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Keto Snickers Bars – Low Carb, Sugar Free Candy Bar

Keto Snickers Bars – Low Carb, Sugar Free Candy Bar

When I first explored the possibility of losing weight with the keto diet, my biggest fear was saying goodbye to the very same sweets that made me gain weight in the first place, amongst them the Snicker bars.

I soon realized that healthy and tasty foods are not the opposite; you just need to know what you’re doing. That’s how I came up with my version of keto snickers — low carb, sugar-free and addictively delicious.

There’s something extraordinary about the combination of chocolate, caramel and peanuts. It doesn’t sound right, but it works, and it’s fabulous!

I must admit there are a few challenges behind today’s recipe. For starters, caramel is supposed to be just burned sugar, so we’ll have to make our own keto caramel sauce. The rest is easy. Read on and learn to make your own keto snickers bar.

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Why Make Keto Snickers Bars?

Even if you’re not on a low-carb diet, you should stay away from regular snickers. Each bar has 58.7 grams of sugar — that’s seven teaspoons of sugar in each bar.

Each regular bar adds almost 500 calories to your diet, and these are empty calories because they bring practically no nutrition to the table.

The worst part? The chocolate isn’t real chocolate, and they’re packed with artificial flavorings and preservatives.

The bars we’re making are all-natural, so they’re better than the original in every way.

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The Keto Snickers Bar Perfected

I must say I think these home-made snicker bars are tastier than the original, considering they’re not packed with sugar. They’re prettier, too, at least for me.

Let this be the start of something, a world where we take our favorite unhealthy childhood sweets and turn them into healthier snacks.

There’s no doubt there’s no room for unhealthy candy in the modern world, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have lots of healthy alternatives to quench our sweet cravings.

Make your own keto snickers bars and share them with the ones close to you. At the end of the day, ‘you’re not you when you’re hungry.

Ingredient Rundown

This recipe has three major parts. After all, snickers are a layered treat.

We’ll start with the chocolate base, for which you’ll need high-quality dark chocolate chips, butter and heavy cream.

The second layer is the almond layer, it has almond flour, peanut butter and erythritol.

The third layer is the caramel sauce, and since this recipe is keto-friendly, we must use our own faux-caramel sauce with butter, a low carb sweetener, heavy cream and a pinch of salt. It turns out marvelous, really. And once you master it, you can make it for many other treats, sweets and bakes.

The fourth layer comprises of the peanuts, which are just crushed peanuts. You get the idea.

Finally, we cover it again with the chocolate layer, the same one we used for the base.

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Equipment Needed

To melt your chocolate chips and assemble the chocolate layer, you’ll need a microwave-safe mixing bowl. You can also melt the chocolate the old-fashioned way in a double boiler or bain-marie, but it makes no significant difference, and it’s significantly harder.

You’ll also need a small, square baking dish to assemble your snicker bars.

The caramel comes together in a small saucepan, and you might also need a few mixing bowls and a rubber spatula to fold all the ingredients together.

I’m pretty sure you already have all you need in hand. Even the knife you’ll need to cut the bars in the desired shape, so don’t worry. It might look complicated, but this recipe is quite easy.

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Substitutions and Variations

Some people say you shouldn’t mess with classics like the snickers bar, but I say if you’re making them, then you’re in charge, and that means there are many ways to tweak the recipe for new, exciting results!

Let’s start by playing around with different types of chocolate. Have you ever tried a white chocolate snickers bar? Well, now you can!

Then there’s the nut butter, which can be the traditional peanut butter but can also be something as exciting as pistachio butter or Brazil nut butter. The type of nut butter used changes the bar’s flavor significantly, but always in a good way.

The final substitution is the topping. It’s a good idea to match the nut butter used with the right crushed nuts. Almond butter with sliced almonds and walnut butter with crushed walnuts.

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Keto Snickers Candy Bars

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Chilling Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes

Who knew there were healthy Sugar Free Snickers Candy bars? These bars have layers of chocolate, almond and keto caramel that is even better with the crunch of roasted peanuts. Cut them into bars and store for when you need a pick me up in between meals.

Ingredients

Bottom Chocolate Layer

  • 100g unsweetened dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, room temperature

Almond Layer

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • ¼ cup sugar-free nut butter (peanut or almond)
  • 1/4 cup erythritol or other keto-friendly sweetener

Caramel Layer

  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • ¼ cup allulose or erythritol
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • Salt, to taste
  • Roasted Peanuts, for topping

Top Chocolate Layer

  • 100g unsweetened dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, room temperature

Instructions

  1. Melt the dark chocolate and butter together either in microwave or double broiler. Stir in heavy cream.
  2. Pour into a small baking dish lined with wax paper. Next stir together almond flour, peanut butter and erythritol, make sure you can press it together.
  3. Add it on top of the bottom chocolate layer in an even layer and place in the freezer to harden.
  4. Next make caramel by adding butter to a small saucepan over medium/low heat and simmer, stirring every so often, until fully browned.
  5. Add in the sweetener, heavy cream and salt, stirring until fully combined.
  6. Simmer over very low heat for 15 minutes without stirring. Allow to cool then pour over your layers. Sprinkle with peanuts.
  7. Finally pour the top chocolate layer the same way you did the bottom layer, refrigerate for 30 minutes and cut into bars.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 394Total Fat: 33gCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 6g

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