These homemade keto candy bars are the best low carb chocolate bars in the world. Ok, that might be a bit of a stretch, but they are nutty, rich & chocolaty, delightfully sweet, and have the most satisfying crunch. Seriously, they are so good you won't be able to tell the difference between these keto candy bars and the real thing. And the best part is, each one has only 2 NET CARBS!
THE BEST KETO CANDY BARS
Candy bars are one of the first things off the list on keto. They are typically loaded with carbs, sugar and are nowhere near keto-friendly.
And since I love eating candy bars as a dessert and even a snack, I needed to find a way to enjoy them in a low carb and sugar-free way. And that is how this low carb keto chocolate bar recipe was born.
These keto nutty crunch bars are everything you'd get in a regular candy bar, but they have just 2 NET CARBS! They are sweet and salty, filled with a crunch, and covered in chocolate that just melts in your mouth.
And, to be honest, everyone who tries them thinks they are better than anything you can buy in the store. And keto or non-keto - no one can ever tell the difference, even kids!
Plus, the crazy part is you only need 5 ingredients to make these keto nutty crunch chocolate candy bars. And the process of making them is so easy that you'll find yourself making this recipe every single week.
INGREDIENTS FOR KETO CRUNCH BARS
So, as I just mentioned, you'll only need a few ingredients for this keto candy bar recipe. And they are super basic keto friendly ingredients.
Here is what you'll need:
- 2 cups of nuts
- 1 ½ cups dark keto-friendly chocolate chips
- 1 cup nut butter
- 3 tablespoons refined coconut oil
- Heaping ⅓ cup confectioners swerve
Like I said, pretty simple stuff.
And a great part about this recipe is you have some flexibility with a few of the ingredients and can pick what you use.
By the way, you can use some of those same ingredients to use some of my other keto snacks and desserts - like this keto fudge, these keto tag-a-long cookies, these keto nut clusters, and this low carb lava cake.
Also, if you're wondering what the lowest carb nuts are to use in these keto candy bars I put together a list a while back - you can check that out here.
DIVING INTO THE INGREDIENTS
The ingredient that will give these keto candy bars that iconic crunch is nuts. I used a combination of almonds, macadamia nuts, and sunflower seeds.
You can really use any nuts and seeds that you want, and these crunch bars will turn out on point.
Choosing what nuts you use all depends on the flavor you'd like your crunch bars to have. The nuts I went with all have a neutral flavor, so one doesn't overpower the other or take over as the flavor for the entire bar.
For the nut butter, I used sunflower seed butter for the same reason - it is the most neutral tasting nut butter and blends well with the other ingredients. And it also super low in carbs, with just 2g net carbs per serving.
But you can use anything you want - for example, if you love chocolate and peanut butter, you can use some peanuts as your nuts and then peanut butter as your nut butter. Honestly, if you do that you'll have yourself a Reese's Crunch bar!
With all of that said, the chocolate ties everything together in this recipe, and I went with dark chocolate chips. But if you aren't a fan of dark chocolate, you can use semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips as well - I just think the dark chocolate gives this candy bar the best flavor.
HOW TO MAKE KETO CRUNCH BARS
Ok, so you have all of your ingredient options, now let's get making some keto candy bars!
Like I said earlier, this recipe is super easy to make, and you'll have a legit chocolate bar in just a few simple steps.
Now, let's get to it!
STEP 1: MAKING THE CRUNCHY FILLING
All right, the first thing you will do is add the nuts to a large Ziploc bag and then roughly crush them up using a rolling pin.
Then, once those are looking good, you can set them aside, and start working the chocolate.
STEP 2: MAKING THE CHOCOLATE
So, the first thing you'll want to do in this step is add your keto-friendly chocolate chips, the nut butter, and the refined coconut oil to large bowl. And make sure you use refined coconut oil because it doesn't taste like coconut, whereas unrefined does.
