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Keto + Low Carb "Nutella" Bars

These Keto and Low Carb "Nutella" Bars may be sinfully decadent and rich, but they're perfectly acceptable on a keto or low carb diet! With 13g fat per bar, they're definitely keto fat bombs and make an ideal dessert or snack.
Course Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine American, Western
Keyword hazelnut bars, low carb bars
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Freeze time 2 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 137

Ingredients

Optional topping

  • roasted and skinned hazelnuts (I used 1/2 cup), chopped

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat.
  • When butter is melted, add Swerve Confectioners and cocoa powder and mix until combined. (The resulting bars are very sweet; if you'd prefer a less sweet bar, use 4 or 5 tbsp Swerve.)
  • Add cream cheese and Suntella spread. Stir every 30 seconds or so until melted and combined. (If you're having trouble getting the cream cheese completely incorporated, see the next step.)
  • If your mixture is still a bit lumpy, add it to a deep bowl and very carefully blend it to smooth with a hand mixer or immersion blender on low.
  • Line the bottom of a small glass dish (I used a 6-cup rectangular dish, which is 8 1/2″ x 6 3/4″) with parchment paper.
  • Pour mixture evenly into dish.
  • Optionally, add chopped hazelnuts to the top.
  • Cover the dish and place it in the freezer for at least two hours.
  • Remove the pan from the freezer and lift the parchment paper with the bars out of the pan. Remove the parchment paper from the bars and place the bars on a cutting board. Cut into 12 pieces. Store in the fridge for softer bars or freezer for firmer bars.

Notes

Sugar alcohols have already been subtracted from total carb counts.

NUTRITION FACTS DO NOT INCLUDE OPTIONAL HAZELNUTS; make sure to add hazelnuts (if any) to your nutrition calculations. I used 1/2 cup in the photos, which heavily covered the bars and made them very Ferrero Rocher-like.
FYI: 1/2 cup hazelnuts adds 10.4g net carbs to the whole recipe, bumping each bar up to 2.1g net carbs (still super low in carbs!).

Nutrition

Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 2.5g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 365IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.1mg