Stone Ground 70% Dark Chocolate Baking Chips | Sweetened with Coconut Sugar


Stone Ground Organic Chocolate Discs of unrefined Cacao sweetened with raw Coconut Palm Sugar. Perfect for premium baking and authentic Mexican chocolate. The coarse cocoa bean texture is a favorite among bean to bar chocolate makers - bold with minimal processing for maximum flavor in a pleasantly subtle cocoa bean crunch.

Sun drenched organic cacao trees touched by rainforest winds and washed by afternoon showers produce Dark Chocolate of unsurpassed authenticity.

  • Bold & fruity bittersweet cacao flavors
  • Coarsely stone ground, unlike any chocolate you've ever tasted
  • Minimally processed, GMO free, VEGAN and better for the planet

Puro Cacao: Fruity, and Floral. Small chocolate discs. An organic journey of melty satisfaction.

Ingredients: Organic Cocoa mass, organic coconut palm sugar, organic cacao fat.

Chocolate Drops - Cacao Pods Shown Below


How to Make the Best Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate, a sweet heated cocoa beverage created by the Maya more than 2,000 years ago. Normally in The United States people have thought of hot chocolate as being reserved only for cold weather while in other parts of the world all ages enjoy hot chocolate year round all day long. 

In South America hot chocolate is a part of everyday life.  Served in the afternoon with cinnamon spiced long doughnuts called churros, hot chocolate service is much like tea time in Britain.  Fortunately, hot chocolate is gaining popularity here in the USA, and with easy online shopping of high quality cocoa ingredients, hot chocolate consumption has expanded from the winter environment to a year round subtle indulgence that everyone enjoys.

Dr. Antonio Colmenero de Ledesma published the first hot chocolate recipe around the year 1631 in a book called “A Curious Treatise of the Nature and Quality of Chocolate”; the recipe was:

“Take one hundred cocoa beans, two chillies, a handful of anise seed and two pods vanilla (two pulverized Alexandria roses can be substituted), two drams of cinnamon, one dozen almonds and the same amount of hazelnuts, half a pound of white sugar and enough annatto to give some color. And there you have the king of chocolates.”

Below we are going to share with you three amazing and really simple recipes to make the best homemade hot chocolate. Because the chocolate is the main ingredient, we are going to use dark chocolate from Santa Barbara Chocolate.


For the basic Mexican hot chocolate:

  • 2 cups of milk
  • 4 oz of Organic Chocolate Disks
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp of sugar

For the topping:

  • ½ cup of whipped cream
  • 2 oz of Chocolate Disks
  • 1 tsp of butter


  • In a saucepan over medium heat, add the 2 cups of milk, salt, sugar and dark chocolate.
  • Stir the mixture until the chocolate is completely melted. If you feel it is too thick, add 2 – 3 tbsp of milk.
  • Don’t miss the pinch of salt! Even if you think it sounds weird, adding a pinch of salt to your hot chocolate will enhance the chocolate flavor.

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Cinnamon Hot Chocolate

The combination of chocolate and cinnamon is glorious! I totally recommend you sprinkle ground cinnamon over your favorite chocolate frosting, it is amazing.


For the cinnamon hot chocolate:

  • 2 cups of milk
  • 4 oz of Stone Ground Chocolate Disks
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp of sugar
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • Cinnamon sticks


  • Prepare your hot chocolate following the same instructions as the basic recipe.
  • When the chocolate is completely melted, add the sifted ground cinnamon. Stir 15 seconds.
  • Serve your hot chocolate and add some crushed cinnamon sticks on top.

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hot chocolate recipe with peanut butter

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

There are two kind of people, peanut butter and jelly ones and peanut butter and chocolate; guess our favorite side? This peanut butter hot chocolate is my favorite because it is tasty and thick, the perfect snack.


For the peanut butter hot chocolate:

  • 2 cups of milk
  • 5 oz of Organic Dark Chocolate
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp of sugar
  • 2 tbsp of creamy peanut butter
  • Peanuts, crushed


  • Set aside 1 oz of dark chocolate.
  • Make your hot chocolate following the same instructions as the basic recipe.
  • When the chocolate is completely melted and smooth, add the creamy peanut butter and stir until everything is combined.
  • Melt the remaining 1 oz of dark chocolate. You can do it over a double boiler or in the microwave. If you choose the second method, heat the chocolate for 5 seconds, stir, and continue doing the same until it is melted.
  • Take the cup that you are going to serve the hot chocolate in and add melted chocolate around the edge.
  • Roll the edge of the cup in the crushed peanuts.
  • Serve your peanut butter hot chocolate and enjoy!

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipes: 

Stone Ground Baking Chocolate discs with a bold chocolate flavor. 70% Cocoa Solids. Organic, vegan, GMO free.

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