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Boost Your Brain With Delicious Lion's Mane Chocolate
Mar 28, 23
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Author: Sony Sherpa

Boost Your Brain With Delicious Lion's Mane Chocolate

  • by Sony Sherpa

    Medically reviewed by

    Sony Sherpa

    Dr. Sony Sherpa is a board-certified Clinical Doctor and dedicated advocate for holistic medicine, specializing in functional mushrooms. Her blend of medical expertise and passion for alternative wellness lends authenticity to her role as a contributor for Natures Rise.

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Boost Your Brain With Delicious Lion's Mane Chocolate

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This vegan-friendly Lion's Mane chocolate recipe uses dark chocolate and Lion's Mane mushroom powder. While dark chocolate provides a relatable and enjoyable taste, Lion's mane mushroom powder can improve cognitive function and fight neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Start by melting chopped dark chocolate in a double boiler to make this recipe. Then whisk in the Lion's Mane powder and coconut oil until you get a runny consistency. Next, add vanilla extract and any optional ingredients, like agave or honey, and pour the mixture into silicon chocolate molds or a baking tray. Finally, please leave it in the fridge for an hour to set before enjoying it!

To indulge in some guilt-free chocolatey goodness while giving your brain a little extra boost, follow the detailed steps below to prepare your first Lion's mane chocolate bar!

How to Make Lion's Mane Mushroom Chocolate

By incorporating organic Lion's Mane mushroom powder into this recipe, you can create a tasty treat that satisfies your sweet tooth and supports brain function. Whether you enjoy it as an appetizer before bed or as part of your breakfast for a productive day, this recipe will become a new favorite in your collection!

General Info

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 15 min

Servings: 17 candies (each of 10 ml)

Great for: Focus and better sleep

Read More: See how taking Lion's mane before bed improves sleep quality.


  • 1 tablespoon Lion's mane mushroom powder
  • 6 oz chopped dark chocolates or chocolate chips
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ¼ cup agave or honey (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon hot chocolate mix or cacao butter


  • Double boiler
  • Silicon chocolate molds or baking tray


1. Making The Chocolate Mix

Place the double boiler over medium heat and melt the chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips. 

Whisk the coconut oil and mushroom powder into the chocolate. Stir continuously to prevent lumps from forming. Continue doing so until it creates a runny consistency. 

Remove the double boiler from heat and add vanilla extract. You can even add the optional ingredients listed above to the mix. If you want to add other dry ingredients like sprinkles and nuts, you can add them at this point and mix everything thoroughly. 

2. Setting The Chocolates

Pour the mixture into chocolate silicone molds. Alternatively, pour the chocolate mix onto a baking tray to make Lion's mane mushroom chocolate bars. Use a palette knife to smoothen the mixture out.

Next, place the molds or the baking tray into the refrigerator. Leave it for about an hour or until it is completely set.

3. Serving

Allow your Lion's mane chocolate to cool and harden completely before eating. Then, you can enjoy Lion's mane chocolate alone or topped over your favorite dessert like a hot chocolate mix.

Nutritional Info

Protein 2 g              Fiber 2 g

Sodium 1 g             Vitamin B 3 g

Sugar 0 g                Iron 1 g

Read More: See our detailed guide on Lion's mane nutritional benefits.

Additional Notes:

You can easily make a double boiler if you do not have one. First, fill a small saucepan halfway with water. Now rest a heatproof glass bowl on top of the saucepan. Make sure the bowl's bottom is not touching the water.

Key Takeaways

The Lion's Mane chocolate recipe perfectly combines taste and health benefits. By incorporating Lion's Mane mushroom powder into your chocolate, you can enjoy a delicious treat that boosts focus, immunity, cognitive health, and more. In addition, this recipe is easy to make and vegan-friendly, making it an excellent option for anyone looking for healthy and tasty snacks.

With just a few simple ingredients and tools, you can create a batch of Lion's Mane chocolate candies that you can enjoy anytime, anywhere. So whether you want to start your day with a focused mind or wind down for a good night's sleep, this recipe has got you covered. So go ahead and give it a try, and experience the rich flavor and numerous health benefits of Lion's Mane chocolate!

Do you enjoy eating healthy snacks? What snacks have you tried so far? Let us know in the comments below.

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