“Milk” Chocolate Chunk Dreams (Dairy & Soy Free & Low-Carb)

  • Lower in Carbs than traditionally purchased chocolate chips
  • Soy-Free
  • Dairy-Free
  • No Artificial Ingredients
  • Cheaper than commercially purchased low-carb or natural Chocolate Chips
  • Holds up while baking
  • Use in the place of chocolate chips in ANY recipe

Over a year ago when I gave up grains and sugar, I started making my own chocolate using unsweetened chocolate, coconut oil, vanilla and Stevia. It satisfied that chocolate craving but some thought it was a bit strong or bitter. I still use this “pure” version to make ganache but I wanted to create a more “milk” chocolate recipe that would hold up when baking and not be blamed for being bitter.

These new chocolate chunks don’t need to be refrigerated and hold up well when used for baking in the oven without spreading. They are also low in carbs. 1 tbsp (1/2 oz) is 4 net carbs and of course, I don’t include any artificial sweeteners in my recipes. This chocolate recipe is a combo of a commercially available chocolate chips from Enjoy Life (dairy & soy free) and unsweetened chocolate.

HERSHEY’S SUGAR FREE Chocolates

INGREDIENTS

MALTITOL; COCOA BUTTER; CHOCOLATE*; POLYDEXTROSE; CREAM (MILK)*; POLYGLUCITOL; MILK FAT; CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF: CALCIUM CARBONATE; COCOA PROCESSED WITH ALKALI*; MALTODEXTRIN*; SODIUM CASEINATE (MILK) ; SOY LECITHIN; NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR; PGPR, EMULSIFIER *ADDS A NEGLIGIBLE AMOUNT OF SUGAR

MANUFACTURED ON THE SAME EQUIPMENT THAT PROCESSES PEANUTS.
MANUFACTURED ON THE SAME EQUIPMENT THAT PROCESSES TREE NUTS.
Sugar Free

Not a low calorie food
See Nutrition Facts panel for Total Fat
Individuals sensitive to sugar substitutes may experience a laxative effect 
Dietary Exchange: Carbohydrates: 1, Fat: 2,

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Kosher Status: OU-D
Serving Size: 5 Pieces
Total Calories 160
Calories from Fat 110
Amount Per Serving %DV *
Total Fat 13 g 20%
   Saturated Fat 8 g 40%
   Trans Fat g
Cholesterol 10 mg 3%
Sodium 15 mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 24 g 8%
   Dietary Fiber 3 g 12%
   Sugars g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 30%
Iron 6%
Most ingredients you can’t even pronounce!!  No thank you!!Here are the ingredients in my hybrid chocolate:

Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips: Evaporated Cane Juice; Chocolate Liquor; Non-Dairy Cocoa Butter;     Other Ingredients: Unsweetened Chocolate, Kal Stevia, Pure Vanilla Extract

Yes, these chocolate chips contain sugar!  I am ok with the small amount used! Remember, artificial sweeteners are NEVER GOOD!  I don’t want to feed myself or my 2 sons artificial ingredients.  Check out my stance on artificial sweeteners HERE.

I am cheap and I MUST eat lower carb foods so that is why I chose to come up with a way to incorporate a commercially prepared chocolate chip that was soy and dairy free but a little pricey ($4/10 oz) with unsweetened chocolate which is much cheaper (usually $3/8 oz).

This chocolate recipe is the perfect combo of sweetness that I think will pacify even the milk chocolate lovers out there and cut the sugars to make them lower in carbs.
Also use this Chocolate recipe to make homemade peanut butter cups, mix with nuts, etc. or have a bowl of the chunks around for a quick chocolate fix! 😉
Happy House Chocolate Chips Cookies using “Milk” Chocolate Chunk Dreams are DELICIOUS!
“Milk” Chocolate Chunk Dreams
Makes 10 oz of chips; (Approximately 2 cups); 20 (0.5 oz or 1 tbsp) servings; 4 Net Carbs per serving

4 oz Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips (2/3 cup mini chips)
6 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped into smaller pieces
1/2 tsp pure vanilla
1/8th tsp Kal Stevia (to taste)

In bowl of double boiler (on low heat) add chocolate chips and unsweetened chocolate.  Stir often until almost completely melted.  Carefully remove the bowl from heat and add vanilla and Stevia.  Continue to stir (or whisk) until chocolate is completely melted.  Pour chocolate into lined 8X8 inch pan. (Line pan with plastic wrap).

Place pan in fridge until set, about 30-45 minutes.  Remove from fridge and cut into small pieces or chunks.  I cut the chocolate in very thin rows, approximately 1/4th inch wide and then cut it again to make very small chunks.  Store in container in fridge for long term storage but these chocolate chunks can be left out on counter without them melting.  Use in the place of chocolate chips in any recipe.

Here is other great uses from these “Milk” Chocolate Chunk Dreams:

Cookie Cake

Need more Chocolate Recipes??  Check out the blog and also my new Cookbook, Satisfying Eats! There is an entire section devoted to CHOCOLATE!! 😉

Comments

  1. Tamara Hamilton says

    These are so easy to make and taste great. They work so good in recipes too. They will make holiday baking so easy & delicious.

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