Refreshing keto chocolate bites are made using the best cacao solids, raw macadamia nuts and dried mango slices. Delicious and guaranteed to satisfy all your chocolate cravings!
Ingredients needed for macadamia mango keto chocolate
We’ll prepare this recipe in a double boiler because this is the easiest way to transform all these delicious ingredients into the most creamy chocolate paste.
It takes about 20-30 minutes to make and we’ll be using the following ingredients:
- cacao mass
- cacao butter
- coconut sugar
- raw butter
- extra virgin coconut oil
- vanilla & cinnamon
But the ingredients list doesn’t stop here because I’ve also included a few extra ingredients that will add both flavor and more nutrients:
- macadamia nuts
- dried mango slices
- sunflower seeds
Steps to make keto chocolate bites
- Add cacao mass, cacao butter and coconut sugar into double boiler. Stir using a spatula until they start to melt.
- Add in butter, coconut oil, vanilla, cinnamon, and melt everything together. In a few minutes you should end-up with a smooth chocolate paste.
- Pour chocolate paste into small resistant tray and add in macadamia nuts, sunflower seeds and dried mangoes.
- Mix for a few seconds to distribute nuts and seeds evenly into the chocolate.
- Move the container in the fridge for a few hours to set.
- Remove from the fridge when harden, cut into squares and give it a try. Enjoy!
Health benefits associated with this recipe
Cacao Mass is produced directly from cacao beans and contains both cacao solids and cacao butter. It’s the single main ingredient found in every true chocolate recipe.
Cacao Butter is the fattiest part of cacao beans. In our recipe, its purpose is to add flavor to the final chocolate and to make its texture creamy and soft. It has a white to yellow color and creamy fatty texture to it.
Coconut Sugar is my choice when it comes to using a sweetener for all my low-carb and keto desserts. Love its natural taste derived from pure organic coconuts.
Vanilla & Cinnamon are two of the most delicious and potent spices out there. I like to use these spices in many of my recipes and they are perfect in all kinds of chocolate recipes. A little goes a long way here!
Butter is a great way to sneak-in good fats and some natural vitamins (A and K2) but it’s also a great way to make our chocolate creamy and soft. To get the most health benefits, use raw unpasteurized butter that comes from grass-fed cows. Last note here, I like using salted butter because it’s the perfect way to balance the combination of dark chocolate and healthy fats.
Coconut Oil is packed with healthy fats that have a very special and unique fat profile. Extra virgin coconut oil is associated with all sorts of health benefits, including being very easy to digest and a brain booster.
More health benefits of keto chocolate bites
Dried Mangoes are loaded with nutrients (vitamins, minerals, enzymes) and some natural sugar, making them perfect as a recovery snack after a long walk or an intense training session. Make an effort to buy dried mangos from organic sources and without preservatives or added sugar. You need to do your own research here and read the labels.
Macadamias, on the other hand, are literally the most perfect and good-for-you of the nuts:
- they’re loaded with beneficial fats
- they’re low in omega 6 compared to other nuts
- they are also higher in omega 3s
- low in phytates (a type of anti-nutrient that interferes with mineral absorption)
- low in pesticide residues even when grown conventionally
Sunflower Seeds are themselves loaded with healthy fats, vitamins and minerals which makes them ideal as a snack food, on top of salads or used in raw cookies. Since their fat profile makes them rather sensible to heat, it’s best to consume them raw (exactly as we use them here).
I hope you’ll love this recipe as much as we did! Leave a comment and a review, and tell me what you think. I’d love to see what you come up with!
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Keto Chocolate Macadamia Mango Bites
- Double Boiler
- Small Tray
- 50 g cacao mass
- 50 g cacao butter
- 20-30 g coconut sugar
- 20-30 g butter (optional, skip if you make this vegan)
- 20-30 g extra virgin coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp vanilla powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 6 macadamia nuts (chopped big)
- dried mango (as needed, chopped)
- 1-2 tsp sunflower seeds
- Add cacao mass, cacao butter and coconut sugar into double boiler. Stir using a silicone spatula until they start to melt.
- Add in butter, coconut oil, vanilla, cinnamon, and melt everything together. In a few minutes you should end-up with a thick chocolate paste. Make sure to never boil the water from the double boiler, move aside when this happens and continue there.
- Pour chocolate paste into a small heat resistant tray (I use a heat resistant glass dish from IKEA).
- Now for the really fun part: add your macadamias, sunflower seeds and dried mangos. Spread them evenly into the chocolate by using a spatula.
- Move the container into the fridge for a few hours until the chocolate sets.
- Remove from the fridge when rock solid, cut into squares and give it a try. Enjoy!