We made this recipe from the Minimalist Baker, and we fell in love. It is absolutely divine and so easy that we felt compelled to share!
On a recent visit from Oregon, my soon-to-be sister-in-law brought us some Honey Mama's Honey-Cocoa Bars, and I was hooked. I had to re-create them. I scoured the internet, and this was the best Honey Mama's I've found, period. It only has five ingredients, so quality is key here. The almond butter and honey really make a difference here. We used almond butter from our friends over at Big Spoon Roasters and our very own Tupelo honey to really set things off.
This recipe only has 5 ingredients and takes under 20 minutes to make!
- 1/2 cup cacao or unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
- 2 Tbsp almond butter
- 1 Tbsp melted coconut oil
- 3 Tbsp Apis Mercantile Tupelo honey
- 1 healthy pinch sea salt
First, sift the cacao or cocoa powder. We actually used a combination of the two. This really helps to break up small chunks to make sure the end product is nice and smooth.
Next, add almond butter, melted coconut oil, Apis Mercantile Tupelo honey, and a pinch of sea salt. It takes some muscle, but make sure to stir the ingredients until they are well combined. If the mixture is too thin, add more cacao powder. If it's too thick, add more honey or coconut oil. Ultimately we're looking for that fudgy Honey Mama's texture.
Now that everything is combined, you can do one of two things: make honey chocolate fudge balls or form the mixture into bars. It's win-win either way.
To form into bars, generously sprinkle cacao powder over a sheet of parchment paper, and empty the chocolate mixture onto the prepared paper. Fold the parchment paper in half to cover the chocolate and gently roll with a rolling pin to the desired thickness. Use cocoa powder as necessary to prevent sticking. Form the chocolate into a rectangle and place it in the refrigerator. Sprinkle the bars with sea salt and enjoy!
These are so good and are now my go-to treat to satisfy those chocolate cravings!