This keto chocolate is an easy candy bar recipe made with just 3 ingredients! Crispy, chewy, and ready in 5 minutes, each bar has just 2 grams net carbs!
Like any good keto dessert, chocolate ones are always the best.
Cover anything in chocolate and I’ll instantly be a fan. While I love them in cookies or in blondies, nothing tastes as good as a classic chocolate candy bar.
Are you allowed chocolate on a keto diet?
As you’d expect, standard grocery store chocolate and chocolate candy bars are not keto friendly. They are loaded with sugar. One small candy bar has more carbs than someone on a keto diet can have in a week.
While there are some keto friendly chocolate brands out there, they are extremely expensive. A standard keto candy bar is over $8…. NOT worth it.
Luckily, you can easily make your own in the comfort of your kitchen!
Why you’ll love this keto chocolate recipe will be a dessert staple-
- 4 Ingredients. Technically, you don’t even need the almond butter, but I love how firm the bars are by using them.
- Ready in 5 minutes. No baking required. The hard part is waiting for them to firm up.
- Just 2 grams net carbs per serving.
- Easy to customize. Add flavor extracts, nuts, seeds, coconut, or even chopped up keto cookie pieces.
- Affordable. Make them yourself and you pay a fraction of the cost of buying the pre-made kind!
What I love about these candy bars is how much they taste like the real thing. Ever tried a crunch bar? I made a bunch of these for my friends and everyone claimed they tasted like a keto friendly crunch bar!
How to make keto chocolate bars
- Unsweetened chocolate– Also known as Bakers chocolate, these candy bars are 100% unsweetened and have very few carbs. On its own, they are not edible, but when mixed with sweet ingredients, adds the chocolate element necessary.
- Sugar free maple syrup– Skip the expensive store-bought kind and make your own keto maple syrup.
- Coconut oil– Choose the refined variety to avoid any coconut flavor.
- Almond butter– Smooth and drippy almond butter with no added sugar. Peanut butter and nut-free alternatives also work.
- Crushed nuts and seeds– Optional, but makes these taste like crunch bars.
Start by adding the chocolate, syrup, coconut oil and almond butter in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave everything in 30-second spurts until the chocolate has mostly melted. Gently mix until smooth.
Next, fold through your crushed nuts and seeds until combined. Transfer into a square pan and refrigerate for thirty minutes, or until firm.
Once firm, slice them into chocolate bars.
Expert tips for success
- Microwave the mixture in 20-second spurts, or you risk the chocolate burning.
- Avoid using chocolate chips, as they don’t melt anywhere near as well as a chocolate bar.
- For a fun twist, let the chocolate set in candy molds.
The base recipe acts as a blank canvas, so try some variations for some delicious fun!
- Milk chocolate– Use keto milk chocolate chips instead of unsweetened chocolate.
- Peppermint chocolate– Add 1/2 teaspoon of pure peppermint extract to the mixture.
- White chocolate– Use sugar free white chocolate instead of unsweetened chocolate.
- Toffee chocolate– Fold though half a cup of crushed keto candy pieces.
- Orange chocolate– Add 1/2 teaspoon of orange extract to the mixture.
Storing and freezing instructions
- To store: This keto chocolate is stable at room temperature in a sealable container. It will keep well for up to four weeks. If you’d like it to keep longer, store it in the refrigerator.
- To freeze: Place leftovers in a ziplock bag and store it in the freezer for up to six months.
More keto chocolate recipes to try
Frequently Asked Questions
The only keto friendly Hershey’s products are their Dutch-processed cocoa power (2 grams net carbs per serving) and dark cocoa powder (1.5 net carbs per serving).
The lowest carb candy bar is Ghirardelli unsweetened baking chocolate, which has just 3 grams net carbs per serving.
There are just 3 grams net carbs in these keto bars.
Keto Chocolate (Crunch candy bars!)
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened chocolate
- 1 cup almond butter Can sub for any nut or seed butter of choice
- 1/2 cup keto maple syrup
- 1/4 cup coconut oil optional * See notes
- 3 cups nuts and seeds optional
- Line an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a microwave-safe bowl or stovetop, combine your chocolate, almond butter, sticky sweetener and optional coconut oil and melt until combined.
- Add your nuts/seeds of choice and mix until fully combined.
- Pour the chocolate mix into the lined baking dish and spread out using a spatula. Refrigerate or freeze until firm.
- Slice into chocolate bars.
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These bars look so crunchy and so delicious!
Woul you add the amount of sugar or sugar free in each bar? Thanks
It depends on which option you choose, best to use myfitnesspal for specifics 🙂 Enjoy!
Wasn’t sure how to comment other then hitting reply to another comment. When you melt the ingredients in the microwave is it supposed to be really runny? Mine is
Hi! It should be, because then it’s melted and you add the nuts and seeds!
These are DELICIOUS! My non-LC hubby loves them! finally something we both can enjoy. thank you!
LOVE IT! Thank you so much for the feedback!
I just made your bar recipe, how easy and quick. I know they’ll be good. Thanks for the recipe
I’m trying this today. Funny how I would stir in 1 or 2 cups of brown rice krispies. What do you think?
Sure, if you can tolerate grains 🙂
I am very into keto chocolate crunch bars but have NO idea where you can BUY ALMOND BUTTER OR WHAT BRAND OF COCONUT OIL to buy, bought coconut oil a while ago and it was terrible and when you say stevia sweetened keto friendly chocolate chips that is another whammy, where are you buying this stuff and here in Florida they just don’t have that in my area and I really do not what to go on the computer to order this with all the Facebook problems…All I’ve ever used is Nestles choc chips/Hersey’s coco FYI…Thanks
Sandy, I’ve linked everything in the post.
You can buy almond butter at any grocery store
Wud it b fine if also add rice krispies? Cos looking at ur pix i m getting the impression that these r ferrero rocher bars! Yum!
That sounds fabulous, my friend!
How many servings does this make per your nutrition for 1bar? Do you cut the 8×8 pan into 6 bars or 8?
As many as you like- You can adjust the macros to fit as many bars as you slice them into! 🙂
We just don’t know the size of bar you used to get your macros for the serving size
nevermind I see it’s 20 servings 🙂
Could you use cocoa instead of chocolate??
No, that won’t produce anything resembling melted chocolate.
What am I missing? I don’t see anywhere in the ingredients list to use Rice Krispies, but the video shows you using them. And how are those paleo or kept friendly?
Hi the video is showing a similar recipe, not this recipe 🙂
Hi, I may be overlooking it, but I see shredded coconut in the description but I can’t find it in the ingredients or instructions. How much do you use and does it matter what kind? Having a party with some fellow Keto friends and I can’t wait to show up with this! Thank you.
Hi! You can use as much as you to as long as the nuts/seeds/coconuts meet up to 3 cups! 🙂
What are the measurements for the 3-ingrediant homemade chocolate as a substitute for chocolate chips?
Recipe has been updated to include that!
How much mink fruit or swerve sweetener would I use?
I haven’t tried it with that, but taste it and adjust accordingly.
Could you use a powdered sweetener such as erythritol instead of a sticky sweetener?
That won’t work and will yield crumbly bars. But feel free to try that but be careful with cutting it 🙂
Can you use something like Swerve instead of a liquid sugar?
Not for this recipe- The sticky sweetener helps it be smooth.