Guys. This might be my most fave keto dessert evs. These are so good I’d eat them whether I was eating a keto diet or the donut diet (just go with it guys. I haven’t had a real donut in months).
PERFECT KETO DESSERT FOR AN EVENT
I really wanted a cookie bar type dessert to bring to a BBQ we went to the other day – it had to be a keto dessert because we’re doin’ the keto thang, but I also wanted other non-keto peeps to like it. Like, I didn’t want to just show up at a friend’s cookout like “oh, hey guys we made dessert for ourselves but you can’t have it because you don’t eat like us“.
Anyway, I came across a bunch of keto cookie bar type recipes but they were either way too complicated or not the flavor I was looking for. Almond Butter blondies kept coming up in my search and eventually, I decided I was going to figure out how to turn a regular dessert into a keto one.
The net carbs on this one are just over 6 net carbs, so they are not the lowest keto dessert out there, but if you have room (and we always do), they are filled with good, healthy fats and did I mention delicious?
Check out the recipe below or pin it for later!
ITS HARD TO EAT JUST ONE
I’m not gonna lie. It was HARD (like, really, really hard) not to eat the entire pan of these things. But, as part of this new lifestyle, I’m learning to dial back the wild bear that lives in my mind and my belly and eat dessert in moderation. It’s not easy. But, I feel so much better since I stopped eating sugar like it was life-juice.
TWO RECIPE VARIATIONS (OOPS!)
A quick note on this recipe: The image in the Pinterest graphic above is actually the second batch I made (with baking powder). The first batch I made didn’t include baking powder – accidentally used whey protein instead. To be honest, either version is totally fine, just depends upon the texture you like best. If you want your bar cookie to be a solid “bar”, use the baking powder. If you want it to be kind of crackly, moist and sorta-flaky, use the whey protein. We liked it both ways, but maybe even liked the whey version better.
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