Coping with Chocolate Cravings on the Dukan Diet

One of the places I check out for new information about the Dukan Diet is the online chats at

On 6 July 2011  “lisabrowne42” asked if there was a tasty substitute for chocolate, crisps and sweets.  “sonja” from the Dukan Diet provided a recipe which I think lost a little in her translation but it should be chocolately, a bit crunchy and sweet, so it should be perfect to help with any chocolate craving.

I’ve taken the information she provided and hopefully made it a little clearer but she didn’t give any measures so I’ve guessed a little but as I haven’t tried it yet I’m not sure whether I’ve got it quite right.  I’ve called the recipe

Sonja’s Dukan Chocolate Crunch


  • 4 egg whites
  • Sweetener
  • 1 tablespoon of reduced fat, no sugar added, cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of coffee powder


  1. Beat the egg whites until they are starting to get stiff.
  2. Add the sweetener, cocoa powder and coffee and continuing beating until the mixture is quite stiff. (“sonja” said that the texture “is a bit surprising”)
  3. Pour the mixture on to a flat silicon baking mat.
  4. Bake in a preheated cool oven at 250°F, 130°C or Gas Mark 1/2  until the mixture is getting crispy. (“sonja” didn’t give any cooking information at all so I’ve filled in using the temperature I used to cook meringues).
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool and cut into squares.

Other tips to help with chocolate cravings

  • Fat free yogurt with a teaspoon of reduced fat, no sugar added, cocoa powder and sweetener
  • Chocolate Dukan Diet Cheatcake
  • Chocolate Oat Bran Muffins
  • Chocolate Oat Bran Cereal
  • Chocolate Oat Bran Porridge
  • Low Carb Creamy Hot Chocolate

7 Responses to “Coping with Chocolate Cravings on the Dukan Diet”

  • Echie on April 25, 2017

    I discovered this recipe today and it’s saved me!
    the chocolate mousse itself is really tasty, sorted my cravings out for sure, but it goes so well with some vanilla yoghurt! I just added a little sweetener to my yoghurt as I think the 0% fat ones are a little lack luster but now it tastes so good 🙂

    • Amber on April 29, 2017

      Thanks Echie Amber:)

  • Lorna on May 31, 2014

    Hi Amber, now that it looks like Tesco have stopped selling their reduced fat cocoa powder, I’ve been looking for alternatives (not wanting to pay Dr Dukans extortionate cost for his cocoa!). I’ve found some options hot chocolate sachets in the cupboard with the following nutritional info

    Energy. 38 cal per 11g serving. (348 cal per 100g)
    Protein. 1.4g. ” (12.3g. ” )
    Carbs. 5.4g ” (49.2g. )
    Fat. 0.8g. ” ( 6.9g. )

    Would this be OK occasionally? If not, is there a simple formula I can use to work out if a product is ok? (Sort of like yogurt can be 2g fat/7g carb per 100g).

    • Amber on May 31, 2014

      Hi Lorna

      Whilst this product would not be recognised as suitable by Dr Dukan, possibly as he would prefer to sell his own product, you could enjoy this occasionally as a tolerated item provided you are happy to bend the rules a little.

      Kind regards


      • Lorna on May 31, 2014

        Thank you, also wanted to say thank you for this great website too, it has really helped inspire and motivate me to keep going. I do have the book for the basics, but your work here is the “mustard-on-the-beef”! Lol

  • Alexandra Vrachas on September 30, 2011

    I don’t think that “Sonja” will appreciate the “lost in translation”

    • Amber on September 30, 2011

      Hi Alexandra

      Here is a transcript of the online chat for you to make up your own mind.

      sonja : Hi Lisa! actually I have tried a recipe really easy to do recently. Beat four egg whites until they get a bit hard and then add some sweetener, some low fat sugar free cocoa powder and a bit of coffee. Beat again until its getting hard. The texture of this mixture is a bit surprising but don’t worry the result is quite nice. Pour this mixture on a flat silicon tray and put this in the oven until it’s getting a bit hard. Let is cooling down (that will make them a bit crunchy) and then cut this into squares. Enjoy!

      Kind regards


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