Missing the right chocolate for your recipe? You won't be left without a replacement, thanks to these substitutes for semisweet chocolate, baking chocolate, and unsweetened chocolate. We even have healthy chocolate substitutes to help you satisfy those chocolate cravings guilt-free.
Semisweet Chocolate Substitutes:
For 1 ounce semisweet chocolate, substitute 3 tablespoons semisweet chocolate pieces or 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate plus 1 tablespoon sugar.
Sweet Baking Chocolate Substitute:
For 4 ounces sweet baking chocolate, substitute 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder plus 1/3 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cooking oil or shortening, melted.
Unsweetened Chocolate Substitute:
For 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, substitute 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder plus 1 tablespoon cooking oil or shortening, melted.
Healthy Chocolate Substitutes:
For 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, substitute 1/4 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips.
- Using fewer chocolate chips cuts calories, carbohydrates, sugar, fat, and saturated fat. Mini chocolate chips go further so it doesn't seem as though there are fewer of them.
For 1 ounce unsweetened baking chocolate, substitute 3 tablespoons natural, unsweetened cocoa or carob powder plus 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, canola oil, or soft margarine.
- Because carob is sweeter than cocoa, reduce the sugar in the recipe by 25 percent.
- Unsweetened chocolate is lower in calories, carbohydrates, and fat but higher in saturated fat than the cocoa powder mixture.