Keto Chocolate Brownies with White Chocolate and Peppermint

by Clean Keto Lifestyle

These Keto Chocolate Brownies are the perfect holiday treat! They feature a fudgey brownie layer topped with chocolate swirls, all sprinkled with crunchy crushed peppermints. These brownies are keto, low-carb, grain-free, and gluten-free!

Keto Chocolate Brownies

Brownies are the ultimate keto dessert. They are a chewy, gooey, fudgey version of cake. And we love them!

Not only are they super simple to make – no need for any special equipment like a electric mixer, they are also almost impossible to mess up!

The mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and back. No need to worry about cracks or imperfections! In fact, a crisp crackly top is the sign of a good brownie!


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Making These Keto Chocolate Brownies Festive

We have upgraded our brownies with a super fudgy center of melted chocolate chips.

Then we have topped them with two layers of chocolate and some crushed sugar-free peppermint candies.

The result is a beautiful and festive keto dessert that would be perfect to serve at you next holiday party. 

Get ready to wow your guests with these incredible Keto Chocolate Brownies!


What Chocolate Should I Use 

Luckily with the gaining popularity of the keto diet, low-carb chocolate brands do exist!

Some of our favorites are:

  • Lily's Brand – Is sweetened with stevia and erythritol and doesn't contain any added sugars or artificial sweeteners. There can sometimes be a bad aftertaste with stevia, but you can't taste it at all with this brand.
  • Choczero – Is sweetened with monk fruit and doesn't contain any added sugars, sugar alcohols, or artificial sweeteners. This is a great option if you don't tolerate stevia or erythritol well.
  • Macalat – Is sweetened with a combination of erythritol and monk fruit. It is made from all organic ingredients and also includes a touch or vanilla and cinnamon.

Be careful with the types of chocolate you buy and always look at the labels for the ingredients and added sugar amount.

For this recipe we used Lily's Chocolate Baking Chips and Chocolate Chips.


Let's Get Baking

These keto chocolate brownies come together in 4 simple steps.

We are going to review each one, so you know exactly what to.

Let's go over the step-by-step instructions.


Step 1: Make the Keto Chocolate Brownie Layers

First, melt your keto-friendly chocolate and grass-fed butter together in the microwave. Then add in the granular erythritol, eggs, and vanilla.

Next, stir in some almond flour and a pinch of salt.

Gently, fold in the keto-friendly chocolate chips.

Pour the brownie batter into a parchment lined 8″x 11″ baking dish.

Bake at 350°F for about 25 minutes or until the center is set.

Then let cool for 15 minutes, while you work on your other chocolate layers.

Step 2: Make the Peppermint White Chocolate Layer

To make the white chocolate and give it the white color, we are using pure cacao butter. Cacao butter is the pressed oil of ground cacao beans. It makes the perfect base for chocolate and is full of healthy fats. Healthy fat are a necessity on a keto diet

Below is a picture of what cacao butter looks like. We get ours on Amazon, but you can find it in most grocery stores nowadays.

In a microwave safe bowl, melt the cacao butter in the microwave for 30 second intervals until melted, stirring between each interval.

Whisk in the confectioner erythritol. Then stir in the peppermint extract, vanilla extract, salt, and heavy cream.

Pour the white chocolate mixture over cooled brownie layer. 

Step 3: Make the Chocolate Ganache Layer

 For this layer, melt the keto-friendly chocolate in the microwave at 30 second intervals until it is full melted.

Stir in some heavy cream until fully combined.

The chocolate ganache should be very thick after your whisk in the heavy cream.

Use a spoon to dollop the ganache over the White Chocolate Peppermint Layer.

Next, use a toothpick, chopstick, or wooden bamboo skewer to create swirls in the chocolate. 

Be careful not to over-swirl the chocolate layers.  We want nice defined swirls (like the picture below).

Step 4: Sprinkle the Crushed Peppermint Candies Over Top

For this step, you can use sugar-free candy canes or the circular peppermints.  We like Doctor John's Peppermint Candies. They are sugar-free, sweetened with erythritol, and use vegetable juice for coloring instead of artificial dyes.

Crush the peppermint candies by unwrapping them and placing them in a sealed plastic sandwich bag.

Lightly hit them with a hammer or heavy object (like a heavy skillet).   

Sprinkle the crushed candies over the chocolate layers while they are still in liquid form. 

Your finished product should look like the picture below.

Let the chocolate layers harden before serving. 

Final Touches

After the chocolate has hardened, cut the brownies into 16 rectangles.

They will be very dense and thick!! One brownie will definitely fill you up!

Store any leftovers in a sealed container at room temperature.


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