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Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars made low-carb with almond flour and sugar-free sweetener. These tasty cookie bars (or keto blondies)  are ideal for those following a low-carb or keto diet, and/or folks who need to watch their sugar intake.

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars - sugar-free low-carb cookie bars made with almond flour that are perfectly gooey, soft and chewy with an amazing crisp!

Grain-free and sugar-free, these lumps of gooey delight really quench a cookie craving when you have a hankering for something sultry but you don’t want your blood sugar to shoot through the roof.

Bars or cookies…do you have a preference? The majority of the time, I’d be equally happy with either cookies or bars, but sometimes you just want something thick and buttery to sink your teeth into. 

Enter: Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars…or Keto Blondies, depending on how you view the world.

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars made with almond flour and sugar-free sweetener are a sugar-free low-carb dessert. Perfectly chewy, gooey, and crispy!

Keto chocolate chip cookie bars are grain-free, sugar-free, and are lower in carbohydrate than your standard chocolate chip cookie bar.

Butter: Butter gives these low-carb blondies that iconic cookie flavor we all love so deeply. Fat in baked goods adds flavor and helps bind everything together. If you do ghee instead of butter, feel free to make the swap for lactose-free cookie bars.

Sugar-Free Sweetener: In order to keep these cookie bars sugar-free, we use a sugar-free granulated sweetener. You have many options when it comes to sweeteners! Use your favorite granulated sugar-free sweetener, such as Truvia, monk fruit sweetener, xylitol, erythritol, Swerve, etc. My favorite zero-calorie sweetener for baking is Swerve.

Egg: Used to bind and puff these cookie bars, we just need one egg to do some heavy lifting. 

Pure Vanilla Extract: Cookie bars are always made better with vanilla extract! It adds that warm and inviting flavor that you just can’t get in any other way!

Almond Flour: The base of these grain-free low-carb cookie bars is almond flour. Almond flour makes a light and fluffy treat with the perfect crisp when combined with the right ingredients! It is also full of healthy fat, fiber, and some plant-based protein. I use Super Fine Almond Flour, which ensures the texture is similar to a treat using regular all-purpose flour.

Varying brands of almond flour contain different absorbencies. If you’re finding the cookie dough to be overly dry or crumbly, add melted butter or coconut oil one tablespoon at a time until it comes together in a thick dough.

Baking Soda & Sea Salt: Used for leavening the cookie bars and holding them steadfast, we use baking soda. Sea salt makes all the flavors POP!

Chocolate Chips: Stevia-sweetened chocolate chips are the chocolate portion of these cookie bars! If you have a favorite sugar-free chocolate bar, you can chop it up and use it for chocolate chunks.   

Keto Cookie Bars made with almond flour - grain-free, sugar-free low-carb dessert recipe!

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line an 8” x 8” baking pan with parchment paper.

Beat the butter in a stand mixer (or in a mixing bowl with an electric hand mixer) until fluffy.  Add the sweetener and vanilla extract and beat until creamy until fluffy.  Scrape the sides of the mixer with a rubber spatula. Add egg and beat until well combined.

How to make keto cookie bars in a stand mixer

Add the almond flour, baking soda, sea salt and cinnamon and beat until well-combined. Beat in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed throughout the dough.

Transfer the cookie dough to the baking pan and press into an even layer. If desired, add more chocolate chips on top!

Transfer the cookie dough to an 8 x 8 square pan
Sprinkle more chocolate chips on top of the cookie bars

Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until edges are golden brown and the bars seem firm. I let mine go for 20 minutes, then turn off the oven and let them sit for another 5 minutes in the oven.

Note: for gooier, under-baked bars, bake for 18 to 20 minutes and for firmer bars, bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Remove bars from the oven and allow them to cool for at least 40 minutes before slicing and serving.

Grain-Free Low-Carb Cookie Bars made with almond flour and sugar-free sweetener. Keto, gluten-free and delicious!

Can I Replace Almond Flour with Coconut Flour?

I don’t recommend using coconut flour as a 1:1 replacement for almond flour in this recipe because it absorbs 4 times more liquid than any other flour. In order to bake cookie bars using coconut flour, you will need to follow an entirely different recipe.

If you have an allergy to almonds, you can use hazelnut flour in a 1:1 replacement in this recipe.

Grain-Free Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars made with almond flour and sugar-free sweetener - perfectly gooey, chewy and crispy low-carb dessert recipe

If you’re looking for more delicious keto dessert recipes, check out my Giant Chewy Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies, Keto Snickerdoodles, and my Espresso Keto Brownies!

My cookbook, Paleo Power Bowls, is now available! CLICK HERE to check it out. Thank you for your support!

If you make this recipe, please feel free to share a photo and tag me at @The.Roasted.Root on Instagram!

Keto Cookie Bars made with almond flour - grain-free, sugar-free low-carb dessert recipe!
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Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars made with almond flour and sugar-free sweetener. Perfectly chewy, gooey and crispy.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Desserts & Treats
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 cookie bars
Calories: 140kcal
Author: Julia

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line an 8” x 8” baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Beat the butter in a stand mixer (or in a mixing bowl with an electric hand mixer) until fluffy. Add the sweetener nd vanilla extract and beat until creamy until fluffy. Scrape the sides of the mixer with a rubber spatula. Add egg and beat until well combined.
  • Add the almond flour, baking soda, sea salt and cinnamon and beat until well-combined. Beat in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  • Transfer dough to the parchment-lined baking pan and press into an even layer. If desired, add more chocolate chips on top!
  • Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until edges are golden brown and the bars seem firm. I let mine go for 20 minutes, then turn off the oven and let them sit for another 5 minutes in the oven. For gooier, under-baked bars, bake for 18 to 20 minutes and for firmer bars, bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Remove bars from the oven and allow them to cool for at least 40 minutes before slicing and serving.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1of 16 | Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Fiber: 4g

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Kim

Sunday 3rd of September 2023

Simple and yummy recipe. They really satisfy my sweet tooth while keeping within the keto diet. I like that there are no ingredients that I didn’t have on hand. I used brown swerve.

Julia

Monday 4th of September 2023

I'm so thrilled to hear you enjoy the cookie bars, Kim! Thanks so much for sharing your experience. xo

Melissa L.

Monday 15th of May 2023

Hello! I was going to use This recipe to make my daughter a cookie cake… But she’s such a choc freak…. Do you think you can maybe suggest adding a certain amount of cocoa powder to make these like a rocky road type cookie? (Well more like double chocolate) Any ideas please would be super helpful! This all looks amazing!!! Thank you! ❤️

Julia

Friday 19th of May 2023

Hi Melissa! I actually have a Keto Double Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe that may be a great fit: https://yipinpo.com/keto-double-chocolate-chip-cookies/ You could double (or triple) the recipe depending on what size you're looking for and add marshmallows. Chopped nuts work great too if she likes nuts. As an alternative, I made a Keto Brownie Cake recipe (https://yipinpo.com/keto-brownie-cake/) not too long ago that she may enjoy :) xo

Donna

Saturday 6th of May 2023

For those who have nut allergies, can you use this recipe with sunflower flour ? Thanks

Julia

Monday 8th of May 2023

Hi Donna! I've never used Sunflower flour, so I'm not sure what changes would need to be made, if any. If you've had success using it as a 1:1 replacement for almond flour in the past, I would say it should work great :) As a side note, I have a keto coconut flour chocolate chip cookie recipe which may work better: https://yipinpo.com/keto-chocolate-chip-cookies-with-coconut-flour/ You can replace the almond butter/peanut butter in that recipe with sunflower seed butter.

Tara

Thursday 30th of March 2023

Oh my word! I just made these tonight and ate one warm from the oven with a scoop of carb smart vanilla ice cream. It was gooey and ooey and sweet and rich. The perfect dessert. Will definitely be making these again.

Julia

Monday 3rd of April 2023

I'm so thrilled you enjoy the cookie bars, Tara! Love the idea of combining them with ice cream!

Kalin Lancaster

Monday 13th of February 2023

Can iodized salt be used in place of sea salt?

Julia

Monday 20th of February 2023

Hi Kalin! Yes, iodized salt works, but I'd use 1/2 the amount because it has a saltier flavor than sea salt :) enjoy!

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