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Keto Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars

Recipes   Gluten Free     Keto     Sweets    

Ingredients

Crust

Caramel

  • 6 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup + 1 tbsp Brown Swerve
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • ½ tsp xanthan gum
  • ¼ tsp sea salt

Chocolate

  • 6 ounces sugar-free chocolate
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

Instructions

Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 325F and line a 9x9 inch pan with parchment paper, allowing some overhang for easy removal.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond flour, Swerve, and salt. Stir in the melted butter until the dough begins to clump together.
  3. Press mixture firmly into the bottom of the prepared baking pan and bake 15 to 18 minutes, until golden brown. Remove and let cool completely.

Caramel

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the butter and Swerve. Bring to a boil and cook 3 to 5 minutes (be careful not to burn it). Remove from heat and add the cream. Mixture will bubble vigorously.
  2. Sprinkle the surface with xanthan gum, then whisk in quickly to combine. Add the salt and whisk in.
  3. Bring the mixture back to a boil, and cook another 2 to 3 minutes, until bubbling thickly.
  4. Remove from heat and let caramel cool about 10 minutes, until thickened but still pourable. Pour over the cooled crust, making sure to spread to the edges.
  5. Place the pan in the freezer 1 to 2 hours to set the caramel.

Chocolate

  1. Melt chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second increments, stirring each after each turn in the microwave. Repeat until chocolate is completely melted and smooth. Pour onto the cooled caramel layer. Gently shake the pan from side to side to help it spread.
  2. Refrigerate 2-3 hours or until firm. Slice into 16 pieces and store remaining pieces in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 16

Calories 220
Total Fat 22g
Total Saturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 45mg
Total Carbs 17g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars <1g
Added Sugar 0g
Swerve 12g
Protein 3g
Net Carbs: 1g