Low Carb Chocolate

Low carb chocolate is here, it’s delicious, and it’s gonna make all your low carb desserts next level good! 3 ingredients, some boiling water and a serious sweet tooth are all you need to make this delicious sugar free recipe!

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Low Carb Chocolate

Oh ya, you read that right, low carb chocolate is here, it’s delicious, and it’s gonna make you forget you’re cooking low carb recipes!

Let’s be real friends, what’s the one thing you miss the most when you give up carbs?

Probably bread— probably beer— but definitely, without a doubt, chocolate.

Because in the land of the most crave-able foods, chocolate, or dare I say, low carb chocolate reigns supreme.

Whether it’s low carb chocolate chips, low carb chocolate mousse or low carb chocolate cake, low carb chocolate recipes of all kinds are undeniably the most delicious, day-dream-worthy treats you can find!

So my fellow chocolate lovers— are you ready to learn how to make the perfect low carb chocolate?

Let’s get this party started with my tried and true low carb chocolate bar recipe. It’s a surefire way to quench those chocolate cravings. Plus it’s an awesome base for most of my low carb chocolate candy recipes.

Low carb chocolate bars, milk and dark chocolate stacked on top of each other

Low Carb Chocolate Ingredients

The first thing you’ll need for this recipe is some food grade cocoa butter. You can find this ingredient at some health food stores (I’ve purchased it at Whole Foods in the past), but I find it’s typically cheaper online.

Next you’ll need to find some unsweetened baking chocolate and some Swerve Confectioners Powder. The baking chocolate can be used sparingly if you like a milder chocolate, or—if you’re a low carb dark chocolate fanatic like me—you may use a more gracious amount.

This ingredient can be found at most grocery stores, but again I find it’s much less expensive online.

Swerve Confectioners Powder is a natural, non-glycemic sweetener made from erythritol, a sugar alcohol with a somewhat gritty texture. The confectioner’s powder balances the grit of the erythritol to an extent, but the final product will have a faint grit to it compared to most store-bought chocolate.

I should note here as well that the ingredients in Swerve are ZERO NET CARBS, as they do not affect blood sugar. While they do technically contain carbs, they are considered non-impact—good news for those of us embracing the health benefits of low carb foods!

While I haven’t been able to find this ingredient in stores, I’ve purchased plain-ole-erythritol (not confectioner) at Whole Foods. Believe it or not, the difference in consistency makes a big difference when making your own chocolate!

Erythritol (whether you purchase Swerve, or erythritol without the brand name) is known to be a pricier sugar substitute. But trust me, I find the end result to be well worth it.

Top your ingredient list off with some vanilla and salt and you’re good to go!

Low carb chocolate bars, milk and dark chocolate stacked on top of each other and being cut with a knife

How to Make Low Carb Chocolate

The first thing you’ll need to do is to melt the cocoa butter and baking chocolate together. The best way to do this is to combine the ingredients in a bowl on top of a pot with boiling water in it, effectively giving you a double boiler—or if you have a double boiler, just use that.

Stir the cocoa butter and baking chocolate together until they are both fully melted and combined.

Next, add the Swerve Confectioners Powder, salt and vanilla.

The Swerve will likely clump together in the center during this step—don’t worry! This may not currently look like any of the low carb desserts you can buy at the store, but soon it will J

Now, this step is one of the most important steps, and I know what you’re already planning on skipping it. But trust me, it makes all the difference…

Pour the chocolate combo into a heat safe blender and blend until the ingredients have thoroughly combined.

Skipping this step means your sweetener will land in uneven clumps throughout your chocolate bar. Ergo, one bite pure chocolate, one bite too sweet— you get the picture.

Finally, pour contents into a chocolate mold. I find that silicone molds, like this one I bought on Amazon, will typically last longer and are easier to pop the chocolate out of than traditional, hard plastic molds.

