The Ketogenic Diet has skyrocketed in popularity as people all over the U.S. have devoted themselves to a low-carb, high-fat diet. That means these same people may have resigned themselves to a life without sweets and treats and even (gasp!) a life without chocolate.
Luckily, we've got great news for any chocoholic who's trying to go Keto: So long as you're willing to get your hands dirty with unsweetened cocoa powder, you can still enjoy plenty of chocolatey goodness without giving up your Keto aspirations. Here are six delicious recipes to prove it.
These melt-in-your mouth “Fat Bombs” (which resemble classic peanut butter cups in appearance) are chock-full of healthy ingredients including nut or coconut butter, cocoa powder, coconut oil, and just a touch of stevia sweetener to taste. This recipe is so easy, all you’ll need to do is mix the ingredients together, pour them into ice trays or candy molds, freeze to set, and let them melt away in your mouth!
Keto, Paleo, vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, low-carb—these chocolatey, crunchy bars tick pretty much all the boxes when it comes to eating habits that avoid certain ingredients. You’ll need chocolate as well as almond butter, coconut oil, nuts and seeds, and a Keto-friendly sweetener of your choosing. These bars make for the perfect in-between-meals snack and are sure to tide you over until dinner. Store them in the refrigerator to maintain their optimal texture.
We for one, could never give up chocolate, and neither should you! This recipe ensures that Keto fanatics can still enjoy this classic treat. These low-carb cookies use almond meal, vanilla extract, eggs, salted butter, and Keto-friendly chocolate (we got you). The recipe’s author thoughtfully shares detailed experiments with different ingredients so you can modify the recipe according to your texture preferences.
These no-bake, low-carb haystacks will satisfy any sweet tooth. Simultaneously creamy and chewy, they’re easy to make and are loaded with flavorful ingredients including unsweetened cocoa powder, unsweetened shredded coconut, chopped walnuts, and even some softened cream cheese. They’ll be ready to eat in as little as five minutes, so there’s no need to run to the store in search of a Keto treat.
Who says muffins can’t be part of a low-carb diet? This recipe embraces the likes of almond butter, cocoa powder, peanut butter powder, eggs, coconut oil, and so on in lieu of flour. Once you’ve gathered your ingredients, you’ll just need an electric hand mixer, a mini muffin pan, and the patience to wait while the muffins bake for 11 minutes and then cool for a bit.The classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter gets a Ketogenic twist in this no-bake, low-sugar, dairy-free, gluten-free, and high-fat recipe. The bars still manage to retain plenty of flavor thanks to almond flour, butter, peanut butter, vanilla, and Keto-friendly chocolate. You’ll need to brave the process of chocolate melting in order to make the bars, and those efforts will pay off in the form of a chewy, filling, peanut-buttery, chocolatey treat.