5 ingredient home made chocolate

Is there any problem in this world Chocolate cannot fix?

I’m asking that in all seriousness.

What if I told you, you can have yourself some insanely rich, intense, decadent chocolate…. all that’s needed are 5 ingredients: Raw Cocoa butter, Raw Cacao powder, coconut nectar, vanilla extract & salt. And it’s ready in 15 minutes.

The real kicker though?? This devilishly decadent divine dolce is dairy free, gluten free & raw.

Because it’s dairy-free, the chocolate flavor is really intense, that’s partly to do with the raw cacao powder as well. I strongly recommend using raw cacao powder in lieu of Cocoa powder, its processed counterpart, which I find dulls the taste just a tad.

I’ve made this for friends on their birthdays as gifts – and they’re always shocked when I tell them it’s dairy free! Just look at how gorgeous they look, I used an edible gold paint from Michael’s to make ’em look fancy. I can’t paint for the life of me, (I spilt half the bottle on me while making these) – this is the closest I can get. But if I can do it, then so can you 🙂

You can also use chocolate molds or paper molds, which I bought for $6 to get this artisanal look, you can find similar ones here.

Here’s a quick run down on how to make this (hover over the pics for captions):

Add the raw cacao powder

Whisk choco mixture

Pour into molds & set in fridge

So kick back & relax while noshing on this amazing chocolate, I’d love to see your pictures if you make this recipe, tag it with #findmymojyo on Instagram. Looking for Mojo? This chocolate, literally, has it written all over it.

5 ingredient home made chocolate

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: About 15 chocolates & wondering if chocolate is the solution to world peace


  • 1 cup grated raw cacao butter Here's what I used
  • 3 Tbsp. Coconut Nectar Here's what I used
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder Here's what I used
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • A pinch of chilli powder (optional, but sweet heaven this was amazing)
  • Your choice of nuts (optional, I've used almonds, pistachioes in the past)


  1. Prep your chocolate mold & paper molds on a tray or flat surface to pour the chocolate & set aside.
  2. Add a few inches of water to a large stockpot & boil. Stack a mixing bowl on top of the stockpot, this is your "double boiler". Choose a pot that has depth, and where the water won't touch the mixing bowl - you're relying on the steam to melt the cacao butter & cacao powder.
  3. Add the grated cacao butter to the "double broiler" (mixing bowl), let it melt for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the coconut nectar, vanilla extract and whisk thoroughly. Turn off the stovepot, remove the mixing bowl from heat and place on a flat surface.
  5. Add the raw cacao powder to the mixing bowl, add salt, chilli powder as desired. Whisk thoroughly.
  6. Pour the chocolate mixture into the chocolate molds. Top with nuts, if desired.
  7. Transfer the molds to the fridge for 10 minutes or longer. When ready, peel from the molds, your chocolate is ready to eat!


Raw, Gluten free, Dairy Free, Vegan. Chocolate will store well for upto a month. Can melt & add milk to make hot chocolate 🙂


Also published on Medium.

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Louann Kristy July 7, 2017 at 9:51 AM

Ooooo how easy and yum !!!!

Jyo July 10, 2017 at 11:12 AM

Thank you!

Lynn White July 7, 2017 at 10:47 AM

My husband has a sweet tooth. So glad this is easy. will give it a try!

Jyo July 10, 2017 at 11:12 AM

Thank you! Let me know how it turns out 🙂

stephanie July 7, 2017 at 2:25 PM

Yum! This looks and sounds soooooo good! I purchase dairy free vegan truffles in Los Angeles at a restaurant called Cafe Gratitude, but they’re around $4 for one tiny chocolate. I’m going to try your recipe. I wonder how long they keep.

Jyo July 10, 2017 at 11:11 AM

Thanks Stephanie! They keep for 2 weeks – 1 month in the fridge. I’ll check out Cafe Gratitude next time I’m in LA!

Prerna Garg Agarwal July 7, 2017 at 9:29 PM

My husband loves chocolate so I am definitely going to try these for him!

Jyo July 10, 2017 at 11:10 AM

Please do! Would love to hear how it turns out 🙂

joyfuliowan July 8, 2017 at 5:07 AM

This sounds amazing! I love to make chocolates. My goal was to one day open a chocolate shop.

Jyo July 10, 2017 at 11:10 AM

Thank you! You totally should <3, folks like me would line up daily 🙂

Pooja Krishna July 9, 2017 at 5:08 AM

Such simple yet clever recipe. Surely gonna try this – like the add-ons you suggested too. (Love orange chocolate, too).

Jyo July 10, 2017 at 11:09 AM

Thank you! Oooh great idea with the orange addition!


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