Coconut Oil Chocolate

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Hi and Happy Thursday!


First of all, I have a MILLION Books a Week to review for you.  Okay – not a million.  If I had a million, I would be far past done with Book a Week!  But I do have a few completed books that have been gathering dust on my nightstand, and I owe you reviews.  So – stay tuned for that.


For now… let’s talk about CHOCOLATE.


I have been making “homemade chocolate” for a while now, and I feel compelled to share this AWESOME recipe.  I was originally introduced to the concept of blending coconut oil, cocoa powder, and a sweetener last year by a friend, and I’ve jazzed up the basic recipe to make it even better.  This Coconut Oil Chocolate is crunchy, peanut buttery goodness. 


And there’s almost no added sugar, so it’s pretty healthy, too!  You could probably make this recipe with NO sugar (check the peanut butter – a lot have sugar added) and it would still taste good.  But I find just a drizzle of honey takes it to the next level.


Since coconut oil goes soft at room temp, you must keep these in the fridge.  Eat them right after you take them out of the refrigerator… which shouldn’t be a problem!


Coconut Oil Chocolate


Ingredients (for 10 chocolates):


  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey




  • Set out 10 cupcake wrappers on a plate.
  • In a microwavable bowl, scoop in coconut oil and peanut butter.  Microwave for 30 seconds or until coconut oil is melted.  Mix well.
  • Mix in chia seeds, cocoa powder, and honey.  Mix well.
  • Pour equal amount into the cupcake wrappers.  Place plate in freezer.  Cool until hard.  Transfer to a sealed container and store in the fridge.


Enjoy!  And have a good one!  Check out all my recipes!



  • Kate August 27, 2015, 8:06 am

    I like that these are all mixed together and I don’t have to scoop middles for them. Makes it seem very simple! I just finished my dark chocolate stash, but luckily I have everything on hand so I can make these.

  • Grace @ Diary of a Running Snail August 27, 2015, 9:46 am

    I love this recipe so much! I can’t wait to try. Thank you for posting!!

  • August 27, 2015, 9:48 am

    That looks amazing! I am pregnant and have a little chocolate or ice cream every day (the one time in my life where I actually don’t feel guilty about this haha) so I will definitely make these!

  • Natalie @ The Ravenous Mommy August 27, 2015, 10:06 am

    I’m so making this! I just need to run out and buy some cocoa powder.

  • Chelsea @ TableForOne August 27, 2015, 10:16 am

    I recently discovered this combo too. It is so tasty. I used it as a frosting on top of homemade brownies. When it sets, it reminds me of a molten chocolate topping!

  • jenn August 27, 2015, 12:47 pm

    I am so making these tonight- look amazing!

  • Brooke August 27, 2015, 12:54 pm

    Do you use unrefined or refine coconut oil?

    • Caitlin August 29, 2015, 7:07 pm

      I think mine is unrefined.

  • Jennifer Sullivan August 27, 2015, 12:59 pm

    I would love to see a Healthy Tipping Point Cookbook!!!

  • Ramona August 27, 2015, 1:42 pm

    wondering if this would work with homemade almond (or other nuts) butter as well :-O

    • Caitlin August 29, 2015, 7:07 pm


  • Sara August 27, 2015, 6:53 pm

    Sounds delicious! I’m going to have to try this recipe – I love peanut butter cups.

  • Jolene ( August 27, 2015, 9:00 pm

    Those sounds fantastic, and I’ve been wanting to incorporate more coconut products into my diet; the research on their health benefits is staggering!

  • Lisa August 28, 2015, 4:26 pm

    OMG AMAZING! just made a batch and I can’t stop eating them!:) 🙁

    I sprinkled pink himalyalan salt on top!

  • Cassie August 28, 2015, 5:14 pm

    This is my daily dessert, but I don’t have the patience to let it cool down so I just eat it like pudding straight from the microwave. Yum!

  • sarah r. August 28, 2015, 9:58 pm

    i love you. that is all.

    no, just kidding. but omg. i just made these. i’ve been making coconut oil chocolate for awhile now (baby has milk-soy protein intolerance so my diet is restricted and buying dairy-free chocolate treats is $$$!) but never thought about this combination. the PB and crunchy chia make it even better. its seriously difficult for me not to go eat 5 more of these right now…

  • Nina @The Runners Mark August 29, 2015, 4:58 pm

    This recipe is very similar to one that I found on pinterest. (Found out the hard way that you can have too coconut oil much) I love the idea of making your own chocolate. It is much healthier for you too!

  • kelly August 29, 2015, 5:59 pm

    looks awesome, cant wait to try them!!

  • Hannah August 29, 2015, 8:15 pm

    Thank you. This is perfect. I’ve already made and eaten entire batch and will be making more tonight,…

    • Caitlin August 30, 2015, 10:20 am

      I know soooo good.

  • Emily August 29, 2015, 8:33 pm

    Wow. This looks so good Caitlin, and your peanut butter cups are just perfect looking.

  • Katy September 8, 2015, 12:54 pm

    I made these and they are ridiculously simple and so yummy! I love the addition of the chia seeds! Very satisfying way to curb a sweet tooth!

  • Kadie September 8, 2015, 2:19 pm

    I wonder if you could use PB2 or a powdered peanut “butter” where you just add water.

  • Michelle September 8, 2015, 4:16 pm

    I am so excited to make these. They look super yummy.

  • Shannon September 25, 2015, 9:14 pm

    Okay I must have done something wrong! The cocoa powder I used was unsweetened- Was that the problem? They came out really bitter!

    • Caitlin September 28, 2015, 1:40 pm

      Did you forget the honey? Add more!

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