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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Cool Down 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Dutch
Servings 16
Calories 132 kcal

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Low calorie chocolate: Sweet, crunchy and covered with delicious chocolate glaze.

Low calorie chocolate bar is a perfect snack, once the sugar cravings kick in. It is sweet, crunchy and covered with delicious chocolate glaze. On the whole this bar does not contain any refined sugar and all the sweetness comes from natural ingredients. Especially dates add a lot of natural sweetness to chocolate bars. You can also make these chocolate bars without chocolate on top. – then you will only need 3 ingredients. The chocolate glaze still makes a big difference and you can choose between white and dark chocolate.

Are low calorie chocolate bars healthy?

Low calorie bars are definitely very healthy – they are perfect to satisfy your craving if you want to eat less sugar or completely give up on it.
Regular chocolate bars contain a lot of artificial flavors and most of the ingredients sound so strange, you do not even know what they are. Therefore, this is a big advantage of these homemade bars – you put inside what makes you feel good and enjoy them without any damage to your health.

In addition to this, the bars contain a good amount of fiber. They support healthy digestive system function. The waste products are easily removed from the body and the regularity of bowel movements improves. What’s more the bars contain a whole complex B complex and vitamins A, C, D, K. In brief this strengthens bones and teeth, improves the condition of hair and nails, and the work of the cardiovascular and nervous systems.

How many calories are in a low calorie chocolate?

The bar does not contain any refined sugar. Naturally this makes it very low in calories. One bar has only 132 calories.

Are low calorie chocolate bars good for weight loss?

Low calorie chocolate bars are amazing for weight loss.
In fact our body needs a snack and it can be difficult to give up especially on sweet snacks. Obviously, there is no need to restrict yourself – you can still eat sweets and lose weight. Chocolate bars, consisting of natural ingredients, are a perfect alternative to store-bought snacks. Without a doubt a small bar that contains dates, almonds and chocolate easily satisfies your cravings, prevents overeating and supports weight loss

melting chocolate for low calorie chocolate bar
Dip chocolate bars into melted chocolate, so they are covered with chocolate from both sides.

Are low calorie chocolate bars gluten-free?
These low calorie chocolate bars are gluten free.
Almonds and dates are gluten free. Sometimes chocolate may contain traces of gluten. Therefore, you need to choose chocolate without traces of gluten. It is better to use chocolate with at least 70% cocoa.

How do low calorie chocolate bars taste compared to regular chocolate bars?
In terms of taste, low calorie chocolate bars are tastier compared to the bars from a supermarket. But only if you make them yourself. Homemade low calorie bars are much tastier, you feel the taste of every single ingredient and not only added sugar. As a result of using natural ingredients the homemade chocolate bars are also healthier.

They are aromatic, you can feel the structure of nuts and dates. In addition the chocolate coating once it cools down adds a satisfying crunch to the bars. Making your own chocolate bars you can be sure that all the ingredients are fresh and have a good quality.

How to store chocolate bars?

These homemade chocolate bars can be prepared in advance and be stored in the fridge – perfect as a bring to work or home office snack in the afternoon. They can be stored in the fridge for up to 7 days.


How to prepare low calorie chocolate

Low-Calorie Chocolate: Snack Guilt-Free and Sugar-Free

Low calorie chocolate bar – low calorie, sugar-free & only healthy ingredients. Indulge guilt-free.

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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Cool Down 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Dutch
Servings 16
Calories 132 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 200 g almonds
  • 200 g dates
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 80 g sugar free chocolate or any dark chocolate of your choice*

Instructions

  • Place 200 g of dates in a bowl and cover with warm water. Let them soak for around 10-15 minutes and then drain the water.*
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  • Put 200 g of almonds in a pan and toast almonds just for a few minutes (without oil). Toast them, so they get some color, but do not get burnt.* Let them cool down for a few minutes.
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  • Put almonds into a blender. Blend and mix and blend again. Do not let almonds get to the consistency of almond butter, the perfect consistency has to have crumbs.
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  • Drain the water, so you only have soft dates and add them to blended almonds. Blend everything together. Be careful to not blend to paste structure, your mixture does not have to look like nut butter. Add 1 tbsp of cocoa powder and blend again.
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  • Put baking paper in a form and grease with a little bit of oil. Put a date-almonds mixture inside and press, so it spreads evenly in a form.
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  • Cut into 16 bars, but do not separate them, leave everything in a form. Put the form into a freezer for 2-3 hours.
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  • Take your chocolate bar mixture out of the freezer and cut into 16 pieces.
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Prepare chocolate glaze:

  • Place a pan with water on a heat. In a heatproof bowl add 80 g of chocolate and place it over a pan with water. Let everything heat and melt. Take a heatproof bowl down from the heat, when the half of chocolate is melted and stirring constantly let the rest of chocolate melt inside.
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  • Dip chocolate bars into melted chocolate, so they are covered with chocolate from both sides. Cover a cutting board with baking paper. Place the chocolate bar on baking paper and put them in the fridge. Let them cool for 15 minutes. Enjoy!
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Nutrition

Calories: 132kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.002gSodium: 0.4mgPotassium: 178mgFiber: 3gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 39mgIron: 1mg
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Tips & hacks for the recipe

**I used sugar free chocolate to make this recipe sugar free. But your can use any chocolate you like – using dark chocolate with high cocoa percentage
*This will make dates soft and juicy.
*This is a great way to bring out almonds’ natural flavor.
*It is important to melt chocolate in a bowl that is taken down from a pan with boiling water. This will let white chocolate melt very gently.

Nutrition Facts
Low-Calorie Chocolate: Snack Guilt-Free and Sugar-Free
Amount per Serving
Calories
132
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
8
g
12
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Trans Fat
 
0.002
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Sodium
 
0.4
mg
0
%
Potassium
 
178
mg
5
%
Carbohydrates
 
15
g
5
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
8
g
9
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
Vitamin A
 
1
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
0.1
mg
0
%
Calcium
 
39
mg
4
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

FAQ and health benefits Top health benefits and facts

What is the best low calorie chocolate bar?

In fact, if you care about your nutricion, the best thing is to make a chocolate bar at home. Obviously this way you can be sure that a bar consists of quality ingredients. Moreover, it takes little time, and you can store ready-made bars for up to 7 days in the refrigerator.

Are there any side effects of eating low calorie chocolate bars?

To make sure there will be no side effects of eating low calorie chocolate bars, check the ingredients. Obviously they should not contain products to which you are allergic. Make the bars at home to be completely sure the ingredients are good for you. In this situation you can replace the ingredients that can trigger an allergic reaction. At the same time it is important to limit your daily intake of sweets to avoid negative health effects.

Are low calorie chocolate bars safe for diabetics?

Before consuming any sweets, you should consult your doctor. It all depends on the type of diabetes you have and the possible reaction to ingredients.

Can low calorie chocolate bars be consumed as a snack or are they only for special diets?

Low calorie chocolate bars are good to use as a snack. They satisfy hunger very well. Furthermore they are convenient to take with you to work or on the road.

What ingredients are needed to make low calorie chocolate bars?

To make low calorie chocolate bars you will only need 4 healthy ingredients: dates, almonds, cocoa powder and chocolate. Equally important, it is necessary to choose high-quality ingredients. Soft not dry dates, almonds without sugar or salt coating, and high-quality sugar free or dark chocolate.