These delicious sugar free keto snack bars do away with the added sugar and carbs of your typical store candy – with a great nutty flavor from the combination of chocolate and hazelnuts.
They make for a great transitional snack on your keto journey, calming any sweet tooth cravings until you can wean yourself off of sweet foods. Add to that the fact they’re vegan, packed with healthy fats from nuts and fiber and you’ve got a great low carb snack.
What’s so great about this recipe is that these can easily be prepared in advance and kept in the refrigerator for those moments where cravings get too much, or for a sweet treat here and there for sticking so well to the rest of your cleaner eating diet.
These are chewy bars (as most keto bars are without adding sugar etc.) with a rich, ganache like flavor which pairs perfectly with hazelnuts, almost like nutella!
Another great fact about the bars is that you can do the prep for them in 15 minutes or less. After an hour or so in the fridge these come out with the just the right amount of firmness to eat without them disintegrating like so many low-carb bars do.
Being so rich in flavor, you might wonder about their carb content? These do not contain any sugar or overly processed ingredients. In fact, these bars are 100% Keto friendly snack barts with only 2 net carbs per bar.
Working out a lot? You can add some more protein to these these bars by adding some Keto protein powder, chocolate or vanilla flavor, or even hazelnut if you can find one. We like the Perfect Keto collagen protein powder as a well rounded addition to the keto diet, ideal if you’re more active and do regular exercise/weightlifting.
Another great tweak to these Keto bars is to add a pinch of instant coffee granules for more of a nutty, mocha flavour and a caffeine boost. Those would go brilliantly with our Coffee Mocha Smoothie for a quick, fat fuelled start to the day.
Once you make these, be sure to store in the fridge, wrapped individually in parchment paper. As they have a high-fat content from the nuts and coconut oil, they may melt and bind to one another if allowed to warm up. For longer shelf life, you can freeze the bars in the freezer. Make sure you remove from the freezer at least 10-15 minutes before consuming it.
We hope you love these keto snack bars, drop us a message in the comments with any suggestions or tweaks you may have made to this recipe, we love to get your input
- 115g blanched hazelnuts
- 40g almond flour
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 50g powdered monk fruit allulose blend or desired sweetener
- 1 tbsp almond butter or any nut butter
- 15g coconut oil, softened
- Gather your ingredients.
- Place blanched hazelnuts in a food processor and process until coarse.
- Add almond flour, cacao, sweetener, almond butter, and coconut oil.
- Process until you have a smooth paste.
- Transfer the mixture into a paper-lined loaf pan.
- You can top with some hazelnuts or leave as it is. Place in a fridge for 1 hour.
- Cut into bars and serve. You can cut in four or six bars.
Nutrition InformationYield 4-6
Amount Per Serving Calories 180Total Fat 16gCarbohydrates 5gNet Carbohydrates 2gFiber 3gSugar 1gProtein 4g