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Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars made low-carb with almond flour and sugar-free sweetener. These tasty cookie bars (or keto blondies)  are ideal for those following a low-carb or keto diet, and/or folks who need to watch their sugar intake.

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars - sugar-free low-carb cookie bars made with almond flour that are perfectly gooey, soft and chewy with an amazing crisp!

Grain-free and sugar-free, these lumps of gooey delight really quench a cookie craving when you have a hankering for something sultry but you don’t want your blood sugar to shoot through the roof.

Bars or cookies…do you have a preference? The majority of the time, I’d be equally happy with either cookies or bars, but sometimes you just want something thick and buttery to sink your teeth into. 

Enter: Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars…or Keto Blondies, depending on how you view the world.

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars made with almond flour and sugar-free sweetener are a sugar-free low-carb dessert. Perfectly chewy, gooey, and crispy!

 

Keto chocolate chip cookie bars are grain-free, sugar-free, and are lower in carbohydrate than your standard chocolate chip cookie bar.

Ingredients for Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars:

Butter: Butter gives these low-carb blondies that iconic cookie flavor we all love so deeply. Fat in baked goods adds flavor and helps bind everything together. If you do ghee instead of butter, feel free to make the swap for lactose-free cookie bars.

Sugar-Free Sweetener: In order to keep these cookie bars sugar-free, we use a sugar-free granulated sweetener. You have many options when it comes to sweeteners! Use your favorite granulated sugar-free sweetener, such as Truvia, monk fruit sweetener, xylitol, erythritol, Swerve, etc. My favorite zero-calorie sweetener for baking is Swerve.

Egg: Used to bind and puff these cookie bars, we just need one egg to do some heavy lifting. 

Pure Vanilla Extract: Cookie bars are always made better with vanilla extract! It adds that warm and inviting flavor that you just can’t get in any other way!

Almond Flour: The base of these grain-free low-carb cookie bars is almond flour. Almond flour makes a light and fluffy treat with the perfect crisp when combined with the right ingredients! It is also full of healthy fat, fiber, and some plant-based protein. I use Super Fine Almond Flour, which ensures the texture is similar to a treat using regular all-purpose flour.

Varying brands of almond flour contain different absorbencies. If you’re finding the cookie dough to be overly dry or crumbly, add melted butter or coconut oil one tablespoon at a time until it comes together in a thick dough.

Baking Soda & Sea Salt: Used for leavening the cookie bars and holding them steadfast, we use baking soda. Sea salt makes all the flavors POP!

Chocolate Chips: Stevia-sweetened chocolate chips are the chocolate portion of these cookie bars! If you have a favorite sugar-free chocolate bar, you can chop it up and use it for chocolate chunks.   

Keto Cookie Bars made with almond flour - grain-free, sugar-free low-carb dessert recipe!

 

How to Make Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line an 8” x 8” baking pan with parchment paper.

Beat the butter in a stand mixer (or in a mixing bowl with an electric hand mixer) until fluffy.  Add the sweetener and beat until creamy until fluffy.  Scrape the sides of the mixer with a rubber spatula. Add egg and beat until well combined.

How to make keto cookie bars in a stand mixer

Add the almond flour, baking soda, sea salt and cinnamon and beat until well-combined. Beat in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed throughout the dough.

Transfer the cookie dough to the baking pan and press into an even layer. If desired, add more chocolate chips on top!

Transfer the cookie dough to an 8 x 8 square pan

Sprinkle more chocolate chips on top of the cookie bars

Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until edges are golden brown and the bars seem firm. I let mine go for 20 minutes, then turn off the oven and let them sit for another 5 minutes in the oven.

 

Note: for gooier, under-baked bars, bake for 18 to 20 minutes and for firmer bars, bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Remove bars from the oven and allow them to cool for at least 40 minutes before slicing and serving.

Grain-Free Low-Carb Cookie Bars made with almond flour and sugar-free sweetener. Keto, gluten-free and delicious!

Can I Replace Almond Flour with Coconut Flour?

I don’t recommend using coconut flour as a 1:1 replacement for almond flour in this recipe because it absorbs 4 times more liquid than any other flour. In order to bake cookie bars using coconut flour, you will need to follow an entirely different recipe.

If you have an allergy to almonds, you can use hazelnut flour in a 1:1 replacement in this recipe.

Grain-Free Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars made with almond flour and sugar-free sweetener - perfectly gooey, chewy and crispy low-carb dessert recipe

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Keto Cookie Bars made with almond flour - grain-free, sugar-free low-carb dessert recipe!

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Yield: 16 cookie bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars made with almond flour and sugar-free sweetener. Perfectly chewy, gooey and crispy.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line an 8” x 8” baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Beat the butter in a stand mixer (or in a mixing bowl with an electric hand mixer) until fluffy. Add the sweetener and beat until creamy until fluffy. Scrape the sides of the mixer with a rubber spatula. Add egg and beat until well combined.
  3. Add the almond flour, baking soda, sea salt and cinnamon and beat until well-combined. Beat in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  4. Transfer dough to the parchment-lined baking pan and press into an even layer. If desired, add more chocolate chips on top!
  5. Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until edges are golden brown and the bars seem firm. I let mine go for 20 minutes, then turn off the oven and let them sit for another 5 minutes in the oven. For gooier, under-baked bars, bake for 18 to 20 minutes and for firmer bars, bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
  6. Remove bars from the oven and allow them to cool for at least 40 minutes before slicing and serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1 of 16
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140Total Fat: 13gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 4gProtein: 4g

Almond Flour Grain-Free Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars made with almond flour and sugar-free sweetener - perfectly gooey, chewy and crispy low-carb dessert recipe

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Susan

Wednesday 17th of March 2021

6 carbs per choc chip bar?

Deborah Marsocci

Tuesday 2nd of March 2021

Can maple syrup be used as the sweetener?

Julia

Tuesday 2nd of March 2021

Hi Deborah,

I haven't tested the recipe using pure maple syrup, but I think it would work great as long as you offset the liquid by adding more almond flour :) As an alternative, you can use coconut sugar as a 1:1 replacement for the sugar-free sweetener. Hope you enjoy! xoxo

Angela

Sunday 21st of February 2021

Loved these, so glad I found a lower carb recipe with sugar free sweetener ๐Ÿค— Hard to find good alternatives that still turn out so tasty, thank you ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜Š

Cathy

Friday 5th of February 2021

Amazingly, I have all the ingredients to make these. My project for tomorrow, yay!

Julia

Friday 5th of February 2021

That's awesome! Hope you love them, Cathy! xoxo

Ryan Salstrom

Tuesday 19th of January 2021

How did you calculate the carbs? I'm coming up with a different amount.

Ryan Salstrom

Friday 22nd of January 2021

Hi Julia,

Maybe that's why I'm coming up with a different number. I'm using Monk Fruit sweetener, which has zero net carbs. So the only ingredients with carbs I'm using is the Almond Flour and Lilly's. With that I'm only coming up with little over 1 "net" carb per serving.

Thanks for the recipe, love them!

Julia

Wednesday 20th of January 2021

Hi Ryan,

I used MyFitnessPal and calculated them using Swerve as the sweetener and Lily's for the chocolate chips. It's definitely possible I made a mistake. What did you get?

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