Over a year ago, I posted a copycat original Lillys chocolate recipe. This recipe is 100% on plan for trim healthy mamas, compared to the actual lilies chocolate you buy in the store which does have some off plan ingredients. At that time I still the beans that I have been tinkering around with a milk chocolate recipe. Making milk chocolate is no joke! I have ruined many batches, but I have finally found one that I truly enjoy!
While this recipe doesn’t produce chocolate that looks perfect. It tastes quite good. Andy’s quite a bit cheaper here is my cost comparison.
Lilys chocolate bar is 3 ounces and costs 5.99
This is $1.99 per ounce!
On Plan milk chocolate recipe produces 11 ounces for the cost of $7.42
This is $0.67 per ounce!
Butter = $0.75
Cocoa Butter= $3.90
Cocoa Powder = $0.56
Stevia = $0.17
Super Sweet = $1.15
Pinches of salt = $0.01
HWC Powder= $0.79
Sunflower lecithin = $0.09
Now, this is subject to the prices of each item, so it will obviously change a bit from person to person depending on costs in your area. Sometimes Lilys goes on sale, so that drives down the lilys prices, but at some grocery stores it goes for 8$ a bar!
You could easily pour this recipe into cute little molds, but I don’t have any so I oftem use a mini muffin tin with mini muffin liners, but this time I just put parchment paper into a 9×9 pan, then cut the stuff into chunks. Man its tasty!
Heres the Recipe
5 ounces of cocoa butter (I have found that weighing the chunks outis the way to go, this is around ¾ c)
1/2c cocoa powder
3 TBSP super sweet
½ c butter
3 pinches of mineral salt
6 Tbsp heavy whipping cream powder
1.5 tsp sunflower lecithin
2 doonks of stevia
Melt the butter and the super sweet in a pan. You can accomplish this in a double broiler, or on the stove top on a super low heat with constant stirring. I use the stove top method and ask my husband to stand and constantly stir for me! You want to get the supersweet completely dissolved, until it starts to look and smell like candy. Then add the cocoa butter and continuously stir until it’s melted. At this point I switched to a whisk and sprinkle in all of the other powders. Continuously stirring until all of the powders are mixed. Then turn off the heat and pour it into molds, or a muffin tin with liners, or a parchment paper lined pan. Then send it in the fridge so it confirm up for a few hours.
You’ll notice in the pictures that the chocolate doesn’t look perfect. And there’s even a line of separation of some butter on the top. Like I said earlier it’s not the prettiest chocolate recipe out there. But just wait until you taste it!
You could add a teaspoon of various extracts to change up the flavors. I like to add in a teaspoon of coconut extract and a couple tablespoons of unsweetened coconut, which produces a chocolate very similar to day lilies coconut bar!