Now, once you've added those ingredients into your bowl you can mix them all together until they just start to combine.
Then microwave the mixture in a couple of 45 second intervals - mixing the ingredients in between - until the chocolate chips have totally melted and incorporated themselves with the other ingredients.
After that, you can sift the confectioners swerve into the bowl of chocolate, and add in your crushed-up nuts from earlier.
Then, just give everything a good mix until all the ingredients are well combined.
STEP 3: COMPLETING THESE KETO CHOCOLATE BARS
Now that everything is mixed, get out an 11x7 baking tray and add a little bit of water to the bottom of the tray - this will help the parchment paper you're about to add to it stay in place. Then add a piece of parchment paper on top of the tray, and cut off some of the extra paper that's sticking out from the tray.
Next, pour the candy bar mixture into the tray and use a spatula to smooth it as best as you can.
Then, when it's nice and smooth, put the tray in the freezer and freeze it for at least 1 hour or until the chocolate has set.
After you've let it freeze, you can put it onto a cutting board and, using a very sharp knife, cut your chocolate bar into 16-18 pieces.
And when you aren't enjoying these pieces of heavenly nutty chocolate, make sure you keep them in the freezer.
So each piece of this keto candy bar has only 2 NET CARBS. And the rest of the macros are pretty great for keto too.
Here are the macros for 1 piece:
- 157.1 Calories
- 14.5g Fat
- 8g Carbs
- 6g Fiber
- 2g NET CARBS
- 3.1g Protein
Pretty awesome for a candy bar that tastes this good.
After you try a piece, I think you'll agree that this is the best keto chocolate bar - it's sweet and salty with a melt-in-your-mouth finish that is just so delicious.
And everyone who tries these keto crunch bars will just fall in love with them.
I hope you enjoy this keto candy bar recipe as much as I do. And make sure to leave a comment if you make it - I'd love to see how it turns out.
More Keto Desserts To Try
If you enjoyed today's keto candy bar recipe, I have a feeling you might enjoy these recipes too!
- Keto brownies
- Keto chocolate chip cookies
- Keto cheesecake
- Keto lemon bars
- Keto butter pecan ice cream
- Keto Cake
- Low carb raspberry cheesecake bars
- Keto Frosty
Keto Candy Bars | The Best Low Carb Chocolate Candy Bar Recipe For Keto
These homemade keto crunch bars are the best low carb chocolate bars in the world. They are nutty, chocolaty, delightfully sweet, and have the most satisfying crunch. You won't be able to tell the difference between these keto candy bars and the real thing. And the best part is, each one has only 2 NET CARBS!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 hour
- Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
- Yield: 18 servings 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Freezing
- Cuisine: Keto Low Carb
- Add your nuts to a medium-sized bowl, then put them in a large Ziploc bag and roughly crush them up using a rolling pin. (This will take a few minutes).
- Next, get out an even larger bowl and add your keto-friendly chocolate chips, nut butter, and refined coconut oil. Mix all of those ingredients together until they just start to combine.
- Then microwave for a couple of 45 second intervals - mixing the ingredients in between - until the chocolate chips have melted and incorporated with the other ingredients.
- Sift the confectioners swerve into the bowl of chocolate, and add in your crushed-up nuts from earlier. Give everything a good mix until all the ingredients are well combined.
- Get out an 11x7 baking tray and add a little bit of water to the bottom of the tray. Then add a piece of parchment paper on top and cut off some of the extra paper that's sticking out from the tray.
- Pour the candy bar mixture into the tray and use a spatula to smooth it as best as you can. Freeze it for at least 1 hour or until the chocolate has set.
- Once frozen, put it onto a cutting board and cut your chocolate bar with a sharp knife into 16-18 pieces.
- Freeze when not eating and enjoy.
The scale up function does not change the gram measurements.
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 157.1
- Fat: 14.5
- Carbohydrates: 8
- Fiber: 6
- Protein: 3.1
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