It’s so easy to make up and very chocolaty. This is one of my favorite low carb desserts. It could probably be cooked on the stovetop, if you prefer, but doing it in the microwave is quick and easy. Most pudding recipes call for eggs, but this one is egg-free. Suitable for Atkins, Keto, LCHF, Low Carb, Diabetic, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Egg Free.
- ¼ cups FINeNaturals Ultra Dark Cocoa Powder (0 net carbs)
- ¼ teaspoons Salt
- ¾ teaspoons Glucomannan (konjac root powder)
- ⅔ cups Swerve Confectioners (erythritol powder)
- 1 cup Heavy whipped cream
- 1 cup Water
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- 4 rooms Lindt 90% Dark Chocolate Bar, broken into pieces
In an 8-cup glass measure or medium microwave-safe bowl, whisk together cocoa, salt, glucomannan and powdered sweetener. (The pudding will bubble while cooking, so use a large bowl or measuring cup to keep it from boiling over.)
Mix cream, water and vanilla. Gradually add about half of the liquid to the dry mixture, whisking until completely moistened. Slowly stir in the rest of the liquid.
Break up the squares of dark chocolate and add them to the pudding mixture. Microwave on high power for 1 minute. Whisk briskly, then continue cooking in 40-second intervals, whisking each time. Cook until boiling and chocolate bar is melted. It should start to thicken and will thicken much more as it cools. (Trial and error will tell you how soft or thick you want it depending on your pudding tastes.)
Pour into seven 4-ounce ramekins or serving dishes. Cool well before serving. Store covered in the refrigerator. Can be frozen and thawed on the counter without separating the pudding.
Variation: If you like mocha, add 1 teaspoon of instant coffee to the liquid ingredients.
Inspired by a chocolate pudding recipe on Genaw.com.
Nutrition estimates are calculated per serving with My Fitness Pal’s online recipe analyzer. If you make changes to the ingredients, your results may differ. The recipe is stored there and available for MFP users to log into their food journals.
I do not include sugar alcohols or liquid sucralose in my nutritional counts because they are not absorbed by the body and are zero on the glycemic index.
Calories 156, total fat 14.6g, saturated fat 16g, total carbs 3.2g, dietary fiber 1.7g, net carbs 1.5g, sugars 1g, protein 2g. Macros: 92% fat, 5% protein, 3% net carbs.
© January 21, 2017 Roxana Lopez for Aunt Rocky’s
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