These homemade sugar-free chocolate chips take only 3 ingredients to make and are quicker to make than you may think! You can use the microwave and in a few minutes, you will have homemade sugar-free chocolate chips to use in all of your favorite recipes!
This post was created by my fellow low-carb blogger Erin from My Flourless Kitchen.
Hi there, Joy Filled Eats family! I am thrilled to be here and share with you one of my favorite recipes: Homemade Chocolate Chips. If you like playing around with low-carb recipes like I do, you will find that it is very easy to spend a small fortune on sugar-free chocolate chips.
It is quick and easy and much less expensive, plus you can make them heart-shaped! So cute!
I have 2 different methods that I use to make sugar-free chocolate chips, so I shared them both here and you can choose which one works best for you.
Homemade Chocolate Chips: Method 1
The first method I use to make homemade chocolate chips is to use cocoa butter or cacao butter. It is a bit expensive but very delicious and one bag will last for a long time.
You do need to use a kitchen scale to measure it out because it comes in various-sized chunks, so weighing is the only way to know how much you are getting.
Homemade Chocolate Chips: Method 1 is best for people who have cocoa butter in their pantry and have a kitchen scale. If this is not you, check out Homemade Chocolate Chips: Method 2 below.
All you do is melt the cocoa butter in the microwave in 30 second increments (so it doesn't scorch) and combine it with some cocoa powder and powdered swerve. Stir until smooth and then pour it into a silicone mold with small cavities and let it set. I use my little heart-shaped molds because they are so cute.
The main advantage of this method is that you can also leave out the cocoa powder and make white chocolate chips. Or add some food coloring and make rainbow chocolate chips. Imagine red and pink chocolate chip cookies at Valentines Day or green chocolate chip pancakes for St. Patty's Day. Or make white chocolate chips in your team colors and add them to a bowl of salted nuts for a Superbowl party snack mix. So many options!!
They do need a big splash of vanilla (or another flavoring) because they don't taste like much until you add the vanilla.
The original recipe calls for arrowroot flour, but to cut the carbs you can use protein powder instead.
Homemade Chocolate Chips: Method 2
This method is better to use the chips in baked goods!
If you don't have any cocoa butter, you can just use unsweetened chocolate and sweeten it with powdered swerve.
I like to add a bit of coconut oil (or any type of neutral-tasting oil that would work) to get a better consistency.
The same instructions as in method 1, just melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals and then stir in the coconut oil and powdered swerve and mix until smooth. Pour into a silicone mold and let it set, either in the fridge or on the counter.
What to Make with Your Homemade Chocolate Chips
Obviously, there are a lot of delicious options for you when deciding what to do with your homemade sugar-free chocolate chips.
The World's Cutest Chocolate Bars
If you don't feel like baking, just sprinkle them on some ice cream or add them to your pancakes or sugar-free fudge. But, one of my favorite things to do with my homemade sugar-free chocolate chips is to make the world's cutest chocolate bars.
You have to make a batch of each regular chocolate and white chocolate chips, let them set, but don't wash your dishes yet! Then while they are setting, make another batch of each and add chocolate chips to the bars while they are still setting. I use a silicone chocolate bar mold, but if you don't have one of those, you can just spread the chocolate onto a piece of parchment paper and make chocolate bark.
You can also sprinkle your chocolate bars/bark with chopped nuts or seeds or toasted coconut - or make pink coconut like I use for my Vanilla Donuts with Toasted Coconut Glaze.
Is Bittersweet chocolate the same as unsweetened?
The flavors of these sweets may be a tad bit similar, but they're different! Unsweetened chocolate has zero sugar while bittersweet chocolate actually does have sugars added to it. Always read the labels if you're curious.
What other desserts can you use these sugar free chocolate baking chips in?
These tasty treats can be used for desserts and any treat for kids and adults. You can add them to your favorite cake recipe, mix in with muffins, or use them as a substitute for recipes that use dark chocolate chips or baking chocolate as well.
This sugar substitute not only tastes wonderful, but it's versatile and easy to make. You won't even taste the difference from regular chocolate chips, either! Use these sugar free baking chip morsels for all your baking needs!
Remember, these are dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and can be enjoyed by vegans as well! Since there is no added sugars, they can be used when on the keto diet, also. Use these keto chocolate chips to make some sugar free chocolate chip cookies or sugar free chocolate cake!
I think that adding these sugar free chocolate chips are better flavor than adding stevia or Hershey's chocolate chips, too! It's such a delicious recipe!
What happens if you eat too much sugar free chocolate?
This is where a lot of people actually get confused. This recipe for yummy chocolate isn't the same as the sugar free candy or chocolates that you buy from the store. Excessive consumption of those isn't a great idea for your daily diet and I think there is even a warning associated with them that some of the artificial flavors and ingredients can create a laxative effect. Eek!
The two options for these sugar free baking chips listed in the recipe card below are different. They're not made with any artificial colors or additions, have a low fat content and are simple to make. Just like everything in life - enjoy in moderation!
There are no restrictions to eating homemade goodness but just pay attention to the serving size suggestions so that you can stay on track with your calories and eating plan for the day.
For both methods:
- Measure the cocoa butter/chocolate into a glass measuring cup and melt in the microwave in 30 second intervals.
- Stir in dry ingredients and coconut oil (for method 2) and mix well to combine.
- Pour into silicone mold and let set.