These Chocolate-Covered Pecans are divine and have less than 1g net carbs per serving (only 0.6g!). Even better, this recipe is actually two recipes in one: butter-toasted pecans and chocolate-covered pecans!
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Let’s talk about those glorious and chocolatey pieces of heaven in the photo above. They may just become your next favorite keto dessert or snack! Butter-roasted pecans enrobed in stevia-sweetened dark chocolate and chilled to perfection. HECK YES.
Chocolate Covered Pecans
Why Pecans are The Perfect Nut to Eat on the Keto Diet
Nuts are high in fat, so they’re all perfect for the keto diet, right? Wrong! There are actually plenty of nuts (cashews, pistachios, almonds, to name a few) with net carb counts that can quickly add up.
Pecans, however, are the perfect nut to enjoy on the keto diet. They have only ONE gram of net carbs per serving! Heck, you could eat an entire CUP of pecans and still only consume 5g net carbs. (Brazil nuts and macadamia nuts are also great choices.)
So this means they’re the perfect nut to take a bath in some dark chocolate, as you can see…
Ingredients Used in Chocolate-Covered Pecans
FISHER Pecan Halves
ChocZero Milk Chocolate Chips – use code FORGETSUGARFRIDAY for 10% off your order!
Dr. Bronner’s White Kernel Virgin Coconut Oil
Other ingredients and tools:
- Silicone baking mat (optional, but highly recommended!)
How to Easily Make Chocolate-Covered Pecans
There are two steps to this recipe: (1) toasting the pecans in butter and (2) melting the chocolate and dipping the pecans in this melted chocolate. The awesome thing is I’m actually giving you two recipes in one. You can totally stop at the butter-toasted pecans step and enjoy yummy, slightly sweetened toasted pecans!
To make the toasted pecans, you’ll melt some butter, mix in the pecans and stevia…
…and then bake them in the oven. Keep a watchful eye on your pecans the last five minutes to make sure they don’t burn!
Here they are nice and toasted:
To make the chocolate-covered pecans, you’ll melt the chocolate chips slowly in the microwave in a few short increments to get a nice, smooth chocolate (please see the recipe card for exactly how to do this; it only takes a few minutes). This is not tempered chocolate, so your Chocolate-Covered Pecans won’t be shiny. However, feel free to go the tempered route if you have the skills and patience. 🙂
To the fully melted chocolate, add the coconut oil and pecans. Yum-my!
Remove each pecan (I used a fork) and place it on a large non-stick baking sheet (preferably covered with a silicone baking mat). Note: You may end up with a small amount of extra chocolate depending on how generous you are (or aren’t) with your dipping. If you do, just refrigerate it in a dish until it returns to chocolate form.
Pop the baking sheet in the fridge for at least 30 minutes and out will come your Chocolate-Covered Pecans, ready to eat! The perfect sweet treat for the keto diet. Note: These need to be stored in the fridge or freezer. They’ll start to melt a bit in your hands if you leave them out too long, so only take out what you plan to eat soon.
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To make the toasted pecans:
- 2 1/4 cups pecan halves
- 2 tbsp salted butter
- 1/8 tsp stevia
To make the chocolate-covered pecans:
- 1 cup ChocZero milk chocolate chips
- 1 tsp coconut oil
To make the toasted pecans:
- Preheat oven to 300F.
- In a microwave-safe dish, melt butter in the microwave for 30 seconds on high. When melted, add stevia and mix.
- Place the pecan halves in a large bowl and pour melted butter mixture on top. Stir to fully coat the pecans with the butter.
- Place the pecans on a large non-stick baking sheet, preferably one covered with a silicone baking mat.
- Add baking sheet to the preheated oven. Bake for 18-22 minutes, stirring halfway through, watching them carefully the last 5 minutes to make sure they don't burn.
- When the pecans are done, set them aside in a large bowl.
To make the chocolate-covered pecans:
- Add chocolate chips to a large, microwave-safe bowl.
- Microwave the chocolate for 1 minute at 50% power. Remove the bowl from the microwave and, using a spatula, thoroughly stir the chocolate several times. The goal is to distribute the heat so the chocolate melts on its own as much as possible.
- Return the bowl to the microwave and microwave it for 15 seconds at full power. Again, remove the bowl from the microwave and thoroughly stir the chocolate, distributing the heat and melting the chocolate more.
- Return the bowl to the microwave for as many 15-second increments are needed to almost melt the chocolate (you'll be able to melt the last bit by stirring). Repeat the stirring process after each microwave session. (It only took me 2 additional trips to the microwave.)
