Homemade Low Carb Chocolate
I created these homemade low carb chocolate treats for times when I’m craving something sweet – which is just about every day! Yes, I have a bit of a sweet tooth! In my experience cheating with regular sweets doesn’t help me in the long run and in fact I find it a lot harder to resist eating more than I need.
For example, if I just take one teeny tiny bite of a piece of regular chocolate I immediately need more. One bite is NEVER enough. So to avoid temptation like this I choose to enjoy low carb chocolate instead. My sweet tooth is always satisfied and I feel like I’ve really indulged!
Okay, so you may be thinking, why don’t you just buy a bag of sugar free chocolate? I know there are lots of options out there nowadays and can be found at just about every grocery and drugstore, but have you seen how expensive they can be?! It’s a reason why we do low carb on a budget. I’m not saying that I never ever buy them, but I will say that it’s rare that I splurge and purchase those. Our grocery budget is tight so it’s difficult to justify spending extra money on one small bag of sugar free chocolate that may last me a week – and that’s being conservative!
These chocolate rounds are delicious, super easy to make, and not to mention, they are dirt cheap, I’m talking pennies here! I like to prepare one just after I’ve tucked our little one into bed and just before I sit down to relax for the evening. I’m satisfied after one, only occasionally do I want a second.
Making the chocolate rounds is much easier than you might believe. It’s not labor intensive and it only takes a few small ingredients to make the final product. Best of all you can get these ingredients at virtually any store.
1 tbsp melted coconut oil
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 packet stevia
4-5 almonds, chopped (optional)
Tiny bit of salt
To make these delicious morsels, I use a small ceramic bowl that is microwave safe. First, melt coconut oil in microwave (no need to boil) then mix in the cocoa powder, stevia and optional almonds. Lastly, sprinkle salt on top. Place bowl in freezer for about 20 minutes. With a butter knife, you should be able to lift it out, after cutting along the edges. They should hold their shape but should not be frozen. Enjoy!
These homemade low carb chocolate rounds are only 3 net carbs per piece. As I mentioned before, with these little treats, I never feel like I’m missing out on anything. They are absolutely delicious. I can honestly say my sweet tooth is always satisfied and I feel like I’ve really indulged!
After trying these, let me know what you think!
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