Keto desserts? Wait. Keto CHOCOLATE desserts? Is there such a thing? I’ve been low-key curious about trying Keto for some time, but saying I can’t have desserts has been the ultimate killjoy because desserts typically mean carbs. Carbs are life. But wait. Is chocolate a carb?
Chocolate does have some carbs, yet, no added sugar. It’s the separate sugary goodness plus chocolate that spells trouble for someone who’s on the keto diet.
But these 5 recipes smartly get around that factor, and strip chocolate down its base level – unsweetened cocoa powder. By using alternative sweeteners like Stevia, and the like, you can get one helluva delicious approximation of just about any chocolate dessert you know and love.
And everyone knows that chocolate de rigueur for Valentine’s Day. You have to have chocolate, whether you share it with a certain someone, or if that someone is yourself. In honor of this special date, here are 5 delicious keto chocolate desserts you can easily share, or have all to yourself.
1. Fudge Fat Bombs (by Real Balanced)
Holy cannoli. These may not technically be desserts, but I could totally see myself popping 2-3 of these after dinner). As it turns out, fat bombs are the hallmark of Keto, but you clearly don’t have to be on keto to enjoy these. This is exactly the type of thing I could eat all day. In fact, Sara Nelson at realbalanced.com has several recipes for fat bombs, non-chocolate alike. Powdered donut hole fat bomb, anyone?
2. Death by Chocolate Cake (by Hey Keto Mama)
Sam (the Keto Mama)’s use of unsweetened cocoa powder plus sugar replacement sweetener is stunning. This cake is very moist, super chocolatey, and contains all the chocolate goodness (read: frosting) you’d expect from chocolate cake. Keto chocolate chips (brand: Lily’s) can be ordered through Amazon, or possibly found at your local health food store).
3. 5-Minute Keto Chocolate Mousse (by Keto Diet)
Recipe developer Lauren Lester created this gem for the Keto Diet website, leveraging all the typical mousse ingredients except for standard granulated sugar. Stevia is used in its place, but you can use any low carb sweetener.
4. Keto Hot Chocolate Brownie Mug Cake (by The Big Man’s World)
Recipe developer Arman at “The Big Man’s World” has read my mind. Sometimes I just want ONE piece of chocolate cake? I don’t want to bake a whole one, nor do I want to buy one. I just need to get my fixing and be done with it. And if it’s a keto version, all the better. Again, cocoa powder is the chocolate, while unsweetened pumpkin puree negates the use for dairy without adding an overpowering taste of pumpkin. Arman also provides links to recipe add-ons, like coconut whipped cream and paleo marshmallows.
5. 5-Ingredient Keto Chocolate Cookies (by Keto Diet again)
Geez Louise, these cookies look outrageous. Plus, they are supposed to help you overcome Keto Flu! I wonder if they also work for catching the regular flu virus…hmm.
Which one would YOU make? Do share in the comments below ⬇️