3 Ingredient Chocolate Bars

homemade vegan chocolate bars

I might be the only one declaring this, but I prefer vanilla over chocolate. I’m a sucker for vanilla frosting and sprinkles over devil’s food any day.

homemade vegan chocolate bars

But today I bring you a dark chocolate bar that I would happily eat everyday for the rest of my life. They take about 5 minutes to mix together before placing in the refrigerator to set.

Adjust the sweetness to your taste. Using honey or agave will produce a smoother chocolate bar (though with honey they’d no longer be vegan).


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homemade vegan chocolate bars

Vegan Chocolate Bars

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: serves 3-4
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


This recipe is easy & quick. The dark chocolate bars are perfect for when you want something sweet!


  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 3 Tablespoons pure maple syrup or agave
  • 1/2 cup + 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder


  1. Mix the melted coconut oil and maple syrup together. Add cocoa powder and stir until combined.
  2. Pour into a parchment paper-lined flat container (I used a 5 inch square ramekin).
  3. Place in the freezer until solid (about 30 minutes), then cut into bars.
  4. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.


  1. Added Sugar: Instead of pure maple syrup or agave, you can use honey. (Though the bars will no longer be vegan.) You can also use coconut sugar. If using coconut sugar, increase to 1/4 cup. Liquid sweetener such as maple syrup, agave, or honey produces a smooth chocolate bar. I prefer maple syrup here.
  2. Adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie.

Keywords: vegan chocolate bars


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  1. I made these for my honey for Valentine’s Day. He loves dark chocolate and loved these. They are not my favorite at the moment b/c we have the I guess unrefined coconut oil and everything we cook with it tastes like coconut. And I like coconut but imagine making scrambled eggs in it… Great recipe though. Thanks.

  2. Charlene Woelfel says:

    Hi, Sally! I made these bars this afternoon. They came out wonderfully! Thank you for the wonderful recipe. šŸ™‚

  3. This recipe is AWESOME! I have been trying to find something like this for so long. It’s simple, delicious, and healthy. I have been off sugar for a while now so it just makes all the difference to have a sweet fix to get rid of that chocolate craving šŸ™‚ Definitely making again.

  4. Natasha Saeed says:

    Oh my god!The chocolate taste SOOO good and I’ve used them as chucks for cookies and they worked PERFECTLY! You are amazing for coming up with this! Thank you!!!!

  5. Love this recipe! I added unsweetened shredded coconut and dried cranberries to my first batch. My second batch I rolled into balls and coated with unsweetened shredded coconut…..amazing!

  6. I’m so glad I tried this! I love dark
    chocolate, added 1/8 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp vanilla. Also chopped up some almonds to throw in. So delicious!

  7. Virginia Green says:

    Hi Sally!
    I made these this afternoon with almost 1/2 cup honey and the rest pure grade A maple syrup for the sugar. I just tasted a piece (or 3) after letting them set in the freezer. As a major dark-chocoholic who has tried many different kinds of chocolate, I can honestly say these are my absolute FAVORITE and will be my new go-to chocolate! I can’t wait to try them as chocolate chunks in cookies!! Thank you for this amazing, healthy, fast and easy recipe!!!

  8. Just made these- WOW! Absolutely amazing! I added a drizzle of caramel and a sprinkle of sea salt on top for a sweet-salty taste. Next time I’m thinking of layering in some sweetened shredded coconut and topping with almonds to make a kind of dark chocolate Almond Joy! Thanks again for such an addicting recipe.

  9. This is tasty. This is *really* tasty! You know what it is good with it? Fruit preserves. Cut up a few pieces, mix it up (say if you’re down to just the little bit of preserves left, right in the jar!). Chocolate fruity goodness.

    Your recipe is the first Pinterest recipe I’ve made. Congrats!

  10. I just made a double batch and added peanut butter….YUM!!! I love dark chocolate and this was amazing…it’s soo dangerous to know I can MAKE chcoolate anytime I like hehe. Thanks again for another excellent recipe! šŸ˜€

  11. Hi Sally! I am just wondering what the texture of these bars is. Are they quite hard, or chewy? I’d like to chop them into small pieces as an add-in for chocolate ice cream. Will they be very hard and crunchy in the ice cream? Thanks.

    1. Depending how thin you make them, the chocolate bars are hard.

  12. I am so incredibly happy with this recipe!!! I saw that one other commenter had considered adding peanut butter and you suggested about 1/4 cup… So I added 1/4 cup almond butter and it was phenomenal!!! I used agave for the sweetener which went well with the almond flavor. Your recipes are a huge blessing. Thank you for all you do!

  13. amazing..delicious, easy and unbelievable !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. I just made these and omg I love it! I made mine with honey because it was handy and it tastes divine! It’s so hard not to eat the whole lot in one sitting!!!! Thank you Sally!

  15. Hi Sally,

    Thank you so much for this recipe. I too tend to err on the side of vanilla. My husband, a chocolate fan. However, we both LOVE this recipe. It is a staple in our house. He is constantly asking for it. I add a little vanilla to add depth, but otherwise follow exactly. I even played around a bit and made it into fudge over the holidays. Huge hit! Thank you again!Ā 

  16. Hey Sally. This looks really good. Can you use unsweetened cocoa powder?

    1. That’s what I use, yes!

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