OMG Sugar Free Chocolates
by Sue Kira, Naturopath & Clinical Nutritionist
When I advise clients to quit sugar to benefit their health, many are devastated, particularly when I mention chocolate. But fear no more.
Introducing OMG chocolates – they’re divine (somewhat like a religious experience). It took some experimenting which was fun, and eventually we nailed it. Get your family and friends involved – so yummy.
They’re sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, keto, low carb and (almost) guilt free.
Serves: 48 | Prep Time: 20 min | Cook Time: 10 min | Ready In: 60 min
Approx calories per serve: 50 | Kilojoules: 210
# The nuts are optional and can be left out. Or use dry roasted unsalted nuts. Macadamias and pecans have the least carbs, but you can use other nuts if you don’t need to be on a keto diet.
# Sugar free drinking chocolate powder: The one I’ve used has a mix of different natural sweeteners like erythritol and stevia. Or you can use stevia liquid, monk fruit, mosquite powder or similar.
- cacao butter – 1 cup (120 g)
- cacao powder – 1 cup (100 g)
- nuts, mixed – 1 cup (120 g)
- chocolate, drinking powder, sugar free – ½ cup (75 g)
1. Melt the cacao butter in a bowl over hot simmering water in a double saucepan or use the microwave set on ‘melt’ until the cacao butter melts.
2. Stir in the sugar free drinking chocolate powder to dissolve in the warm cacao butter. Allow to dissolve best you can. Sometimes you need to warm the cacao butter a little so it’s hot enough (but not simmering) to dissolve the ‘sweet stuff’ in the drink mix.
3. Stir in the cacao powder.
4. Now you can either stir the nuts directly into the choc brew, or place nuts onto a tray or into silicon choc moulds – the choice is yours. I find the first option better so the nuts are well coated in chocolate.
5. Pour the mixture onto a bake paper lined small tray, plastic container or into individual silicon moulds.
6. Place in the fridge to set for around 30 mins (or freezer for a few minutes if you can’t wait). Best stored in the fridge if you live in a warm climate.
7. If you used the tray method, when set, simply break or cut into chunks like ‘choc bark’. Alternatively, pop the chocolates out of moulds to enjoy.
WARNING: these chocolates are super addictive and even though they are sugar free, they are still fattening if you eat too many. Trust me, I know. Make sure you share them, or hide them in the freezer where you don’t see them easily and be tempted too often…as if.
I’ve cut back to one piece of chocolate a day (and it’s sugar, dairy and gluten free)!