Dark Chocolate Marshmallow Bar (sugar free options)

I made a batch of Easter Chocolate.  Lots of candy to choose from in the stores but it’s so easy to make up a healthier version of a chocolate Easter treat.   Chocolate can be a delicious sugar free option.  Especially with great products like Stevia, Vanilla Stevia is what I used today in this chocolate.

I used flavored marshmallows in this chocolate to give it an Easter feel but this recipe is mainly about making sugar free chocolate.

Melt some good unsweetened chocolate in a double boiler or microwave.  I use a Ball Canning jar to melt and store my chocolate in so I don’t waste whatever isn’t used each time.  It stores well in the refrigerator for the next recipe.  I can easily add more chocolate to the jar when it gets low and can melt the chocolate right in the jar.

I usually put the whole jar in a bowl of hot water and set it on the warming burner on the stove top.  You can easily do this same process in a microwave but the bowl of water does speed things up and can keep the melted chocolate warm until you’re ready for it.

Today, I mixed in about 1 tsp. of Vanilla Stevia (NuNaturals)
to sweeten the cocoa.  I’ve also used a little butter sometimes to give it a gloss. 

Chocolate is very much an experiment and can be adapted for whatever your recipe needs are when you make it from scratch like this.  It does take a little practice.  It’s nice to taste your test batches though! 

For molds, I use a lot of ‘take out’ food container lids to pour the hot chocolate into.  I’ve found they make a good thickness and the bar pops out easily, stores cleanly in the fridge and I can make a couple flavors at a time using these dish lids.   Obviously you can use any glass or heat proof plastic to pour the chocolate into.  Just letting you know what I’ve used for a while now that works well.

This homemade Chocolate is a healthy and cheaper option than store bought and you can adjust flavors and ingredients to family and friends health concerns or allergies.  Give it a try.  It’s easy!

HAPPY EASTER!

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