These homemade keto chocolate bars are made using only 5 ingredients, no added sugar, and are the perfect cure for chocolate cravings. With less than one gram of net carbs per serving, this vegan chocolate bar recipe is dairy-free and nut-free!
Oh, yes, you read that correctly: low-carb chocolate is here, it’s wonderful, and it’ll make you forget you’re on a low-carb diet! This homemade low-carb chocolate is cheaper than any store-bought one, and it’s an easy recipe made using just a few keto-friendly natural ingredients.
The best part is that you can create milk, dark, or white chocolate with this low-carb chocolate recipe. It is undoubtedly the most delicious and daydream-worthy dessert ever, and it is a great way to satisfy your chocolate cravings.
Low carb chocolate is a perfect option if you are craving something sweet, so let’s get started!
Are Chocolate Bars Keto?
Most chocolate bars you buy from the store are not keto-friendly since they are loaded with sugar, and other ingredients that up the carb count. However, any dark chocolate that contains at least 70% cocoa may fit into a lower-carb diet. Avoid milk and white chocolate that are high in sugar.
If you’re a chocolate lover, we gathered over 25 keto chocolate recipes for you to try, and if you’re short on time here are the best keto chocolate option you can find at the store.
Why Are You Going To Love This Keto Chocolate Bars Recipe?
- Easy to make at home using just a few ingredients.
- Cheaper than any store-bought keto chocolate bar.
- Customizable – This simple recipe is easy to customize by adding nuts, seeds, coconut flakes, dried raspberry flakes, or any other flavor, such as coffee or caramel.
- You know exactly what it contains, and you can choose the best ingredients to create it.
Some of these keto chocolate ingredients may be found in grocery shops, but I’ve discovered that ordering them online is less expensive and easier!
- Cocoa Butter – Make sure you get food-grade cocoa butter and not that type used in cosmetic products. Raw cocoa butter has a super-rich and delicate chocolate flavor. It’s loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, making it perfect for this sugar-free chocolate bar.
- Sugar-Free Powdered Sweetener – It’s essential to use a powdered sweetener, as it incorporates easily with the melted cocoa butter.
- Chocolate extract – adds that incredibly rich chocolate flavor. You can replace it with a few chocolate-flavored stevia drops.
- Cocoa Powder – I recommend using the best quality cocoa you can find.
- A pinch of salt – is used to enhance the flavor.
- Silicone Chocolate mold – I ordered my chocolate silicone molds from Amazon, and they are fantastic, and the chocolate can be cracked into small pieces.
- Double Boiler or a Microwave
- Silicone Spatula
- Large mixing bowl.
Note that this chocolate is not tempered, so it’s not stable at room temperature.
How To Make Keto Chocolate Bars
These Keto Chocolate Bars are so easy and quick to make. Here’s everything you need to do:
- Melt the cocoa butter – The smaller the cocoa butter pieces are, the quicker they melt. If your cocoa butter comes into large chunks, grate it or chop it into similar-sized pieces. You can melt it in a small saucepan or microwave it for short periods, such as 20-30 seconds, stirring in between. Cocoa butter burns quickly, so make it with caution.
- Add in the sweetener, chocolate flavor, and a pinch of salt. Return to medium heat and cook until the cocoa butter gently boils and reaches 250°F (121°C), which is the best temperature for the sweetener to dissolve so that your chocolate doesn’t get gritty.
- Add the cocoa powder. Whisk until all clumps of cocoa powder have been incorporated, and the mixture is smooth. At this point, add any flavorings such as spices, extracts, and dried fruits. Allow cooling for a few minutes.
- Pour into the silicone chocolate molds.
- Let them rest for about 15 minutes at room temperature, then transfer to the fridge for 15 more minutes.
- Carefully remove the chocolate from the molds, and enjoy!
Tips and Tricks For Making The Best Keto Chocolate Bars
- Place your molds on a solid surface, such as a tray, so you can transport them easier.
- If you don’t have a chocolate mold, you can easily replace it with any flat silicone form or a piece of parchment pepper.
- Use powdered sweetener as it dissolves easier.
- Combine Inulin and Erythritol to reduce the aftertaste.
What Are The Best Sweeteners for Keto Chocolate?
If you want to make the most delicious gluten-free chocolate bars, you must pay attention to the sweetener you are using. So here are the best options:
- Powdered Erythritol – this is what I used.
- Allulose – It’s a silky smooth sweetener that’s ideal not only for chocolate but also for any sweets you’re planning to make.
- Mix of sweeteners
Can I Use Coconut Oil instead of Cocoa Butter?
To make this Chocolate bar, I don’t recommend using coconut oil. Instead, there are a few reasons, and let me explain why I prefer cocoa butter.
Coconut oil melts quicker, which means that when the temperature is higher than 34C, it will melt. On the other hand, cocoa butter chocolate can be stored in your pantry and has a mild chocolaty flavor.
Another reason is that coconut oil has that specific flavor that not everyone is a fan of.
For a delicious result, before you put the chocolate in the fridge, try sprinkling it with:
- Use dry milk powder or coconut milk powder for keto milk chocolate with fewer carbs.
- Chopped nuts, such as peanuts, pecans, or almonds.
- Low-carb dehydrated fruits that — strawberries and raspberries are my favorites!
- Coconut flakes, unsweetened.
How To Use
A question with so many answers:
- You can make keto hot chocolate with it.
- Use it for a delicious keto chocolate mousse.
- It’s perfect for making chocolate-covered strawberries for Valentine’s day.
- You can make some delicious chocolate icing for your cake.
- Make a delicious chocolate sauce for keto pancakes or low carb waffles.
How To Store?
- Fridge: you can store each chocolate keto bar recipe in the fridge in an airtight container for a few weeks.
- Freezer: If you want, you can easily freeze it and eat it anytime you want.
Looking For More Keto Chocolate Desserts? Try these:
- No-Bake Keto Chocolate Cheesecake
- Keto Chocolate Orange Cake
- Keto Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe
- Sugar-Free Chocolate Pudding
- Keto Bounty Bars
- Luscious Chocolate Avocado Mousse – 5 Minute Keto Dessert
Keto Chocolate Bars
- Place a medium saucepan over medium heat and melt the cocoa butter. Remove from the heat.
- Stir in powdered sweetener, chocolate extract, and a pinch of salt.
- Return to low heat and stir until the mixture starts to bubble. Whisk to make sure that the sweetener is completely dissolved and reaches 250°F (121°C).
- Remove from the heat and pour the mixture into the candy molds. Allow to set at room temperature, then transfer to the fridge for about 15 minutes.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Since this chocolate isn’t tempered, it’s best to store it in the fridge. In the freezer, it lasts for a few months.
How do we calculate the nutrition info?
These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.
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