Keto-Friendly Chocolates with Macadamia & Sea Salt
A keto-friendly chocolatey treat without the carbs! The salty-sweet combination elevates this keto-friendly recipe from a simple diet food hack to gourmet treat status.
- Prep Time10 minutes
- Cook Time10 minutes
- Total Time20 minutes
- Servings12 pieces
- 10 tbsp Coconut Oil
- 5 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 2 g Granulated Stevia
- 3 tbsp Macadamia Nuts coarsely chopped
- Coarse Sea Salt to taste
- Melt coconut oil on the stovetop.
- Add cocoa powder and granulated Stevia. Mix everything and remove it from the heat.
- Spoon mixture into the silicone candy molds until wells are 3/4 full.
- Refrigerate in silicone molds until the mixture thickens to a gel-like texture.
- Sprinkle the macadamia nuts into each well. Then press down to distribute the nuts throughout the mixture.
- Return silicone mold to the refrigerator until completely hardened.
- Once completely set, remove chocolates from the silicone mold and place right side up on a dish or cupcake liner.
- Let it all sit at room temperature until the surface begins to glisten somewhat.
- Then sprinkle a pinch of course sea salt onto each keto chocolate.
- Serve or return to the refrigerator for storage.
To get the sea salt just perfect, you will need to let the chocolates' batch sit at room temperature to soften the top a little so the salt will stick. Otherwise, if you skip this step, the salt will fall right off your little chocolate hearts.
If you put the macadamia nuts in while the chocolate is still liquid, they will sink to the bottom and look strange. So, once your coconut-cocoa mixture is partially set, sprinkle the macadamia nuts into each well and press down to ensure they get equally distributed throughout the chocolate. Be sure to refrigerate the batch of your keto chocolates when storing!
The treats are 1g carb per serving. If you don't care for Stevia's taste, erythritol or monk fruit sweeteners make excellent low carb and low glycemic sugar substitutes. And a 2:1 ratio of coconut oil to cocoa powder seems to work great.
Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g| Saturated Fat: 10g | Fat: 13g |Potassium: 43mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.4mg