Easy Homemade Salted Caramel Keto Granola Bars Recipe for a Healthy Snack

Indulge in Guilt-Free Snacking with Salted Caramel Keto Granola Bars

Imagine biting into a blissful blend of salty and sweet, without any of the guilt. That’s exactly what you get with these Salted Caramel Keto Granola Bars. A perfect harmony of flavors and textures, these bars are a dream come true for anyone on a keto diet. Not only are they deliciously satisfying, but they also serve as a quick energy boost while keeping your carb count impressively low.

Designed for those who follow a low carb, high fat diet, these granola bars are packed with healthy fats and protein, making them an ideal snack for between meals or after a workout. Let’s dive into the world of guilt-free indulgence and discover why these Salted Caramel Keto Granola Bars should be your next go-to snack.

Salted Caramel Keto Granola Bars

A Personal Touch to Keto Snacking

These granola bars were born out of a craving for something sweet yet keto-friendly. As someone who adores the classic combination of salted caramel, I was determined to recreate that beloved flavor in a form that fits within the keto lifestyle. What I love about this recipe is that it’s not just a treat—it’s a nutrient-packed snack that aligns with your health goals.

The key ingredients like almonds, pumpkin seeds, and chia seeds are not only low in carbs but also high in healthy fats and fiber, which are essential for maintaining ketosis. The use of sugar-free caramel syrup and erythritol brings in the sweetness without the sugar spike, making these bars a delightful and responsible choice for anyone on a ketogenic diet.

Mixing Ingredients for Keto Granola Bars

Mastering the Method

Creating these keto granola bars is an art in balancing flavors and textures, and a few chef’s tips can elevate them from good to great. The first step is to ensure that your oven is properly preheated to achieve that golden-brown perfection. When combining the dry ingredients, be sure to chop the almonds coarsely to add texture and crunch to your bars.

As you melt the butter and blend in the caramel syrup, keep the heat medium to prevent burning and achieve a smooth, homogenous mixture. It’s crucial to press down the mixture firmly into the pan to ensure the bars hold together after baking. Lastly, let the bars cool completely in the pan before cutting to prevent them from crumbling.

Baked Keto Granola Bars

Variations to Keep Things Exciting

Chocolate Drizzle Keto Granola Bars

For a touch of decadence, melt some keto-friendly dark chocolate and drizzle it over the cooled bars. The contrast between the rich chocolate and the salted caramel is truly irresistible.

Nutty Delight Keto Granola Bars

Feel free to mix in different nuts like walnuts or pecans for an added variety of textures and flavors. Each nut brings its unique taste and health benefits to the table.

Tropical Twist Keto Granola Bars

Introduce some unsweetened dried tropical fruits like coconut flakes or freeze-dried berries for a burst of fruity flavor that complements the salted caramel beautifully.

Substitutions for Every Preference

Understanding the need for flexibility in the kitchen, here are some substitutions that can cater to different dietary needs while keeping the recipe keto-friendly:

For a dairy-free version, replace the butter with coconut oil. This not only makes the recipe vegan but also adds a subtle coconut flavor that pairs well with the caramel.

If you’re not a fan of erythritol, you can use other keto-friendly sweeteners like stevia or monk fruit sweetener. Just be sure to adjust the quantity according to the sweetness level you prefer.

For those with nut allergies, seeds like hemp seeds or sesame seeds can be used in place of nuts to still provide texture and nutritional value.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I use honey instead of sugar-free caramel syrup?
A: Honey is not keto-friendly due to its high sugar content. Stick to sugar-free syrups to maintain the low carb profile of the bars.

Q: How long can I store these granola bars?
A: These bars can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week or refrigerated for a longer shelf life.

Q: Can I add protein powder to these bars?
A: Absolutely! Adding a scoop of keto-friendly protein powder can boost the protein content. Just ensure it’s unsweetened or uses a keto-approved sweetener.

Q: Are these granola bars freezer-friendly?
A: Yes, you can freeze these bars for up to 3 months. Wrap them individually for easy grab-and-go snacks.

Q: Can I use salted nuts in this recipe?
A: You can, but be mindful of the additional salt content. You may want to reduce the added sea salt to balance the flavors.


Salted Caramel Keto Granola Bars

These Salted Caramel Keto Granola Bars offer a delicious, guilt-free snack with a heavenly blend of salty and sweet. Packed with healthy fats and protein, they're perfect for a quick energy boost while keeping your carb count low.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 10 bars
Calories 230 kcal


  • 9-inch square baking pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Small saucepan
  • Spatula


  • 1 cup almonds, roughly chopped 143g/5oz
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds 64g/2.25oz
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds 34g/1.2oz
  • ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut 20g/0.7oz
  • ¼ cup flaxseed meal 30g/1oz
  • ¼ cup chia seeds 40g/1.4oz
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter 57g/2oz
  • cup sugar-free caramel syrup 80ml
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 5ml
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp powdered erythritol 24g/0.85oz


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, leaving overhang for easy removal.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the chopped almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, shredded coconut, flaxseed meal, and chia seeds.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and stir in the sugar-free caramel syrup, vanilla extract, sea salt, and cinnamon until well combined.
  • Pour the butter mixture over the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly to ensure all the seeds and nuts are coated.
  • Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking pan and press down firmly into an even layer.
  • Sprinkle the powdered erythritol over the top of the mixture for added sweetness and a touch of crunch.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and allow the granola bars to cool in the pan for about 1 hour. Then, using the parchment paper, lift out the bars and cut them into 10 equal pieces.
  • Store the bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week or in the refrigerator for longer shelf life.


For a vegan version, replace butter with coconut oil. The bars can be customized with different nuts or keto-friendly mix-ins like cacao nibs or hemp seeds for added texture and flavor.


Calories: 230kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 7gFat: 20gFiber: 9gNet Carbs: 3g
Keyword Healthy Energy Bars, keto granola bars, Low-Carb Snack, Salted Caramel Keto, Sugar-Free Granola Bars
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