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Low-Carb Chocolate Strawberry Hearts

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This is a quick and easy low-carb and keto recipe for Valentine's Day that can be enjoyed as a treat or used as a cute edible gift!

I used freeze-dried strawberry powder but you can use any freeze-dried berry powder you like. I think raspberry or cherry will also work great. As you will find out, a small amount of berry powder is enough to give the candies a beautiful colour and flavour.

If you don't have freeze-dried berry powder, simply use the same amount of unsweetened raw cacao powder or 1/2 - 1 tablespoon of cinnamon. Don't use fresh or frozen berries, they are not suitable for this recipe.

As it turns out, Kelly from The Spunky Coconut has a recipe that is similar to mine. I suggest you check it out, as she also explains how you can easily make berry powder from whole freeze-dried berries.

For more recipes for Valentine's Day, have a look at my:

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Allergy information for Low-Carb Chocolate Strawberry Hearts

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free

Nutritional values (per serving, candy)

Net carbs2.2 grams
Protein1.2 grams
Fat9.1 grams
Calories96 kcal
Calories from carbs 9%, protein 5%, fat 86%
Total carbs4.1 gramsFiber1.9 gramsSugars1.7 gramsSaturated fat7.3 gramsSodium4 mg(0% RDA)Magnesium16 mg(4% RDA)Potassium81 mg(4% EMR)

Ingredients (makes about 20 candies)


  1. Bring a large pot of water (filled up to about a quarter) to boil. Turn the heat off and place a small pot with the creamed coconut broken into pieces inside the large pot. Be careful not to get any water in the pot with the creamed coconut. Low-Carb Chocolate Strawberry Hearts
  2. Let the coconut melt and keep stirring with a spatula until smooth. Low-Carb Chocolate Strawberry Hearts
  3. Add the freeze-dried strawberry powder and mix in well. Low-Carb Chocolate Strawberry Hearts
  4. The berry powder will sweeten the mixture up, so additional sweetener may not be needed. If you prefer a sweeter taste, add stevia. Low-Carb Chocolate Strawberry Hearts
  5. Spoon the mixture into heart-shaped molds. Place in the fridge for a couple of hours or until solid. I used small candy molds and made 20 candies. It was about a teaspoon of coconut mixture per candy. Low-Carb Chocolate Strawberry Hearts
  6. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a water bath. Make sure the chocolate is melted but not too warm when covering the candies. When the coconut mixture is solid, remove from the molds. Low-Carb Chocolate Strawberry Hearts
  7. Use wooden skewers or a toothpick to dip each candy into the chocolate mixture. Turn it round until the chocolate covers the candy completely and starts to solidify. Low-Carb Chocolate Strawberry Hearts
  8. Place on a parchment paper and repeat for the rest of the candies. Place the candies in the fridge until the chocolate is solid. If you have any chocolate left, cover the candies with another layer of chocolate and place back in the fridge. Store at room temperature or in the fridge. (Note: If the chocolate solidifies before you cover all the candies, use the water bath to melt it. Meanwhile, place the uncovered coconut candies in the fridge. Keeping the candies cold will ensure that when you cover them in chocolate, it solidifies faster.) Low-Carb Chocolate Strawberry Hearts
  9. Enjoy or place in a gift box for your loved one! These chocolate candies can be stored at room temperature for up to a week, in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Low-Carb Chocolate Strawberry Hearts

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, candy)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Coconut, creamed, organic (creamed coconut meat)
0.6 g0.6 g6.8 g66 kcal
Strawberries, freeze-dried, powder
0.6 g0.1 g0 g3 kcal
Dark chocolate, 85% cocoa (cacao)
1 g0.6 g2.3 g27 kcal
Total per serving, candy
2.2 g1.2 g9.1 g96 kcal

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Martina Slajerova

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (18)

HI Marina, May I use your picture and a link for a round up post I'm working on for

Hi Brenda, sure, thanks for asking!

Is this for one serving?  They look delish.

Thank you Paige 😊 The recipe makes 20 candies (depends on the size of the molds you use. One candy has 2.2 grams of net carbs.

They look amazing . Such a great job. Thanks

Thank you Esther! 😊

These look excellent, I'm in the process of making them for my girlfriend for tomorrow! 😊

Thank you! I'm sure she appreciated that! 😊

These look awesome, girl! I am going to do a chocolate day on my FB page and plan to share these. I love the idea of the freeze dried berry powder. We order big tins of those things and I could easily just powder them in my processor!

Thank you Carolyn! You are more than welcome to share any of my recipes - I'll be watching your page to to get more delicious ideas for the Valentine's Day 😊

Here is a link to a site which carries assorted berry powders:

Thank you! I didn't realise it was something not easy to get, I'll add link to both this and the place I get it from 😊

Lovely little hearts and so easy! Thank you 😊

Thank you Sofii 😊

Now this is what I call a perfect recipe 😊 It's delicious, healthy, looks fantastic and has just a few ingredients. Even better, I happen to have all the ingredients in my pantry. I've desperately tried to find proper use for coconut butter, and now I've found a perfect use! Thank you for posting this wonderful recipe!

Thank you Elviira! Apart from sweets, I also use coconut butter to thicken sauces when making Indian-style and other savoury dishes and it works great. I made these hearts a week ago and gave them all to my friends - they couldn't tell they are low-carb 😊

Thanks for the sauce tip! I've been lately into Indian food, I just made some Butter Masala Chicken two days ago and the rest we ate yesterday. A good way to get some fat to the diet 😊 I have to try coconut butter as well maybe in some other Indian dish.
But these candies I'm going to make on Thursday. I'm sure that my husband adores those as he cannot resist the combination of strawberries and chocolate 😊

Men are all the same - they say they like bacon but when you give them chocolate…. same here! 😊
I made an Indian-style chicken and grated the creamed coconut in the sauce for the last 5 minutes (1/2 package / 100g for a recipe of 4 servings). It's also great for those who can't use dairy, as it gives the sauce a nice creamy taste. If you use spices, you won't even taste the coconut in it (some people may not like it).