Sugar-free Chocolate Chips

Chocolate chips are an all-time favorite of many people. However, health conscious people refrain from consuming it because of high levels of sugar present in it.
Mrunmayi Deo Apr 29, 2019
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We all are aware that today's generation has become extraordinarily conscious about their health, plus there is this group of middle-aged people who are mostly suffering from diabetes or may be some other health problems.
Chocolate chips can also be made without sugar. Sugar-free does not always necessarily mean zero sugar; it could be negligible amounts of sugar. It's quite obvious that we'd not like to eat chocolate without it being sweet. Sugar alcohols or sugar replacers or sugar substitutes are available, which do the needful.
All the sugar alcohols are called "polyols"; sweeteners being acesulfame potassium and sucralose to name a few. The advantage of using them is the low-calorie intake that is around 2 cal per gram in comparison to the natural sugars which have high, around 5 cal per gram.
Here is the list of nutrients present in these chips: [these are the average values per serving (around 1-2 tablespoons = approximately 15 grams)]
  • Total calories: ranges from 50-80 cal per serving
  • Total calories from fats: 40 cal
  • Total Fat content: 4.5-5 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 3 grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 gram
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligram
  • Total carbohydrates: 9 grams
  • Sugar content: 0 gram
  • Fiber content: 1-7 grams
  • Total proteins: 0-1 gram
  • Sugar alcohols: 0 gram
  • Sodium content: 0-15 milligram
  • Vitamin C: 0 gram
  • Vitamin A: 0 gram
  • Iron: High chances of it being present. Other minerals like potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus might be present in small amounts.

Recipe

Ingredients:
  • 350 grams unsweetened chocolate bar
  • 1 tablespoon, butter
  • 250 ml non-fat milk, preferably cow milk
Procedure:
  • Arrange a double boiler. Put on high flame.
  • Add milk and butter and stir until it gets mixed uniformly.
  • When the water starts boiling, add the unsweetened chocolate bar in it. Stir again until the chocolate melts. See to it that the consistency is thick enough.
  • Turn off the flame when the chocolate has entirely melted. This will avoid burning of the chocolate.
  • You can use molds of different shapes to allow the chocolate to solidify. Cut it into small chips later on. Your sugar-free chips are ready!
If some of you love dark chocolate, then we have a recipe for you all too. If you all are willing to make dark chocolate chips, you all can follow the same procedure as given earlier. But make sure that you use sugar-free dark chocolate instead of an unsweetened one. But we would suggest that you think twice before attempting this one.
The dark chocolate is naturally a semi-sweet chocolate and if you want to make it sugar-free then, all the best! Try it if you can tolerate its extreme bitter taste. If you are hesitant in trying at home, the Belgian sugar-free dark chocolate chips are pretty famous.
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