Did you know that you can make low carb chocolate candy at home? With just a few simple ingredients, you can enjoy some treats that are low in carbohydrates and have zero added sugar.
The carbs in these chocolate candies come from only one source – cocoa powder. For the whole batch, there is approximately 12 carbs. The candy is sweetened with Swerve, a natural sweetener that is derived from a unique combination of ingredients derived from fruits and vegetables. Coconut oil is used to combine the cocoa powder and sweetener, and a pinch of salt is added for enhancement.
When making these, it is important to use coconut oil that is solid at room temperature. Depending on the coconut oil that is used, a slightly coconut-y flavor may be detected.
I found a cute silicone mold at my local hobby/craft store. With a 40% off coupon, it cost me less than $2 and it can be reused over and over.
To make them, thoroughly mix all of the ingredients, pour it into a mold, and refrigerate for at least an hour. Once they are firm, they can be unmolded and enjoyed. While they can be stored in a cool, dry place, they are best kept in the refrigerator.
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 Tablespoon + 1/2 teaspoon Swerve
- pinch of sea salt
- 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
- Combine cocoa powder, Swerve, and sea salt in a medium-sized bowl. Add melted coconut oil and stir until cocoa mixture is completely dissolved in oil.
- Pour into mold and refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
- Store in refrigerator.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 2 hearts
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g
9 out of 10 people like chocolate. The 10th person always lies. ~author unknown