Recipe: Homemade Chocolate Buttons (Paleo)


Aug 09

If you hunt around, you can still find these candy “buttons” that, back in the day, were made of sugar and food coloring. As a kid, I loved to bite them off the paper! But as an adult in the age of chemicals, I cringe when I think about kids eating them now. Instead, you can make these homemade chocolate buttons at home!

The store bought candy “buttons” or “dots” are full of refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup and artificial colorings that can be neurotoxic. You don’t want your kids eating such junk! There is an epidemic of children with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease from all the high fructose corn syrup they are eating in all the processed foods!

It’s been shown that food dyes may contribute to hyperactivity and attention deficit in children. Years ago, the European Parliment demanded that certain food dyes carry a warning label. Sadly, the US government supports food manufacturers of these toxic substances to the detriment of our children.

Avoid food dyes and make your own treats!

If you do not want to fuss with making dots, check out my recipe for Homemade Chocolate or Double Chocolate Raspberry Truffles!


Homemade Chocolate Buttons

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes
  • Total Time: 19 minutes



  1. Gently melt the cocoa butter over a double boiler or on #2 in a small pot
  2. Remove from heat as soon as melted (if you leave too long it will get bitter)
  3. Whisk in the cocoa powder and the honey (and stevia if using)
  4. Place the tip into the frosting bag and pour in the chocolate
  5. Place the parchment strips on the cookie sheet
  6. Make dots on the parchment 3 across
  7. Place in the refrigerator or freezer to harden


  • Frosting bag and tip
  • Parchment paper cut in 3 inchwide  strips
  • Small pot
  • Whisk
  • Cookie sheet

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