6 Delicious Low-Carb Chocolate Recipes

When you think about chocolate, you may envision treats loaded with sugar. But plain chocolate is very low in sugar, and it can have some health benefits. Here is a list of recipes, resources, and products for using chocolate in ways that are compatible with a reduced-carb diet.

All of the carbohydrate grams quoted in the recipes assume that you use zero carb sweeteners such as erythritol and liquid forums of sucralose (the sweetener in Splenda). Splenda now has liquid Splenda Zero if you want to use that brand.


Easy Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge

Easy Sugar-Free Fudge
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Sugar-free peanut butter chocolate fudge requires no cooking with this easy recipe. Each piece of dense, chocolate/peanut butter fudge has only three grams of carbohydrate. Experimenting with better-quality chocolate and different sweeteners can produce the best results.


Sugar-Free Chocolate Rum or Bourbon Balls

Sugar-Free Low-Carb Easy Chocolate Rum Balls
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These sugar-free chocolate rum balls are also gluten-free. You can mix them up in a few minutes, with no cooking. You can use other flavorings if you don't want to use liquor. They have only one gram of carbohydrate per ball. They taste even better the day after you prepare them, so make a batch the day before your party.​


Pecan Torte

Chocolate torte with whipped cream, powdered sugar and peanut brittle
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This chocolate pecan torte is a favorite for family celebrations. One of the best things about this flourless chocolate cake is how easy it is to make. Mix all of the ingredients in the food processor for about five minutes. It has 2 grams of carbohydrates per slice.​


Low-Carb Chocolate Ganache

High Angle View Of Chocolate Sauce
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Use this low-carb chocolate ganache to coat strawberries or as a truffle coating or a chocolate sauce. The consistency depends on the type of chocolate and sweetener you use and the amount of cream. For this low-carb version, unsweetened chocolate, your artificial sweetener of choice, and powdered erythritol is used in place of regular sugar. With ganache or chocolate sauce, you can satisfy your chocolate craving.


Chocolate Flaxseed Brownies

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Chocolate flaxseed brownies are gluten-free and high in fiber and nutrition. This recipe uses agave syrup, so it is not as low in carbohydrates as some of the other chocolate recipes. But there are tips for reducing the amount, or you can substitute a zero-carb sweetener.


Low-Carb Cincinnati Chili

Cincinnati Chili
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Cincinnati chili has mystery ingredients that your family or guests may not be able to guess. Since it's on this list, you know that one of them is chocolate. Try this deliciously different chili that has only 6 grams of carbohydrates per serving. When you are eating low-carb, you'll have to pass up making it two-way Cincinnati chili, which is served on spaghetti noodles. You can substitute spaghetti squash for a low-carb option.

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