Healthy DIY Chocolate Coating | Homemade Chocolate | sugar free, paleo

Healthy DIY Chocolate Coating

This Healthy DIY Chocolate Coating is super simple to make with only 5 ingredients…  it works just like melted chocolate or candy melts, except it’s way healthier.  You’d never know it’s sugar free, low carb, dairy free and vegan!

Healthy DIY Chocolate Coating (refined sugar free, low carb, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Funny story…  I once dreamt that melted chocolate worked as both a skin bronzer and moisturizer!  Wanna know what happened next?

Yep.  I rubbed that shizz all over my body…

Ugh, but then I woke up and I wasn’t completely covered in chocolate.  What a let down.  But don’t worry.  Even though chocolate doesn’t tan your skin and it (most likely?) doesn’t replace moisturizer, you can still eat it.  GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME.

~1⅓ cups

Healthy DIY Chocolate Coating

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes



  1. Fill the bottom portion of a double boiler with 2-3” of water.  Make sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the double boiler insert!  Place over a stove set to medium heat.
  2. While the water heats up, add the cacao butter in the double boiler insert.  Whisk occasionally until completely melted.  Turn the stove off.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the erythritol, cocoa powder and xanthan gum.  Whisk the dry ingredients into the melted cacao butter 1 spoonful at a time.
  4. Whisk in the stevia extract and let cool until thick and chocolate-like.  Coat your goodies then place them in the fridge to firm up.
All images and text ©.

Healthy DIY Chocolate Coating (refined sugar free, low carb, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

I coated a batch of my Homemade Chewy Caramels (recipe in my Naughty or Nice Cookbook) with this Healthy DIY Chocolate Coating.

As you can see, it was friggin’ ahhhhmazing.


With love and good eats,


– Jess


10 comments on “Healthy DIY Chocolate Coating”

  1. Haha! That dream! Now that’s funny right there, I don’t care who you are. Perfect recipe with Valentine’s Day coming up this weekend. 🙂

  2. We all need a little chocolate coating in our lives, especially when the chocolate coating is guilt-free!

  3. LOL! I would’ve been thrilled if it actually was good for the skin! But eating it is even better!

  4. Geri Schaudt

    Do any of your recipes show nutritional information? My husband and I are doing low carb and it would really help us keep track of our daily carbs. He loves chocolate covered caramels and I would love to be able to make them for him!

  5. Does this chocolate coating stay hard once it has set in the fridge? I’m searching for something that stays hard so it can travel without refrigeration.

    • Yes, the chocolate will be firm at room temperature, but it DOES melt quickly if it’s hot out or if you’re holding it for a long time. I coated caramels with this chocolate and after holding a piece for a few minutes my fingers were a little chocolatey. If you’re traveling, just be sure to use a cooler bag or keep it refrigerated as long as possible! 🙂

  6. Pingback: The BEST Homemade Twix Candy Bars Recipe | Vegan, Low Sugar

  7. Just tried this, turned out great! i was wondering if you had any ideas for how to make a white chocolate version? Wife loves white chocolate. Thanks!

    • Yay! I’m so glad you liked the recipe Joseph! I haven’t tried making a white chocolate version but now I’m craving it and really need to try it. I think I’d simply swap the cocoa powder with dried nonfat milk powder. If you’re vegan, you can try dried coconut milk powder. I think I’ve seen that at Whole Foods and online before, but I’ve never tried it. I hope that works! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *