Easy Sugar-Free Mint Chocolate Homemade Dessert Recipe

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Find yourself needing a sweet fix? This sugar-free mint chocolate recipe is just what you’re looking for. With only 3g of net carbs and zero sugar, this yummy treat lets you indulge in a naturally dairy-free, low-carb dark chocolate with a cool and fresh taste from mint. The recipe calls for just a few ingredients, with minimal prep in 15 minutes or less.

These chocolate candies are rich, sumptuous, and made with nutrient-dense ingredients that promote a natural energy boost. The first time I served these to my kids, they told me they tasted like Andes mint chocolates and I couldn’t be more thrilled.

You know I love making food that the whole family enjoys, so these treats are an instant hit at home. Keep reading to find out more!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

When it comes to a good dessert, the chocolate ones always come out on top. For Valentine’s Day, I made these yummy treats in heart-shaped molds, as I did for the Cinnamon Fat Bombs. Here’s why this recipe is a must-try:

  • Simple ingredients: Made with wholesome ingredients that can easily be found in local grocery stores and health food stores.
  • Amazing flavors: Mint and chocolate together — what’s not to love?
  • Family-friendly and kid-approved: The perfect sugar-free dessert option for kids and adults alike.
  • Basic kitchen equipment: Uses basic kitchen tools common in most households, including a whisk, knife, double boiler, mixing bowl, and chocolate molds.
  • Easy-to-follow directions: Prepare a batch by melting cacao butter, mixing ingredients, and then chilling in the refrigerator before serving.

Standard grocery store chocolates are loaded with sugar and unhealthy fats. A single bar has way more carbs than anyone on a low-carb diet can have in a week. Sure, there are a handful of keto-friendly brands out there, but they’re expensive, typically costing more than $10.

NOT worth it! Check out these Guilt-Free Keto Chocolate Recipes for more delectable dessert creations!

Low-carb mint chocolate bar on a wooden board.

How to Make Sugar-Free Mint Chocolate

These sugar-free mint chocolates ignited my passion to create more healthy chocolate desserts. Not only are they a great grab-and-go snack, they’re also the perfect after-dinner mint dessert to cleanse the palate and a nice treat to leave out on any occasion.

To start, mix your cacao butter and coconut oil in a double boiler. Once melted, add powders and other optional ingredients, and drop in peppermint extract until well combined. Portion the mixture into a mold or baking dish, place it into the refrigerator or freezer and let it chill until firm. It’s a super simple recipe where you can spend less time preparing and more time on the fun part: Eating them!

Scroll to the bottom of this post for a printable recipe card, nutritional facts, and additional information on the ingredients, measurements, and step-by-step instructions for making these delicious sugar-free mint chocolates.


For this sugar-free mint chocolate recipe, it took a week’s worth of experimenting before I finally achieved the ideal texture and perfected the ratios of the ingredients. Make a recipe with the following ingredients:

  • Cacao powder: Results in richer, more natural flavor to the chocolates compared to cocoa powder, but you can use the latter if that’s all you have.
  • Cacao butter: A white chocolate butter that adds a creamy flavor and velvety texture to the bites. Must not be confused with cocoa butter.
  • Coconut oil: My favorite for creating melt-in-your-mouth mint chocolates.
  • Peppermint extract: Use peppermint oil or spirits for that distinctly minty flavor.
  • Sweetener: Go for zero-calorie, all-natural sugar substitutes like powdered monk fruit (derived from monk fruit extract and erythritol). It’s sweeter than regular sugar but has a low glycemic index that won’t impact your blood sugar.
  • Mint extract
  • Maca powder (optional): Helps boost energy levels and bumps nutritional value. Add to enjoy a slightly nutty and caramel-like flavor to your mint chocolates. Learn more about this adaptogenic herb in our ebook, Maca: The Andean Adaptogen.
  • Grass-fed collagen powder (optional): Has higher nutritional quality, with a more palatable flavor compared to commercially available collagen powders. Also helps create a smoother texture for your dessert.
  • Sunflower lecithin (optional):  I use this instead of soy lecithin because it’s a free from soy allergens yet still acts as an emulsifier to blend ingredients. Lecithin also prevents them from separating.
  • Organic spirulina powder (optional): Adds an earthy and mildly savory taste that balances the sweet bitterness of chocolates. Spirulina’s deep green pigment also acts as a natural coloring.

As an aside, you can make this healthier candy option with just four ingredients (cacao powder, cacao butter, coconut oil, and mint extract) — no need for artificial flavors! For this recipe, I incorporated more superfoods and natural flavorings to provide additional health benefits while boosting overall nutritional value.

