Sugar-Free White Chocolate with Walnut and Cardamom

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I have to confess, this sugar-free white chocolate with walnut and cardamom is so irresistibly sweet and nutty, it vanishes before I can even freeze it. For me, it’s one of the best chocolate treats ever invented — even if it doesn’t have cocoa powder!

This 45-minute recipe is a breeze to make with its blend of wholesome ingredients and natural flavorings. Whip up a batch in the morning to enjoy as an afternoon snack or dessert later in the day.

This recipe has the perfect amount of creamy white chocolate and earthy richness of walnuts, with a hint of spiciness from cardamom. Whether it’s for a quick post-workout energy booster or a relaxing evening at home, it’s the perfect treat for those moments when you’re craving something sweet and satisfying.

If you’re not into overly sweet desserts, this sugar-free recipe is going to be sensational. Keep reading! Also, don’t miss my collection of easy chocolate recipes for more delectable dessert ideas you can enjoy on a keto diet. From candy bars to fat bombs, we have more guilt-free sweet treats for you to try!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

With a delightful blend of flavors and texture, this walnut cardamom sugar-free white chocolate is guaranteed to become a household favorite. Here’s why:

  • Simple ingredients
  • Short prep time: Quick and simple to prepare; ready to enjoy in 45 minutes or less.
  • Amazing flavors: A blend of creamy sweetness from white chocolate, rich nuttiness from walnuts, and spice from cardamom.
  • Basic kitchen equipment: Uses common kitchen tools like a knife, double boiler or saucepan for melting ingredients, spatula for stirring, and a mini muffin pan for shaping.
  • Easy-to-follow directions: Prepare and chill following 4 straightforward steps, from melting ingredients to chilling in the fridge.

How to Make Walnut Cardamom Sugar-Free White Chocolate

With just 15 minutes of prep time and 30 minutes to chill, you’ll enjoy these sweet nutty bites in no time. Start by gradually melting cacao butter with coconut oil in a double boiler or saucepan at low heat before mixing in sweetener, powders, and spices. For even distribution, add chopped walnuts between molds before portioning the chocolate mixture into each muffin.

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Pieces of walnut cardamom sugar-free white chocolate in a pile.

Ingredients You Need

This sugar-free white chocolate recipe is a breeze to make at home. The following ingredients are easily accessible in health food stores and online shops:

  • Vanilla extract
  • Sea salt
  • Walnuts
  • Cardamom
  • Cacao butter: Use raw, organic, unrefined cacao butter for the best creamy flavor. 
  • Coconut oil: Gives a smooth, creamy texture
  • Grass-fed beef collagen powder: For a smoother and creamier white chocolate.
  • Sweetener: Use sugar substitutes like a powdered monkfruit and erythritol blend.

These white chocolate bars are so versatile, you can easily scale it up to make a larger batch and be creative with other ingredients. Here are some suggestions to change up the flavor of this recipe:

  • Add a pinch of chili for an extra zing.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon, nutmeg, hazelnuts, or almonds for a wintery vibe.
  • Use homemade stevia as a sugar substitute if you don’t have powdered Monkfruit on hand. Stevia is easy to grow in an herb garden and a great way to add a homegrown touch to recipes.
  • Sprinkle with sugar-free white chocolate chips for added crunch and depth to the flavor.
  • Although not necessary, you can add a stabilizer such as coconut milk powder, heavy cream powder, or sunflower lecithin to emulsify and thicken the chocolate mixture.

Step-By-Step Instructions

This sugar-free white chocolate recipe requires only 15 minutes to prepare but needs an additional 30 minutes to chill the mixture. It’s quick and simple, you can easily squeeze it to fit your schedule. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Heat and combine ingredients. Heat coconut oil with cacao butter in a double boiler or saucepan over low heat until just melted. Remove from heat and add powders and seasonings, stirring continuously until combined.
  2. Add nuts and portion the mixture. Carefully distribute chopped walnuts in muffin molds and pour melted chocolate evenly into each muffin.
  3. Chill and separate. Place chocolate molds in the freezer to chill. Once completely solid, remove chocolate bites from the mold. Serve and enjoy.

