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These keto hot chocolate cookies are perfect for the holiday season! These chewy cookies with gooey marshmallows on top can be enjoyed on a keto diet with just 2 g net carbs per cookie!
KETO CHOCOLATE COOKIES RECIPE WITH KETO MARSHMALLOW
When the winter season hits our state, I am all about a warm mugful of hot chocolate! But being on a ketogenic diet, I would rather make myself a delicious treat at home so I can control what goes in it and use a premium array of ingredients!
Thinking about hot chocolate gave me the idea for a hot chocolate cookie with marshmallows, but I didn’t want a crunchy cookie!
I wanted a chewy, chocolate cookie recipe that tastes like you were having a cup of hot chocolate with a luxurious velvety texture and these keto cookies are it! Curbs that sweet tooth for sure!
CARBS IN TRADITIONAL HOT CHOCOLATE MIX
According to the app I use, Cronometer. 1 envelope of a hot chocolate packet prepared with 6 ounces of water has23 grams of total carbs in it and 18.7 grams of sugar!
That would certainly spike ones blood sugar and cause cravings for more!
CARBS IN OUR HOT CHOCOLATE RECIPE
I know you can find sugar free hot chocolate mix at a grocery store today but often the ingredients aren’t the best as they use artificial sweeteners and those are known to spike blood sugar.
I stay away from store bought sugar free items and just make it myself at home which is really simple!
Our keto hot chocolate recipe needs just 4 simple dry ingredients and then you add your favorite milk of choice.
This keto hot chocolate recipe for delicious chocolate goodness has just 5 net carbs using unsweetened almond milk per serving size. The hot chocolate powder can also store in an airtight container for up to 2 months.
If you don’t want any carbs or calories, you can try Chocolate Salt by LMNT which is the electrolytes I use and love! Use my link and you’ll get a free sample pack when you purchase! Just 5 calories and the Chocolate Caramel is delicious!
I didn’t have time to make a recipe for sugar free marshmallows, so I purchased these mini marshmallows from the Choczero brand on Amazon.
They taste great and melted wonderfully on top of these festive cookies! They stayed nice and gooey on the cookie even the day after being baked!
If you want to make your own recipe, my friend Carolyn from All Day I Dream About Food has a great keto recipe for you!
SUGAR-FREE CHOCOLATE CHIPS
I used Lily’s semi-sweet dark chocolate chips that are sugar free made with stevia and erythritol. I just melted about ½ cup and drizzled over the top of each cookie.
If you can’t get that brand or don’t like either low carb sweetener, the Choczero brand has milk chocolate chips made with Monk Fruit.
GoodSam is another brand that has a different sweetener for their chips using Allulose you may like instead.
CAN I CHANGE THE SUGAR SUBSTITUTES?
You can certainly use your favorite sweetener to make these tasty cookies. I think the best results are using a combination of a natural sweetener like stevia, allulose, erythritol or monk fruit, to help alleviate any aftertaste.
Here’s my Ultimate Sweetener Guide & Conversion Chart.
I used a powdered monk fruit sweetener with erythritol as well as chocolate monk fruit sweetener in liquid form which really makes for a rich chocolate flavor and like a mug of hot cocoa.
In fact, I use the liquid chocolate monk fruit in warm unsweetened almond milk because it tastes just like having a cup of hot chocolate without the carbs or added sugar.
CAN I MAKE THESE DAIRY FREE?
Yes, you can make these easy keto chocolate cookies dairy free by swapping the butter with softened room temperature coconut oil.
CAN I USE ALMOND FLOUR INSTEAD?
The best part about using sunflower seed flour to make nut free keto recipes is that it’s the perfect choice to swap with almond flour because you can use the same exact amount.
MORE FESTIVE COOKIE RECIPES
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Keto Pecan Snowballs
Sugar Free Keto Hot Cocoa Cookies with Marshmallow
Servings 16 cookies
½ cup butter softened½ cup Low Carb Powdered Sweetener1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 teaspoon Chocolate liquid Monk Fruit1 large egg2.5 cups sunflower seed flour or almond flour if no nut allergies¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder¼ teaspoon cream of tartar½ teaspoon baking powder½ teaspoon baking sodapinch salt44 grams sugar free marshmallows (48 mini marshmallows)½ cup sugar free chocolate chips optional melted to drizzle
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet pan with parchment paper.
Add softened butter, low carb powdered sweetener, vanilla extract, liquid monk fruit and egg to a large mixing bowl using electric hand mixer or bowl of stand mixer and blend on low speed to combine.
Add the sunflower seed flour, cocoa powder, cream of tartar, baking powder, baking soda and salt and blend to combine. The cookie batter will be sticky, so it’s recommended to refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before baking otherwise you may end up with a thinner cookie than desired.
Use a large cookie scoop and make 16 mounds of batter placing each onto prepared baking sheet pan.
Use the back of a teaspoon and make a small indent in the center of each cookie. Bake cookies for 10 minutes then remove from the oven.
Place 3 mini marshmallows into the center of each cookie.
Bake 5-8 minutes until the marshmallows are melted and the edges of the cookies are browned.
Allow to cool then drizzle melted chocolate over each cookie if desired.
Store cookies in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze for 3 months.
Net carbs for 1 cookie: 2 g
Nutritional information does not include optional chocolate drizzle.
Sodium: 83mg | Calcium: 7mg | Vitamin A: 177IU | Sugar: 0.04g | Fiber: 3g | Potassium: 22mg | Cholesterol: 15mg | Calories: 179kcal | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Fat: 14g | Protein: 6g | Carbohydrates: 5g | Iron: 0.01mg
Please note that the nutritional information may vary depending
on the specific brands of products used. We encourage everyone to check specific
product labels in calculating the exact nutritional information.