Salty chocolate treat

Chocolatey. Coconut-tastic. Seed-a-rific. Oh, yes. We went there with this recipe. Dark chocolate with tons of nuts and seeds, makes a fantastic low-carb snack! Grab a piece to go, before heading out to greet the day!
Chocolatey. Coconut-tastic. Seed-a-rific. Oh, yes. We went there with this recipe. Dark chocolate with tons of nuts and seeds, makes a fantastic low-carb snack! Grab a piece to go, before heading out to greet the day!
USMetric
10 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 3½ oz. 100 g dark chocolate with a minimum of 70% cocoa solids
  • 10 10 hazelnuts or pecans or walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons roasted unsweetened coconut chips
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
  • sea salt

Instructions

Instructions are for 10 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave oven. Bring out 10 small cupcake liners, no bigger than 2 inches in diameter.
  2. Add the chocolate to the cupcake liners.
  3. Add nuts, coconut chips, seeds and lastly a few salt flakes if you like the saltier flavor.
  4. Let cool and store in the refrigerator.

Tip!

If you don’t have cupcake liners, you can just pour the chocolate in a small baking dish with parchment paper, no bigger than 8 inches x 8 inches. Spread nuts and coconut flakes on top and when the chocolate has hardened, break up into nice uneven pieces. You can also add chili for flavor, and perhaps some dry berries if you’re not that sensitive to sugar.

Also, you can mix and match the nuts for your own unique flavor profile!

8 Comments

  1. Peggy
    Can anyone explain the carb-level-ranking on these recipes? This one is "liberal low carb" with 2 g carb per serving. The low carb bread is "moderate low carb" with 2 g carb per serving. The frittata with spinach is "strict low carb" with 3 g carb per serving. It must take into account more than just the number of carb grams per serving.
    Replies: #3, #4
  2. Xtina
    I really like that these special occasion recipes do not use artificial sweeteners. It is very difficult to find recipes that do not use sweeteners so this is great.
  3. Hugh
    I'm not speaking with any inside knowledge here, but it seems to me that the difference might lie in the relative position a particular food has in an overall low carb diet.

    A serving of the spinach frittata recipe could be the main part of a complete meal. At 3 carbs for the centerpiece of a breakfast, lunch, or dinner, that would count as a very low carb choice. It might even fit into a keto meal plan.

    A serving or two of the low carb bread might be part of a sandwich, adding a few extra carbs, but making it more filling and satisfying than, say, plain ham and cheese served alone. Again, it helps fill out a complete low carb meal that might be a little less strict.

    But, as the title suggests, this chocolate recipe is a "treat", intended as a dessert or a snack, not a substantial component of a full meal. It would be something extra to enjoy occasionally if you're not trying to maintain a very strict low carb diet.

    Reply: #5
  4. Hugh
    After giving my own opinion here, I found the following information on the site, which makes it much clearer:

    http://www.dietdoctor.com/how-low-carb-is-low-carb

  5. Carlene
    That's good insight! I was wondering about that too. Thanks!
  6. Alessandro Di Sciascio
    Is the chocolate in this recipe expected to be totally unsweetened chocolate or are we talking about a regular dark chocolate 70% cacao bar you can buy at the register in grocery stores?
  7. Alexthebrave
    Finding it really hard to keep to 5% carbs. Hi all, I have just finished my second week on low carb and apart from having to repainted my home in preparation for sale, I have achieved zero exercise this past two weeks! I know I need to, and I do really want to get stuck into it, but energy and motivation has been lacking! Making delicious food though and love that, but I would say I am staying around 10% carbs, eating two good sized meals per day. I am also on the 16/8 (11-7pm IF) routine and feel happy sticking to this. Lost 4lbs so far so on average this isn't bad, but I am sure if I exercised I would feel more shift on the lb front! I am a bit proponent of raw milk, cheese made with raw milk, (I make my own yoghurt, cream, kefir and butter, and produce pure whey. I only buy pastured organic meat from a farmer who I have a great relationship with for the past two years and only buy strictly organic vegetables. No government meat, dairy products or packaged goods.

    Last year my husband and I ventured into a cleanse using only raw milk and it was amazing to say the least. If anyone wants info on this I can spill the beans, just don't want to ramble on Amy more and bore you all. Lol.

    Onward LCHF'ing we go...

  8. amanda
    raw milk for cleanse?? you kidding? tell me more about it, pls!

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