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Recipe | Keto-Friendly, Low Carb Nutty Dessert Bars

Another delicious dessert recipe? Why?!
Well, for one thing, when you’re on the keto diet (nee, lifestyle) it’s easy to figure out what you’re eating for lunch and supper; meat, cheese and ALL the avocados!
When you have a sweet tooth, it’s MUCH more challenging to figure out what to eat. The best advice I can give you if you’re just starting out is to keep something keto-friendly and sweet on hand.
I have now, somehow, by the grace of God, programmed my brain to not crave sweets AT ALL, but I still keep something on hand just in case I’d have a crazy craving!

This recipe is my absolute FAVORITE! I whipped it up one evening when I felt like I wanted something sweet.
This is my keto-friendly take on a peanut butter bar.

I chose to use Almond Butter AND Peanut Butter in this recipe, but you could certainly just use all of one or the other.

Sheer laziness–I just used a fork to chop up my walnuts. Keeping the pieces a bit bigger allows for more crunch in the bar!

Here’s how to make ’em!

Preheat oven to 350°.

Ingredients for crust: 
1/2 C Butter (Softened)
1/4 C Crushed Walnuts
1/2 C Coconut Flour
1/2 T Swerve

Mix the ingredients together until it forms a sandy, wet dough. Press into a well-greased 8×8 pan.

Bake for 10 minutes, or until the crust edges are brown:

Allow crust to cool.

Ingredients for mixed nut deliciousness: 
1/2 C Almond Butter (no sugar, no salt added)
1/2 C Peanut Butter  (no sugar added)
1/2 C Butter (Softened)
1/4 C Crushed Walnuts
1 C Swerve
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

Toss it all in the mixer. Mix on low until all ingredients are incorporated. Then mix on high for 1-2 minutes, until it looks somewhat fluffy.
Use a spatula to scoop the mixture on top of the crust. Smooth it out and pop in the refrigerator for an hour.
Cut into bars and enjoy!

I was able to cut this into 18 pieces.  
Each piece has 1.5 net carbs. 
Yum! 

 

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