Indulge in Guilt-Free Pleasure: Low-Carb Pink Himalayan Salted Dark Chocolate Recipe for Keto Dieters

Indulge in Low-Carb Pink Himalayan Salted Dark Chocolate

Welcome to a world where indulgence and health go hand in hand. Imagine savoring the rich, velvety smoothness of dark chocolate, with a hint of mineral complexity from pink Himalayan salt, all while staying true to your keto lifestyle. That’s exactly what you get with our Low-Carb Pink Himalayan Salted Dark Chocolate recipe. It’s not just a treat; it’s a smart choice for anyone following a ketogenic diet.

This recipe is a testament to the fact that living a low-carb life doesn’t mean you have to give up on your favorite treats. With the right ingredients and a touch of culinary creativity, you can enjoy decadent sweets that are both delicious and diet-friendly. Let’s dive into the world of guilt-free chocolate that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Low-Carb Pink Himalayan Salted Dark Chocolate

The Story Behind This Keto-Friendly Treat

As a passionate keto advocate and culinary enthusiast, I’m always experimenting with ways to transform high-carb favorites into keto-friendly delights. This Low-Carb Pink Himalayan Salted Dark Chocolate recipe was born from a desire to create a chocolate that’s as nutritious as it is delicious. It’s a perfect example of how a ketogenic diet can include rich, satisfying flavors.

Chocolate is a universal pleasure, but traditional chocolate bars are laden with sugar and carbs. By using ingredients like cocoa butter, unsweetened cocoa powder, and powdered erythritol, we’ve crafted a chocolate that’s low in carbs but high in flavor. The addition of pink Himalayan salt not only enhances the taste but also provides trace minerals, making it a healthier option.

One of the key ingredients, cocoa butter, is a fantastic source of healthy fats, which are essential on a keto diet. It gives the chocolate its creamy texture while contributing to the overall fat intake needed to maintain ketosis. Erythritol, a sugar alcohol, sweetens the chocolate without the glycemic impact of sugar, ensuring that your blood sugar levels remain stable.

The result is a chocolate that’s not just a treat but a beneficial part of a keto diet. It’s a source of antioxidants, satisfies cravings, and can even help with maintaining energy levels. This chocolate is a testament to the versatility and enjoyment possible on a ketogenic diet.

Keto Dark Chocolate Ingredients

Mastering the Method

The process of making this chocolate is as rewarding as the final product. Here are some chef’s tips to ensure your Low-Carb Pink Himalayan Salted Dark Chocolate turns out perfectly every time.

Tip #1: When melting the cocoa butter, patience is key. Use low heat to prevent any burning, which can create a bitter taste. A double boiler setup is ideal, as it provides gentle, even heat. If you don’t have one, simply place a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water, making sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl.

Tip #2: Sifting the cocoa powder is a step you shouldn’t skip. It prevents lumps in your chocolate and ensures a smooth texture. Additionally, when adding the powdered erythritol, whisk it in gradually to help it dissolve completely, avoiding any gritty texture.

Tip #3: When adding the pink Himalayan salt, distribute it evenly to achieve the perfect balance of sweet and salty in every bite. If you decide to temper the chocolate, do so carefully to achieve that professional, glossy finish and satisfying snap.

Making Keto Dark Chocolate

Variations to Spice Up Your Chocolate

Almond Joy

For those who love a bit of texture in their chocolate, try adding some crushed almonds and unsweetened shredded coconut before the chocolate sets. This variation adds a delightful crunch and a tropical twist, reminiscent of the classic Almond Joy, while keeping it keto-friendly.

Chocolate Mint

Infuse your chocolate with a refreshing twist by adding a few drops of peppermint extract to the melted cocoa butter mixture. This minty variation is perfect for those who enjoy the classic combination of chocolate and mint flavors.

Spicy Chocolate

For a bold flavor, incorporate a pinch of cayenne pepper and cinnamon into the chocolate mixture. This spicy variation adds a warm kick that pairs beautifully with the richness of the dark chocolate.

