Tasty almond topped low carb candy bites. This simple chocolate covered coconut candy recipe is an easy to make treat for those on a sugar free diet.
I don’t make a lot of low carb candy. It’s something I reserve for special occasions like holidays and birthdays. And, there are some recipes that I began making many years ago.
When I was a teenager, I worked in a store that made candy. This recipe was inspired by one of the handmade chocolate candies I used to make there.
However, rather than use the typical sweetened coconut in the candy, I used unsweetened to make it low carb. Although you don’t have to sweeten the coconut first, I chose to do it.
I simply stirred in some hot sugar free vanilla syrup into the coconut and let it sit. The result is a low carb sweetened coconut that is perfect for using in recipes like this keto friendly candy
Coconut Chocolate Candy
If you’re looking for a simple recipe to combine chocolate and coconut, this is one of the simplest recipes there is. And, to make it even easier, you can skip sweetening the dried coconut flakes.
Those who have been following a keto diet for a long time have usually lost their taste for sweet. So I’d recommend leaving the coconut unsweetened in this recipe if that describes you.
Otherwise, you’ll want to use a liquid sweetener that can be soaked up by the coconut to give it a touch of sweetness. Then, you’ll just mix that into a bowl of melted chocolate.
This chocolate covered coconut candy recipe is made similar to peanut clusters. You simply mix the coconut into the melted chocolate and scoop it onto a non-stick tray to harden.
However, in this recipe, I’ve dressed it up by adding an almond to top off each one. And this is how I used to make them many years ago at my first job in a nut and candy store in the local mall.
How to make chocolate covered coconut clusters
This is an easy coconut candy that can be made with kids. It’s something even a preschooler can help with because there’s only a little mixing and scooping involved.
If you want to sweeten the coconut, just put the coconut in a small bowl with zero carb vanilla syrup (photo 1). You can use the kind that’s typically used to flavor coffee or go for the more natural stevia sweetened one. Then, I cover it with plastic wrap and let it sit so the coconut absorbs the syrup.
Then, I melt baking chocolate with butter (photos 2 & 3) and then add in some powdered erythritol and stevia extract powder (photo 4). Once the sweeteners are blended in, it’s time to add in the coconut (photo 5) and stir until its covered in chocolate (photo 6).
Next, you just place about a tablespoon size scoop onto a non-stick surface and then top each scoop with an almond. Then, just let it sit until hardened. It’s then ready to enjoy!
Why make homemade coconut candy?
This sugar free chocolate covered coconut candy recipe makes the perfect gift. Just put each bite into small paper candy cups and box them up.
When you are craving a sugar free Almond Joy candy bar, this sweet low carb coconut candy is sure to hit the spot. What’s your favorite way to enjoy the flavors of chocolate and coconut?
Low Carb Sugar Free Chocolate Covered Coconut Candy Recipe
Enjoy this super simple recipe! And if you do give it a try, be sure to let us know how it turned out in the comment section below.
Chocolate Covered Coconut Candy
- Put coconut in small glass bowl. Heat vanilla syrup to boiling in microwave. Stir hot syrup into coconut and cover bowl with plastic wrap. Let sit.
- Place chocolate and butter in small glass bowl and microwave until melted, about 1 minute. When melted, add the erythritol, stevia and vanilla extract. Stir well. Then, add in the coconut.
- Pour small amount of water into metal baking sheets, then line baking sheet with plastic wrap.
- Put teaspoons of chocolate candy mixture onto plastic wrap.
- Top each candy with an almond.
- Place in refrigerator to harden chocolate.
Note on Nutritional Information
Nutritional information for the recipe is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs are not included in carb counts as it has been shown not to impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.