The keto diet really removes a lot of sugar and food cravings for most people. But sometimes chocolate is a necessity. It may be mental, but having a piece of chocolate while "dieting" does not feel like dieting. This 5 minute keto chocolate recipe makes it much easier to stay with a diet program if you can have it on a daily basis...you don't even have to feel bad about it!
This keto chocolate recipe started from a new friend who introduced me to the glories of coconut butter. This friend was on an auto-immune diet so she had to stay away from a lot of foods, but coconut was safe for her diet. I honestly did not know what coconut butter was. When she was talking about it I kept mistaking it for cocoa butter. When she showed me the jar I understood.
Coconut butter is actually just very finely ground up coconut. Because it is coconut it is very high in fat, but it does come with fiber and a few carbs that are naturally in coconut. Unlike coconut oil, coconut butter really likes to keep it's texture and hardness characteristics, making it a perfect ingredient for keto chocolate candy bars. That's why coconut butter makes the base for this keto chocolate dessert recipe. This is the coconut butter we use:
My friend's diet was not keto, so she could use coconut butter as the entire base for her chocolate recipe. For the keto diet we had to make some adjustments that actually turned her dessert into a better texture for a keto chocolate candy bar, just like a Hershey's chocolate bar.
For the keto chocolate bar adjustments, we add a little bit of coconut oil to the coconut butter to increase the fat content and give this just the right texture when it comes out of the freezer. If you let the erythritol sit in the warm coconut oil/coconut butter mixture long enough, the erythritol will dissolve more uniformly into the mixture. You can even microwave the coconut oil/coconut butter/erythritol mixture for another 30 seconds if you want it more dissolved. If you don't, you'll be able to feel the granules with each bite, but it doesn't hurt the flavor. Feel free to substitute stevia for the erythritol if you prefer.
If you need some erythritol in granular form, this is what we use.
This is a darker chocolate recipe. If it were made the traditional chocolate way, we would estimate this would be similar to a 60% dark chocolate candy bar. There's definitely a lot of cocoa, but you can still taste enough sweetness so that it tastes like chocolate candy.
The best thing about the keto diet is you don't have to deprive yourself of your daily chocolate. It literally takes 5 minutes to make, and 30 minutes or less to set in the freezer. Take it out, cut it up and you have a chocolate to cure any chocolate addicts cravings on the keto diet.
This recipe is also so perfectly keto that it's crazy. Only 6 net carbs in the whole recipe, you could literally have it every day and it fits right into your macros. We challenge you to not get addicted and eat it for every meal!
*Remember on the nutrition information, you can subtract 1 more gram of carbs per serving because of the erythritol. This gives 3 grams net carbs per serving!