This paleo chocolate sauce is so easy to make that it takes well under 30 seconds! Cocoa powder, and coconut oil sweetened with pure maple syrup. Such a thin consistency. This chocolate sauce tastes wonderfully rich and decadent and is vegan too. It's a surefire fondue pleaser!
While I'm usually not a chocolate sauce girl I was craving a sweet dessert sauce, that was also healthy, but wouldn't kill my skin, mess with my sugar levels, or cause a sugar high. Naturally, it had to be sugar-free chocolate. Most fondue chocolate sauces are high in sugar, and rich in dairy. My chocolate sauce would be dark, and full of rich flavor. It soon became apparent that strawberries would be a perfect pair.
Chocolate-covered strawberries that is.
Chocolate-covered strawberries were the answer but I didn't have any chocolate bars.
You'd think that would end my quest for chocolate but it didn't. While my mind danced around the idea of chocolate-covered strawberries the decadent chocolate ideas started to flow. I was dreaming about chocolate fondue, chocolate-dipped popsicles, and chocolate shells. In that mindset, I realized I had three ingredients that could make chocolate and make it well. I bet you have these ingredients in your kitchen too.
Cocoa powder, coconut oil, and maple syrup. Pairing the three together in a small bowl and warmed makes an unreal paleo chocolate sauce! It was simple and full of flavor by using unrefined coconut oil. These ingredients made the chocolate sauce feel velvety and smooth in texture while tasting full-bodied and rich in flavor as I originally wanted.
The secrets of using coconut oil in chocolate making
- If you freeze it, the chocolate will harden within 15 minutes and stay that way
- If you leave the chocolate sauce at room temperate in a bowl it will remain a saucy thin consistency as in chocolate fondue
- If you drizzle it on anything cold that is at room temperature, it will harden instantly
- Using coconut oil to make chocolate sauce helps to thin out the sauce
Coconut oil nutrition benefits
- Antimicrobial properties
- Healthy fatty acid (the good fat)
- Reduces sugar cravings
- Increases good cholesterol
Unsweetened cocoa nutrition benefits
- Loaded with protein, fiber, and minerals like magnesium, iron, copper, and manganese
- More antioxidants than blueberries
- Dark chocolate is often discussed with reducing heart disease
Always dark chocolate! Here's why:
- Anti-inflammatory, heart-healthy, and calorie healthy
- This type of chocolate is healthy in small doses unlike its counterparts milk chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate
- Less sugar
- Closest to the original cacao bean form which means more nutrients!
- It won't hurt your tummy or any digestive disorder
- You can enjoy a larger quantity as it has much less sugar without major calories and guilt
Let's talk maple syrup
- There is pure maple syrup which runs around 15$ per bottle, and then there is the processed, non-natural maple syrup that uses high fructose corn syrup, bad sugars, colorings, and additives. All of my recipes use pure-grade maple syrup.
- Pure-grade maple syrup goes a long way. It is considered an unrefined sugar which means that while it holds sugar it also holds nutrients and vitamins.
- Pure maple syrup is digested by the body differently than processed maple syrup which aggravates the body
And, P.S. Always choose gluten-free if you have celiac or gluten-related disorders.
If you want to make this recipe candida diet-friendly omit all sugar sources. It's still delish!
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Paleo 30-Second Chocolate Sauce
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil solid
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoon dark amber maple syrup pure
- 1-2 pints organic strawberries with or without stem
- In a custard cup or small bowl add coconut oil and melt for 20 seconds.
- Remove from microwave and add in cocoa and mix till well blended smooth.
- Stir in maple syrup and mix again till well blended.
- Serve when ready.
- If there is any left put it in the fridge for up to 1 week. When ready to serve again, simply reheat for 20 seconds in the microwave and enjoy it all over again.
For Candida Diet
- Omit all sugar and simply combine cocoa powder, and coconut oil
- Do not double this batch. If you want to make more, make each batch separately
- Do not increase the sweetener or decrease it
- Do not substitute the sweetener
- You can use raw cacao or cocoa powder
- I also love this coconut oil
- For Candida diets - Omit all sugar and just use cocoa powder and coconut oil
Can't have strawberries? Try my Hemp Seed Stuffed Dates, Dark Chocolate Dipped Apricots, or these Chocolate Dipped Figs, and if you're looking for something different The Spunky Coconut has the best paleo desserts cookbook that I highly recommend.
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love how quick this is to whip up! so good!
This truly did only take 30 seconds, absolutely obsessed, I used to do this over a double burner but it'd take forever.
Totally! I do as well, but this is faster.
A quick and delicious chocolate sauce! Tasty on kiwi too.
Oh yes, indeed I bet it's delicious with Kiwi!
This was easy to make and perfect for dipping strawberries!
So glad you enjoyed it!
this is my new fav way to make chocolate sauce
I love hearing that!
This chocolate sauce looks delicious, can't wait to make this recipe.
Thanks for a great Paleo chocolate sauce recipe. Everyone needs one.
Don't I know it? We all need one hahah!
I love making chocolates sauces with coconut oil! Delicious.
I adore how the consistency comes out. I bet you do too!
What a fantastic paleo chocolate sauce! Love that it's vegan too!
Amy Liu Dong
That is so easy and delicious. I am going to make this at home.
Paleo and healthier chocolate sauce, this was amazing!
Nancy, I'm so happy you enjoyed it! It really is so easy.
Cindy Mom the Lunch Lady
This is so much healthier than store bought chocolate syrup!!
EXACTLY! And now you can enjoy more of it too without the guilt.
My little one loves chocolate milk and I've been looking for an alternative to store bought chocolate syrup and I have found just what I needed in this recipe!
Ooh, I'm not sure that will work. Coconut oil in cold milk may actually make the chocolate sauce freeze or solidify rather than be mixable. But you can always give it a shot.
Chocolate sauce is so good on strawberries. I also like to dribble a little on top of my ice cream. So good!
Oh Gina, that also sounds delish! Have a great day!!
this chocolate sauce turned out absolutely delicious! loved how simple it was to make too!
Andrea so glad you finally found a delicious chocolate sauce and it happens to be mine. xo Thanks so much!
Yum!:) This is perfect for me whenever I'm craving for sweets.:) Imagine you can make paleo chocolate sauce in just under 30 seconds! Perfect for my favorite fruit.:) and plus it's gluten free. Thanks!:)
I love that this chocolate sauce is vegan! I know I will be using it on a lot of fruit!
Not only do I love this recipe, I learned a lot from your post. I now only want to use coconut oil and pure maple syrup in everything I make. LOL. Thanks for the great recipe.
Ah, Emily! I totally hear you. Using different sugars is a definite must in our healthy lives, I'm so glad you resonated with my post. Happy weekend, babe!