Keto Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bites (Quick & Easy)

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Macadamia nuts are one of the most ketogenic-friendly nuts. The only thing that could make them better is – you guessed it – chocolate! Quick and easy Keto Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bites are delicious clusters made of scrumptious nuts and luscious and smooth chocolate. They are nothing but amazing and only need three ingredients.

keto chocolate macadamia nut bites on parchment paper

Keto Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bites

Years ago before we had kids, my hubby and I enjoyed an incredible vacation to Hawaii. That’s when I fell in love with macadamia nuts, especially chocolate covered ones. Of course, they are not keto-friendly.

I decided to create a sugar-free chocolate macadamia nut clusters recipe. I wanted something easy that I could whip up in no time. This recipe is great because it has only three ingredients. No need to cover your kitchen counter with items such as cocoa powder and baking powder. No need to preheat your oven as you will only use your microwave for this recipe. All you need is Lily’s sugar-free chocolate, coconut oil, and macadamia nuts. It is so easy that your younger kids can even help. Keto Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bites will become a favorite treat!

What Kind of Chocolate is Keto?

Chocolate sweetened with keto-friendly sweeteners like the candy bar used in this recipe for Keto Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bites is considered keto-friendly. However, not all commercial sugar-free chocolate is considered keto-friendly as some contain sweeteners that have been proven to spike blood sugar levels. It’s also important to keep in mind that some sugar-free chocolates have ingredients that can cause tummy troubles or digestive distress. This warning is often listed on the packaging.

What Chocolate is Used in this recipe?

Keto Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bites are made with Lily’s Creamy Milk Chocolate bar. This sugar-free bar is botanically sweetened with Stevia and Erythritol, which is a sugar alcohol. It is made with non-GMO ingredients and is gluten-free. While milk chocolate is my favorite, if you prefer, you can use dark chocolate or Lily’s Chocolate Chips in this recipe.

Can I Eat Macadamia Nuts on the Keto Diet?

Yes, macadamia nuts are very high in healthy fats, low in carbs, and also high in dietary fiber. More than 75 percent of the fat that macadamia nuts contain is monounsaturated fat, which has health benefits. This keto chocolate macadamia nut recipe is perfect for the keto diet.

How Many Carbs in Macadamia Nuts?

A 1/4 cup serving of macadamia nuts has the following nutritional profile:

  • 200 calories
  • 21g fat
  • 4g carbs
  • 2g fiber

Net Carbs 2g in a 1/4 cup serving

macadamia nuts in a measuring cup dumping into a glass bowl of melted sugar-free chocolate

How to Melt Chocolate in the Microwave for Keto Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bites:

You don’t want the chocolate to seize (or to scorch), so it’s important to melt it carefully.

  • All utensils and bowls should be dry and free of moisture. Do not use wooden spoons as they may have moisture in them.
  • Use a glass bowl that is greased.
  • Make sure chocolate is broken into small, equally sized pieces.
  • Microwave the chocolate in short intervals and stir in between. Do not cover with a lid as it will cause steam to be trapped, which introduces moisture in the chocolate. Moisture of any kind will cause the chocolate not to melt properly.
  • The chocolate will begin to get shiny as it melts and will continue to melt after you take it out of the microwave. That is why it is crucial to microwave in intervals as you don’t want to microwave it until it looks smooth, as it will overcook. As you stir the chocolate, it will continue to melt and will require less heating.

melted Lily's Creamy Milk Chocolate with macadamia nuts in a glass bowl and a scoop with some a sugar-free macadamia bite in it

These low-carb macadamia nut clusters are a great alternative to candy and will satisfy your sweet tooth craving.

scooping out keto chocolate macadamia nut bites on parchment paper

I use a small cookie scoop to make bite-sized Keto Chocolate Macadamia Nut clusters. Parchment paper keeps the keto chocolate from sticking and also makes for easy cleanup.

low carb macadamia nut clusters on parchment paper

I place the clusters in the fridge to allow them to set up. They are so enticingly delicious that it’s hard for me not to sneak one before they are set!

How to store Low Carb Macadamia Nut Bites?

These yummy sugar-free Keto Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bites can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for ten days. They also freeze well, so keeping a stash in the freezer is the way to go!

small glass bowl of macadamia nut bites with sugar-free chocolate

Looking for a gift for your friend who is eating keto? Wrap up a box of these delicious Chocolate Keto Macadamia Nut Bites. What a wonderful Christmas or birthday gift!

Variations to Chocolate Keto Macadamia Nut Bites:

  • Sub roasted pecans instead of macadamia nuts
  • Add unsweetened coconut
  • Use a combination of macadamia nuts, pecans, and walnuts
  • If you prefer dark chocolate use a Lily’s Dark Chocolate Bar or chocolate chips instead
  • Add a bit of nut butter or natural peanut butter to the melted sugar-free chocolate

More Chocolate Keto Dessert Recipes:

 

How to Make Keto Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bites:

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Keto Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bites

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, casual
Keyword: Keto Chocolate, Keto Macadamia Nut
Servings: 20
Calories: 66.14kcal
Author: Kasey Trenum

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Grease a small glass bowl and cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Tear Lily's Creamy Milk Chocolate candy bar into squares and add to the bowl with 1 tbsp coconut oil.
  • Microwave in 20-second intervals stirring between until the candy bar melts. Make sure to stir each time before heating again. Be careful not to heat too much, or the chocolate will seize.
  • Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, add the macadamia nuts and stir until they are coated with the melted chocolate.
  • With a small cookie scoop, make bite-size clusters and place on parchment paper.
  • Place cookie sheet in fridge until the Keto Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bites set up.

Notes

The sugar alcohols in the Lily's Creamy Milk Chocolate Bar are not included in the nutritional information since most subtract to calculate net carbs. 
You don't want the chocolate to seize (or to scorch), so it's important to melt it carefully by taking note of the following:
  • All utensils and bowls should be dry and free of moisture. Do not use wooden spoons as they may have moisture in them. 
  • Use a glass bowl that is greased.
  • Make sure chocolate is broken into small, equally sized pieces 
  • Microwave in short intervals and stir in between. Do not cover with a lid as it will cause steam to be trapped, which introduces moisture in the chocolate. The moisture of any kind will cause the chocolate not to melt properly. 
  • It will begin to get shiny as it melts and will continue to melt after you take it out of the microwave. That is why it is important to microwave in intervals as you don't want to microwave it until it looks smooth as it will overcook. As you stir the chocolate, it will continue to melt and will require less heating. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 66.14kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.43g | Protein: 0.83g | Fat: 7.18g | Saturated Fat: 1.41g | Sodium: 0.34mg | Potassium: 24.66mg | Fiber: 1.98g | Sugar: 0.31g | Vitamin C: 0.08mg | Calcium: 5.7mg | Iron: 0.25mg
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7 Comments

  1. Bake Believe white baking chips are at some Walmarts…you might want to check them out since white chocolate is your favorite! I’ve eaten the semi-sweet out of the bag with raw seeds and nuts, but I haven’t baked with them yet. I do have a bag of the white chocolate chips intending to make this recipe for my dad. They are cheaper than Lily’s!

    1. I am wondering the same, I am allergic to coconut & products 🙁 so much coconut oil/flour on keto

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