On a Keto diet I never feel deprived – I get that following any dietary lifestyle is hard at the beginning and often you feel like you have to go without.
When you are adapted you won’t feel deprived at all – you will eat a balanced diet, full of nutrients.
Ooooh did I mention that chocolate can be nutritious? This is one of my favourite recipes for a treat that is good for you. I LOVE making chocolates and I hope I can inspire you to make some too.
Decadent Keto Pecan Pralines
150g unsweetened chocolate (I can highly recommend Pacari chocolate) or go for a really dark chocolate 80%+
1/2 a ripe avocado.
1 teaspoon of Powdered Xylitol or 3 drops Stevia.
Optional extra melted chocolate to enrobe the chocolates and broken pecan pieces to decorate (Option 1).
Or cocoa powder for coating if you want round balls (Option 2).
I used a microwave to make these….super easy.
Place your chocolate in a bag and bash with a rolling pin until you get very small pieces (like chocolate chips)
In a plastic bowl add your avocado and mash it with the back of a spoon until you get all the lumps out. Mix in your xylitol or stevia.
In a separate bowl melt your chocolate in the microwave on a low heat until smooth. In my microwave on medium-low this takes 4 minutes.
Spoon in your avocado mixture to the melted chocolate and throw in your pecan crumb, stir with enthusiasm and lashings of love until everything is mixed in well.
Now you have two options!
Option 1 – Square Pralines
If you want to put this paste into square moulds like I have in the image (I use silicone moulds from truffly made) you do this now and leave in the fridge to set (or if in a hurry you can freeze them).
In the meantime you can melt your chocolate so you can dip the pralines.
If following this option, once your pralines are really firm – pop them out and dip them on a fork and leave on grease-proof paper to set after scattering a few broken pecans on top.
Option 2 – Round balls
Whilst this is cooling, grab a shallow bowl and sieve in your cocoa powder ready to roll your chocolates.
Once your mixture has firmed up, take a teaspoon and scoop out a portion.
Roll it in your hands to form a small ball and then dust it in cocoa powder.
Store both options in an airtight container in a fridge or a nice cool cupboard in winter for up to 2 weeks. You can also freeze these and defrost at room temperature before eating.
They make great gifts and I have tested them out on my keto, paleo and vegan friends and they LOVE them.
Chocolate that is good for you!
Let me know how you get on
Have a great week
Links to truffly made moulds –