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:

The answer is, most definitelyFebruary 2010 (Winter 2010 Semeseter) 128(YES!)


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!

 February 2010 (Winter 2010 Semeseter) 126


  1. They look good . . . I wish I could try yours!

    • Judi- I wish you could too! 🙂

  2. Ooooh! Yum! And so easy to make!

    • Denise- Exactly! You got that right! Try them out and let me know how it goes! 🙂

      • Unfortunately, my diet doesn’t permit cocoa powder… but I’m still determined to try them, perhaps with a different flavor…?

      • Denise——-can you have carob powder? i’d try that……

      • No, I can’t. 😦 Hmmm… I’ll have to think about this….

      • What can you have? perhaps finely finely ground up coconut?

      • I think ground coconut would be fine. I’m going to be trying coconut flour… is that the same thing?

      • I’m not sure……

  3. Must try these very soon. I passed your blog addy, and this recipe along to a friend who just discovered that she and two of her children have a gluten allergy.

    • Kris- Aw thanks! I’m glad that you could help a friend out with my site! That’s great. Let me know these go when you try them! 🙂

  4. I just shared this recipe with a chef in our church this morning and he said, “I should have guessed because I make homemade chocolate syrup all the time”. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to trying this recipe as soon as I purchase more honey.

    • Thanks Debbie! I’d love to hear how it goes for you both—-have him comment back here when he’s tried them too. 🙂

  5. This is SO great! I always just use straight unsweetened baking cocoa bars (usually cut in slivers) and hope that the surrounding ingredients up the sweetness of whatever I’m baking. I hadn’t thought to pre-make my own chocolate bits. You’re my new hero 🙂

    ~Aubree Cherie

    • Awwwww—-thanks so much Aubree! You are soooooo sweet! Thanks for making my day better! 🙂

    • Awww……..thanks Aubree! You are so sweet! 🙂 And you made my day! 🙂

  6. wow. They sound great and look great. I wonder how they’d be with date sugar, date syrup, or coconut palm sugar.

    • Mmm…yeah! I’d like to try them this way too! I’ve heard of date syrup but never tried it? Is it good? Are you no longer using honey? I’m interested in trying date sugar, date syrup, and coconut palm sugar too…..I’ve tried date sugar once before but not date syrup or coconut palm sugar…I am having a hard time finding these options though and finding them less expensive or at least less expensive because they are bulk. Any tips? 🙂

  7. coconut flour is not the same as flaked coconut. Coconut flour is very different for cooking and baking; it requires more liquid and more leavening. You might want to check out the April/May issue of Living Without Magazine. I have an article in it that talks about coconut flour and how to use it. It’s high in protein and fiber, low in net carbs, and adds a great taste to recipes but you do need to have a plan before you add it.

    • Thanks for the info! That’s really good to know! 🙂

  8. I want to make these! When I buy chocolate chips I eat the whole bag so maybe I can make a small batch of these and it will do less harm:)

  9. Terri

    YAY! I’ve been looking for something like this for my gluten/dairy/soy-free daughter. I’ll be making these for her birthday.


  10. Julie

    Can you use Stevia drops instead of the honey or agave?

    Thanks! Julie

  11. victoria jackson

    Could this chocolate be used to make easter eggs? Does it spread and set hard?

  12. Erin

    Thank you! I have been searching for homemade gf/cf chocolate and it’s been impossible to find until now! I even have all the ingredients!

  13. I know this comment is late given when you posted it but I just LOVE that I found it! I am trying to make a treat for a little girl who is allergic to dairy, soy, gluten, and sugar! Try finding chocolate chips like that! Anyway I used earth balance coconut spread instead of butter and these turned out GREAT! Thank you! I also love that I can use this as frosting and it will hold its shape. Thanks again!


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