There are all kinds of fantastic keto-friendly recipes out there for making yummy treats with chocolate chip cookies. Everything from healthy chocolate chip cookies to chocolate chip pancakes are possible to enjoy on a keto diet by making sure your ingredients are all carefully selected. And one of the best ways to ensure that your ingredients are all 100% keto-friendly is by making some of them yourself. That’s exactly what this recipe for homemade keto chocolate chips does. You’ll only need three simple ingredients and 10 minutes of time to make your own keto-friendly chocolate chips that are perfect for using in all of your baking recipes. Kids love it when we add this to our keto cloud bread recipe.
Simplicity Is Bliss When It Comes to Chocolate
Considering how simple this chocolate chip recipe is to prepare, I thought it would be a good idea to focus on the “why” behind each of the ingredients included. Since there are only three of them, it should be fairly obvious that they all serve a key purpose.
Cocoa Butter – This ingredient is used to give your chocolate chips their hold and texture, as cocoa butter is responsible for adding that decadent silky feel that chocolate chips are known for. And since cocoa butter is made from real cocoa beans, it also contains all of the same health benefits. It’s a rich source of healthy fatty acids, antioxidants, and it’s also been shown to help lower inflammation. The phytocompounds found in cocoa butter are particularly beneficial for your skin health, and they may even help to prevent premature skin aging. (1)
Liquid Stevia – This ingredient is added in order to give your chocolate chips a little bit of sweetness. This is needed as cocoa butter and cocoa powder by themselves can taste slightly bitter. Stevia is chosen in particular because it’s a zero calorie alternative to sugar that is a much healthier alternative compared to other artificial sweetener options. Since it contains no calories, and therefore zero carbs, it’s perfect for including in keto recipes like this. Studies have also demonstrated that Stevia could potentially be used as a promising tool to help prevent and reduce obesity due to the lower energy intake involved with its consumption. (2)
Cocoa Powder or Cacao Powder – You’re free to choose either of these two options when making this recipe, but I personally prefer to use raw organic cacao powder. It’s the most pure form of chocolate that you can consume, and while cocoa powder is still a healthy option, I prefer my ingredients to be as minimally processed as possible. Otherwise, both powder options provide many of the same great health benefits. They each contain compounds known as methylxanthines that provide benefits for everything from your oral health, to lowering your risk for cardiovascular diseases, to even helping to prevent cognitive decline as you age. (3)
With the ingredient explanations out of the way, to actually make the chocolate chips all you’ll need to do is first melt your cocoa butter, and then add in the other two ingredients. Take your mixture and store it in the fridge for about two hours. Once the mixture has finished setting, you can go ahead and chop it into small chocolate chunks to add to your next baking recipe.
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Homemade Keto Chocolate Chips (Sugar Free and Low Carb)
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 3/4 cup 1x
½ cup chopped cocoa butter
¼ tsp liquid Stevia or to taste
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder or cacao powder
Line an 8×4 inch loaf pan or baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
Melt the cocoa butter in a bowl over boiling water until it is fully melted.
Add the unsweetened cacao or cocoa powder and liquid Stevia and whisk to combine.
Carefully pour the mixture into the prepared pan and refrigerate for 2 hours or until completely set.
Remove from the refrigerator and chop into a small chunks using a sharp knife.
Keep refrigerated until ready to use.