Low Carb, Creamy Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars
I am all about the bars lately. Any kind of keto bar is one that I need to try! Granola bars, candy bars, fruit bars… they are just so easy to eat and usually pretty filling too. So, my quest to create delicious low carb bars continues! Today, I’ll be talking all about my current obsession- the keto peanut butter bar. It is basically a dessert but it could definitely be considered healthy too. It’s a winner!
Making these keto peanut butter bars requires absolutely no cooking at all. In fact, the whole recipe only takes about 10 minutes to put together. All you need is a two bowls, a spoon and a square pan. It may be one of the easiest recipes I have ever made.
To begin, the almond flour, butter, powdered erythritol, peanut butter and vanilla are all mixed together to make a very thick batter. This is going to become the main filling of the bar. While the recipe is perfect as written, there are a few ways you can tweak the bars to make them suit your personal tastes even more. Here are a few things you can try to switch up:
• Use almond butter instead of peanut butter. You will need to add about ¼ cup more almond flour to the mix as well as almond butter tends to be a little softer than peanut butter. You will need some extra dry ingredients to help the bars get firm.
• Use coconut oil in place of butter. This will give the keto peanut butter bars a tropical taste that you will love. Coconut oil is also a very healthy fat that can be very beneficial to your keto diet.
• Add some almond extract or completely replace the vanilla extract with almond extract. This especially tastes good if you are using almond butter.
Once you have created your filling mix, spread it into your square pan and try to make the top as smooth as possible. Use a metal offset spatula or just the back of your spoon to smooth the top. Perfection isn’t required, but the smoother the top, the prettier your bars will be. People eat with their eyes and you want a bar that looks amazing.
After the bar filling is in the pan, pour melted dark chocolate over the top. We love using Lily’s dark chocolate chips which are sweetened using stevia. The chocolate is sweet but still okay for a low carb diet. You may want to snack on a few of the chocolate chips before melting them all…
Smooth the chocolate over the bars, making it as flat as possible. Then, pop the bars into the fridge to get firm. After about 30 minutes, the bars should be set enough to cut. Make them into long, rectangular bars or choose smaller squares. You can even cut out shapes using a cookie cutter! Once the bars are cut, store them in the fridge or freezer until you are ready to eat. They will keep longer and taste better when slightly cold.
I have been eating these bars every day as a dessert but you can definitely have one (or two) as an afternoon snack or even a breakfast treat! Peanut butter is full of healthy fats, almond flour has lots of nutritional benefits and dark chocolate is an antioxidant. Seems healthy to me! And, since the peanut bars are carb-free, you have nothing to worry about. Enjoy!
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