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Vegan Chocolate Macadamia Bars Recipe

Gone vegan but miss chocolate? Try this vegan/dairy-free dark chocolate bars recipe! Made with cacao powder, this chocolate bar is the best you will have! Satisfy your chocolate cravings in just 10 minutes and that too using basic pantry staples!
Course chocolate, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Freezing time 2 hours
Servings 2 bars
Calories 868.55kcal

Equipment

  • Chocolate Bar Molds

Ingredients

Instructions

  • If you are using ready cacao butter then no prep required. But if making at home, follow the double-boiler method.
  • Place a pan with 2 cups of water and bring it to a boil. Place an oven-safe glass bowl on top and the cacao butter chunks in the bowl. Melt it by continuously whisking it. Set it aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, add cacao powder.
  • Add maple syrup and vanilla extract.
  • Followed by milk. Use milk at room temperature.
  • Add cacao butter. If also adding nut butter, then add at this point.
  • Next, add the pumpkin seed oil and sea salt.
  • Mix it all together till it's smooth using a whisk.
  • Roast and roughly chop the macadamia nuts. Add them to this bowl.
  • Mix the nuts into the chocolate batter.
  • Immediately pour the batter into chocolate bar molds. Ensure that it's spread evenly. Tap a bit to release air bubbles if any.
  • Freeze for 2 hours. Then carefully de-mold and enjoy!

Notes

If you don't have chocolate bar molds, use any molds available to you. However, you can find these bar molds on Amazon and even at Joann's/Micheal's in their baking aisle. 
Ways to spruce up these bars
Instead of making it plain, there are many ways you can customize these vegan/dairy-free dark chocolate bars to your needs and occasion.
In place of vanilla extract, you can use other flavoring agents like hazelnut, orange, or even almond extract.
You can use coconut oil or olive oil instead of pumpkin seed oil. Also, add a tablespoon of almond or cashew butter for a more nutty flavor. 
Use any nuts like chopped cashews, almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, pine nuts, or even peanuts instead of macadamia nuts. Crunchy nuts add so much flavor but you can totally skip adding them too.
Dairy-free milk like coconut, oat, or cashew milk can be used in this recipe. If using coconut oil, then preferably use coconut milk. 

Nutrition

Calories: 868.55kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.23g | Protein: 5.18g | Fat: 78.98g | Saturated Fat: 15.69g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 32.97g | Monounsaturated Fat: 28.82g | Sodium: 436.33mg | Potassium: 328.81mg | Fiber: 3.67g | Sugar: 25.56g | Vitamin A: 559.89IU | Vitamin C: 1.15mg | Calcium: 134.09mg | Iron: 1.5mg