Homemade chocolate, an easy to make chocolate recipe for kids made with cocoa powder, milk powder and butter
Homemade chocolate recipe that is unbelievably easy to make with just 4 ingredients. Have you tried making chocolate at home? Yes, I’m talking about homemade chocolate made from scratch in the comfort of your own home! Making chocolate at home is not a tedious process as many assume. There are many methods to make this chocolate recipe but the one which works great for me is the sugar syrup method. The secret to making that perfect homemade chocolate that will give any store bought chocolate a run for its money is in preparing the sugar syrup to one string consistency. It is very very crucial to the making of a successful batch of homemade chocolate. You must achieve one thread consistency of sugar syrup which can be tested by touching the syrup between your forefinger and thumb. A thin string should be formed and should not break. If the string breaks, allow the sugar syrup to simmer for some more time.
Milk powder and cocoa powder are the important ingredients that go into the making of homemade chocolate recipe. I must mention that using good quality butter and cocoa powder is imperative. A chef once told me that margarine works best but I have not used it for health reasons. You can add different flavors like chocolate essence, vanilla essence, cinnamon or espresso. I have not added any nuts or any other flavors. Nuts like crushed pistachios, pecans or almonds make for a good choice. Alternately, you can roll the finished homemade chocolate in desiccated coconut or colored sprinkles.
Homemade chocolate pictures that you see in this post are the ones I gift wrapped for my son’s friend for his birthday. During festivals like Diwali and Christmas, homemade chocolates make for excellent edible gifts. Wrap the chocolates in pretty colored papers and gift them to family, friends or your Valentine. You will surely be getting positive reviews and requests for more homemade chocolate. It’s great that you can make them ahead of time since they keep well at room temperature. It makes for a perfect sweet treat to indulge in any time of the day!
Next time you crave chocolate, stop rushing to your nearby store to pick up your favorite bar and instead make your own homemade chocolate.
How to make homemade chocolate that is delicious
- Prep time:
- Cook time:
- Serves: 8
- milk powder
- cocoa powder
- Cocoa powder - 5 tbsps
- Milk powder - 1 1/4 cups
- Butter - 1/4 cup
- Sugar - 2/3 cup
- Water - 1/2 cup
- Sieve milk powder and cocoa powder and keep aside.
- Heat water and sugar in a vessel and bring to a boil. Reduce flame and continue cooking till the syrup reaches one string consistency. Add the butter and mix well till it melts and blends with the syrup. Turn off heat.
- Add the cocoa-milk powder mixture gradually (a few tbsps at a time) and mix well till glossy. Grease square pan or plate. Pour the mixture into the pan and smooth the top with a spatula allow to set for 10 to 15 mts at room temperature.
- Place in fridge for 10-15 mts. Remove from fridge and use a cookie cutter to cut into desired shape.
- Wrap them in colored papers and gift to family and friends.
- You can add crushed nuts of your choice.
- You can add 1/2 tsp of vanilla essence at the time of adding butter. Alternately, 2 tsps of strong coffee mixture can be added.
- If using cinnamon, add 1/4 tsp to the cocoa-milk mixture and sieve.
- To check for one string consistency of sugar syrup - allow the sugar to dissolve in water. Continue to cook the syrup on low flame. It will begin to thicken. When you touch the syrup between your forefinger and thumb, a thin string will form and it should not break. If it breaks, the syrup should simmer for a little while longer.
Published: Homemade chocolate recipe, an easy, tasty chocolate recipe that’s kids love. Learn how to make chocolate at home with cocoa powder, butter & milk powder.
Homemade chocolate recipe, an easy, tasty chocolate recipe that’s kids love. Learn how to make chocolate at home with cocoa powder, butter & milk powder.