This delicious keto chocolate almond bark is made of only 5 simple ingredients and is insanely crunchy and highly customizable. And the best part is that there are only 4 grams of carbs per serving.
The advantages of making this keto chocolate bark are numerous: it is sugar-free, there's no dairy in it, and, of course, it's low in carbs. And since you'll be the one in charge, you can mix and match various ingredients to get the taste you want.
No doubt, you can find lots of amazing keto chocolate snacks in the stores or online, but if you want to be in control of which ingredients you use and want to try to make it by yourself, then you must try out this recipe.
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Is Chocolate Allowed on Keto?
Yes! You can definitely have chocolate one following the keto diet. But just keep in mind that you should eat only high-quality dark chocolate and be careful not to exceed your daily carb limit.
This keto chocolate almond bark is the perfect option for a quick snack when craving chocolate. It's made of sugar-free dark chocolate and almonds, making it both creamy and crunchy at the same time. And the best part about it is that you can mix and match different ingredients to get different delicious chocolate bark flavors.
For this keto chocolate bark recipe, you'll need only 5 ingredients. All of them can be found in almost any grocery store.
Here's what you should prepare for this keto recipe:
- Chocolate - it is important to choose only sugar-free and dark chocolate. If the chocolate you chose has no sweetener in it, you'll need to add sweetener powder to the chocolate when melting it. But if you choose chocolate that already has a sugar substitute (for example, Lily's Intensely Dark Chocolate Bar), you can skip the sweetener. Alternatively, you can use dark chocolate chips.
- Coconut oil - since we want the chocolate bark to be rich and creamy, it is important to add some coconut oil to the melted chocolate. If you want, you can substitute it with butter.
- Powdered sweetener - since you can't add sugar to your keto chocolate bark, you'll need to add some sugar substitute instead. Make sure it is in powder form. My favorite option is the powdered monkfruit sweetener with erythritol, but you can use any other low-carb sweetener: stevia, swerve, erythritol, etc.
- Sliced almonds - in my opinion, the perfect chocolate bark must have nuts in it. And since my favorite kind is almonds, I chose to use them this time.
- Orange zest - this ingredient is optional, but I must say it gives an incredible boost to the flavor of the keto chocolate bark.
You can add almost anything to this keto chocolate bark as long as the ingredients are low-carb. Here are some great ideas that you should try:
- Nutty chocolate bark: add a tablespoon of peanut butter or almond butter into the melted chocolate, then add almond slices, pecans, and your other favorite nuts into the melted chocolate;
- Cranberry almond: add a tablespoon of dried cranberries into the chocolate bark;
- Sweet & salty: add any type of nuts, and sprinkle the bark with some sea salt;
- White chocolate bark: instead of using dark chocolate, use white chocolate (but double-check for it to be sugar-free).
How to Make Keto Chocolate Bark
It's insanely easy to make this keto bark. Here's what the overall process looks like:
- Prepare a baking sheet and line it with parchment paper.
- Melt the chocolate with coconut oil and powdered sweetener.
- Pour the melted chocolate over the baking sheet.
- Add your topping ingredients: sliced almonds, cranberries, orange zest, etc.
- Place it in your refrigerator and let it cool down in the refrigerator.
Once the chocolate is completely hard, break it into pieces by hand. You can enjoy it right away or place it in the refrigerator for later.
You can store the chocolate bark at room temperature, but it is best to store it in the fridge since it'll stay good for longer. Just place the chocolate bark pieces in a zipper bag or a sealed container and place them in the refrigerator. This way, it'll stay good for up to 3 weeks.
And if you want, you can definitely freeze the bark to store it longer. It's best to store it in a zipper bag. It'll be good for up to 6 months.
Keto Chocolate Almond Bark
- 2 sugar-free dark chocolate bars chopped
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 cup powdered monkfruit sweetener with erythritol
- 1 cup sliced almonds
- 1 tbsp orange zest
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the chopped chocolate bar into a microwave-safe bowl, add the coconut oil, powdered sweetener, and microwave for 30 seconds. Then stir the chocolate and repeat until it is smooth and completely melted.
- Pour the melted chocolate onto the baking sheet and sprinkle it with sliced almonds and orange zest.
- Place the baking sheet in your refrigerator for 30 minutes, take it out, and break the chocolate into pieces.