- Lower in Carbs than traditionally purchased chocolate chips
- 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.
HERSHEY’S SUGAR FREE Chocolates
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).
|Happy House Chocolate Chips Cookies using “Milk” Chocolate Chunk Dreams are DELICIOUS!|
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:
Need more Chocolate Recipes?? Check out the blog and also my new Cookbook, Satisfying Eats! There is an entire section devoted to CHOCOLATE!! 😉