How to Make Friends: Homemade Chocolate

by Kelly M

You just became more popular.

You finally made it onto the Christmas party list for that really cool and rich friend of a friend. They ask you to make dessert.

You start flipping out.

What should I bring? Should I make something? No, I should buy something. But that’s a cop-out! What if they don’t like what I bring? There goes my chance of ever being connected to the cool crowd! NOOOOOO!!!!!

Stop panicking.


You email everyone on your contact list in an utter frenzy trying to get suggestions on what to do.

I write you back with a link to this recipe.

Your hands quiver nervously as you scroll down this very page.

You wonder why I know exactly what you’re thinking.

I tell you to not worry your pretty little head about that and keep reading.

You do keep reading, but make a mental note to ask me about it later.

You leap to your kitchen, whip out all these ingredients, stick them in the freezer, and wait in nail-biting anticipation.

You slowly pull the dish out of the freezer, carefully cut off a piece, and, your heart pounding, you take a bite.

And then you dance.

You dance all around the kitchen, striking all kinds of hip dance moves you’re making up on the spot that are sure to start a trend.

No time to waste, you ten times the batch, and head to your party in some drop-dead outfit.

The host, getting complimented on this phenomenal chocolate, personally seeks you out.

She thanks you profusely, and introduces herself as the most cutting edge casting director in the world.

She observes how beautiful and charming you are, and decides to put you into your own TV show.

You become an overnight sensation, gaining millions of dollars and countless adoring fans.

You the build a charity foundation (with your name on it, of course) which brings world peace and cures every disease humans can catch.

All because of this chocolate.

So you’re going to make this now. Right?

Homemade Chocolate (Vegan, Raw, Gluten Free)


Adapted from CCK


4T coconut oil (If you don’t want a coconut flavor, don’t use virgin coconut oil. If want it to be raw, use virgin.)

9T unsweetened cocoa powder (use raw if desired)

40 drops of stevia (reduce or increase depending on your taste)

5T water


Mix all ingredients and freeze until firm in an airtight container.


Popularity tastes really good.


-Kelly M.

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1 Tara December 14, 2011 at 6:48 pm

I love making coconut oil chocolate!! I like to add mint extract and it’s like a quick thin mint!


2 Kelly M December 15, 2011 at 8:25 am

Mmmm. A quick homemade thin mint? You are a genius!


3 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen December 14, 2011 at 8:51 pm

Lol, I made some homemade chocolate similar to this the other day and was doing a little happy dance too when I tasted it. So much fun to be able to make chocolate whenever you feel like it!


4 Kelly M December 15, 2011 at 8:19 am

Aren’t chocolate indeuced happy dances the best? ;)


5 Eleanor@eatinglikeahorse December 14, 2011 at 10:57 pm

Haha, I love the way you write! Oh, and is that a promise about the lots of money/adoring fans bit…? ;-)


6 Kelly M December 15, 2011 at 8:24 am

Thank you! Oh an yeah, totally a promise. But you already have adoring fans! Now maybe we’ll just get you a lottery ticket…


7 cathy@1970kikiproject December 15, 2011 at 3:11 am

fun post to read, kelly! and who doesn’t love a chocolate-themed blog post?!!
my grandpa used to make homemade fudge…it was so sweet it made your teeth hurt!


8 Kelly M December 15, 2011 at 8:21 am

Traditional fudge is really great, isn’t it? Unti you go to the dentist, that is. ;)


9 Hilliary @Happily Ever Healthy December 15, 2011 at 6:16 am

I love this, your post just instantly put a smile on my face! I could totally see myself dancing around my kitchen the way you describe. Ok who am I kidding I frequently do that! The chocolate looks absolutely amazing!

Have a wonderful Thursday! The weekend is in site!


10 Kelly M December 15, 2011 at 8:20 am

Aaw. Thank you! Yay for kitchen dancing! ;)


11 Rebecca @ Miss Magnolia Munches & Moves December 15, 2011 at 6:39 am

It’s true that food can make you more popular! My friends’ husbands love me because they love my chocolate chip cookies. I swear, its the only reason they keep me around. :) I’ll have to make this for them so they love me even more!


12 Kelly M December 15, 2011 at 8:20 am

I’m sure they love you just for you, too. I mean, how could they not? You are wonderful, after all. ;)


13 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. December 15, 2011 at 8:44 am

Great idea! So glad you stopped by my site so i could find yours


14 Kelly M December 17, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Thank you for stopping by!


15 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 16, 2011 at 7:25 am

I make homemade coconut oil chocolate too…just thought about it b/c of my coconut oil giveaway and relinked it. Yours looks delish! Homemade anything of the chocolate variety will always win me over :)


16 Kelly M December 17, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Yay for homemade choc!


17 caloricandcrazy December 17, 2011 at 3:16 pm

I bookmarked this cause I NEED to make this. Seriously so few ingredients?! Wow!


18 Jillian @ DNA and Dessert December 23, 2011 at 3:00 pm

How could you sweeten this without liquid Stevia. I have powdered…


19 Glenda March 21, 2014 at 10:59 pm

I have two different kind of coconut oils. I have liquid and I have a firm set type. Which one do I need to use for this recipe?


20 Kelly M March 28, 2014 at 8:54 am

Hi Glenda! You would melt the coconut oil first, so the liquid type.


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