- When chocolate is fully melted, add coconut oil and then stir to incorporate.
- Add pecans to the chocolate and stir until they're fully coated.
- Using a fork, carefully remove each pecan and place them on a large non-stick baking sheet, preferably one covered with a silicone baking mat. Leave enough space between each piece so they don't stick together (use a second cookie sheet if necessary).
- Place the baking sheet in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
- Remove from fridge and enjoy! These need to be stored in the fridge or freezer and will start to melt a bit in your fingers if they're out too long, so only remove what you plan to eat immediately.
Nutrition facts are included as a courtesy only. They are accurate to the best of our knowledge based on the ingredients and brands used, but their accuracy is not guaranteed. If applicable, sugar alcohols have already been removed from the total carb count.
Hi! Can you make the chocolate mix with cocoa powder?
Hi Sarah! You could definitely use cocoa powder to make a keto chocolate. Here is a really simple recipe to try. I haven’t tried it yet myself (just found it as I was Googling), but it looks like a winner! If you try it, please let me know… I’d love to hear how it goes!
Wow…these are easy to make and delicious!!
Yay! Happy to hear you liked them, Jennifer!
I made these and put pink hymilan salt on them as the chocolate cooled back to solid. So yummy. Got my sweet and salty fix
Ooh, great idea! Glad to hear you liked them! 🙂
I just made these and they are SOOOO good!! After 3 weeks on Keto, I have not had any kind of dessert or sweet and they are just perfect. I can grab a few here & there and get my fix! I wish I had used a little more coconut oil because I like that flavor mixed in.
Thank you so much for your kind review, Sandy! I’m happy you’re loving them! 🙂
I added 1/4 tsp cinnamon to the butter stevia mixture and then roasted nuts in oven as recipe states. They were great without the added chocolate.
Yum! Great idea. Thank you for sharing!
These are delicious! As a rule I do not use Stevia with chocolate; it can give a peculiar aftertaste. I used Swerve and they were marvelous.
Great idea, Karlynn! I’m so happy you enjoyed!
Tried it! Loved it! Super easy and definitely delicious way to get my macros throughout the day. Thanks!
Thanks so much, Aaron! Glad you enjoyed!
These look delicious! Thank you for sharing!
Thank you, Suzanne!
5 stars!! I used Swerve (1/4 tsp) and sprinkled them with a bit of sea salt as they were hardening up! YUMMY!
Thanks for an easy, delicious, and much-appreciate recipe!❤
Yay! I’m so glad you enjoyed, Sheila! 🙂
I want to make this recipe, it looks so delicious! In the nutrition facts, what is the serving size? Thank you.
Hi Brenda! For the most precise measurement, you can make all of the chocolate-covered pecans, weigh them, and divide by 18. (I apologize for not having this information readily available – it’s on my to-do list!)
The easy option (and what I do) is to go by the number of pecans halves. 2 1/4 cups pecan halves is approximately 149 halves, which would be ~8 pecan halves per serving (18 servings total).
I wanted you to know that I make these all the time. Any time I crave sugar, I eat some. It helped me get through Halloween without eating any sugar. Thank-you
Hi Belynda, Thank you so much for this comment! 🙂 I’m so happy to hear this recipe has been helpful to you!
Thank You! Can’t wait to try!
You’re welcome, Debra! Enjoy! 🙂
As a snack your chocolate covered pecans are super fantastic! So easy to make and satisfying.
These Chocolate Covered Pecans are wonderful! They are simple to put together and since they store so well in the refrigerator, I can make a batch on the weekend and have a small treat each day when I get home from work.
Oh so yummy and oh so easy!
Thanks so much, Tammy! 🙂
I made these Keto Chocolate Covered Pecans during the holidays for my daughter who is on a Keto diet. She loved them and honestly the entire family loved them too. I had to make a special grocery run for more pecans since so many were eaten by non-keto family members. I ran out of chocolate for most of the second batch but the plain toasted pecans were also very good.
Thank you for this recipe! I made these today substituted the stevia for golden monk fruit and added some coconut extract but not enough to taste it I’ll have to add more next time. I made them in small clusters and sprinkled some sea salt on top. I don’t own a microwave but have a gas stove/oven and just put the chips and coconut oil in a saucepan setting them on the stove let them melt from the heat from the oven while the pecans were roasting!💖💖💖💖
Oh my! These are so buttery and chocolatey I’m having a hard time stopping at one serving. A delicious treat for anyone.
Thank you so much, Terise!