Real Homemade Chocolate with 3 Ingredients + FAQ
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Serves: 1 dozen pieces
  • 100 grams cacao butter
  • 40 grams natural unsweetened cacao or cocoa powder
  • 20-25 grams powdered sugar* {depends on how sweet you like it}
  • Optional: pinch of fine salt and instant espresso
  • Other options: fruits, nuts, or extracts.
  • {My favorite add ins are hazelnuts, goji berries, fleur de sel, or cayenne but the possibilities are endless!}
  1. Using either the microwave or a double boiler, heat even size pieces of cacao butter low and slow. Heat until it just melts- no more, allowing the residual heat to melt the rest. Let this sit to slightly cool for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Sift the cacao or cocoa powder with the sugar and stir into the cacao butter. Add the salt and espresso, if using.
  3. Pour into molds of choice. Toss in other add ins, if desired.
  4. Allow to set in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
*You can use any sweetener of your choice. The powdered sugar just makes the chocolate a bit more stable.
Recipe by The Squishy Monster at