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We are never without chocolate in our house, whether it’s dark chocolate for guests, or a treat for us, or low carb bars we find all over Brooklyn stores.
Dark chocolate is worth keeping around- it’s incredibly beneficial. From a previous post of ours, (Chocolate Truffles!)
Chocolate gets a bad rep for causing weight gain, acne, and boat load of other ailments. Sure, when you cram a cup of sugar into each bar, that’ll run you into some problems. If you put poison into an apple and ate it, would you blame the apple? Real chocolate is full of fat, fiber, antioxidants, iron, magnesium copper, manganese and other minerals. It also helps reduce blood pressure and improves brain function, among many other benefits.
The low carb chocolate bars are a hit or miss, unfortunately. We’ve tried dozens of low carb alternatives to chocolate bars and most taste great, but leave us with the all too familiar stomach issues. This is mainly caused by maltitol, a sugar alcohol that’s most widely used in sugar free candies. Eat too much of it and you’ll be running to the bathroom all the day. It’s uplifting to see, however, that some companies are opting to use a more forgiving sugar alcohol, erythritol, in their sugar free products (see: ChocoRite, Bai5 Flavored Water, Lily’s Chocolate, Breyer’s Carb Smart Ice Cream).
We at Tasteaholics use erythritol almost exclusively as our sugar substitute. It’s affordable, tastes great and measures like sugar in baked goods. Best of all, no bad reactions!
The best low carb chocolate bar we’ve found is called ChocoRite. It’s made with erythritol, Stevia and inulin which all attribute to its sweetness. It tastes great and has only 1 gram of net carbs per dark chocolate bar. They’ve got a lot varieties too! The only down side is that each bar is quite small and the entire pack is quite expensive. We find it at Walgreens and pay about $6 for a pack of five 28g bars.
Low Carb Chocolate for Everyone!
So we decided to make some low carb chocolate bars of our own! They’re simple to make anytime you have a hankering for something chocolatey. Enjoy this recipe crumbled in low carb ice cream, dipped in peanut butter, with some strawberries or just with a nice cup of tea.
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Try this recipe in the form of chocolate chips with an easy trick!
Loved this recipe? Let us know! Something didn’t quite turn out right? Ask us in the comments below or contact us– we respond to comments every day and would love to hear from you and help you out! And check out all our low carb desserts to learn to make more delicious and healthy meals!
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