5 Holiday Inspired, Keto-Friendly Chocolate Treats
Tis the season for everything chocolate. And who doesn’t love chocolate?! Especially keto-friendly chocolate treats!
A perfect Christmas morning for me consists of frost glistening on my window pane, snow falling, and lots of chocolate peeking out from under the tree.
And Santa knows everyone loves to enjoy all things chocolate from gift baskets to stocking stuffers and everything in between.
I never met a chocolate I didn’t like! Here are a few ways to indulge those cravings without going off plan.
5 Keto-Friendly Chocolate Treats
Sugar-Free Hot Chocolate
- 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 Tbsp granulated stevia/erythritol blend (Pyure)
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Whisk together cocoa powder and Pyure in a medium saucepan.
- Whisk in heavy whipping cream a tablespoon at a time to create a thick liquid.
- Slowly stream almond milk into the mixture while whisking.
- Continue heating over medium-low heat, whisking frequently until hot. Do not allow mixture to boil. 5. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
- Pour into cups, and serve while hot.
Chef Note: You may substitute Pyure with any sweetener you prefer.
Chef Note: This keto-friendly chocolate treat tastes amazing with a dash of cinnamon on top.
Chef Note: If you prefer a dairy-free option, you may replace the heavy whipping cream with coconut milk.
Yields 2 servings
- Calories: 168
- Fat: 15.7 g
- Carbs: 8.5 g
- Fiber: 3.7 g
- Sugar: .4 g
- Protein: 3.2 g
Bulletproof Hot Chocolate
- 1 tsp cocoa powder
- 3 tsp chia seeds, ground
- 1 – 2 Tbsp erythritol or xylitol
- 1 Tbsp grass-fed butter
- 5 almonds
- 1 ½ cups water
- Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. (I used a Nutri-Bullet®.)
- Heat and serve hot.
Chef Note: You may also use hazelnuts in place of almonds. If you have ever tasted Nutella, then you know how well this combination works. 😉
Chef Note: You may substitute coconut oil or MCT oil in place of grass-fed butter.
Chef Note: You may substitute almond milk in place of water for a richer flavor and thicker consistency.
Yields 2 servings
- Calories: 102
- Fat: 9.4 g
- Carbs: 9.5 g
- Fiber: 2.8 g
- Sugar: .2 g
- Protein: 2 g
Chocolate Cream Cheese Truffles
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 1 – 2 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
- 3 Tbsp Truvia
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- cocoa powder
- unsweetened coconut
- Combine cocoa powder, cream cheese, heavy whipping cream, and almond extract until well blended.
- Using a small scoop or spoon, divide mixture evenly and roll into balls.
- Roll balls in desired topping—cocoa, coconut, or chopped nuts.
- Store in the refrigerator.
Chef Note: You may use any flavor of extract you prefer. I had almond extract on hand so that’s what I used in these keto-friendly chocolate treats.
Chef Note: Get creative with your toppings! I roll into sprinkles or sugar-free cacao nibs when making for the kids.
Yields 12 servings
- Calories: 165
- Fat: 15.4 g
- Carbs: 9.8 g
- Fiber: 4.3 g
- Sugar: 4.5 g
- Protein: 2.6 g
Chocolate Mug Cake
- 2 Tbsp almond flour
- 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 Tbsp Swerve
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 Tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1 tsp water
- Measure the dry ingredients into a mug and mix completely with a fork.
- Add mayonnaise, egg yolk, and water, and stir completely.
- Let batter sit 1 – 2 minutes.
- Microwave for 50 seconds.
Yields 1 serving
- Calories: 144
- Fat: 11.9 g
- Carbs: 23.4 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Sugar: 16.3 g
- Protein: 4.6 g
Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup almond flour
- 2 – 4 Tbsp sugar-free chocolate chips
- 2 Tbsp powdered sugar*
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 – 3 tsp milk
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Stir dry ingredients together first, then add wet ingredients.
- Shape into balls (you can use a scoop if you prefer—I just use my hands)
- Place on a cookie sheet, and bake on center rack 10 – 12 minutes.
*Chef Note: To keep it keto, in lieu of powdered sugar, use powdered erythritol or stevia equivalent.
Chef Note: You may use any type of milk you prefer (almond milk, cashew milk, etc.)
Yields 10 servings
- Calories: 79
- Fat: 5.9 g
- Carbs: 7.4 g
- Fiber: 1.5 g
- Sugar: 1.7 g
- Protein: 1.3 g
General Chef Note: You could absolutely substitute any of our chocolate protein powders in place of cocoa powder in any of these recipes; however, be mindful that may take them out of the keto category. 😉