PS, I find a rubber spatula is key to getting as much chocolate out of these containers as possible. If you’re like me, you can’t waste a drop…

At this point you’ve got your chocolate in your mold, and it’s looking uneven, lumpy and super not Instagram-worthy. Not to fear, simply hitting the mold on the counter a few times will even out that top layer and dispel any lurking air bubbles.

Pop the mold into the fridge for an houror into the freezer if you’re very eager—then enjoy!

In addition to the steps above, feel free to experiment a bit with other low carb foods and flavors…

Before tossing your chocolate in the fridge, how about sprinkling some low carb nuts, low carb fruits or sugar free gummy bears on top? For something a bit more decadent, you could add an ingredient like peanut butter to create your own low carb peanut butter balls.

Or, try making your own low carb peanut butter cups using the chocolate recipe as your base. Doesn’t get much better than that…

…Because with chocolate this good, whatever you make will likely become a new family favorite!

Low carb chocolate bars, chocolate shavings and a knife

Low Carb Chocolate Chips

If you’re wanting to make low carb chocolate chips for everyone’s favorite low carb chocolate chip cookies, this is the perfect base to work with.

Instead of pouring the chocolate into a mold, simply add it to a pastry bag with the tip cut off, and simply squeeze or “pipe” little dots onto a sheet of parchment paper. To create the point in the middle of each chip, use your finger or a toothpick and gentle touch the center of each dot, bringing the chocolate up to a point.

Better yet, pour your low carb chocolate into a food grade silicone pot holder mold, with a shape you’d enjoy sprinkled on top of your low carb hot chocolate.

I will mention that Lilly’s Chocolate Chips are pretty darn delicious— However, at almost $12.00 a bag (current Amazon price), they should be. Ps, these are the preferred pre-made chocolate chips for most low carb-ers.

Low carb chocolate bars, chocolate shavings

What is a Low Carb Candy?

Traditional chocolate gets a majority of its carbs from sugar— Therefore replacing sugar with sugar free sweeteners like stevia and erythritol allow us low carb-ers to indulge in our favorite treats AND stick to our low carb goals— without missing out on any of that flavor we all love and crave.

Another common ingredient in candy is milk— think milk chocolate— which can really crank up the carb count. Although the recipe above it completely dairy-free, you can also try adding in low carb milk and heavy creams for a helpful alternative.

 

Is there Carb Free Chocolate?

The carbs in beans, while not sugary, are still carbs— This includes the carbs found in cocoa beans. That means any carb free chocolate you find isn’t from actual cocoa.

 

Is Sugar Free Chocolate Low Carb?

Believe it or not, sugar free doesn’t always equate to low carb.

Many sugar free recipes contain carbs from milk and or other carb sources—Werther’s Original Hard Candies for example. Whether or not sugar free chocolate is low carb will depend on the brand, the recipe, etc—and for the record, this recipe, is both sugar free and low carb.

 Low carb chocolate bars, chocolate shavings and a knife

Store Bought Low Carb Chocolate Bars

If you’re an unabashed chocolate lover like myself, finding low carb chocolate at your local grocery store can be a challenge. The low carb chocolate bars hershey and other mainstream brands have yet to make have left us low carb chocolate lovers hopelessly waiting!

As far as actual low carb chocolate bars go, there are very few options out there, which is I’ve been able to taste test everyone I know of! (probably shouldn’t be proud of that, right??)

These bars can be hard to find in stores— I’ve found a few at Whole Foods, but for taste testing purposes I’ve always purchased them via Amazon.

I won’t be offended if DIY isn’t your thing and you’re really just looking for a low carb chocolate brands to satisfy your sweet tooth. In my opinion, here are the best low carb chocolate bars:

ChocZero
Sweetened with Monkfruit. Carbs in this product are fiber
Per 10g serving: 40 calories, 6 carbs

ChocoRite
Sweetened with Erythritol, stevia and inulin
Per 12g serving: 35 calories, 7 carbs

Sukrin Chocolate Bars
Sweetened with sukrin and stevia
Per 40g par: 177 calories, 4 carbs

For what it’s worth, I love my homemade stuff. More than the low carb chocolate bars I’ve purchased and tried.

