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Sugar Free Chocolate

Updated on June 22, 2014

Sugar Free Chocolate

This page is for all the chocolate lovers out there!

Never say "ooh that looks great, but I just can't have that" ever again!!

Unfortunately, you may be diabetic or on a diet that requires small amounts, or even zero sugar. But fortunately, there is a such thing as sugar free chocolate.

If you thought your new diet, or New Year resolution would prevent you from enjoying chocolate guilt free forever, you were wrong!

Pretty much anything with the word "chocolate" in it, can be made with either small amounts of sugar, or with sugar substitutes, and alternative sweeteners.

You can bake sugar free chocolate yourself, or you can buy it.

You will learn how below:

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Sugar Free Chocolate Sugar Substitute sweeteners.
Sugar Free Chocolate Sugar Substitute sweeteners.

How?

How can a sweet treat like chocolate be made "sugar free"?

Just like any other food that is created as a "sugar free" product, there is usually a sweetener of some kind involved.

A really popular sweetener among diabetics and low carbers alike, is called "Stevia". Five more commonly used sugar substitutes used today are: Aspartame, Sucralose, neotame, saccharine, and Acesulfame potassium.

It's important to note that you should research these sugar substitutes before using them and eating them. For example, I have read that eating too much of some of these sweeteners in one sitting can have a laxative effect, and who knows what else.

A strong and controversial debate rages on about the effects of artificial and substitute sweeteners. I would encourage people to do their homework and form their own opinion. When push comes to shove, I believe everyone's body is different, and instead of relying only on an article or a youtube video, you should find out how your own body reacts to these types of things.

One part of the debate is whether or not these sweeteners create an insulin response just like actual sugar does, which would then defeat the purpose in some cases.

Here is a link to a great article about each artificial sweetener and some studies that have been done on the insulin response of each one. Of course, keep in mind, there could be other side effects in certain people.

I would suggest picking up a glucose meter at a local drug store, or from amazon (see below) or wherever you can find them, and test some of the sweeteners for yourself.

You can read more details about these Substitute Sweeteners Here

Glucose Meters

Test the effects of your sugar free chocolate treats on your blood sugar levels to make sure you are getting the results you are looking for.

Stevia Substitute Sugar for sugar free recipes.
Stevia Substitute Sugar for sugar free recipes.

Stevia - Sugar Substitute

Stevia is a very popular sugar substitute these days. If you do a search for a sugar free recipe of any kind, most of the time you will find some sort of a Stevia product involved in the process.

I always thought stevia was just a brand name, but it is actually a reference to the plant leaves that it is extracted from. It is a natural sweetener.

You can read more about stevia here Very interesting.

One very reliable place to get Stevia is Right HERE.

You can also get stevia products from Amazon. See below:

Stevia Sugar Substitute Products

Buy Sugar Free Chocolate

Brand Name Sugar Free Chocolate

You can buy many of your favorite types of chocolate treats, by many of the popular brands, in a sugar free form. Just because you are trying to avoid sugar for one reason or another, doesn't mean you can't still enjoy the same chocolate as anyone else!

HERSHEY'S Kitchens Baking Chips, Sugar Free Chocolate Chips, Gluten Free, 8 Ounce Bag
HERSHEY'S Kitchens Baking Chips, Sugar Free Chocolate Chips, Gluten Free, 8 Ounce Bag

Hershey makes sugar free chocolate chips that you can use to make your own sugar free chocolate chip cookies. Or, who are we kidding, you could just open up the bag and eat them by the handfuls!

 
Russell Stover Sugar Free 4 Flavor Assortment Candies 20 5/8 oz Value Bag
Russell Stover Sugar Free 4 Flavor Assortment Candies 20 5/8 oz Value Bag

Another big brand name that makes some sugar free chocolate versions of their chocolate snacks. This one is an assortment pack, but they have other sugar free products as well.

 
Diabeticfriendly® Sugar Free Chocolate Lovers Assortment 28 oz
Diabeticfriendly® Sugar Free Chocolate Lovers Assortment 28 oz

Your diabetic valentine can have some chocolaty love too!

 
HERSHEY'S Chocolate Bars, Sugar Free / Gluten Free Candy, 3 Ounce Bag (Pack of 12)
HERSHEY'S Chocolate Bars, Sugar Free / Gluten Free Candy, 3 Ounce Bag (Pack of 12)

Another sugar free chocolate product from Hershey. This same product comes in a dark chocolate version as well. They have all kinds of stuff. These are chocolate bars to take on the go without the real sugar.