Expert Tips

  • Taste and adjust! Taste-test frequently and start with small adjustments until you achieve the desired flavor and texture. Be extra careful with adding sweetener and add more cardamom powder if needed to suit your preferences.
  • Control the temperature. Temper the chocolate properly until you achieve the right consistency to prevent it from becoming too soft or grainy. Allow the mixture to chill for the recommended time to set properly. Avoid rushing this step.
  • Mini muffin tin alternative. If you don’t have a mini muffin pan for shaping the chocolate, substitute with a food-grade, heat-resistant silicone mold that’s safe to use with edible ingredients and doesn’t contain harmful chemicals that could leach into your mixture.

How to Store This Recipe

Keep your chocolate bars in the refrigerator so they don’t melt on your countertop or in the pantry. They will stay fresh for up to two weeks.

This walnut cardamom sugar-free white chocolate keeps forever in the freezer, lasting for up to 3 to 6 months if stored in an airtight container.

Before consuming, allow frozen chocolate bites to thaw in the fridge, preferably overnight for the best flavor and texture. Avoid refreezing and rethawing since this can affect the chocolate’s quality over time.

What to Serve with Sugar-Free White Chocolate with Walnut Cardamom

This nutty sugar-free white chocolate recipe is a lifesaver when the need for a sweet treat strikes. It’s delicious on its own, but can also be enjoyed with a range of complementary food and drinks.

More Guilt-Free Chocolate Recipes to Try

If you make this sugar-free white chocolate with walnuts and cardamom, please leave a review. I really appreciate every 5-star rating and review comment!

Pieces of walnut cardamom sugar-free white chocolate in a pile.

Walnut and Cardamom Sugar-free White Chocolate

Jessica Haggard
A delicious ketogenic and sugar-free white chocolate recipe with hints of vanilla and cardamom.
5 from 48 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 161 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • In a double boiler or saucepan over low heat, gently melt the coconut oil with cacao butter.
    ¼ cup coconut oil, 2 ounces cacao butter
  • Remove from heat and add in swetener, collagen, cardamom. vanilla, and salt. Continue stirring until smooth.
    1 tablespoon powdered Monkfruit Sweetener, 1 tablespoon grass-fed beef collagen powder, ¾ teaspoon cardamom powder, ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract, ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Distribute the walnuts evenly between 8 mini muffin molds. Pour the melted chocolate mixture equally each muffin well.
    ½ cup walnuts
  • Place in the freezer for 30 minutes to chill. Once set, they will pop out easily. Tip upside down and bang on the counter to release or take a knife, run around the edges, and separate the chocolate from the mold.

Nutrition & Macros

Calories: 161kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 2gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 89mgFiber: 1g

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16 thoughts on “Sugar-Free White Chocolate with Walnut and Cardamom”

  1. Yay! I tried both of things. I added a bit more collagen and cooled everything way down before mixing. It worked! Thank you!

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  2. Hi Jessica! I got the cookbook and it’s awesome! The recipes have been fab! I just tried making this white chocolate but unfortunately the lakonta and cardamom separated after pouring into molds. So the bottom was sweetner and the top was the chocolate. I’m obviously doing something wrong. Can you help me trouble shoot?

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    • Oh shoot! I’ve seen that problem as well. I would try adding in more grass-fed collagen which acts as a binder between the cacao butter and Lakanto or let the cacao butter cool a bit first before adding the Lakanto.

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  3. Oh my lol…I’m so sorry Jessica!!! I’m looking for vanilla powder! Does it matter if I just put vanilla extract or is it important to have it in powder form?

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    • You can use extract also. I prefer to use a non-alcohol based extract because sometimes I can taste the alcohol, but that may just be me!

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  4. Hello Jessica and Tristan, first I want to say I love your cookbook..:) secondly, when I seen your walnut, cardamom, sugar free white chocolates I just had to try them since my mouth was watering lol….I only have one little problem. It seems impossible here in Canada to find any and before I buy anything on amazon or anything like that, i was wondering if there is a substitute for this delicious looking recipe?

    Thanks a bunch, Ysabelle

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    • Thanks for your kind words Ysabelle. Forgive me, but I’m not clear on what you are looking for on Amazon or what you would like to substitute.

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