GF (Gluten-Free) , dairy-free, sugar-free, soy-free, vegan, homemade frugal chocolate chips!
No way! Is that even possible? I can hear you say it millions of blogger spheres away. That’s what I would be saying! It is intensely hard to find sugar free, gluten free, and dairy-free chocolate, let alone the combination of all of those and still have it be frugal and taste delicious! But I discovered away my friends and I’m here to tell you that:
Remember the recipe that I got from Oceans of Joy for peanut butter cups that I posted here? Well, it’s the same chocolate recipe….I’ll just post it here for reference.
- 1/2 c. cocoa powder
- 1/4 c. melted butter (the real thing! or earth balance, or coconut oil as suggested in the original recipe)
- 1 t. vanilla
- 1/8 – 1/4 c. honey/agave (try the lesser amount if you can handle it—It seems to help them hold shape better)
Combine all ingredients. Stir. Line a small cookie sheet with parchment paper. Fill a cake decorating icing bag (or a plastic bag with a tiny hole in one corner) with the chocolate. Slowly touch the point down to the paper. Pull up quickly. Add more if needed. (I’ll tell you a little secret: Most of these required at least two times of touch and go. And don’t worry if they aren’t as beautiful and perfect as the one’s from the store—-these ones have personality! They were made by you! Not a machine! ) Place in the freezer until frozen. Use for recipes calling for chocolate chips or add them to recipes you want chocolate chips!