Low carb chocolate bars, milk and dark chocolate stacked on top of each other

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Low Carb Chocolate — Dark Chocolate

Oh ya, you read that right, low carb chocolate is here, it’s delicious, and it’s gonna make all your low carb desserts next level good! 3 ingredients, some boiling water and a serious sweet tooth are all you need to make this recipe!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 1 Bar
Calories 211 kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Using a double boiler, melt the cocoa butter and baking chocolate together. Stir until these ingredients are both fully melted and combined. 

  2. Add the sweetener, salt and vanilla, and stir until they’re incorporated. (You’ll notice the sweetener will not want to fully combine with the liquids, we’ll take care of that next). 

  3. Pour ingredients into a heat safe blender or food processor.

  4. Process/blend until all ingredients have combined.

  5. Pour the melted chocolate into a mold and place it in the fridge. The chocolate will set in about an hour, you can always place it in the freezer if you’re craving it sooner! Enjoy! 

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Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Chocolate — Dark Chocolate
Amount Per Serving
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Protein 4g 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Low Carb Chocolate — Milk Chocolate

Oh ya, you read that right, low carb chocolate is here, it’s delicious, and it’s gonna make all your low carb desserts next level good! 3 ingredients, some boiling water and a serious sweet tooth are all you need to make this recipe!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 1 Bar
Calories 11 kcal

Instructions

  1. Using a double boiler, melt the cocoa butter and baking chocolate together. Stir until these ingredients are both fully melted and combined. 

  2. Add the sweetener, salt and vanilla, and stir until they’re incorporated. (You’ll notice the sweetener will not want to fully combine with the liquids, we’ll take care of that next). 

  3. Pour ingredients into a heat safe blender or food processor.

  4. Process/blend until all ingredients have combined.

  5. Pour the melted chocolate into a mold and place it in the fridge. The chocolate will set in about an hour, you can always place it in the freezer if you’re craving it sooner! Enjoy! 

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Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Chocolate — Milk Chocolate
Amount Per Serving
Calories 11
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Low Carb Chocolate — White Chocolate

Oh ya, you read that right, low carb chocolate is here, it’s delicious, and it’s gonna make all your low carb desserts next level good! 3 ingredients, some boiling water and a serious sweet tooth are all you need to make this recipe!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 1 Bar
Calories 141 kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Using a double boiler, melt the cocoa butter and baking chocolate together. Stir until these ingredients are both fully melted and combined.

  2. Add the sweetener, salt and vanilla, and stir until they’re incorporated. (You’ll notice the sweetener will not want to fully combine with the liquids, we’ll take care of that next). 

  3. Pour ingredients into a heat safe blender or food processor.

  4. Process/blend until all ingredients have combined

  5. Pour the melted chocolate into a mold and place it in the fridge. The chocolate will set in about an hour, you can always place it in the freezer if you’re craving it sooner! Enjoy! 

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Nutritional Information

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Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Chocolate — White Chocolate
Amount Per Serving
Calories 141 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Protein 2g 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Low Carb Desserts

Alright, if you’re like me this article has got you all sort of excited for every type of low carb dessert you can possibly imagine. Low carb desserts help me stay focused on my low carb journey with far less “woe, is me” moments, and far simple pleasures.

With sugar alternatives, a little know how, and a needy sweet tooth, the low carb desserts world is at your fingertips! What will you make first?? Up next from my kitchen is a delicious low carb fudge recipe 🙂

2 Comments

  1. Kathleen

    Love this low carb chocolate!

    • Lindsey

      Thank you!! I made you a giant bag full of them, can’t wait to hear what you think 🙂