Homemade Chocolate Using Cocoa Powder

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Most of us can't get cocoa beans where they live, or it's just too expensive. With this simple Instructable I will show you how to make delicious chocolate at home using only the basic ingredients which everybody has at home or can get at local supermarket for small amount of money.

For your convenience i wrote down all the measurements in metric and American system, if I conver metric to american wrong let me know.

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Step 1: Ingredients

Ingredients you will need for this Instructable are:

Milk - 150ml (2/3 of a cup)
Cocoa powder - 220g (2 cups)
Butter - 160g (3/4 of a cup)
Water - 230ml (1 cup)
Flour - 30g (1/4 of a cup)
Sugar -120g (1/2 of a cup) - if possible use powdered sugar

Step 2: Step 1

Take 220g (2 cups) of coca powder (make sure you take as finer powder you can find, look at the picture) and put them in a bowl. Take 160g (3/4 of a cup) of butter and put them in bowl containing the cocoa powder. Using a spoon grind bigger pieces of cocoa powder. I recommend chopping the butter in smaller pieces for easier processing. Put the contents of the bowl in a blender or a food processor and blend them into a fine paste (check the last picture), if you don't have an access to a blender or a food processor you can use a regular mixer for the job but I will warn you, it will be messy.

Step 3: Step 2

Put 230ml (1 cup) of water in a pot and put the paste you made in previous step in it. Heat it up until its hot, but not boiling. Put the fluid back in the bowl and add 150ml (2/3 of a cup) of milk , 30g (1/4 of a cup) of flour and 120g (1/2 of a cup) of sugar in while it hot. Put the mass in a food proccessor or mix it by hand until you get rid of the lumps.

Step 4: Step 3

Put the chocolate in different molds, ice cube trays, bowls to get different chocolate shapes and put in a fridge or the freezer for at least 6 hours. After it cools remove the chocolate form the mold using a knife and enjoy your homemade chocolate.

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ZuzuM2

Question 4 months ago on Step 1

Can I use peanut oil in place of the butter?

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Cookiegorda

11 months ago on Step 4

Should it be so sweet mine came out not that sweet at all I used regular sugar half a cup.

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CookiegordaCookiegorda

Reply 11 months ago

I just added more sugar I put everything in the blender and put the sugar until it was sweet enough for me

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BrandyM16

2 years ago

This IS NOT Chocolate. It's MILK CHOCOLATE and there's a huge difference. I wouldn't even try this recipe because NO ONE puts flour in chocolate never mind Milk Chocolate!

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CyanN4shanford

Reply 2 years ago

Its a recipe to make a chocolate bar, nor chocolate syrup

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DannishaL

2 years ago

This is BY FAR one the worst chocolate recipes I have ever read, definitely does not deserve to be one of the 1st google results for "homemade chocolate recipe". You're lucky that Instructibles goes by a Like system instead of # of stars or any other actually useful systems for peer-review because you would have hardly a single star or many thumbs down/down votes, dude.

You failed so hard you added gluten to a food item that is easily gluten-free. You don't need flour in regular chocolate!! Doesn't need to be watered down either, wtf. Bad recipe that is only worsened by its laughably bad photography. Were you cooking in the dark??

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SierraF5

3 years ago

The sugar they said to add i have to add more than that because it will still be bitter

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caramello1SierraF5

Reply 2 years ago

If you like really bitter chocolate then add less sugar if you like sweet chocolate add more sugar. But remember, this is dark chocolate, not milk chocolate.

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NathanC152SierraF5

Reply 2 years ago

Yeah i had the same problem. Ended up adding more while taste testing in the pan and turned out great

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caramello1su_gummibear

Reply 2 years ago

Yeah. If I ever look at a chocolate bar I don't see flour in the ingredients. I don't think you should need flower to make chocolate. Why don't you experiment making the chocolate without adding the flour?

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wildone1760

2 years ago

Another internet waste of time unless you are trying to make an half- assed Bitter chocolate syrup. Then its spot on! Even though I added another cup of sugar & teaspoon of vanilla I still end up with a gooey mess over my killer marzipan very disappointing did not mix well with cold milk but did dissolve in hot milk cant belive this was top of google search

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PfeffernusseKitty

2 years ago

And thus the Will Wheaton, Good Eatin' snack food empire was born.

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NicoleE52

2 years ago

Does anyone know if you can use vegan butter and a plant based milk for this recipe?

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KaitlynR13

2 years ago

This recipe is actually pretty addicting! :) :P