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Easy Sugar Free Chocolate Recipe with Almonds

An low-carb, ketogenic sugar free chocolate recipe is made with an all-natural, zero carb sugar replacement. It won’t trigger cravings or send your blood sugar on a roller coaster! My easy keto recipes are always acceptable for keto dieters and diabetics alike.

Homemade chocolate is really very easy and always better than what you’ll find in the store. These chocolate almond cups are the perfect after-meal treat and a much cheaper alternative to store-bought chocolate bars.

It only takes 5 ingredients (plus a pinch of salt) and 10 minutes to mix up a batch of this delicious, low-carb dessert!

They are a perfect treat when you want something sweet on a keto diet!

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Make a Sugar Free Chocolate Recipe – The easy way!

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I use a mini muffin pan because small wells are the perfect size to hold a few almonds. Once solid, one mini cup is satisfying to eat at a time. It is a good portion size; enough for a few bites but not too small that I get tricked into overeating.

If you don’t have a mini muffin pan, use a silicone chocolate mold instead. Depending on the size of your mold, you may only be able to fit one almond in each space. They are such cute bite-sized cups with just one almond! If this is the case, all you have to do is pour the melted chocolate over each almond and chill until solid. This sugar free chocolate recipe is very forgiving.

I don’t recommend substituting the cacao butter for coconut oil or adding any other ingredients such as butter or cream. The perk of cacao butter is that it is solid at room temperature. With coconut oil or other ingredients, your chocolate will melt easily and you’ll have to store it in the fridge or freezer.

Want to find out more about cacao butter? Here is a great resource explaining what it is and more on how to use it.

Important! This recipe works best with a powdered sweetener.

Granular sweetener is too heavy and will sink to the bottom and separate from the rest of the chocolate cup.

You can buy a powdered version or blend granulated sweetener in a food processor/blender to make powdered sweetener at home.

Recipe Notes

  • Try different mineral-rich salts, so many options and each brings its own unique flavor!
  • These cups are freezer friendly and can be made in bulk.
  • Use my favorite keto sugar substitute to keep chocolate free from refined sugar, added sugar, and artificial sugars.
  • This recipe yields 12 mini muffin cups. If you use a silicone mold, the individual cup size will vary.
  • With only 1 g net carbs per serving, this sugar free chocolate recipe is a delicious, guilt-free way to enjoy healthy chocolates while staying on a keto diet.
  • 100% gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, low-carb, ketogenic and sugar-free!

What’s the secret for really really good chocolate?

Quality ingredients.

The difference between cacao is palpable. Living in Ecuador (known in the chocolate world for its heirloom cacao seed) has afforded me the opportunity to source real quality cacao products. I’ve shared what makes our cacao stand apart from others,

In short, it is

We offer all the cacao foods you need for homemade chocolate making in our shop with domestic USA shipping. International shipping tends to be very expensive but if you are interested in a quote on a bulk order, contact me here.

In this recipe, a pinch of sweetness (without the blood sugar roller coaster and crazy mental/emotional triggers) is made possible by Lakanto’s powdered Monkfruit sweetener.

Lakanto is my first choice as a keto-friendly sweetener for all keto desserts. In this recipe, I prefer the powdered formula over whole erythritol because it blends well into the cacao mixture, sometimes the whole crystals leave a slightly crunchy texture.

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I use Lakanto exclusively but you also may use whole or powdered erythritol or liquid stevia extract instead. Replace Lakanto with equal amounts of erythritol, use stevia drops to taste.

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Sugar-Free Chocolate Almond Cups

Jessica Haggard
An easy sugar free chocolate recipe is made with an all natural, zero carb sugar replacement. This makes it so friendly for keto dieters and diabetics alike!
5 from 24 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Chill 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cups
Calories 94 kcal




  • Melt cacao butter in a double boiler or a DIY version of one with a heat-proof bowl placed over a small saucepan filled with ~1 cup of water, over medium heat. The water line should come just below the bottom of the bowl.
  • Remove from heat and set aside. Stir in the cacao powder, sweetener, vanilla, and salt.
  • Divide the almonds evenly between 12 wells of an empty mini muffin pan or use a chocolate mold. Pour or spoon the melted chocolate mixture over the almonds.
  • Transfer to the fridge or freezer to chill. Once hardened, remove from molds and store in an air tight container. Store at room temperature or refrigerate for up to 3 months.

Nutrition & Macros

Serving: 1chocolate cupCalories: 94kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 117mgPotassium: 76mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 236IUCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg

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25 Responses

  1. Erika
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    5 stars
    I love these! It’s nice to be able to enjoy treats that are healthier.

  2. Joni Gomes
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    5 stars
    These were so easy to make and very delicious!! I will try them with walnuts as well!

  3. Jacque Hastert
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    5 stars
    A delicious way to enjoy chocolate when you are wanting to stay away from sugar. Love these!

  4. Erin
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    Does it get any easier and more perfect in one bite?! Love it!

  5. Sara
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    5 stars
    Delicious! I love that these are made with natural sugar. Personally I think they are better without the oil and all the other stuff from regular chocolate candies.

  6. Beth
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    5 stars
    Easy and quick when you need something sweet fast! YUM!

  7. Jacqueline Debono
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    5 stars
    Love this healthy chocolate recipe! I envy you living in Ecuador and that you can get such quality cacao products!

    • Jessica Haggard
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      You can get the same 😉 They are available in our shop!

  8. Tessa Simpson
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    5 stars
    cocoa butter is so incredible…and this chocolate is [email protected]! Addicting!

  9. tina
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    5 stars
    Delicious treats! Love that they are so easy to make too.

  10. linda spiker
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    I am a chocolate lover that just started keto. This will save my life.

    • Jessica Haggard
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      I’m glad it will help you stay on track!

  11. Raia Todd
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    5 stars
    What a delicious treat! So easy and nutritious. 🙂

  12. Jean Choi
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    5 stars
    So yummy and fun! Love that these are a low carb treat!

  13. Jessica Link
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    5 stars
    Fantastically simple. I made mine with pecans because that’s what I had on hand. It was a win!!

    • Jessica Haggard
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      Great sub! You could use any other nut you have on hand.

  14. Carol Little R.H.
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    5 stars
    Can’t wait to make this recipe! I want to make mini bites with small muffin cups!
    I just bought some Lakanto sweetener so I just need to source some quality cacao.

  15. Meredith
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    5 stars
    By some stroke of luck, I already have all these ingredients in my pantry! Can’t wait to try these no sugar added chocolates!

  16. ChihYu
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    5 stars
    So much to love! Easy to make and healthy!

  17. Heather Harris
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    5 stars
    I love that these won’t trigger cravings! Sign me up!

  18. jennifer
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    5 stars
    This is just what I need to soothe my wicked sweet tooth. Me missing a day of chocolate is bad news and I’m running out of $$ to buy the sugar free stuff online. This sounds awesome, making next week

  19. Stacey Crawford
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    5 stars
    Such an easy to make, between-meal snack. It is so nice to have some grab & go, keto goodies around.

  20. Cheryl Malik
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    5 stars
    I love this idea… I’m totally making some tonight!

  21. Don Baiocchi
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    5 stars
    I have most of these ingredients but didn’t even know keto powdered sugar existed! I’m always looking for ways to use up my bag of cacao butter so I can’t wait to try these!

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