Sugar Free Chocolate Chips

As you can see, I’m a little bit chocolate crazy lately. And why not? I wish I had known about all this homemade stuff a few months back. Ah well. It’s awesome now.

As you know, I’m always on the search (prowl) for good food that’s sugar free and Candida safe. I keep finding all these yummy recipes that call for dairy free chocolate chips. Which you know is great, since I can’t have much dairy, but they’re all loaded with sugar.  It’s been pretty frustrating. But not anymore!

I discovered Whole New Mom (that there is a link to her blog) and am loving her stuff. She’s so practical and has come up with some awesome ‘do it yourself’ recipes. And she’s inspired me to covet her Vitamix blender. I know, I shouldn’t covet. But I feel drawn to the darn thing. I need to have it, right along with a Traegar BBQ and a Cusinart Ice Cream Maker. Is that asking too much? “Well yes, it is,” my budget reminds me. Phooey. Rotten budgets.

Anyway, this is the easiest recipe on the planet. Yeah, I do tend to exaggerate at times. Sorry.

I’m not sure what is the right blog etiquette when using someone else’s recipe, so Whole New Mom forgive me if I’m doing this wrong, but I must share your recipe of wonder and beauty.

Sugar Free Chocolate Chips

1 Cup Unrefined Coconut Oil (you can use refined, but I enjoy the coconutty undertones in my chips)
1 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (it’s in the baking section of the grocery store)
2 tsp Vanilla (or Frontier’s Vanilla Flavoring if Anti-Candida Dieting)
3 Tbsp of Sweetener (I used a Xylitol and then added stevia to taste)

I melted the coconut oil in my glass Pyrex measuring cup, then added the rest of the ingredients and mixed. Whole New Mom suggests if using a stove top, to remove the melted oil pot from the burner before adding the other ingredients.

Now pour your concoction into an 8×8 pan. Now, don’t get too fussy about this. Any old casserole dish will work. Just remember the bigger the pan, the thinner the chips.

My Xylitol didn’t completely combine (dissolve and mix) into the chocolate, so you can actually see the crystals in this picture. I’m not sure of the remedy for this ‘problem’ except maybe to stir longer. I think next time I will add the sweeteners to the melted oil first before adding the cocoa powder.

Now, stick your casserole pan into the refrigerator or freezer until it hardens. Once hardened, cut into chunks and store in a container in the refrigerator. You don’t want to leave these chips of chocolatiness out, they will melt in a warmish house. Coconut oil melts at 76 degrees Fahrenheit. So, sorry if you were thinking you could make some chocolate chip cookies with these. Won’t work. Real food doesn’t always cooperate with our dreams. I know.

I apologize.

But you can use these chips in your trail mix. Oooo. It’s so good with some Crispy Nuts.

And you can’t forget your Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice Cream. This batch has chopped Crispy Almonds and Sugar Free Chocolate Chips mixed into it. Mmm. O, friends. It is so delicious. I had some for breakfast again today. It was like having my very own blizzard at Dairy Queen. And just FYI, if you use the Cuisinart Frozen Yogurt/Ice Cream/Sorbet Maker, definitely make sure that bowl is frozen solid. This batch of ice cream had the consistency of soft serve instead of like a milkshake in the batch before.

If you make these chips, let me know what you used them in. I’d love to hear back from you.

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About kathleen

I'm a stay at home chicken momma with 2 boys and a very understanding husband. In December of '09, we moved to our dream farm. I'm excited to try to become more self-sufficient. So far I have 1 rooster, 9 chickens, 2 goats (some babies on their way this spring), 1 llama, a dog, and a cat. Come along and join us, as we city-slickers figure out how to make our own homestead. You're sure to be entertained.
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11 Responses to Sugar Free Chocolate Chips

  1. stephanie says:

    It sounds sooooo yummy! I’ve used xylitol a lot in the past, it always left a cooling effect in my mouth, and when I used to make frosting, I could always taste the gritty crystals, so it had texture. Do you think just using straight stevia would work? Do you use the powder or liquid stevia?

  2. kathleen says:

    Stephanie, Yes I’ve experience some of your Xylitol challenges myself. That’s why I usually end up doing a little stevia too. I used liquid stevia. I’m scared of the powder. I always seem to add too much and then it’s nasty bitter.

    I used 2 whole dropper fulls of stevia and it didn’t seem to even sweeten it a little. So, that’s when I added the 3 Tablespoons of Xylitol. But I think whatever sweetener combo you used would be fine. Just give it a taste test first before cooling it.

  3. joan porter says:

    Okay, Kath, now I’m waiting for you to invent a sugar-free, grain-free, fat-free chocolate chip cookie recipe. Come on Farmer Woman the world is waiting! And you’d be making such a huge contribution to man kind as we know it!
    (is mankind one word or two?)

  4. kathleen says:

    Ah, Meredith, you make me blush. I love that you are enjoying my random mind. By the way, I think you are a COOL CAT too. I love hanging with you and finding out what you’ve been learning. Kindred spirits, we are.

  5. kathleen says:

    Oh, boy, Mom. That’s a tall order. I’m sure someone has already done it. 🙂

  6. Jennifer and Jessi says:

    No, not yet, waiting on you!! (grain/dairy/sugar free chocolate anything please?) Isn’t it funny how we can covet appliances? I am now so hooked on getting a dehydrator and an ice cream maker I can hardly think about anything else. I have access to them from my JFF, but covet is the word. We have so many choices available to us I am just amazed at all we can get around here and grateful to live in Oregon. Thank You for doing a lot of the work for me.

  7. Emily says:

    Speaking of chocoholics – have you heard of choffee? It is the same idea as coffee but with cocoa beans. So basically a sugar free, very dark hot chocolate. You need a french press to make it so I am going to borrow one from a friend and give it a try.

  8. kathleen says:

    Emily, that’s an amazing concept. Hmmm. I’d love to hear how it tastes. By the way, I still would love to come to your place for a visit. I’ve just been super busy lately.

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