I could extol the many virtues of coconut oil, but alas I shall leave that for another blog post. One of our new favorite uses of coconut oil is making this ridiculously addictive cocoa crack. Trust me, this healthy chocolate candy will not last long in your freezer if you have a family!
What makes this cocoa crack recipe different?
There are many recipes for cocoa crack floating around online, but I haven’t seen any quite like this one. The thing I don’t like about the many, many cocoa crack recipes I found online was they just seemed to oily. I felt like I was eating a blob of flavored coconut oil. While that might be your thing, it’s just not mine. Ick.
I started experimenting and trying some different things with this recipe. You’ll see, with this recipe I finally landed on adding some coconut flour to the recipe. I know that might strange, but it cut that oily mouth-feel I got from all the other recipes. I think I finally landed on a winner!
The whole family loves this candy, especially my 3-year-old guy Crazy Cameron. He just can’t get enough of these addictive chocolate candies.
Healthy Chocolate Candy aka Cocoa Crack
- If you have granulated xylitol like I do, begin by putting it in a food processor or coffee grinder and whiz it around for a minute or two until the xylitol is powdered. It will dissolve SO much easier if you don't skip this step.
- Next place your coconut oil in a saucepan and heat over medium-high heat until it is liquid.
- Add your xylitol and stevia, continuing to warm until the sweeteners are dissolved. Be careful not to boil.
- Add the cacao powder and coconut flour and stir until dissolved in the mixture and well combined.
- Finally, pour your chocolate in some type of silicone tray and place in freezer until solid. I've used other types of pans, but the candies don't pop out near as clean and nicely as if you use silicone! I use ice cube trays like these: Tovolo Ice Cube Tray
- After the candies have hardened (it doesn't take long), pop them out of the tray, place in zip lock baggie, and store them in the refrigerator or freezer. You might consider hiding them too if you don't want you husband and kids to devour them!
These little candies are a perfect addition to your low-carb or ketogenic diet when you’re looking to up your healthy fat for the day! If you make 24 of these candies, each one will have:
- 1.1 grams of effective net carbs (I subtracted the fiber and sugar alcohol carbs)
- .6 grams of protein
- 9.5 grams of fat
- 87 calories