Homemade Keto Chocolate Chips (Easy!)

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Keto Chocolate Chips

When I began working on my Keto Chocolate Chip cookie recipe, my biggest challenge was the chocolate chips! As I write this post, there aren't very many low carb chocolate chip options available. The products that are available carry a hefty price tag.
 
My first experiment was using coconut oil as the base. These tasted delicious but did not hold up to baking. I'll elaborate on this later and show you some pictures.
 
After a lot of research, I decided to try cocoa butter as the base. I ordered cocoa butter off Amazon and waited impatiently for it to arrive so I could experiment. Sometimes two days is a long time to wait!
 
In the end, this recipe yielded low carb chocolate chunks that held up during baking. This recipe is for a very dark chocolate. Adjust the sweetness to your tastes by sampling the warm mixture before pouring it out on your parchment paper.
 
If you prefer milk chocolate chips, double the amount of Stevia used in the recipe and then adjust to taste.
Homemade Keto Chocolate Chips

Macros

82% fat ~ 5% net carb ~ 9% protein

Homemade Keto Chocolate Chips

Making your own low carb chocolate chips (chunks) is easy and incredibly rewarding. If you want the chocolate chip shape, simply find some molds. I find that to be a lot of work and stick with this method 🙂
Note that nutrition information is for a full batch.
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Course: Dessert, Keto, Snack
Cuisine: Keto
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1 batch chocolate chunks
Author: Tara Wright

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Prepare a cookie sheet by lining with parchment paper.
  • Melt the cacao butter in a double boiler or a mini crockpot. Remove from heat.
  • Add remaining ingredients and whisk until smooth. (Using a blender with whisk attachment or immersion blender works great for super smooth results but hand whisking works well too)
  • Pour chocolate mixture onto parchment paper and smooth out with spatula, making it fairly thin.
  • Place in refrigerator for 20-30 minutes or until firm.
  • Remove from refrigerator and cut into chunks.

Nutrition

Calories: 867kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 84g | Saturated Fat: 49g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 1196mg | Potassium: 916mg | Fiber: 19g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 16.7% | Calcium: 11% | Iron: 44.1%


Cooking Methods for Keto Chocolate Chips


To make Keto Chocolate Chunks, you can either use a double boiler or a mini-crockpot to melt the cacao butter.

Both methods work well.

I avoid the use of the microwave here because I tend to do that whenever possible. If you’d like to use the microwave, heat the cacao butter on a low heat setting. Use the minimum amount of time it takes to melt the cocoa butter. Then, proceed with the rest of the recipe instructions.

Homemade Keto Chocolate Chips in a bowl

Substitutions For Keto Chocolate Chips


Here, I’ll outline a few substitutions you can make with this recipe. If you have further questions, please comment below.

Cacao Butter

I use Cacao butter in this recipe because other bases did not hold up when baked into a cookie, muffin or bar. Cacao butter was the clear winner.

If you are making these as a sweet chocolate fix and are not going to use them to bake with, you can substitute a high quality coconut oil for the Cacao Butter and get amazing results.

However, if you are going to bake with these, using coconut oil will result in a chip that spreads out like this.

keto chocolate chips using coconut oil showing the spread

Cacao Powder vs Cocoa Powder

Cacao Powder is recommended for making your own low carb chocolate chips because it’s a superfood and it does not have a bitter aftertaste like regular cocoa powder tends to impart.

If you decide to use cocoa powder instead, note that you will want to use dutch processed cocoa powder. This is cocoa powder that has been alkalized to remove the bitter taste.

If you ended up with a bitter result, take a look at the type of cocoa powder you used. Consider switching it over to cacao powder instead.

Homemade Keto Chocolate Chips in a bowl with blue background

Things Used in Keto Chocolate Chips




  • Cacao Butter
  • Cacao Powder
  • Sweetleaf Liquid Stevia Drops
  • Watkins Pure Vanilla or Madagascar Pure Bourbon Vanilla by Nielsen-Massey

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How To Make Keto Chocolate Chips


4 ounces Cacao Butterketo chocolate chips adding cacao powder

2 fluid ounces heavy whipping cream

2/3 c Cacao Powderadding vanilla to homemade keto chocolate chips

1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

1/2 tsp salt

3-5 droppers of steviaadding stevia to homemade keto chocolate chips

Prepare a cookie sheet by lining with parchment paper.

Melt the cocoa butter in a double boiler or a mini crockpot. Remove from heat.mixed up batter for keto chocolate chips

Add remaining ingredients and whisk until smooth. (Using a blender with whisk attachment or immersion blender works great for super smooth results but hand whisking works well too)

Pourbatter ready to set up for keto chocolate chips chocolate mixture onto parchment paper and smooth out with spatula, making it fairly thin.

Place in refrigerator for 20-30 minutes or until firm.finished pan of keto chocolate chips ready to cut

Remove from refrigerator and cut into chunks.

cutting the keto chocolate chunks into chunks




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    Tara Wright, CHC, MBA

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    Tara is a Certified Holistic Health Coach who specializes in whole body health & wellness through holistic principles. Her passion is creating low-carb, grain-free, keto-friendly recipes and helping others learn the whole-body benefits of a ketogenic lifestyle.

    When she isn’t creating recipes in the kitchen, you can find her hanging with her kids, immersed in a good book, traveling with her husband, attending various educational conferences or just relaxing with her four cats!

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