Keto Chocolate Chips
82% fat ~ 5% net carb ~ 9% protein
Homemade Keto Chocolate Chips
Note that nutrition information is for a full batch.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Butter
2 fluid ounces heavy whipping cream
2/3 c Cacao Powder
1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp salt
3-5 droppers of stevia
Prepare a cookie sheet by lining with parchment paper.
Melt the cocoa 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.
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!