Indulge Guilt-Free: The Benefits of Homemade Organic Vegan Chocolate

In a world that's becoming increasingly health-conscious and environmentally aware, finding delightful treats that align with our values can sometimes be a challenge. But fear not, as the world of homemade organic vegan chocolate has an enticing solution. This easy simple recipe is a go to Cape South wellness retreat favourite that we love to share.  

 By using simple, organic wholesome ingredients like cacao butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, raw cacao, and a pinch of sea salt, you can craft your own guilt-free, delicious chocolate.

Vegan Chocolate Recipe

Combine in pan

1 cup cacao butter

1 cup coconut oil 

 2/3 to 1 cup of maple syrup (you can sub with agarve) 

melt very gentle.  Stir and watch .. it happens fast so be careful it doesn’t burn. (alternatively you can do over a Bain-marie)


2 cups raw cacao & a pinch of natural sea salt 

stir with love till combined. Pour into a lined baking tray and top with your favourite additions if you wish. (More sea salt, nuts or dried fruit work well) 

put tray in the freezer until set.  Cut and store in a container in the freezer.  Lasts up to 6 months in freezer .. although it’s never lasts that long around here.  


Let us know how you get on.. and what you think! Come  on an award winning wellness retreat with us at Cape South for plant based cooking inspiration and recipes.  We love to share our passion for healthy eating and also love our treats! 



WHAT’s in the chocolate and why it’s guilt free! 

1. **Pure, Wholesome Ingredients:**

When you make your own vegan chocolate, you have complete control over the ingredients. Opting for organic and ethically sourced elements ensures you're consuming a product that's free from harmful chemicals and pesticides.


2. **Cacao Butter: A Healthy Fat:**

   Cacao butter, derived from cacao beans, is a rich source of healthy fats. These fats, primarily oleic and stearic acids, can help boost your good cholesterol levels (HDL) and promote heart health.


3. **Coconut Oil: A Plant-Based Powerhouse:**

   Coconut oil, a popular ingredient in vegan cooking, offers numerous health benefits. It contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) which can assist in weight management and provide an immediate source of energy.


4. **Maple Syrup: A Natural Sweetener:**

Maple syrup, a natural sweetener derived from the sap of maple trees, contains essential minerals like manganese and zinc. Compared to refined sugar, it has a lower glycemic index, making it a preferable option for those watching their blood sugar levels.


5. **Raw Cacao: Packed with Antioxidants:**

   Raw cacao, unlike processed cocoa, retains its antioxidants and vital nutrients. These antioxidants can help fight free radicals in the body, potentially reducing the risk of chronic diseases and supporting overall well-being.


6. **A Pinch of Sea Salt: Enhancing Flavor and Minerals:**

   Adding a touch of sea salt to your chocolate not only enhances the flavor but also provides essential minerals like magnesium, calcium, and potassium. Sea salt in moderation can balance electrolytes and support hydration.


7. **Customizable and Creative:**

   Making homemade vegan chocolate allows for creativity in flavor combinations. From adding nuts and dried fruits to incorporating spices like cinnamon or a dash of vanilla extract, the possibilities are endless.


8. **Reduced Environmental Impact:**

   By using organic and ethically sourced ingredients, you contribute to sustainable agricultural practices and help minimize the environmental impact associated with conventional farming.


Crafting your own organic vegan chocolate using cacao butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, raw cacao, and sea salt is a delightful way to enjoy a guilt-free treat. Not only do you have control over the quality of ingredients, but you also contribute to a healthier you and a healthier planet. Come and join us in a weekend wellness retreat and enjoy lots of healthy cooking tips, classes and enjoy the recipes to take home.  You will leave feeling fantastic and inspired to continue your adventures in being the best version of you.