You don’t need to buy exotic keto chocolate bars – you can make them!  Check out this delicious Salted Chocolate Bar with Pumpkin Seeds treat!


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salted chocolate bar with pumpkin seeds

Salted Chocolate Bar with Pumpkin Seeds

Chocolate is one of those things that you can add so many things to and it just tastes GOOD!  I mean, bacon?  Who would have thought you could sprinkle some bacon on top of the chocolate and walk away wanting more!

I think I opened up my chocolate palette when I first had sea salt and dark chocolate.  I was sold!

Now, most of these exotic kinds of chocolate bars that are also KETO are incredibly expensive. 

The good thing is that they are so incredibly simple to make on your own!  

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Salted Chocolate Bar with Pumpkin Seeds

Flavors

There are 3 main flavors that I went with for these lovely keto chocolate bars!

Chocolate, Sea salt and Pumpkin of course!  Chocolate is the main flavor and the sea salt is so subtle you can almost not detect it, but you know something amazing just hit your tongue.  You can, of course, control how strong the sea salt flavor is by how much you sprinkle on.

The pumpkin seeds also offer a subtle flavor that is not overpowering and quite subtle.  The slight crunch they offer is a perfect complement to the chocolate bar.

Kitchen Essentials

You will definitely need some sort of chocolate bar molds.  I like to use these chocolate bar molds from Amazon.  The silicone is perfect because you can just peel it right off the bar once it is set.  

Mixing bowls are also a must!  

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Salted Chocolate Bar with Pumpkin Seeds

Why Pumpkin Seeds?

I didn’t only choose pumpkin seeds because they are simply delicious, which they are! I chose them also because of the numerous health benefits they have!

Just to name a few [1]:

  • Rich in iron, magnesium, zinc and more
  • Rich in anti-oxidants (yes please)
  • May help prevent certain cancers
  • Might help reduce overactive bladder symptoms (I’ll be real here, I’ve had this my entire life)
  • Can lower blood sugars (WHAT?? – As a type 1 diabetic, I am all for trying things that can help my blood sugars)
  • High in fiber

So those are just a few of the many health benefits.  I mean, that is enough, right?  

How to Make a Homemade Chocolate Bar

Are you ready to go through all the super simple steps? Cool – let’s get right to it!

First, you’ll need your chocolate bar molds.  This recipe makes 2 chocolate bars.   

Salted Chocolate Bar with Pumpkin Seeds

The next thing I like to do is sprinkle sea salt in the molds.  Because, well, sea salt and chocolate are just AMAZING together!  

Salted Chocolate Bar with Pumpkin Seeds

Next, you pour in your chocolate.  Don’t worry if it doesn’t look perfect because what you see is actually the bottom, not the top!  

Plus, you’ll be adding more, so don’t worry how it looks!

Salted Chocolate Bar with Pumpkin Seeds

Finally, you pour in your pumpkin seeds and even sprinkle a little more sea salt!

I like to gently press the pumpkin seeds down a bit to make sure the chocolate grabs them good and also to make the bottom a bit more smooth.  

Salted Chocolate Bar with Pumpkin Seeds

And then check out the final product! I’m showing the bottom side here simply because I think it looks super cool!  

Salted Chocolate Bar with Pumpkin Seeds

Can You Eat Chocolate on Keto?

Yes, of course!  Now, that does not mean you can eat ANY chocolate off the shelf!  You have to mindful of the type of chocolate and the carbs still.  The darker, the better.

Now, many people can’t stand the bitter taste of dark chocolate, especially bakers chocolate. 

I like Lily’s bakers chocolate bar as that is sweetened by stevia and tastes pretty darn good.

The next best choice is to get baker’s chocolate and sweeten your own with your choice of keto approved sweeteners!  

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Salted Chocolate Bar with Pumpkin Seeds

Salted Chocolate Bar with Pumpkin Seeds
Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle salt in 2 chocolate bar molds.
  2. In a medium microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate and butter. It is easiest to cut them into chunks first as they melt faster. Microwave for about 90 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds so the chocolate doesn't burn.
  3. Add the powdered erythritol to the chocolate and mix well.
  4. Pour chocolate evenly into 2 chocolate bar molds.
  5. Sprinkles pumpkin seeds on top of chocolate and lightly press down so it is all even.
  6. (optional) sprinkle with a tad bit more sea salt.
  7. Let sit in the freezer for at least 2 hours to set. I keep mine in the freezer and pull out chunks as I want to eat them!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

4 squares

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 29 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1.5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 5mg Sodium: 9.3mg Carbohydrates: 2g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 0g Protein: .5g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!

References

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-benefits-of-pumpkin-seeds

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