I love-making healthier dessert options for our family, because I’ll be completely honest that I have a sweet tooth!!! It’s in my genes… and…It will always be there lurking….no matter how clean I eat.haha These Chocolate keto crunch bars COMPLETELY satisfied my sweet tooth, however! WOW THESE ARE DELICIOUS!
Chocolate Keto Crunch Bars
I used an 8×8 Pyrex glass dish and lined it with parchment paper, to make it easier to remove from the dish. There’s also a variety of things that you can put in them, from sliced almonds, raisins, hazelnuts, cashews, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, pecans or walnuts. I put pecan pieces and sliced almonds in mine and the texture and crunch was the BOMB!!! Putting raisins in there would taste similar to chocolate covered raisins(which when I was a child, I would eat ALL THE TIME). However, if you are trying to stay low-sugar, I would choose something else to put in them!
As usual, my kid’s love getting involved when I make any protein/energy bites or things like this, so I had quite a bit of help on this recipe. I love that they LOVE…..to help, because it teaches them so much about cooking, and it’s a great way for kids to learn math with all of the measurements! This was a quick and easy dessert that they could basically do on their own!
I didn’t use the stevia sweetened chocolate chips, so I just used dark chocolate chips in mine. I chalked it up to getting healthy antioxidants.
Line an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
In a microwave-safe bowl or stove top, combine your chocolate chips of choice, almond butter, sticky sweetener and coconut oil and melt until combined.
Add your nuts/seeds of choice and mix until fully combined. Pour the keto crunch bar mixture into the lined baking dish and spread out using a spatula. Refrigerate or freeze until firm.
* See notes for tested options- The best sticky sweeteners are pure maple syrup or agave nectar. For a 100% keto friendly sticky sweetener, use a monk fruit or swerve sweetened syrup.
Chocolate Keto Crunch Bars (Paleo, Vegan, Low Carb) should be kept refrigerated. If made using homemade chocolate, these should be kept frozen.