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Superfood Chocolate Bars

Rich and sinlessly delicious superfood chocolate bars

Low in calories & high in antioxidants, these ridiculously addictive superfood chocolate bars are a chocoholic's dream come true!


What if…

What if you could fall instantly in love with a dessert that just so happened to be good for you at the same time?

Low in calories and high in antioxidants, these ridiculously addictive superfood chocolate bars are a chocoholic’s dream come true! You’ll want to make ten batches at once. And the entire recipe can be made in under 5 minutes flat!

Superfood Chocolate

The fact that something so crazy delicious just so happens to secretly be healthy at the same time?

Could it possibly get any better?!


Seriously, why didn’t I think to make these things years ago?!?!?!

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Superfood Chocolate Bars – Health Benefits:

Chia Seeds: a good source of protein, calcium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, and fiber, they have been shown to help keep you full and have even more omega 3s than the same amount of salmon.

Dark Chocolate: high in antioxidants and flavanols, which have been shown to help lower blood pressure, increase blood flow to the brain, lower insulin levels, decrease appetite, and even increase happiness.

Cacao Nibs: a good source of fiber, iron, antioxidants, and magnesium, they are also completely sugar-free.

Hemp Hearts: high in protein, omega 3s, and omega 6s, they are also an excellent source of iron and vitamin E.

super girl chocolate

As a fan of extreme dark chocolate (think 85% and up), it used to constantly frustrate me that flavored chocolate bars—mint, raspberry, almond, coconut, espresso, cacao nibs, all that fun stuff—never seem to be offered for purchase in anything above 70%. And even on the rare occasion when I would find flavored dark chocolate, the price tag for such a bar would be quite steep.

Why I never thought to melt my own dark chocolate and add whatever my heart desired, I do not know. But now that I have figured it out, I wanted to post this for anyone else who—like me—might just never have thought about it! As humans, sometimes we overlook the most obvious things!

(Like tearing the house apart trying to find your keys, only to discover you’ve been holding them in your hand the entire time… Please tell me I’m not the only one who has ever done this…)


Low in calories & high in antioxidants, these ridiculously addictive chocolate bars are a chocoholic's dream come true!


Superfood Chocolate Bars

(Makes an 8-inch pan)

  • 8 oz dark chocolate chips, bars, OR sugar-free chocolate bars
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs (can sub finely chopped nuts) (16g)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds or sesame seeds (6g)
  • optional 1-2 tbsp hemp hearts

Superfood Chocolate Bars Recipe: Line an 8-inch square pan with parchment or wax paper, and set aside. (Or you can use candy molds or any large baking dish.) Carefully melt your chocolate. (If you’ve not melted chocolate before, it’s a good idea to google how to melt chocolate correctly.) Either pour your melted chocolate evenly into the pan and then sprinkle other ingredients on top OR stir your other ingredients in before transferring to the pan. Refrigerate until firm, then break up with a knife or pop out of the molds. Unless using the linked healthy chocolate bars as your first ingredient, these homemade superfood chocolate bars can stay out at room temperature without melting and are great for bringing to a party.

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Published on May 11, 2015

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  1. Jen says

    Did you mean to call these “superfood” chocolate bars or “supergirl” chocolate bars, like you have on your pinnable sign?

  2. Diane says

    How about looking for your cell phone while talking on it. Yep! Done that a few times….sorry to say

  3. Sandy says

    Will baking chocolate work for this? Like Baker’s unsweetened pure chocolate, nothing added. Would need to add a sweetener of some kind.

  4. Jo says

    I’ve been adding hemp seeds to a lot of your recipes. So this makes a lot of sense to me! I also want to add some blueberries and strawberries for some reason.

  5. Jennifer says

    One evening, back in my college days, I spent forever searching my pockets, backpack, everywhere looking for my apartment keys and was just about to tell my ride that I must have left my keys back in studio when I realized they were in my hand the whole time. Glad to know I’m not the only one who can loose things in her hand! As for the chocolate, I’m making that tonight. I wonder how popped quinoa would work in there …

  6. Kathy says

    What a great idea- dark chocolate as a health food vehicle! I would also add a little heat, such as chipotle or cayenne powder. And anything else that looks yummy, like dried fruit or unsweetened coconut! Reminds me of the old Chunky candy bar on steroids. 🙂

  7. Chris R says

    A few days ago I spent about 15 minutes searching for my house keys which were actually in my pocket Also glad I’m not the only one to do things like that!

  8. Sophia @ Pray. Work. Eat. says

    Man… this chocolate looks amazing… I almost licked the screen when I saw it… 😉

  9. Cait says

    Duuuuh, why did this never occur to me before? I have been missing raspberry chocolate bars SO MUCH where I live now (or, raspberry anything, really). I’ll definitely be experimenting with my coconut butter and/or oil (or chia seeds…) when I get home to see if I can create a thick enough raspberry substance to go in these chocolate bars. 🙂 Excited!

  10. Leslie says

    What sweetener do you think would work here? I can tolerate bitter chocolate for the health benefits, but without a little something these seem too bitter?

  11. Matea says

    I’m a huge dark chocolate fan, too! These chocolate bars look delicious; I like how they’re packed with energy 🙂

  12. Ana @ Ana's Rocket Ship says

    Wow!!! I so wanna make these! And I know what you mean! I’m a fan of 85%, and people try and give me ‘dark flavored’ chocolate- and your like “no, that 34% stuff is milk chocolate– and it tastes WAY too sweet!”

  13. Gina says

    Wow. These take away so much guilt! 🙂 Do you have a Print function on your blog that I am missing? Would love to print this recipe…

    • Unofficial CCK Helper says

      She says she is working on a new design that will include it. For the meantime, just highlight the recipe and paste it into a Word document. 🙂

  14. lee Winkie says

    It looks absolutely amazing. Super healthy snack in this page. But is there any possibility to use cocoa powder instead of chocolate?

  15. Woman says

    Love this recipe so much! My kids are obsessed with those chocolate bars! and its so easy to make! It never crossed my mind that I could make my own dark chocolate. Such a great idea. Thank You for sharing this.

  16. Robin Ashley says

    Hi Katie,
    I have been following you for several years now, and as a vegan I have to say that I couldn’t be more grateful for your massive variety and simple recipes!
    I do have one request, would you please consider creating more recipes using hemp seeds? I am sure you are well aware of its many benefits <3
    I have a Facebook page where I am educating people about a very misunderstood and misrepresented plant, hemp. <3 Every Friday I feature a vegan recipe that has hemp in the ingredients, and Nov. 11, 2016 I will be featuring you Super Food Chocolate Bars 🙂
    But as I said, I love your blog, and would love to feature you more often!

    Cheers to Chocolate & Hemp!

  17. Jill Miller says

    Katie have you got a recipe that replicates the jojo chocolates? I like them alot but don’t love paying for them. it seems like if anyone can offer a do it yourself version it would be Chocolate covered katie!!

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