Looking at the image above, I realize you’re probably thinking, “those aren’t chocolate chips, they’re chocolate chunks”. And you’re right. But I figure chocolate chips verses chocolate chunks is kinda like tomayto tomahto, right? I mean same ingredients, same taste and texture, just a different look. And if I’d have had one of these handy little chocolate chip molds, I would have made chips instead of chunks. Because let’s be real, chips just sounds better than chunks, right? Plus, they’re adorable.
Now that we got all that semantics stuff out of the way, can we talk about the simplicity of making your own chocolate for baking? Literally only 5 ingredients, 4 if you don’t count the sea salt. And within 30 minutes, start to finish, you have your own homemade chocolate chips (or chunks). Even better, they’re dairy-free and soy-free, making them completely allergy friendly.
ALL THE REASONS YOU’LL LOVE THESE DAIRY-FREE HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE CHIPS:
- 5 simple ingredients
- Ready in 30 minutes
- Allergy friendly
- SUPER delicious
- CHOCOLATE – need I say more?
Next recipe coming your way is for some pretty amazing (if I do say so myself) Vegan Chocolate Caramel Peanut Butter Bars. Which just so happens to feature these Dairy-Free Homemade Chocolate Chips!
Dairy-Free Homemade Chocolate Chips + Soy-Free
- 1 cup plus 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 cup refined organic coconut oil
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- In a small saute pan, add coconut oil and vanilla extract. Melt over medium heat, stirring continuously.
- Once melted, remove from heat and whisk in cocoa powder, maple syrup and sea salt.
- Keep whisking as the chocolate cools - this is extremely important for making sure the chocolate has a smooth consistency without any graininess.
- Once chocolate has cooled, pour out onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Put in the freezer for 10 minutes.
- Once the chocolate has fully hardened, remove and cut into small chunks. Store in freezer and use in place of chocolate chips!
- Yields approximately 3 cups chopped - nutrition info for 1 tbsp (48 servings)
Recipe adapted from Our Inspired Roots.