Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

These keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars are like a cross between a chewy chocolate chip cookie and a blondie, all while being gluten free, sugar-free and low carb. Best of all, they only have 7 ingredients and take less than 30 minutes to make. They are the perfect low carb dessert recipe.

Ingredients Notes

Ingredients for gluten free chocolate peanut butter bars - almond flour, peanut butter, chocolate chips
  • Almond flour: for this chocolate peanut butter bar recipe, I recommend using blanched almond flour or superfine almond flour. It will give these chocolate peanut butter cookie bars a much better texture. (more low carb chocolate peanut butter desserts)

  • Sweetener: You can use any low carb sweetener you prefer, but my favorite is golden monk fruit. (I use this brand) code PEACE for 20% off.

  • Sugar-free chocolate chips: I like to use sugar-free milk chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips. This is my favorite low carb, sugar-free chocolate chip.

  • Cream cheese: I used a full-fat cream cheese. You could also use mascarpone, or a nut based cream cheese for a dairy free option.

Step by Step Instructions

Step by step instructions for making low carb chocolate peanut butter bars

How to make low carb chocolate peanut butter bars

STEP 1: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, using a hand mixer, mix the cream cheese with the egg until smooth.

STEP 2: To the mixing bowl, add almond flour, peanut butter, heavy cream, sweetener, and vanilla extract. Mix until all ingredients are well combined.

STEP 3: Using a rubber spatula, fold the chocolate chips into the mixture.

STEP 4: Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the edges turn golden brown. The center might still be a little soft, but it will continue cooking as it cools.

keto blondies stacked on top of each other on parchment paper, with a cup of coffee in the background

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chocolate peanut butter bars stacked on top of each other on parchment paper, with a cup of coffee in the background

Recipe Tips and Variations

  • Storage: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

  • Change up the chocolate: These are also amazing with low carb white chocolate chips, or even low carb salted caramel chocolate chips.

  • Go nuts: These keto chocolate peanut butter bars are delicious with some chopped nuts added – peanuts, pistachios, walnuts, pecans.

  • Make it dairy free: For a dairy free version, use a vegan cream cheese and substitute the heavy cream for almond milk or coconut milk.

  • Salt: These are delicious with some flaky sea salt sprinkled on top before baking.

chocolate peanut butter bars stacked on top of each other on parchment paper, with a cup of coffee in the background

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you sub coconut flour for almond flour?

A good rule of thumb is to substitute 1 cup of almond flour with ¼ of coconut flour and one additional egg for every ¼ cup of coconut flour. It may also be necessary to double the liquid called for in the recipe as well. If the mixture seems too dry, simply add more liquid, a little at a time until you reach your desired consistency. If your mixture is too wet, add additional coconut flour, mixing in 1 teaspoon at a time until you reach your desired consistency. That being said, I have not tested this recipe with coconut flour.

What can I substitute for monk fruit?

The monk fruit I use is a 1:1 ratio for regular sugar. You can use any low carb sweetener you prefer in this recipe.

keto blondies stacked on top of each other on parchment paper, with a cup of coffee in the background

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keto blondies stacked on top of each other on parchment paper, with a cup of coffee in the background

Low Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars



  • Prep Time:
    10 minutes

  • Cook Time:
    20 minutes

  • Total Time:
    30 minutes

  • Yield:
    16 bars

  • Diet:
    Gluten Free

Description

These keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars are like a cross between a chewy chocolate chip cookie and a blondie, all while being gluten free, sugar-free and low carb. Best of all, they only have 7 ingredients and take less than 30 minutes to make. They are the perfect low carb dessert recipe.


Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups blanched almond flour (I use this brand)
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons granular monkfruit, more if you like it sweeter (I use this brand) Code PEACE for 20% off
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (I use this brand)
  • ½ cup sugar free chocolate chips (I use this brand)


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, using a hand mixer, mix the cream cheese with the egg until smooth.
  3. To the mixing bowl, add almond flour, peanut butter, heavy cream, sweetener, and vanilla extract. Mix until all ingredients are well combined.
  4. Using a rubber spatula, fold the chocolate chips into the mixture.
  5. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking pan.
  6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the edges turn golden brown. The center might still be a little soft, but it will continue cooking as it cools.
  7. Let cool completely. Slice into 16 equal squares.

Notes

  • net carbs per serving: 3.3g
  • Storage: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • Make it dairy free: For a dairy free version, use a vegan cream cheese and substitute the heavy cream for almond milk or coconut milk.
  • Salt: These are delicious with some flaky sea salt sprinkled on top before baking.

  • Category: desser recipes
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 196
  • Fat: 17.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Fiber: 3.6g
  • Protein: 6.1g

Keywords: low carb dessert, keto dessert, chocolate peanut butter desserts, low carb blondies, keto cookie bars, low carb chocolate peanut butter bars

**Recipe originally posted October 11th 2014 – Updated May 28th 2021**

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