 
Pillsbury Sugar Free Milk Chocolate Brownie Mix, 12.35 oz., 6 Count
Pillsbury Sugar Free Milk Chocolate Brownie Mix, 12.35 oz., 6 Count

Pillsbury is known for baked goods in general, but they have this brownie mix to make your own sugar free chocolate brownies at home. Bake these and take them to work with you. No more excuses for buying sugary snacks at the convenience store at lunch time.

 

Sugar Free Oreos!!

The greatest chocolate invention in the history of man (in my opinion), has a sugar free option!

Nabisco Oreo Sugar Free Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
Nabisco Oreo Sugar Free Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Sugar Free Oreos! No description needed. What more could you ask for?!

 

Make Sugar Free Chocolate

Sugar Free Chocolate Cookie Video, and others.

This lady has several youtube videos describing sugar free recipes in great detail!

Sugar Free Chocolate Torte

Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding

Sugar Free Chocolate Recipes
Sugar Free Chocolate Recipes

Sugar Free Chocolate Recipes

Links and Resources.

Here are some resources to some great recipes for low sugar, or sugar free chocolate recipes of various types. They all have their different reasons or agendas, be it diabetes, low carb, paleo, or general weight loss, but they are all useful regardless of your reason.

3 Ingredient Chocolate Bars

Only 3 ingredients to make these sugar free chocolate bars. 4 or 5 if you count the optional ingredients.

Diabetic Cluster

This one is not really a recipe for the sugar free chocolate itself, it is a method of using sugar free chocolate to make chocolate nut clusters. It is assumed that you already know how to make (or you bought) the sugar free chocolate. It is sugar free, but obviously not nut free. Not good if you have allergies.

Sugar Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Maybe "Reese's" would go out of businesses if more people knew how to do this one. Another recipe that assumes you already have the sugar free chocolate. It demonstrates how to make sugar free chocolate peanut butter cups. Also, I guess it would be another one that is not for people with a peanut allergy.

Sugar Free Chocolate Cake

Ok, here is one that people with nut allergies can handle. A sugar free chocolate cake. If you look up the various sugar free chocolate recipes online, you will find that the recipe for the sugar free chocolate itself is very basic, and most of the recipes like this one, will begin with the assumption that you already have the sugar free chocolate to begin with.

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    • SusanneB profile image

      SusanneB 3 years ago

      I love chocolate and I try to avoid sugar so this is a very good lens

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      weirdproduct 4 years ago

      @darkflowers: ya I agree.

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      I'm a real chocolate monster so I love your Lens. I try to avoid as much sugar as possible because of my health. Sugar free chocolate would be great! I will definitely give it a try. I prefer Stevia as sweetener, because it's much healthier than the others! It tastes good too :)

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      I have tasted sugar free chocolate and it is very good :)

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Love!

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Love!

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      goldenrulecomics 4 years ago

      Nicely done!

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      Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      This is a good recipe for sugar free chocolate. I love chocolate yummy.

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      RinchenChodron 4 years ago

      All I can say is Yum!

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      stanger66 4 years ago

      I've just discovered I have high Blood Pressure so this looks good to me.

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      Jean DAndrea 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Haven't tried Stevia, but will look into it as a sugar substitute. I like the sound of natural !

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      weirdproduct 4 years ago

      @CozyKitty: ya, some people can tell, and just plain don't like it. It's a personal preference thing.

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      Jo-Jackson 4 years ago

      I'm curious to find out if it really tastes like chocolate.

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      CozyKitty 4 years ago

      I'm very skeptical, and can usually tell if something is artificially sweetened. May have to do a bit of taste-testing now lol

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      weirdproduct 4 years ago

      @Jo-Jackson: It definitely tastes like real chocolate, however, some people find that sometimes there is an "after taste" that they don't like. It depends on the recipe, and the personal preferences and blah blah blah. But it is certainly "chocolaty" though.

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      Jo-Jackson 4 years ago

      I'm curious to find out if it really tastes like chocolate.

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      mskaarnes 4 years ago

      Doesn't really make it healthy, but I agree that it's nice to have sugarfree chocolate if your body can't handle sugar :)