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Keto Magic Bars


  • Author: Sara Nelson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes
  • Yield: 16 bars 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

These Keto Magic Bars are a deliciously sweet and low-carb dessert that are made without almond flour. These cookie bars, sometimes referred to as 7-Layer Bar or Hello Dollies, are made with homemade sweetened condensed milk and include sugar-free chocolate chips.


Ingredients

Base:

Sweetened Condensed Milk:

Toppings:


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 8×8-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Base: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients until well-combined. Add butter and egg and, using spoon or your hands, mix together until a dough has formed.
  3. Transfer base mixture to prepared baking pan and, using a spoon, press into even layer, flattening and smoothing out mixture with a rubber spatula. Using a fork, prick holes into mixture. Transfer pan to oven to bake until slightly golden, about 15-18 minutes.
  4. Sweetened Condensed Milk: Meanwhile, to a saucepan over medium heat, heat heavy cream, monk fruit sweetener, butter, and vanilla extract. Bring mixture to a boil before reducing heat to low and simmering until mixture has slightly thickened, about 20 minutes, whisking regularly to prevent clumping. Remove saucepan from heat and set aside for 5 minutes to cool slightly.
  5. Final Steps: After the base has finished baking, remove pan from oven and, atop base in an even layer, add chocolate chips, coconut flakes, and shredded coconut. Pour sweetened condensed milk on top. Transfer pan back to oven to bake until edges are slightly golden and the condensed milk is almost set, about 20-25 additional minutes.
  6. After baking, remove pan from oven and allow to cool at room temperature before transferring to the refrigerator until fully set, about 2 hours, but preferably overnight, before slicing into bars and serving.

Recipe Notes:

Ground Sunflower Seed Meal Substitution: You can make your own homemade ground sunflower seed meal by pulsing raw sunflower seeds in a food processor until they turn into a flour. If you can eat nuts, almond flour should work fine here at a 1:1 ratio substitution.

Butter Substitution: Coconut oil can be substituted in for butter at a 1:1 ratio.

Heavy Whipping Cream Substitution: Canned full-fat coconut cream (not canned coconut milk) can be subbed in for heavy cream at a 1:1 ratio. You will likely need to simmer it longer than the original recipe indicates and/or add xanthan gum to thicken it.

Golden Monk Fruit Sweetener Substitution: Classic Monk Fruit Sweetener from Lakanto can be subbed in here at a 1:1 ratio. Swerve or erythritol would also work. Powdered stevia or liquid stevia will not work.

How To Make This Recipe Dairy-Free: This recipe can be made dairy-free by following the substitution notes for butter and heavy whipping cream as listed above.

Where To Purchase Ground Sunflower Seed Meal: I buy ground sunflower seed meal on Amazon. If you don’t want to go this route, see above for substitution suggestion.

Where To Purchase Monk Fruit Sweetener: You can purchase monk fruit sweetener on Lakanto’s website. Use the discount code REALBALANCED at checkout for 20% OFF your order. Alternatively, monk fruit sweetener is becoming widely available at grocery stores.

Net Carbs: 1 bar, which is equivalent to 1 serving, contains 2 grams of net carbs.

Refrigerator Storage: Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Freezer Storage: After bars have cooled and been sliced, transfer each slice to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet to freeze until solid. Once solidified, transfer frozen slices to an airtight container or storage bag. The bars can be stored in the freezer for 1-2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

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