Recipe: Dr. Jiwani’s Dark Chocolate Low Carb Delights (Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Sugar-Free)
Dr. Jiwani’s Dark Chocolate Low Carb Delights is a homemade dark chocolate recipe to provide a sweet, guilt-free escape during this Easter long weekend. Now, you can still enjoy a healthy, low carb, allergy-free diet, even during Easter, when sugar-laden treats abound. Many dark chocolate bars contain soy, dairy, cane sugar and sometimes even wheat.
Why Make Dark Chocolate?
Unfortunately, the healthier options tend to be more expensive, and cane sugar still tends to sweeten most of them. Sugar-free options usually use maltitol or sorbitol sugar alcohols, which may cause bowel upset in some people. This recipe allows you to make real dark chocolate at home, with no soy, dairy, gluten, sugar or carbs. With silicon molds, the fun begins as the shapes make bite-sized chocolates that look cute and professional. We celebrate Easter with chocolate, but it’s always a great time for dark chocolate with at least 70% cacao.
Dr. Jiwani’s Dark Chocolate Low Carb Delights are ideal for those looking for true dark chocolate without the sugar, chemicals & allergens, while Low Carb, Gluten-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Corn-Free, suitable even for those following Paleo, Keto, Vegan & Grain-Free Diets.
Even Cavemen Loved Dark Chocolate
Historically, Chocolate has been consumed for over 4,000 years, traded as currency due to its value, and found to be an invigorating, mood enhancer and aphrodisiac. Today, the world spends over $75 billion on chocolate a year, while Canadians devour over twelve pounds of chocolate per person, per year (Klein 2014). Unfortunately, this is more the refined, sugar-rich, milk chocolate.
Dark Chocolate: Just What The Doctor Ordered
The superfood benefits of raw, organic, unprocessed dark chocolate are due to the healthy cacao bean, that provides its characteristic bitter flavor. Dark chocolate has two types of antioxidants, flavonoids & polyphenols, greater in amounts than wine & tea. Generally, with dark chocolate, the higher the percentage of cacao, the greater the health advantages. The research supports our enjoyment of this cacao goodness. Just be mindful of moderation.
Proven Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate (Cacao):
Happy Easter Everyone!
Dr. Jiwani’s Dark Chocolate Low Carb Delights
Serving: 60 Dark Chocolate Pieces
1 cup 227 g Raw, Organic Cacao Powder Nativas Naturals Brand
1 cup 200 g Raw, Organic Cacao Butter Now Brand
½ teaspoon 2.5 g Himalayan Sea Salt
1 cup 250 mL Organic Coconut Sugar (For Paleo & Low Glycemic Diets)
1 cup 200 g Xylitol Xyla Brand Only (For Low Carb, Keto & Candida Diets)
½ teaspoon Organic Ground Vanilla Bean Organic Traditions Brand
Melt Xylitol on low heat (if using Coconut Sugar, heat is not necessary)
Heat Water in separate saucepan on low heat for 2-3 minutes & remove from heat
Place Cacao Butter in large glass/metal bowl & place onto saucepan with hot water
Do Not Contaminate Cacao Butter With Water Or Chocolate Will Seize
Stir occasionally with a metal whisk, as wooden spoons hold moisture & odors
Mix in Cacao Powder into Melted Cacao Butter
Mix in Melted Xylitol OR Coconut Sugar, Ground Vanilla & Himalayan Sea Salt
Stir well until there are no lumps
*Temper Chocolate: Use a candy thermometer to make sure your dark chocolate stays around 88-90 degrees Fahrenheit / 43 degrees Celsius to ensure shiny chocolate that stays blended
If your dark chocolate is too hot, add large chips or grated cacao butter into chocolate, mixing thoroughly to cool it down, then retest temperature. Repeat until chocolate temperature is appropriate*
Make sure silicon molds are completely dry to prevent chocolate from seizing
If your dark chocolate becomes too thick, rewarm it on the saucepan of hot water, minding the temperature doesn’t exceed 88-90 degrees Fahrenheit / 43 degrees Celsius
Pour into silicon molds
Allow to set at room temperature for approximately 30 minutes
Use Dark Chocolate For:
- Chocolate Shapes
- Chocolate Covered Nuts/Seeds
- Dark Chocolate Bark
- Nut Butter Cups
- Chocolate Chips for Cookies / Fudge Brownies
Flavorful Combinations to Add Onto or Into Dark Chocolate Mixture:
- Peppermint Essential Oils
- Cacao Nibs
- Almonds / Walnuts
- Organic Cayenne Pepper
Dark chocolate tempered well may be stored at room temperature, but skin temperature will melt it.
AVOID PLASTIC Storage due to cancer causing & hormone disrupting chemicals
Please avoid your specific food allergies. This recipe is allergy-free as above, when the correct ingredients are used as per the recipe above.
These chocolates may seem small but pack a sweet, chocolatey bite!
Per Chocolate based on 60 Dark Chocolate Pieces:
Dark Chocolates with Xylitol
Protein 0.75 g
Net Carbs 0 g
Fiber 0.75 g
Dark Chocolates with Coconut Sugar
Protein 0.75 g
Net Carbs 5 g
Fiber 0.75 g
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