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!
- 3½ oz. 100 g dark chocolate with a minimum of 80% cocoa solids
- 10 10 hazelnuts or pecans or walnuts
- 2 tbsp 2 tbsp roasted unsweetened coconut chips
- 1 tbsp 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- sea salt
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Making low carb simple
- Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave oven in 20 second intervals.
- Bring out 10 small cupcake liners, no bigger than 2" (5 cm) in diameter.
- Add the chocolate to the cupcake liners.
- Add nuts, coconut chips, seeds and lightly sprinkle with salt flakes if you like the salt.
- Let cool and store in the refrigerator.
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.
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...
I buy cocoa butter by the pound and melt it in a double boiler adding Swerve or Tagatose sweetener instead of sugar (very very low glycemic index for both sweeteners. I also add cocoa powder and sometimes powdered heavy cream (milk chocolate). I put some peanut butter in the middle sometimes too! Really good although a bit more work. Pretty easy now that I have made these three times so I am getting quicker at it!
I put a teaspoon of the melted chocolate into each liner. I think they came out a bit thinner than in the pic, but maybe my liner was too big. 2 teaspoons seemed to be a better size but would that double the carb amount?
I topped some with coconut flakes sea salt and an almond in the middle. Some with pumpkin seeds and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice. Some just with sea salt. DELICIOUS. Super creamy and hits the spot. Will make this often!
No, we don't have a recipe for home made dark chocolate.
70% dark chocolate has a minimal amount of sugar in it. If you are eating a more strict ketogenic diet, you can try a chocolate sweetened with one of the natural alternative sweeteners like erythritol or stevia.