Would you love to eat less sugar but still enjoy sweet treats once and a while? These No-Bake Keto Granola Bars with Chocolate and Peanut Butter are a delicious sugar free snack packed with healthy fats that will help you to burn fat for fuel instead of sugar.
Thanks to the good fats from the nut butter, the keto granola with hemp seeds, and the coconut oil, you will feel more satisfied, and your blood sugar levels will stay balanced, helping you to beat sugar cravings and keep your energy levels high.
You will see that the recipe is very easy to make. All you need is 5 ingredients + a bit of dark chocolate and peanuts for garnish. I like to store the bars in the freezer so they stay nice and firm; this way you can keep them for at least 3 months.
Serve them as a ‘back to school snack’ when the children come home hungry in the afternoon, or enjoy them with a cup of coffee or tea with friends… or just by yourself ;-)
If you love the flavor of maca (slightly sweet and malted) and you’re in need of a double energy boost, you can add a few teaspoons of Biotona superboost mix too (a mix of maca, ginseng, ashwagandha and more). Great for supporting your adrenal glands which are key for high energy, especially during periods of higher or chronic stress.
You can also try different flavor variations by using other nut or seed butters; I personally love using hazelnut butter for a ‘nut-tella’ version.
With Halloween coming up and both of our birthdays (Simon’s birthday was yesterday & mine is later this month), these bars will come in handy! :)
What is one dessert or sweet snack you simply cannot resist?
I have a soft spot for traditional ‘boules de berlin’ (beignets stuffed with vanilla custard) but too much sugar makes me feel ‘high’ for 30 minutes to then come down crashing… Result: I feel tired, I crave more sweets and I might even feel a bit depressed or moody.
That’s why I love creating sugar free desserts and snacks that help you to prevent those highs and lows in your blood sugar level, also keeping your energy levels stable and helping you to beat sugar cravings while still enjoying sweet treats!
Let me know in the comments what your favorite desserts are, and I’ll try to create a sugar free version.
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No-Bake Keto Granola Bars - Chocolate Peanut Butter (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free)
- Combine the ALL GOOD keto granola with the peanut butter, keto sweetener to taste, melted coconut oil and a teaspoon of vanilla extract in a food processor (or chopper). Add a spoonful of maca or superboost mix if desired. Mix into a sticky dough.
- Line a small baking dish with parchment paper, pour the mixture in the baking dish and spread into a layer of about 1 inch. Freeze for 15 to 30 minutes.
- Melt the chocolate au bain-marie, in a bowl over a saucepan with hot water.
- Cut the chilled dough into small bars and cover with the melted chocolate. You can also use a fork to dip the bars in the chocolate sauce. Garnish with chopped (salted) peanuts if desired. Put the bars on top of the parchment paper and leave the chocolate to harden for a minute in the freezer. Store the bars in the fridge or freezer.
- You can also make the granola bars in silicone molds, so you don’t need to cut them.
JULIE’S TIPS & TRICKS:
For a flavor variation, replace the peanut butter with hazelnut butter (gives a ‘nut-tella’ flavor), almond butter, sunflower seed butter or tahini (roasted sesame paste).
What is one dessert or sweet snack you simply cannot resist? Let me know in the comments what your favorites are, and I’ll try to create a low carb alternative without refined sugars.
Nutritional value (per small bar)
Carbohydrates 2.7 g (without maca/polyols from keto sweetener)
Protein 5.3 g
Fats 18 g
Calories 193.7 kcal