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Learn how to make homemade keto chocolate bars at home, cheaper than store-bought sugar-free chocolate, with no additives, and perfect for a snack with only 0.8 grams of net carbs per 4 squares! Plus, this diabetic-friendly chocolate recipe is dairy-free, vegan, and gluten-free too!

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How to make this homemade keto chocolate bar recipe?

It’s probably the easiest mind-blowing keto snack recipe ever! Honestly, you won’t believe how simple it is to make your own sugar-free dark chocolate at home. All you need are 5 ingredients:

  • Cocoa butter – this is not a chocolate recipe that uses coconut oil. Here I am sharing a true keto chocolate recipe that tastes like the real thing. The key to achieving the smooth chocolate texture of store-bought chocolate bars is to use pure cocoa fat: cocoa butter.
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Stevia drops – chocolate-flavored stevia drops are the best to enhance the chocolate flavor of your bars. Otherwise, regular stevia drops or vanilla stevia drops are just fine too.
  • Powdered erythritol – the combo of sweeteners makes all the difference. Don’t be tempted to skip this and use only stevia drops. The result will be very bitter. The combo of these two sugar-free sweeteners is what creates the best sweetness in your sugar-free chocolate bars.

How to make homemade Keto CHocolate bars with 4 ingredients

Can I use coconut oil to make this keto chocolate bar?

There are two ways to make homemade chocolate bars. Some recipes call for coconut oil, and some for cocoa butter.

So let me explain why I believe you should always make homemade chocolate with cocoa butter and not coconut oil. Cocoa butter is a type of fat that comes from cocoa beans, like coconut oil.

Cocoa butter is solid at room temperature but melts at 34C, close to your body temperature.

It means that chocolate made with cocoa butter will store well in the pantry, stay hard in your hand and crunch but melt immediately when in contact with your tongue!

It results in the most delicious smooth texture.  On the opposite, coconut oil melts at 23C (78F), which is close to room temperature in spring/summer.

Therefore, coconut oil chocolate bars melt easily in the pantry and in your hands, losing all their crunch when you bite a square. Plus, coconut oil adds a coconut flavor to chocolate that not everyone loves.

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How to store keto chocolate bars?

As mentioned above, this recipe uses cocoa butter as fat which means it doesn’t melt under 34C. Therefore, you can wrap your chocolate tab in foil and store it in the pantry as store-bought chocolate.

You don’t have to refrigerate your chocolate bars, but you can if you want to increase the crunch of your chocolate. Chocolate purists think that chocolate flavor is enhanced at room temperature, then it’s up to you to choose the option you prefer.

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By Carine from Sweetashoney

Stevia vs. erythritol

To make smooth keto chocolate, you must combine sugar-free sweeteners. In fact, if you are using only powdered erythritol, you will need a lot, about 6 tablespoons, to achieve the sweetness of an 80% dark chocolate bar.

The thing is, powdered erythritol itself can add a gritty texture to the chocolate. That’s why a combination of stevia drops and powdered erythritol is the best to reach the balance of sweetness in your chocolate bars.

Tips and tricks to make homemade chocolate

Add the sweetener first

I recommend you always add the sweetener into the melted cocoa butter before adding unsweetened cocoa butter.

In fact, the melting point of erythritol is 121C, and you need to reach this temperature to dissolve it into the cocoa butter and avoid the gritty texture.

However, if you add cocoa powder before and bring the mixture so high in temperature, the mixture thickens and becomes like a paste that won’t create smooth chocolate.

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Silicone mold

Using a silicone chocolate mold (affiliate link) is the easiest way to unmold homemade chocolate bars without breaking them. You can use any shape, even silicone muffin molds on which you cover the bottom half centimeter.

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More keto chocolate snacks

If you love snacking on easy keto chocolate snacks, I recommend you also try these recipes.

Made this Homemade Keto chocolate bar recipe and want to share your feedback, question, or a picture of your creation with me? Join me in my Facebook Support Group. I see you there.

XOXO Carine

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Keto Chocolate Bar

homemade keto chocolate
0.8gNet Carbs
4.88 from 265 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
freezing time 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Net Carbs 0.8g
Fat 8.8g
Protein 0.7g
Calories 81.2kcal
Author: Carine Claudepierre
12 servings (4 chocolate squares)
Homemade sugar-free dark chocolate bar, cheaper than store-bought without the carbs!

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Instructions

  • Place 2 chocolate bar silicone molds on a flat board or plate. I recommend placing a piece of parchment paper between the mold and the plate. This prevents the silicone mold from sticking to the plate when you freeze the bar later in the recipe. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, under medium heat, melt the cocoa butter.
  • When fully melted, remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in stevia drops, powdered sweetener (not crystal! you don't want bits in your chocolate), and salt.
  • Return to medium heat until cocoa butter slightly boils and reaches 250°F (121°C), it's the temperature at which the erythritol will dissolve and prevents a gritty texture in your chocolate.
  • Remove from heat and stir in unsweetened cocoa powder.
  • Stir quickly and immediately transfer the liquid into the 2 silicone mold to fill them up to the top. Working quickly prevents the cocoa powder and cocoa butter from separating and creates the most consistent bars.
  • Freeze 10 minutes or until the chocolate bars are hard and fully set
  • Remove from the freezer, flip over the chocolate mold onto a flat surface and peel off the mold from the bar to release.
  • Store the chocolate bars in the fridge in an airtight box or at room temperature. The melting point of cocoa butter is 93°F (34°C), so if your house is not that warm, the chocolate bars won't melt in the pantry.

No silicone mold?

  • You can pour the chocolate mixture into a 9-inch x 5-inch loaf pan (halve the recipe first, freeze, release, then repeat as the recipe makes 2 chocolate bars). Make sure you cover the pan with parchment paper, grease the paper with oil spray.

Keto chocolate toppings

  • Before freezing the bars, you can add some crunchy keto toppings like sliced/chopped almonds, toasted coconut flakes, chopped brazil nuts, pecan, and freeze-dried raspberries.
One chocolate bar has 24 chocolate squares. This recipe makes 2 chocolate bars, so 48 chocolate squares. Serving size is 4 squares. Therefore one chocolate bar has 6 servings, 12 serving for the whole recipe.
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Nutrition Facts
Keto Chocolate Bar
Amount Per Serving (4 squares)
Calories 81.2 Calories from Fat 79
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.8g14%
Saturated Fat 5.3g33%
Sodium 49.1mg2%
Potassium 50.4mg1%
Carbohydrates 1.9g1%
Fiber 1.1g5%
Sugar 0.1g0%
Protein 0.7g1%
Calcium 4.2mg0%
Iron 0.5mg3%
Net Carbs 0.8g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    11 thoughts on Homemade Keto Chocolate Bars
  1. How thick is this once it is ready to set? Is it thick enough to hold up when trying to coat peanuts or blueberries?

  2. 4 stars
    I tried this and I think it would have turned out better if all the sweetener wouldnt have collected in the bottom of the pan. The first ones I poured did not have any sweetness the dilled row was somewhat sweet and the last row was too sweet. The texture and snap was spot on.

  3. 5 stars
    Best keto chocolate bar I have tried!! I refrigerated it as I live in a country with warm weather, it’s smooth and crunchy at the same time.

  4. Can’t wait to try this, always a sucker for chocolate! How about trying white chocolate next?! Heard it’s a tough one.

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