Indulge in the nostalgic flavors of a beloved candy bar while staying true to your ketogenic lifestyle with Keto Almond Joy Bars. These delightful treats reimagine the classic Almond Joy with a low-carb twist, combining the creamy richness of coconut and the crunch of almonds with a luscious layer of dark chocolate. Whether you’re looking for a guilt-free dessert or a satisfying snack, these Keto Almond Joy Bars offer a delectable combination of flavors and textures that will satisfy your sweet cravings without derailing your carb-conscious choices.
Keto Almond Joy Bars:
For the Coconut Filling:
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup powdered erythritol or other keto-friendly powdered sweetener
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Almond Topping:
- 1/2 cup whole almonds
- 1/4 cup sugar-free dark chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- Line a small square baking dish with parchment paper, leaving some overhang for easy removal.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the unsweetened shredded coconut, melted coconut oil, powdered erythritol, and vanilla extract. Mix until the ingredients are well combined and the mixture is slightly sticky.
- Press the coconut mixture firmly and evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking dish to form the bottom layer. Place it in the refrigerator to set while you prepare the almond topping.
- In a dry skillet over medium heat, toast the whole almonds until they are lightly golden and fragrant. Let them cool.
- Once the almonds are cooled, press them gently into the coconut layer in rows, creating the classic Almond Joy bar pattern.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the sugar-free dark chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate with the coconut oil in 20-second intervals, stirring between each interval until smooth.
- Drizzle the melted chocolate over the almond-topped coconut layer, ensuring an even coating.
- Place the baking dish in the refrigerator for about 20-30 minutes, or until the chocolate is set.
- Once the chocolate is set, use the parchment paper overhang to lift the bars out of the baking dish. Place them on a cutting board and use a sharp knife to cut them into individual bars.
Nutrition Facts (per bar, based on 12 servings):
- Calories: ~160
- Total Fat: 15g
- Saturated Fat: 11g
- Total Carbohydrates: 5g
- Dietary Fiber: 3g
- Sugars: 1g
- Protein: 2g