Gluten free Chocolate Chunks - a Guilt-free treat for the whole family - no refined sugar!
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack, Lunchbox Fare
Cuisine: Free from refined sugar, Gluten-free, Vegan , Dairy free
Serves: 20 pieces
  • 300g coconut butter, melted.
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup of dates
  • 3½ tbsp cocoa or cacao powder
  • ¼ cup raisins (optional)
  1. Melt jar of coconut butter in hot water and stir to form a uniform liquid.
  2. Meanwhile, add 1 cup of dates to 1 cup of water and microwave in a non-metallic bowl for 1 minute or until dates are very soft.
  3. Drain and mash dates until a thick, caramel consistency is formed.
  4. Add 250g of melted coconut butter and stir until a thick, fluffy mixture forms.
  5. Stir in cocoa or cacao powder until mixture is smooth and chocolatey.
  6. Taste and adjust if required: for extra sweetness, add a few more dates; add a little more cocoa/cacao for a richer chocolate flavour.
  7. Sprinkle raisins into mixture if using.
  8. Line a container with baking paper and spoon mixture into the centre.
  9. Using the back of a spoon, gradually compress and spread the mixture to fill the container.
  10. Pour liquid coconut butter from jar over top and spread with a knife until an even white coating forms.
  11. Place container in freezer until just firm enough to remove from baking paper and cut into pieces.
  12. Store chocolate chunks in the fridge in an airtight container for a week or in the freezer for longer.
If the mixture hardens fully in the freezer, it will crumble when cut. In this case, wait until the chocolate has softened a little before cutting your chocolate chunks.

Quantities will vary depending on size of container: a small container will result in thicker chunks; a larger container will yield more pieces, but they will be thinner.
Recipe by Kiwiearthmother Blog at