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Easy Homemade Chocolate Candy (Paleo, Vegan)

  • Author: Ingrid DeHart
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 20 chocolates 1x


These candies taste rich & decadent but are made with all wholesome ingredients.  The basic recipe has only 5 ingredients and is gluten free, paleo & vegan. Choose the fillings you like.




  • 2 tablespoons macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons pecans, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dried blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons crystalized ginger, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons almonds, chopped (roasted salted almonds or raw almonds, your choice)


  1. Chop your fillings and set aside.
  2. Set 20 mini paper baking cups on a flat plate or tray
  3. Weigh or measure the cacao butter. It is more accurate if you weigh it. If you measure it, chop it into fine pieces first.
  4. Melt cocoa butter over low heat, in a double boiler or bowl on top of a small pan with an inch of water (make sure water isn’t touching the bowl).
  5. When cacao butter is melted, stir in the coconut oil and maple syrup until melted.
  6. Add cacao powder and vanilla. Mix until well incorporated and smooth. Make sure that no water gets into the chocolate as it can cause the texture to get mealy!
  7. Turn off the heat. Pour a little less than half the chocolate into a measuring cup with a spout for easy pouring. Leave the rest of the chocolate on top of the double boiler to keep warm.
  8. Fill each mini baking cups with a thin layer of chocolate. Return any leftover chocolate back into the double boiler bowl so it stays liquidy
  9. Let mini cups cool for 5 minutes in the refrigerator, until chocolate is just set.
  10. Once the chocolate is set, fill each cup with the fillings.
  11. Pour all the warm chocolate into the measuring cup.  Fill each mini up with just enough chocolate to cover the filling.
  12. Put in refrigerator for 1 hour or until chocolate becomes solid.
  13. Peel off the paper cups and enjoy.
  14. Serve at room temperature for best texture.
  15. Store for 5 days at room temperature or up to 1 month in the refrigerator.


Other fillings: hemp seeds, walnuts, dates, raisins, the options are endless.

If you want the chocolate candies to be sweeter add more maple syrup.

If you want less of a dark chocolate taste cut back on the cacao.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Dessert, Snack
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Naturally Sweetened


  • Serving Size: 1 chocolate

Keywords: homemade chocolate candy, paleo chocolate candy