A stack of mint chocolate bar next to yellow flowers.

Step-By-Step Instructions

It’s easy to make this dessert in the comfort of your kitchen. Prep time takes only 15 minutes, while chill time takes about 20 minutes until the chocolates are firm.

  1. Using a double boiler, combine cacao butter and coconut oil until melted.
  2. Mix cacao powder, sweetener, salt, and other optional dry powders in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Pour melted oils and drop peppermint spirits. Stir until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Transfer the minty cream mixture to a baking dish or mold, and chill in the fridge or freezer until solid. 
  4. Serve when ready or store in airtight containers as a make-ahead dessert or snack.

If you want even more delicious dessert recipes, check out The Ketogenic Edge Cookbook.


Like any dark chocolate recipe, this sugar-free mint chocolate recipe is versatile so feel free to experiment with various low-carb ingredients and include your favorite add-ins. Below are my favorites:

  • Sweetener: If you can’t access powdered monkfruit sweetener, use another sugar-free alternative like erythritol or stevia extract. Optionally, add a few drops of vanilla extract to counter the bitterness of dark chocolate.
  • Nutty chocolate bars: Add peanuts or chopped tree nuts like Brazil nuts, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, or pecans.
  • Coconut-y bites: For added flavor and texture, mix in more coconut products like unsweetened shredded coconut into the mixture. 

Expert Tips

  • Taste and adjust! Feel free to mix and match ingredients and optional powders until you achieve the perfect mix of refreshing mint and rich chocolate flavors. Everyone’s taste buds vary, so get to know the recipe and adjust the flavors to suit your liking.
  • Do NOT substitute coconut oil. You may be tempted to use other alternatives. However, after making a few adjustments and experimenting with various ingredients, I can vouch for coconut oil as the optimal choice for this recipe. The mild and neutral flavor allows the mint and chocolate flavors to stand out.
  • Use high-quality superfoods. The secret to nutrient-rich, sugar-free mint chocolates lies in sourcing premium, organic ingredients.

Looking for more creative cacao recipe ideas? Add a dose of fat and flavor to your meals and snacks with our Keto Cacao Butter Recipes.

Storage Tips

These mint chocolates can be eaten immediately or stored in airtight containers. Store them in the fridge or freezer to retain quality and freshness. 

Well-made sugar-free mint chocolates typically last for 2 to 3 months. But I suggest you consume them within the first month of chilling or freezing to enjoy optimum taste and texture. 

What to Serve with Sugar-Free Mint Chocolates

These sweet treats are a guilt-free indulgence for any occasion. Serve as a palate cleanser after meals, grab a bite post-workout, or enjoy as a delicious pick-me-up without the sugar crash. Below are more serving ideas:

  • Enjoy with a soothing cup of hot chocolate, tea, or coffee for a relaxing morning meal.
  • Pair with fresh strawberries or raspberries for a burst of fruity and minty freshness.
  • Serve with almonds, macadamia, pecans, or walnuts for added crunch.
  • Add to your charcuterie board alongside cured meats, aged cheeses, olives, and creamy brie.

More Low-Carb Chocolate Recipes to Try

I’d love to hear from you! Let me know what you think about this low-carb chocolate recipe by dropping a comment below. I appreciate every rating and review.

Mint chocolate bars in stack on top of a wooden board with yellow flowers on the background.

Nutrient Dense Low-Carb Mint Chocolate Bar

This sugar-free mint chocolate is a guilt-free indulgence to satisfy your sweet cravings. Ready to serve in 35 minutes — just mix and chill!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 136 kcal



  • Melt the cacao butter and coconut oil together in a double boiler.
    1/4 cup cacao butter
  • Mix all the dry powders together in a medium mixing bowl.
    1/2 cup cacao powder, 1/4 cup powdered Monkfruit Sweetener, 2 tablespoons maca powder, 2 tablespoons grass-fed beef collagen powder, 1/2 tablespoon spirulina powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon sunflower lecithin
  • Pour the melted oils over the powders. Stir well to combine.
    1/4 cup coconut oil
  • Drop in the peppermint extract and mix again until evenly incorporated. Taste and adjust mint or sweetener as needed.
    1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Transfer the chocolate to an 8 by 8-inch glass baking dish or chocolate molds and place into the freezer or fridge and let chill until completely solid.
  • Once set, break into pieces with a knife or pop out of the molds and store in the fridge in a airtight tupperware.

Nutrition & Macros

Calories: 136kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 206mgFiber: 2gNet Carbohydrates: 3g

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