Add some flavorful fun to your holiday with these amazing keto chocolate mint buttons! This no-bake dessert is made with cream cheese, sugar-free sweetener, heavy cream, and mint extract, and will help make your holiday a WHOLE LOTTA YUM!
Keto Chocolate Mints
Chocolate and mint are a timeless combination that always goes together so perfectly, especially at the holidays. Creating these keto chocolate mint buttons was a true labor of love for us and the whole batch was gone as soon as they were done!
Naturally gluten-free, keto-friendly, low-carb, and sugar-free, these keto mint holiday candies are the perfect addition to your celebration no matter how you choose to serve them.
While we ate ours right off the serving tray, keto chocolate mint buttons make a great addition to a dessert table or as a homemade gift.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- Similar to a fat bomb, these keto chocolate mint buttons start with cream cheese and are sweetened using a sugar-free keto-approved sugar substitute.
- Using mint extract in the cream cheese helps make your keto mints the start of the table!
- Heavy whipping cream and rich, dark chocolate give your low-carb chocolate mints that perfect balance of both mint and chocolate.
- A no-bake recipe, you can easily make these days before your event and they won't lose flavor.
Eating low-carb and keto doesn't mean you have to give up sweet treats! Check out our other sugar-free desserts that are perfect for your December holiday including keto peanut butter fudge, keto chocolate covered almonds, and keto rum balls.
Your keto chocolate mint buttons need just a few keto-dessert staples, a few minutes of your time, and a good place to chill.
- cream cheese - softened
- powdered monk fruit or erythritol - we love Lakanto powdered monk fruit, Swerve erythritol is great too.
- pure mint extract
- green gel food color
- heavy whipping cream
- semi-sweet or dark keto-friendly chocolate chips- we used Lily's brand
If you aren't worried about keeping your chocolate mint buttons low-carb and keto-friendly, you can use regular powdered sugar in place of the powdered monk fruit.
Step by Step Instructions
A super simple no-bake dessert, your keto chocolate mint buttons are all prep work. We are going to combine the cream cheese and powdered monk fruit with the mint, shape, and then top with chocolate mixed with heavy cream.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Combine the softened cream cheese and a ½ cup of powdered sweetener in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
Stir in the mint extract and the green food coloring.
Gradually add the rest of the powdered sugar a ½+ cup at a time, and mix until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
***Note: You can use a stand mixer if you have one but be careful not to overbeat the sugar mix. Many readers have found that mixing the dough by hand works best.
Scoop out a teaspoon of the dough and form into a ball using your hands.
Place each ball on the prepared baking sheet.
With the back of a ¼" teaspoon, form an indent into each mint ball.
***Note: Dust the measuring spoon with powdered sugar if it sticks at all or dip the back of the spoon into a tiny bit of water.
Chill the mints in the fridge for about 1 hours, until they are firm.
Combine heavy cream and chocolate in a small bowl and microwave for 1 1/1 -2 minutes, stirring every 30-45 seconds.
Transfer the chocolate mix to either a disposable decorator's bag with a tip or use a Ziploc bag.
Let the chocolate sit for a few minutes until it's a yogurt-like consistency.
***Note: Don't let the chocolate sit too long or it will harden too much to work with.
Remove the mint buttons from the fridge.
Pipe the chocolate into the center of each mint. If you are using a Ziploc bag, cut the corner of the bag off.
Place your completed candies in the fridge and chill for another an hour, or until the chocolate has set.
Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
- If your cream cheese is not at room temperature, microwave it for 15 seconds.
- Add the powdered monk fruit in batches to ensure it combines evenly with the cream cheese.
- If your button bases seem to dry or don't roll well, add a little whipping cream. If your base seems too wet, add additional powdered monk fruit.
- If the cream cheese sweetener mix forms little cracks when shaping the mints you can smooth over the cracks with a clean finger. Dipping a finger in a tiny bit of water first is also helpful to smooth cracks.
Nope! Feel free to skip the dye and make white colored mints.
You can store these in the fridge covered for 1-2 weeks. Ours started to crack a bit after a week, but they still taste amazing!
We wouldn't freeze these since they have cream cheese and could turn grainy in texture after defrosting.
More Keto Candy Recipes
Looking for more keto sweets recipes?
- Sugar-Free Chocolate Covered Almonds (Keto)
- Keto Rum Balls
- Microwave Keto Peanut Butter Fudge
- Keto Candied Pecans