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Low Carb Chocolate {Vegan}

by Sophie

Want some low carb chocolate for your sweet Valentine? Here is my sugar-free, keto chocolate that you and your loved one will fall in love with. And, it’s vegan too.

Easy homemade instant pot chocolate

Making some homemade chocolate has always been on my list. I, being a chocolate addict, end up buying chocolate chips or bites in bulk. Since I watch my sugar intake, I always look for keto or sugar-free chocolates while shopping for some. But unfortunately, most of the sugar-free chocolates have sugar alcohols that also act just like sugar and result in steep spikes. My low carb chocolate candies are sweetened with stevia and are keto-friendly. Plus, these are fully vegan.

Low-carb chocolate made in the instant pot

Making this homemade low carb chocolate is easy, quick and saves a lot of money. If you are like me and have ever bought sugar-free or low carb chocolates, then you must know how expensive they are. Even those tiniest keto chocolate bites are super expensive. Therefore, recipes like this are always on my list. My low carb chocolates are perfect keto snack for those looking for a sweet bite without jeopardizing their diet. If you want to enjoy some chocolate without feeling guilty, then this recipe is for your instant pleasure!

Chocolate and its Health Benefits:

Truffles made in the instant pot

Scientifically, chocolate has many proven health benefits. These antioxidant-rich cocoa or cacao are a powerful source of antioxidants, which means eating chocolate can help your skin fight with free radicals. Anti-inflammatory properties of chocolate can lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Here is an informative article on chocolate and its health benefits.

Low carb chocolate/keto chocolate

The chocolate bars and bites we find in the stores have loads of sugar. The white and milk chocolates also contain a profuse amount of dairy. In short, the store-bought chocolates are quite far from the healthy tag. But this homemade, low carb chocolate has zero added sugar or dairy. Therefore, you can enjoy these chocolate bites without thinking much about carb or sugar.

Is this chocolate carb-free?

a piece of vegan low carb chocolate

In this recipe, I am using unsweetened cacao powder or pure cocoa powder. You can also use 90% Lindt chocolates with no added sugar, but those bars do have a bit of sugar in them. Unsweetened chocolate chips are another great option to use in this recipe. I love the Hu Gems brand and Now Foods cocoa nibs as both of them are free of added sugar and plant-based. Feel free to use nuts in this recipe. Both chopped nuts and cocoa nibs add a nice crunch to the low carb chocolate bites.

Homemade vegan keto chocolate

If you want, you can also use Monk fruit sugar for sweetening these chocolates. I used stevia as it was available in my pantry.

Flavoring Low Carb Chocolate:

  • Orange zest
  • Gingerbread spice
  • Cinnamon
  • Sea salt
  • Nuts and seeds

How To Make Instant Pot Low Carb Chocolate?

Instant pot chocolate

I have used instant pot to melt my chocolate before and it works wonderfully. Therefore, I decided to use the instant pot method to make some chocolate this time. Use a pot in the pot for this recipe and it works the best. Since I used the pressure cook function for this recipe, the chocolate and cocoa butter melts slowly under constant temperature and doesn’t leave any lumps. Once the pressure cooking ends, all you need to do is mix the contents really well and add any mix-ins for extra flavors and pour in molds and chill. Your low carb chocolate bites will be ready in no time.

Ingredients of Low Carb Chocolate

½ cup(100g) cacao butter, 6 tbsp cocoa powder unsweetened (48g), 4 tbsp powdered stevia (32g), Mix-ins or toppings

Instructions:

Instant Pot Method:

Instant pot chocolate
  • In an instant pot safe pot-in-pot or glass bowl add all the ingredients and cover with the aluminum foil.
  • Add 2 cups of water in the inner pot of the instant pot and place a trivet.
  • Place the bowl on the trivet and close the lid. Seal the vent.
  • Select the pressure cooking mode and set the timer for 3 minutes.
  • After the beep, wait for 10-minutes and then open the lid. Carefully remove the bowl and remove the foil cover.
  • Use a spoon or a whisker to mix the ingredients really well until the cocoa powder and sweetener melts in the cocoa/cacao butter.
  • Add mix-ins, nuts, chips or nibs. Mix well.
  • Pour the cocoa mixture into chocolate or candy molds.
  • Place in the refrigerator for an hour to chill.
  • If not using molds, pour the mixture onto parchment paper to make bark/chocolate clusters.
  • Enjoy!
Easy homemade chocolate

Stovetop Method:

  • Take a medium saucepan and melt the cacao butter under medium heat while stirring continuously.
  • After the butter melts, add the cocoa powder and powdered sugar-free sweetener.
  • Stir until combined.
  • Add any mix-ins and stir well.
  • Pour the mixture into candy or chocolate mold to make the low carb chocolate in desired shapes. 
  • Chill to harden and enjoy!
Low carb keto chocolate
Easy homemade instant pot chocolate

Low Carb Chocolate {Instant Pot & Stovetop}

Want some low carb chocolate for your sweet Valentine? Here is my sugar-free, keto chocolate that you and your loved one will fall in love with. And, it’s vegan too.
5 from 9 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade chocolate, Instant pot chocolate, keto candies, keto chocolate, low carb dessert, Valentine’s day keto
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 81kcal
Author: Sophie
Cost: $8

Equipment

  • Instant pot

Ingredients

  • ½ cup 100g cacao butter
  • 6 tbsp cocoa powder unsweetened 48g
  • 4 tbsp powdered stevia 32g
  • Toppings – chopped nuts seeds, cocoa nibs

Instructions

Instant Pot Method

  • In an instant pot safe pot-in-pot or glass bowl add all the ingredients and cover with the aluminum foil.
  • Add 2 cups of water in the inner pot of the instant pot and place a trivet.
  • Place the bowl on the trivet and close the lid. Seal the vent.
  • Select the pressure cooking mode and set the time for 3 minutes.
  • After the beep, wait for 10-minutes and then open the lid.
  • Carefully remove the bowl and remove the foil cover.
  • Use a spoon or a whisker to mix the ingredients really well until the cocoa powder and sweetener melts in the cocoa/cacao butter.
  • Add mix-ins, nuts, chips or nibs. Mix well.
  • Pour the cocoa mixture into chocolate or candy molds.
  • Place in the refrigerator for an hour to chill.
  • If not using molds, pour the mixture onto parchment paper to make bark/chocolate clusters.
  • Enjoy!

Stovetop Method

  • Take a medium saucepan and melt the cacao butter under medium heat while stirring continuously.
  • After the butter melts, add the cocoa powder and powdered sugar-free sweetener.
  • Stir until combined.
  • Add any mix-ins and stir well.
  • Pour the mixture into candy or chocolate mold to make the low carb chocolate in desired shapes.
  • Chill to harden and enjoy!

Notes

  • Use nuts, seeds, rice crispies and cocoa nibs as toppings.
  • Flavor your chocolate with your favorite filling and fruit jellies.

Nutrition

Serving: 60g | Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.5g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 8.7g | Saturated Fat: 5.5g | Fiber: 0.9g
Homemade keto low carb chocolate made in the instant pot

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10 comments

Ben February 17, 2020 - 10:44 am

5 stars
Aww yeah. I love the idea of chocolate that is low carb. I haven’t eaten chocolate in a million years.

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Kelly Anthony February 17, 2020 - 9:00 pm

5 stars
I’m a lover of all things chocolate and this recipe looks perfect for a quick and easy dessert.

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Chef Dennis February 17, 2020 - 9:12 pm

5 stars
This sugar-free, keto chocolate looks really delicious! I really love chocolate and I can’t resist having them. Good thing that you shared this. Thanks for sharing!

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Megan Ellam February 18, 2020 - 5:10 pm

5 stars
I absolutely love that this is both keto and vegan. I have to try this in the Instant Pot too. Thanks so much for sharing.

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Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness February 19, 2020 - 8:01 am

5 stars
Love that you show two methods to make this. I am definitely interested in the Instant Pot version!!

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Denise February 20, 2020 - 12:35 pm

5 stars
I love this! Make them ahead of time and have them in the freezer for days that you need something sweet or chocolate. Perfect!

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Paula Montenegro February 20, 2020 - 1:14 pm

5 stars
How cool it is to make your own chocolate? And with no sugar! Love this idea.

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Lori | The Kitchen Whisperer February 23, 2020 - 12:02 pm

5 stars
Low carb chocolate AND it’s done in the Instant Pot?! Sign me up! Pinning for later!

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Nicole February 23, 2020 - 10:50 pm

Who knew you could make chocolate in the instant pot? Such a cool idea. Also really appreciating that this is low carb. I don’t eat carbs after lunch but sometimes crave something sweet. I wouldn’t feel guilty at all having these.

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Jo February 24, 2020 - 2:39 am

5 stars
This is such a fun recipe. My kids would love to help and devor these delicious chocolates! YUM

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