This recipe is one of the quickest! I was craving Chocolate on Valentine’s Day, and the kids were eating M&M’s and frosted cookies that relatives had bought for them and I can’t say that I didn’t cheat, but I knew that I needed my own Keto Chocolate dessert – Keto Chocolate Bark!
So, I always have sugar free chocolate chips in my freezer, but I needed a little more than just chocolate chips, so I went to the kitchen and started melting the chips and adding nuts and here we are, Keto Chocolate Bark!
It was a hit around our house, even the kids were eating it, so I know that it’s good! LOL! 🙂
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But, before we talk about this recipe, let’s learn more about the keto diet, because it is much more than eating a lot of BACON, LOL!
What is the Keto Diet?
The ketogenic diet focuses on high fat, low carb foods like eggs, meats, dairy, and low carb vegetables. Also, it consists of food that are sugar free and gluten free. A lot of individuals believe it is just a lot of protein, like a lot of bacon, but it is more than just eating a lot of bacon. It is limiting carb consumption to around 20 to 50 grams per day and filling up on fats, such as meat, fish, eggs, nuts, and healthy oils.
Low Carb – Meat, Poultry & Eggs
Low Carb – Fish and Shellfish
- Salmon (wild)
Low Carb – Cheese and Dairy
- Bleu cheese
- Cheddar cheese
- Cottage cheese
- Cream cheese
- Goat cheese
- Greek yogurt (plain)
- Mozzarella (whole milk)
Low Carb Fruit
Low Carb – Vegetables & Net Carb Count
- Asparagus: 1g
- Spinach: 2g
- Swiss Chard: 2g
- Celery: 2g
- Lettuce: 2g
- Avocado (technically a fruit): 2g
- Cabbage: 3g
- Green Olives: 3g
- Cucumber: 3g
- Cauliflower: 3g
- Zucchini: 3g
- Tomato: 3g
- Green Pepper: 3g
- Red Pepper: 4g
- Broccoli: 4g
- Brussels Sprouts: 5g
- Green Beans: 5g
Low Carb Oils and Healthy Fats
- Avocado oil
- Coconut butter
- Coconut oil
- Mayonnaise (with no added sugar)
- MCT oil
- Olive oil
- Safflower oil
- Sesame oil
- Walnut oil
Low Carb – Nuts and Seeds
- Brazil nuts
- Chia seeds
- Hemp seeds
- Macadamia nuts
- Pumpkin seeds
- Sunflower seeds
- Sesame seeds
Foods to Avoid on the Keto Diet
- Grains, biscuits, rolls, tortillas, pancakes, or waffles
- Starchy vegetables, i.e. corn, potatoes, yams, or sweet peas
- high sugar fruit: oranges, apples, watermelons, cantaloupe, grapes, or pineapples
- Sweetened yogurt.
- Juices, i.e. orange juice, grape juice, pineapple juice, or apple juice
- Honey, syrup or sugar in any form, maple syrup, or pancake syrup
- Chips, crackers, or cereals.
- Baked goods including gluten-free baked goods, cakes, cookies, or donuts.
- White rice, brown rice, or pasta
Keto Chocolate Bark Ingredients:
- sugar free chocolate chips
- Pyure sweetener or sweetener of your choice
- toasted unsweetened coconut
I chose a sugar substitute called Pyure, it is a Stevia blend and has the texture of real sugar.
Other sugar substitute will work. The sugar substitute that is above is a granular texture. So, choose a substitute that is granular and not confectioners.
A confectioners might work, but I have not tested it with this recipe. If you would like to try the confectioner, then you could cut the recipe in half and try it. It possibly could work and taste great.
Also, I know that there are liquid sugar substitutes and you could also try those and see how they turn out. If in the future I try a different sweetener, then I’ll come back and add my results to this post.
And, as regarding the sugar free chocolate chips, there are a variety of sugar free chocolate chips. Usually, I bake with Hershey’s Sugar Free Chocolate Chips and that is because that is what my local supermarket sells. Lilly’s Sugar Free chocolate Chips is another great option if your local supermarket has them in stock.
And, there may be other brands coming out soon. Some of the sugar free chocolate chips have aspartame and some have stevia, so it is just your preference on which ones that you add to your recipe.
Try Our Other Keto Desserts:
- 1 8oz bag of sugar free chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1/4 tbsp Pyure sweetener or your choice of sweetener
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup chopped almonds
- 1/8 cup toasted unsweetened coconut
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees to toast the coconut
- Pour sugar free chocolate chips and butter into a glass bowl and microwave until melted
- While the chocolate chips are in the microwave, place coconut flakes onto a baking sheet and toast, this takes only approx. a minute or 2, so do not leave the oven
- Once the chocolate chips and butter are melted, pour out onto parchment paper that is lined on a cookie sheet. Spread out approx. 8x8 inch square or how thin you would like the bark to be
- Sprinkle the nuts and coconut on top and place cookie sheet into freezer for 15 mintues to set up.
- Once the chocolate has harden, take a knife and cut up into pieces
- Store in an airtight bowl and place in the refrigerator.
2x2 square has 2-4 net carbs, 70 calories, 4.5g fat