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An absolutely delicious, quick and easy to make, sugar free recipe for coconut rough. Feel free to use sweetener of choice in the recipe and tweak the amount of sweetener added to suit your taste.

Who said you had to compromise when you eliminate sugar from your diet?



Use any form of powdered sweetener in this recipe, which you can easily achieve by blitzing in a food processor or blender. My preferred sweetener is monkfruit,  as I love how neutral the taste is. Another alternative is to use liquid Stevia drops. Add the plain drops or use the coconut flavored drops, such as these ones from Naturally Sweet, here in Australia.

There are a number of you who don’t like to add sweeteners of any type to your baking and this recipe works out fabulously without any added. Tweak the recipe to suit your tastes and your dietary requirements, as it is a pretty versatile recipe.



Make sure you add the coconut butter to the recipe, as it really adds to the wonderful flavors and texture of this recipe. Coconut butter is one of those must have ingredients to have in your cupboard, especially if you want to create delicious food without added sugars. It is perfect to use in no bake recipes such as this one and is a really healthy natural ingredient that you don’t have to feel guilty about.


Keto Chocolate Rough Serve




Choose a chocolate that suits your taste. If you like a darker less sweet chocolate then select a higher couverture chocolate such as 80, 85 or 90%. If you are still adjusting to the taste of dark chocolate then you could start off with 70% and slowly try to build yourself up to a higher couverture. Just remember that the lower the number/%, the more sugar the chocolate contains.

The great thing about this keto coconut rough recipe is that by mixing a combination of dark chocolate, coconut oil and coconut butter, you effectively end up with more of a milk chocolate flavor. I like to add some low carb vanilla WPI (whey protein isolate) to the recipe as it also adds to the milk chocolate flavor. If you are happy with a slightly darker/richer taste then you can leave the protein powder-WPI out of the recipe. Feel free also to play around with the mix of coconut oil, coconut butter and dark chocolate as this recipe is very forgiving.



Enjoy a slice of this deliciously simple to make Keto Chocolate Rough with a cup of coffee, or when you have a craving for chocolate but want to make healthier choices. Not only is the recipe simple to throw together but it also store wonderfully in the fridge and could be frozen as well.


Keto Chocolate Rough



Prep Time:10 minutes

Cook Time:2 minutes

Refrigerate:1 hour

Course: Baking, Cakes, Muffins and Sweets, Chocolate, Snacks
Cuisine: American, Australian, English
Keywords: budget keto, chocolate, chocolate coconut, coconut, coconut rough, healthy fats, healthy treat, healthy-snack, keto snack, keto treat, ketohh, low carb baking, no added sugar, no bake, no bake treat
Servings: 30 slices


  • 75 gms coconut oil
  • 75 gms coconut butter
  • 75 gms dark chocolate I like to use Lindt 85% couverture.
  • 1 tablespoon monkfruit powdered, or preferred sweetener. Liquid drops can also be added including Sweetleaf Coconut Drops.
  • 1 tablespoon low carb vanilla protein powder (WPI) powdered
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • A pinch of salt


  • Melt the coconut oil and the coconut butter in a saucepan on the stove top or in a microwave oven. Continue until melted and lump free, using a whisk to combine. Remove from heat when melted taking care not to overcook.
  • Add the dark chocolate and stir well. Microwave or put the pan back on the stove top to melt the chocolate, stirring well. Do not allow to boil or over cook and watch carefully to ensure the mixture doesn't burn. Ensure the chocolate is hot enough to melt any added sweeteners and dissolve added protein powder if using.
  • While the chocolate mixture is still hot, add the powdered sweetener(or liquid) and powdered protein powder (WPI). Whisk the mixture until it becomes smooth and loses any grittiness. You may need to reheat the chocolate mixture a little to ensure the WPI and sweetener dissolve properly. Allow the mixture to sit for about 5 minutes before stirring thoroughly once more to ensure any additions thoroughly dissolve.
  • Add the desiccated coconut and salt to the chocolate mixture and stir until well combined.
  • Spoon into a lined cake loaf pan/small slice tray and allow to set in the fridge. Slice at room temperature to prevent crumbling. Alternatively, spoon into a small silicon patty pan or chocolate mold to create individual rounds, popping them out of the silicon once they have set in the fridge.

Recipe Notes

Omit protein powder for a richer chocolate taste. Add an additional tablespoon for a milder chocolate taste.

Add additional coconut for richer coconut flavors- up to an additional 1/4 cup.

Tweak the ratio of dark chocolate, coconut butter and coconut oil to suit your tastes.

If you are avoiding sweeteners, this recipe works perfectly without any added sweeteners.

To switch powdered sweetener to liquid drops, add about  1/2 a teaspoon of liquid drops or to taste.


Nutritional Information

Serving: 1slice of 30 | Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 6g | Fiber: 1g


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