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homemade milk chocolate bars stacked on a white plate.
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Homemade Milk Chocolate

This yummy homemade milk chocolate recipe is so easy to make and you only need 4 ingredients.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Cooling Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Candy, Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten-free, smooth, sweet
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 227kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • pot
  • Large bowl (pyrex or metal)
  • Spatula
  • Chocolate bar mold or even an ice cube tray will work


  • 1/2 cup cocoa butter or coconut oil 110g
  • 3 Tbsp. whole milk powder 24g
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder 35g
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar 90g


  • Sift the cocoa powder into a small bowl. This helps to prevent lumps.
  • Place a pot filled a third of the way with water on a burner and set the heat to medium-high. Place a large pyrex or metal bowl on top. Make sure the water isn't touching the bottom of the bowl.
  • Add the cocoa butter or coconut oil to the bowl and stir occasionally until all melted.
  • Turn the heat down to medium-low. Then stir in the cocoa powder. Then add in the milk powder and stir until completely incorporated. Follow that up with the powdered sugar which is added a third of it at a time until all incorporated. If you want it less sweet don't add in as much, or if you want it completely sugar-free, leave it out altogether.
  • Once all the ingredients are combined turn the heat completely off. Keep stirring for about 5 minutes.
  • After the 5 minutes are up, take the bowl off the pot of hot water and set it somewhere like a counter or table with a hot pad. Keep stirring for another 5 minutes.
  • Once done, pour the chocolate into your chosen mold, or even ice cube trays. Allow it to sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes. Then it can go in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  • Once the chocolate sets, you can eat it. Remove it from the mold and give it a taste. It will probably taste a little grainy or gritty. I don't really mind the little bit of "gritty" taste. If you are expecting this to taste exactly like store-bought chocolate, you will be disappointed.
    And there you go, fun homemade chocolate that only requires 4 ingredients. Enjoy!



list of nutritional facts for homemade milk chocolate


Calories: 227kcal