 months.
http://ifoodreal.com/superfood-dark-chocolate-bars/

Nutritional Info

Servings Per Recipe: 16

Amount Per Serving = 1 square bar:
Calories: 188.2
Total Fat: 13.4 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 34.9 mg
Total Carbs: 18.6 g
Sugars: 11.5 g
Dietary Fiber: 4.3 g
Protein: 2.1 g
WW Points+: 5

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18 Comments

  1. Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine

    Yum! These are being pinned so I remember to make them at Christmas. I have been on a total date kick lately too. I feel so much better after eating dates rather than honey or other sugars… and they taste so decadent!

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    • Olena

      True. I never even thought about these for Christmas! Great idea! Dates are awesome! I switched to Medjool dates only.

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  2. Shashi @ runninsrilankan

    I had no idea I could make dark chocolate at home! What a brilliant tip – thank you! And these bars – OOOH these bars are stunning – the fact they are so full of goodness means I can get my chocolate fix – guilt free!

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    • Olena

      LOL. You are funny. I’m making circles around my fridge and talk myself out of having more than 1 per day. It works so far because they are so filling.

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  3. Laura @ Raise Your Garden

    I’ve tried making similar spins on your recipe at home…..with zero success! I bombed it actually. Ready to try again. They’re pretty simple ingredients too, not this crazy long list that I have to go out and buy.

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  4. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    My chocolate cravings usually begin in the afternoon and I tend to find myself reaching for the unhealthiest of treats to get my sugar hit. However, this is about to change as I will be recreating your superfood chocolate bars.. I love how healthy yet delicious they are. Thanks for the recipe, I can’t wait to try it!

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    • Olena

      Hi Deryn. That’s probably because I have never submitted recipes to Finding Vegan until recently. Nice to meet you.:)

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  5. Elena (Olena)

    Dear Olena! So pleasant to meet you almost in-person! I am from Ukraine as well, have two grown up boys. My husband Mike (Misha) and I live in Texas and if you guys are ever decide to travel south we are willing to host… LOL I just love your site allot and the recipes are so easy and delicious! The first time i made those chocolate bars – i put a bit too much coconut oil and had to come up with extra ingredients: walnuts and dried cranberries and a bit of mint… WOW! that was a huge success! I made a very thin layer and cut it on no more that inch (finger food size) squares… Visiting your site every day… Thanks for sharing

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    • Olena

      Hi Lena! I love getting comments like yours! Sometimes I wonder if people even read my blog…LOL. That’s so sweet of you! We are out of diapers now so I might invite myself over to your home.:) Thank you so much for your kind words and please feel free to leave me a comment anytime. It’s just me and my kitchen most of the days. And a couple of crazy kids.

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      • Elena (Olena)

        Olena, good to find your reply (on my reply, LOL)… How old are your kids now? What does Alex do besides trying all your dishes? Where is your guys parents live now – Calgary? We have several friends living in Calgary and have visited Canada many times… Lets stay in touch. ekolomiets@gmail.com

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        • Olena

          My boys are 8 and 4. Alex is into computers.:) My parents are in Canada and Alex’s parents still back home. Wow, not many people from Texas come to Calgary although I see many similarities between those too LOL. For sure, come and talk to me here. I’m often lonely in my kitchen.:)

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  6. Patricia

    Love this recipe! My kids are obsessed with those chocolate bars! and its so easy to make! It never crossed my mind that I could make my own dark chocolate. Such a great idea. Thank You!

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  7. Ammara

    Hey. How are you? I tried this recipe and it come amazing..everyone loves this.. I tried your many recipe and all comes awesome.. Thank you for sharing you recipe with us.. Just amazing recipes i got..and i just love lve love your frappuccino recipe..thank you… Stay blessed and share more recipes..! :)?????☺️☺️

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