If not for a guilty conscience, would you rather have chocolates every day? Well, what if we told you there are some awesome homemade chocolate recipes that your family, kids, and you can enjoy guilt-free?
Since time immemorial, chocolate has been a great comfort food for everyone. Some studies show that when people are in low spirits, chocolates help elevate their mood.
If your kids love a bite of chocolate every now and then and you find yourself schooling them against it ever too often, simply give some of our delectable recipes a shot.
Easy Homemade Chocolate Recipes
These healthy, nourishing, and finger-licking homemade chocolate recipes are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth without taking you on a guilt trip. Also, your kids will love you for these!
1. Chocolate Bars
These bars are made using healthy and nutritious ingredients like pistachios, almonds, dried cranberries, protein powder, and dark chocolate. They are a rich protein snack that keeps your little ones happy and satiated for long.
These energy bars are ideal to provide your little one with the daily dose of protein without a fuss. You can prepare them in different flavours by incorporating raspberries, peanut butter, or butterscotch pralines. When looking for healthy homemade chocolate recipes, you can choose to go for this one.
2. Chocolate Mug Cake
When your little ones have chocolate cravings in the middle of the night and elaborate baking or buying off the shelf is not an option, this is a super easy, healthy, and chocolatey cake recipe you can try.
Ready in just two minutes, it can be made using coconut oil, maple syrup, egg, vanilla essence, raw cocoa powder, and almond powder. Blend all the ingredients in a cup and microwave it for around 2 minutes. It takes time for the cup to cool down, so take it out after a few minutes. A low-calorie and healthy cake is ready to be served, making it one of the best home made chocolate cake recipes for the kiddos.
3. Chocolate Ragi Muffins
Chocolate products are found in abundance everywhere. Many of them are loaded with high calories of sugar and are therefore unhealthy. The good news is that this is one of the best homemade chocolate recipes that is low in calories, nutritious and tastes yummy.
These chocolate ragi muffins are made using whole wheat powder, organic jaggery, ragi malt powder, cocoa, dates powder, a pinch of salt, oil, lemon juice, baking powder, and water.
To bake, preheat the oven for 5 minutes to 180 degrees celsius. Sieve ragi malt powder, whole wheat powder, salt, baking powder, and chocolate dates smoothie powder in a bowl and keep it aside. In another bowl, mix jaggery powder with water, lemon juice, and keep on stirring until the entire jaggery is dissolved in water. Quickly mix it with oil. The jaggery mix is ready. Now, quickly add the dry mixture with the jaggery mix. Mix it properly with a spatula and ensure that no lumps are formed. Finally, add orange zest to the mixture. Add the batter into each muffin layer to 3/4th of its capacity.
Verify that there is no air bubble in the muffin tray by tapping it. Transfer it to the microwave and bake at 180 degrees celsius for 25 minutes. Let it cool down and let your kids enjoy it.
4. Multigrain Chocolate Popsicle
Chocolate popsicles are always so tempting but before picking them up from a refrigerator, various thoughts cross your mind — calories, sugar, nutrition, etc. What if someone tells you that you can have a highly nutritious version of chocolate popsicles loaded with multigrain?
This mouthwatering homemade chocolate recipe is made using chocolate health drink, milk, and honey (optional for sweetening agent). You will need popsicle moulds and ice-cream sticks as well. The preparation is simple and fast. To the boiling milk, add chocolate health drink mix. Mix it so that there are no lumps formed. When it cools down, add honey to it.
Transfer the mixture to the mould and refrigerate it for an hour. The chocolate in the mould becomes firm. Add ice- cream sticks to it. Freeze it again for 7 hours. If you want to take it out from the mould, keep it under running water for a few minutes.
5. Homemade Chocolate Truffle
This super-delicious truffle is sugarless and gluten-free. It is both healthy and tasty and therefore it can be served before the kids without any worries regarding tantrums or health risks.
Heat coconut oil in a pan on a slow flame till it melts. Add honey/maple syrup and mix it with the oil. Thereafter, add cocoa powder and blend it. While continuously mixing, don’t forget to add ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract and chopped dry fruits(optional), in between. Cover the mixture with aluminium foil till it gets solid but stays soft. Scoop out 1 tbsp of the chocolate mix and roll it into a round truffle. You, along with your children, can try this home made chocolate recipe without any remorse.
6. Homemade Multigrain Chocolate Cookies
You must have seen kids and toddlers ranting and raving to have cookies. Utterly displeased, mothers have no choice but to give in to their hot temper. Such mothers can now heave a sigh of relief, as they can switch to healthy and easy homemade chocolate recipes. These cookies are made of chocolate multigrain powder, dry dates powder, milk, ghee, and cashew nuts.
Sieve the multigrain chocolate health mix and preheat the oven for 10 minutes at 180 degrees. Add dry dates powder and cold ghee to it until they appear like bread crumbs. Add milk to it. Assemble the mixture but do not knead it. Try to round it and then flatten it with palm and bake it in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
Hope these recipes answer your query on how to make easy homemade chocolate. Packed with all healthy ingredients, these homemade chocolate recipes are delicious and will keep you and your children fit. If you want, you can also try some other home made chocolate recipe by Sanjeev Kapoor for variety.
These delicious and nutritious bites are indeed a treat to the soul and will keep your little ones charged with energy without sending you on guilt trips.