Substitutions for Dietary Needs

While this recipe is designed to be keto-friendly, you may need to make substitutions to cater to other dietary preferences or restrictions.

Monk Fruit Sweetener: If erythritol isn’t your preferred sweetener, monk fruit sweetener is an excellent alternative. It’s natural, just as sweet, and has zero calories and carbs, making it suitable for a ketogenic diet.

Coconut Oil: In the absence of cocoa butter, coconut oil can be used as a substitute. It will change the texture slightly and add a coconut flavor, but it’s a great plant-based alternative that’s still high in healthy fats.

Sea Salt: If you don’t have pink Himalayan salt on hand, sea salt can be used as a substitute. While it lacks the trace minerals found in pink Himalayan salt, it still provides a delightful contrast to the sweetness of the chocolate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I use a different sweetener?

A: Yes, you can use any granulated keto-friendly sweetener that measures like sugar. Just make sure it’s powdered to avoid a gritty texture.

Q: How do I store the chocolate?

A: Store the chocolate in an airtight container in the refrigerator to keep it fresh and prevent it from melting.

Q: Can I make this chocolate dairy-free?

A: Absolutely! This recipe is naturally dairy-free, as it uses cocoa butter instead of milk-based products.

Q: How long does the chocolate last?

A: When stored properly in the refrigerator, the chocolate can last for several weeks.

Q: Can I add nuts or dried fruit?

A: Yes, you can add keto-friendly nuts or low-carb dried fruits like berries for added texture and flavor. Just be mindful of the carb content.

Low-Carb Pink Himalayan Salted Dark Chocolate

Indulge in the rich and velvety smoothness of Low-Carb Pink Himalayan Salted Dark Chocolate. Each bite delivers a pure cocoa experience with a hint of mineral complexity from the pink salt, perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth on a ketogenic diet.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine International
Servings 12 pieces
Calories 150 kcal


  • Heatproof bowl
  • Pot for simmering water
  • Chopping knife
  • Baking tray or chocolate molds
  • Parchment paper
  • Sifter
  • Whisk
  • Spatula


  • 1 cup cocoa butter (approx. 8 oz / 227 g)
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder (approx. 1.6 oz / 45 g)
  • cup powdered erythritol (approx. 2.4 oz / 68 g)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (approx. 5 ml)
  • ½ tsp Pink Himalayan salt plus extra for topping (approx. 2.5 g)


  • Begin by finely chopping the cocoa butter and place it in a heatproof bowl.
  • Create a double boiler by setting the bowl over a pot of gently simmering water, ensuring the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water.
  • Stir the cocoa butter occasionally until it is completely melted and smooth.
  • Remove the bowl from the heat and sift in the cocoa powder to avoid lumps, stirring until well incorporated.
  • Add the powdered erythritol and vanilla extract to the chocolate mixture, whisking until the sweetener is fully dissolved and the mixture is smooth.
  • Stir in the 1/2 teaspoon of Pink Himalayan salt until evenly distributed.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture into a lined baking tray or chocolate molds, smoothing the top with a spatula.
  • Lightly sprinkle the top of the chocolate with additional Pink Himalayan salt to taste.
  • Allow the chocolate to set in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or until firm.
  • Once set, break or cut the chocolate into 12 even pieces.


Ensure all equipment is completely dry before use to prevent seizing of the chocolate.
Store chocolate in an airtight container in the refrigerator to maintain freshness.
For a sweeter taste, adjust the amount of erythritol to your preference.
The nutritional information is based on the ingredients listed and may vary with substitutions.
The chocolate can also be tempered for a shinier finish and a more pronounced snap.


Calories: 150kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gFat: 15gFiber: 2gNet Carbs: 2g
Keyword Keto Dark Chocolate, Low-Carb Chocolate, Pink Himalayan Salt Chocolate, Sugar-Free Chocolate
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