How To Make Mushroom Chocolate Bars

Hello and welcome to my guide on making mushroom chocolate bars! As an avid mushroom grower and chocolate enthusiast, I’ve experimented with various recipes and techniques to create the perfect combination of earthy mushrooms and rich chocolate. In this article, I’ll walk you through the process of making these delectable treats, sharing some personal insights along the way.


To begin, let’s gather our ingredients. For this recipe, we’ll need:

  • 1 cup of dried mushrooms (such as shiitake or porcini)
  • 16 ounces of high-quality dark or milk chocolate
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • A pinch of sea salt

Preparing the Mushrooms

To infuse the chocolate with the earthy flavor of mushrooms, we need to prepare the dried mushrooms. I like to finely grind the dried mushrooms into a powder using a food processor or coffee grinder. This creates a fine mushroom powder that will blend seamlessly into the chocolate mixture.

Infusing the Chocolate

In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and butter together until smooth. Once melted, add the mushroom powder to the chocolate mixture and stir gently to combine. I find that the aroma of the mushrooms starts to fill the kitchen at this stage, creating an anticipation for the final result.

Adding Flavors

To enhance the depth of flavor, I like to add a pinch of sea salt and a splash of vanilla extract to the chocolate mixture. This elevates the taste and creates a harmonious balance between the chocolate and mushroom notes.

Setting the Chocolate

After the flavors have melded together, pour the chocolate mixture into a lined baking pan and refrigerate it until firm. This step requires patience, as the aroma of the chocolate and mushrooms fills the kitchen, building anticipation for the final taste test.

Serving and Enjoying

Once the chocolate has set, I cut it into bars or bite-sized pieces. The first bite is always a moment of satisfaction and triumph, as the flavors of the mushrooms and chocolate come together in a delightful harmony. I often share these bars with friends and family, enjoying the surprise on their faces when they discover the unique and delicious combination.


Making mushroom chocolate bars is a rewarding and creative process that brings together the earthy essence of mushrooms with the indulgence of chocolate. It’s a treat that never fails to impress, and I hope you’ll enjoy experimenting with this recipe to create your own delightful mushroom-infused chocolate bars!