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Homemade Chocolate

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Homemade Chocolate

home made chocolates
Homemade Chocolates

Have you tried making chocolate at home? Yes, I’m talking about homemade chocolate! 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. Preparing the sugar syrup to one string consistency is crucial to a successful batch of homemade chocolate.

Milk powder and cocoa powder are the other important ingredients that go into the making of homemade chocolate. One can add different flavors like chocolate essence, vanilla essence, cinnamon or espresso. I have not added any nuts or flavors. Crushed pistachios, pecans or almonds make for a good choice. Alternately, you can roll the finished chocolate in desiccated coconut or colored sprinkles. 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. :)

homemade chocolate
Home made Chocolate

Next time you crave chocolate, stop rushing to your nearby store to pick up your favorite bar and instead make your own homemade chocolate.

Homemade Chocolate Recipe

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 5 min
Serves: 8
Main Ingredients: milk powder condensed milk


  • Cocoa powder - 5 tbsps
  • Milk powder - 1 1/4 cups
  • Butter - 1/4 cup
  • Sugar - 2/3 cup
  • Water - 1/2 cup


  1. Sieve milk powder and cocoa powder and keep aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Homemade Chocolate is an easy recipe and is a great kids snack. Learn how to make homemade chocolate and other fun chocolate recipes with cocoa powder.

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By • Apr 12th, 2013 • Category: All Recipes, Eggless Dessert Recipes, Festival Foods, Sweet Dessert Recipes

  • chaitanya

    Gr8 thanks Sailu ji.. can u powder the nuts and add it to the mixture instead of crushed ones which leaves the trace of being used? My daughter doesn’t like nuts but wanted to make her eat some way or the other, and chocolate is always her favorite

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Sure you can powder the nuts instead of crushed ones.

  • Nagalakshmi V

    love it!

  • Manasa Murty

    Yum!! I need to try this! Might cut down the sugar or try with honey to get a darker chocolate version

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Honey is a good idea too. Sugar can be cut down to a little more than 1/2 cup.


    sailu, what is milk powder n which braND?

  • saritha

    it looks great! the presentation looks like a rangoli :-)

  • Sapthanaa Vytheswaran

    looks lovely n easy

  • Satya Sudha Kolluru

    Sailu Garu, thanks for the recipe. I have been looking for one from so long!! If we want to substitue cocoa with carob, does the recipe change in anyway?

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Yes, you can. Use same quantity of carob as cocoa powder. I have not tried the recipe with carob. You will have to try and let me know. :)

      • ju

        how does it taste like?like dairy milk chocolate

  • Niru

    Nice clicks and tasty recipe…but won’t it melt down or don’t it become sticky once after it is out of friz?? Will it be dry staying outside??

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      It will be sticky but will not melt when out of the refrigerator. It can be kept at room temperature for 3 to 4 days and for at least few weeks in the refrigerator.

  • Priya

    woww ,feel like finishing that whole plate..

  • srilu

    nice recipe sailu, i have one question, can i use milk instead of milk powder.

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Milk powder only for this recipe.

  • Shravanti

    Amul comes with different milk powder which one is the best?????????

  • Manidipa Bhaumik

    Nice recipe. It looks a bit like Bengali Chocolate Sandesh..and as it is preservable for weeks, is a great solution for unexpected guests…

  • Anu

    Can i use milk instead of milk poweder if yes then wht quantity

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      You will have to use milk powder for this recipe.

  • Sonakshi

    I wish to prepare Chocolate Balls. Can I use same procedure/recipe given for the Homemade Chocolate?

  • neethujimmy

    very tasty….

  • achu aishu

    i have tried this once n the chocolate gets so hard …….. is it bcs of some error in wat i do or the proportion of sugar or water????? or the state of suger ( caramel or just melted) ??