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Healthy DIY Chocolate Coating

This Healthy DIY Chocolate Coating is super simple to make with only 5 ingredients…  it works just like melted chocolate or candy melts, except it’s way healthier.  You’d never know it’s sugar free, low carb, dairy free and vegan!

Healthy DIY Chocolate Coating (refined sugar free, low carb, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Funny story…  I once dreamt that melted chocolate worked as both a skin bronzer and moisturizer!  Wanna know what happened next?

Yep.  I rubbed that shizz all over my body…

Ugh, but then I woke up and I wasn’t completely covered in chocolate.  What a let down.  But don’t worry.  Even though chocolate doesn’t tan your skin and it (most likely?) doesn’t replace moisturizer, you can still eat it.  GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME.

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Healthy DIY Chocolate Coating

Servings: 9 oz
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
This Healthy DIY Chocolate Coating is super simple to make with only 5 ingredients...  it works just like melted chocolate or candy melts, except it's way healthier.  You'd never know it's sugar free, low carb, dairy free and vegan!

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Fill the bottom portion of a double boiler with 2-3” of water.  Make sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the double boiler insert!  Place over a stove set to medium heat.
  • While the water heats up, add the cacao butter in the double boiler insert.  Whisk occasionally until completely melted.  Turn the stove off.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the erythritol, cocoa powder and xanthan gum.  Whisk the dry ingredients into the melted cacao butter 1 spoonful at a time.
  • Whisk in the stevia extract and let cool until thick and chocolate-like.  Coat your goodies then place them in the fridge to firm up.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy DIY Chocolate Coating
Amount Per Serving (1 ounce)
Calories 150 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Side
Cuisine: Candy
Keyword: Chocolate, Dairy Free, DIY, Gluten Free, Keto, Low Carb, Paleo, Sugar Free, Vegan

Healthy DIY Chocolate Coating (refined sugar free, low carb, dairy free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

I coated a batch of my Homemade Chewy Caramels (recipe in my Naughty or Nice Cookbook) with this Healthy DIY Chocolate Coating.

As you can see, it was friggin’ ahhhhmazing.

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With love and good eats,

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– Jess

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12 comments on “Healthy DIY Chocolate Coating”

  1. Haha! That dream! Now that’s funny right there, I don’t care who you are. Perfect recipe with Valentine’s Day coming up this weekend. 🙂

  2. We all need a little chocolate coating in our lives, especially when the chocolate coating is guilt-free!

  3. LOL! I would’ve been thrilled if it actually was good for the skin! But eating it is even better!

  4. Do any of your recipes show nutritional information? My husband and I are doing low carb and it would really help us keep track of our daily carbs. He loves chocolate covered caramels and I would love to be able to make them for him!

  5. Does this chocolate coating stay hard once it has set in the fridge? I’m searching for something that stays hard so it can travel without refrigeration.

    • Yes, the chocolate will be firm at room temperature, but it DOES melt quickly if it’s hot out or if you’re holding it for a long time. I coated caramels with this chocolate and after holding a piece for a few minutes my fingers were a little chocolatey. If you’re traveling, just be sure to use a cooler bag or keep it refrigerated as long as possible! 🙂

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  7. Just tried this, turned out great! i was wondering if you had any ideas for how to make a white chocolate version? Wife loves white chocolate. Thanks!5 stars

    • Yay! I’m so glad you liked the recipe Joseph! I haven’t tried making a white chocolate version but now I’m craving it and really need to try it. I think I’d simply swap the cocoa powder with dried nonfat milk powder. If you’re vegan, you can try dried coconut milk powder. I think I’ve seen that at Whole Foods and online before, but I’ve never tried it. I hope that works! 🙂

  8. Hi Jess,

    I have a few of your books and I love them. I need some advice, many of your recipes use erythritol and my digestive system doesn’t process it well, I will spare you the details, is there another ingredient i can use? I have no problem with liquid or powdered stevia and coconut. Some of your recipes use erythritol and stevia and i’d really like to try them but I don’t know if there is an alternative for erythritol.

    Thank you.

    • Awww thank you so much for you support, Tracey!! 🙂
      I am the same way with xylitol lol, but some people handle that just fine, which can replace erythritol at a 1:1 ratio. There are some other substitutes, like granulated stevia (like Stevia In The Raw), but that will only work in certain recipes. It might work in this Chocolate Coating recipe, but probably not baked recipes like cakes and cookies. Hope this helps!! 🙂

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