These easy, dairy-free homemade honey-sweetened chocolate chunks are just what you need to replace conventional chocolate chips! Paleo and GAPS diet friendly!
Ok, so by now, if you’ve been around this blog a time or two, you probably know at least one thing about me for sure: I love chocolate. You might say I’m a chocoholic. I’ve been told I have a sweet tooth a couple times, but it’s actually not true. I love chocolate, not sweets.
When it comes to chocolate, I’m not a Hershey’s kind of girl. Don’t try and give me milk chocolate for my birthday. I’ll take it home and feed it to my husband!
The darker the better, baby. I’ve even been known to eat cocoa powder straight from the can.
With this in mind, you’ll understand that when I say chocolate was the hardest thing to give up when going on the GAPS diet, I mean it was hard…
If you’re not all up on what the GAPS diet entails, you can read through my family’s journey here. I wrote about it the first time my family went through the intro diet. Yes, a whole family of 6 going on an extreme detox diet for 6 months. It was fun.
Since then, I’ve put myself back on the GAPS diet – and stuck it out almost 2 years so far! And with almost 2 years under my belt, I needed a GAPS-friendly alternative to chocolate chips and chocolate bars to fill my need. I mean, cravings.
Simple does it.
Now, being that I’ve been sugar-free for the past 6 years (other than honey and the occasional molasses or maple syrup), I’ve been making my own chocolate bars for a while. They’re not really hard, just a few ingredients mixed up and stuck in the freezer to harden. But they don’t work that well for baking.
So when I had to give up my occasional cheat of semi-sweet chocolate chips, I knew I needed to figure something out. Thankfully, I fellow GAPS friend had told me about a blogger who had used bakers chocolate bars to create a GAPS-friendly chocolate bar. So I set out to make my own version.
A chocolatey win.
With only 3 ingredients – and 2 optional ones – these easy homemade GAPS chocolate chunks are just what I needed! They’re super simple to make, hard to ruin, and work great in baking. A wonderful, melty gooey-ness, instead of a chocolatey water mess like my freezer chocolate.
Now, you don’t have to be on the GAPS diet to enjoy these chocolate chunks. They’re perfect for paleo peeps, too, as well as those of you who can’t afford stevia-or-something-else-sweetened stuff on Amazon…
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Easy, Homemade Honey-Sweetened Chocolate Chunks
Free from grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and refined sugar.
- 1 bar plain bakers chocolate (I usually just get them at Walmart)
- 2 T. honey (local or raw is best!)
- 2 T. coconut oil
- 1 t. vanilla (you can learn how to make your own here)
- 2 dashes himalayan salt
In small saucepan, melt bakers chocolate over low heat.
When melted, remove from heat and allow to cool until you can touch it.
Freeze until firm, then chop into chunks.
Store in the fridge.
Excited to use your new chocolate chunks? They go great in these grain-free treats! (Or just eat them by the handful. No judgement…)