Learn how to make your own sugar-free chocolate chips with cocoa powder at home with only 3 ingredients.
What Are Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips?
Regular chocolate chips, in particular store-bought ones, are typically made with sugar and oil as the two main ingredients.
As a result, they are far from healthy and sometimes don’t even taste like chocolate.
So let’s see how you can make your own sugar-free chocolate melts for your keto chocolate chip cookies or any other chocolatey recipes.
How To Make Sugar-free Chocolate Chips With Cocoa Powder
It can be difficult to find good keto-friendly chocolate chips in the store. Most no-sugar chocolate chips are sweetened with some artificial sweetener, like maltitol.
Therefore, they are not good for you, and they will take you out of ketosis – read more about keto-friendly sweeteners in my review of all sweeteners!
While there are a few brands providing stevia-sweetened chocolate chips, they are not always sold where you live and the best solution is to make your own.
Let’s see how to make sugar-free chocolate chips with cocoa powder at home.
All you need to make sugar-free dark chocolate chips at home are 3 natural ingredients:
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – unsweetened chocolate is essential to keep the carbs low.
- Stevia Drops – any flavor, vanilla, chocolate, or classic.
- Coconut Oil – use refined coconut oil if you don’t like the flavor of coconut oil.
Piping Chocolate Drops
The recipe is very easy and straightforward. The most difficult part is to pipe lovely round chocolate chips.
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In fact, the combination of the 3 ingredients creates a delicious, liquid sugar-free chocolate with coconut oil.
The trick is to fill a piping bag with the liquid and freeze it for a few minutes until the liquid thickens slightly.
Then, cut the end of the piping bag and start piping drops on a plate covered with parchment paper. The liquid is thicker, and it is easier to pipe into drops.
These low-carb chocolate chips are already:
But if you are allergic to some of the ingredients, you can make the following substitutions:
- Stevia: replace the liquid stevia with liquid monk fruit.
- Coconut Oil: replace coconut oil with avocado oil. Note that avocado oil has a much lower melting point, so your chocolate chips might also be runny at room temperature. You would have to keep them in the fridge.
You can store your sugar-free chocolate chips in the fridge, in a bag, or airtight container for 1 month.
Otherwise, you can freeze them and use them frozen in any keto baking recipe.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, for a twist of flavors you can add vanilla extract, a touch of chili, salt, or chunks of freeze-dried raspberries.
Yes, you can turn this sugar-free chocolate chip recipe into bars. Just pour the melted chocolate into a bar mold and let it set in the fridge.
Erythritol and most other powdered sweetener have a lower sweetening power than sugar and much lower than stevia. So to get the same sweetness, you would have to add a lot of erythritol that wouldn’t dissolve properly.
So I don’t recommend using it in this recipe.
Yes, you can, there are some well-built molds that can make the chips more uniform.
Cacao butter isn’t necessary for this recipe.
Lakanto’s chocolate chips are very low in carbs with 1 gram of net carbs per serving. So they are a good alternative to making your own low-carb chocolate chips.
This is a common question. You can melt chocolate chips with either coconut oil in the microwave or with no addition in a bain-marie.
Yes, with only 0.2 grams of net carbs, my sugar-free chocolate chip recipe is diabetes-friendly.
Yes, these chocolate chips are my go-to staple recipe for any keto recipe that needs chocolate chips.
Keto Recipes Using Chocolate Chips
I recommend using them with the following keto baking recipes:
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Nutrition panel is for one chip of 2.5 g. This recipe makes about 40 sugar-free chocolate chips
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