5 Ingredient Paleo Salted Chocolate

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 4 ingredient paleo chocolate

 4 ingredient paleo chocolate

 4 ingredient paleo chocolate

I thought I could wait to share this recipe with you all but I can’t, I’m just too hyped about it. 

The idea for the post was inspired by one of my dearest friends who also happens to be my co-worker. She and I spend copious amounts of time discussing food at work and outside of work. She will often bring one of the latest recipes she’s made for me to sample or some new and exciting food she’s picked up from one of her local stores. 

This time it was chocolate. But not just any chocolate – it was Icelandic chocolate with sea salt. Describing just how luscious, decadent and mindfuckingly good this chocolate was still wouldn’t do it justice. I was at a loss for words. I slowly returned to my desk in awe trying my best to make this chocolate last – eating it a tiny bite at a time. 

While riding this chocolate high, I thought about some of my favorite Icelandic musicians and how I wish I could see Iceland and how much I didn’t want to be sitting in my cubicle at that moment. But as I sat there, licking the last of the chocolate of my fingers, I wondered; couldn’t I make my own chocolate? It may not be the Bjork of chocolate but I could try.

The trouble with regular chocolate is that it needs a binding agent typically in the form of soy lechitin to make it shelf stable. I’m guessing chocolate companies wouldn’t make it too far if their products had to be frozen. But since I’m not most companies but just a woman with a sweet tooth and a particular sweet tooth for chocolate, I set out to recipe test my own. 

After several batches, some very excited children and more chocolate than I’ve eaten in about 5 months, I finally settled on a recipe. I still can’t believe how easy it is to make. The caveat is you have to like coconut and you have to not mind keeping your chocolate in the freezer. If you’re cool with those, read on. 

The only thing you’ll need is cocoa powder, unrefined coconut oil, vanilla extract and maple syrup. You can use either stovetop to heat the coconut oil or micro. The end result will be a silky smooth chocolate that you won’t be able to stop eating. Sorry not sorry. 

 4 ingredient paleo chocolate

 4 ingredient paleo chocolate

5  ingredient paleo chocolate

  • prep time: 2 minutes

  • cooking time: 1-2 minutes

  • freezing time: at least 1.5 – 2 hours

  • makes: 1 chocolate bar




Line your loaf pan with two crossing pieces of parchment paper (for easy removal)

Depending on what you’d like to use, either melt the coconut oil in a pan over the stove top, or heat the coconut oil in the microwave for 1 minute

Stir in cocoa powder, maple syrup and vanilla extract and mix well to combine until the chocolate mixture is smooth.

Pour chocolate mixture in your prepared loaf pan and sprinkle with salt. Freeze for at least 1.5 hours. 

Once chocolate is set, cut into chunks and store in freezer. 

 Get your chocolate fix with none of the additives you find on store shelves. This paleo salted chocolate requires just five ingredients, is incredibly easy to make and is 100% delicious. Click to find out what you need to do to get your hands on this treat! #calmeats #chocolate #vegan #paleochocolate #paleodesserts #5ingredienttreats #paleo #vegantreats #glutenfreedesserts #glutenfree #dairyfree #dairyfreedesserts


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  • Reply
    May 17, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    Anything with "salted" and "chocolate" has me hoooked!!

    • Reply
      Daniela Modesto
      May 18, 2018 at 1:14 am

      Haha I’m with you all the way!

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    Melissa Schollaert
    May 17, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    I love chocolate and cannot wait to try this!

    • Reply
      Daniela Modesto
      May 18, 2018 at 1:15 am

      Thanks Melissa – I think you may like it 😉

  • Reply
    Carol Little R.H. @studiobotanica
    May 17, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    SO easy!! Bet this one is to faint for!!!
    Thanks! Now.. to make the time… xo

    • Reply
      Daniela Modesto
      May 18, 2018 at 1:17 am

      Haha thanks Carol! I do love it too!!

  • Reply
    Jessica Levinson
    May 18, 2018 at 2:45 am

    I am loving how easy this is to make! Definitely going to enjoy having this treat in my freezer!

    • Reply
      Daniela Modesto
      May 18, 2018 at 6:26 pm

      Thank you Jessica! I can’t get enough of it 😉

  • Reply
    May 18, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    I don’t have maple syrup on hand but will be trying it with raw honey. Great idea!

    • Reply
      Daniela Modesto
      May 18, 2018 at 6:26 pm

      Perfect alternative Shannon! It will be great that way too!

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    May 24, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    I have to admit, I was skeptical but wanted to give this a try. It was delicious! Now to only eat a little bit of it, because I want to eat it all!

    • Reply
      Daniela Modesto
      May 24, 2018 at 2:55 pm

      Hahah I know, Jadine! That was my problem too! I’m so happy you liked it and appreciate the honest feedback 🙂

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    Megan Stevens
    May 25, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    So few ingredients and so tempting! Love how dark it turns out!

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    July 16, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    would this work with fractionated coconut oil?

    • Reply
      Daniela Modesto
      July 16, 2018 at 3:37 pm

      Hi Marie,
      I honestly haven’t used fractioned in cooking as I like the fact that unrefined hardens at room temperature, fridge or freezer, therefore helping to bind all the other ingredients. You could always do a little test and put a little in a container and see how it does in the freezer but in my opinion, I would just use regular coconut oil.

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