If what you are looking for is easy, delicious low-carb keto soft-baked chocolate chip bars, are you in for a treat! These keto-friendly chocolate chip bars will have you smiling from ear to ear.
Let me show you how decadent this low-carb keto lifestyle can be. No need to feel deprived of recipes like these.
And if you’re a fan of cookie bars, you should also check out our keto peanut butter chocolate chip bars for another delicious option.
As far as the youth were concerned the chewier the cookie, the more heavenly they were. They would call my cookies “Jesus” cookies and it was meant to be a huge compliment.
Do you know what was my secret for super chewy cookies? Marshmallows and corn syrup! Ugh, I know. Today, I cringe when I think of how often I made these.
Yet somehow the kids felt that Jesus himself had endorsed my cookies. Ohhhh the life of a youth pastor, never a dull moment! Oh, how I wish I could have shared a plateful of my keto soft-baked chocolate chip bars instead.
Keto Soft-Baked Chocolate Chip Bars
These low-carb soft-baked chocolate chip bars are in no way as chewy as my marshmallow-loaded ones were. The absence of that much sugar makes that level of chewiness pretty impossible.
However, these keto soft-baked chocolate chip bars are melt-in-your-mouth cookies and yes they are delicious!
What’s more, I like to think that Jesus would give these keto chocolate chip cookie bars a thumbs up. As far as calling them “Jesus” cookies? That kind of talk can only belong inside a youth group.
How To Make Keto Chocolate Chip Bars
I have a couple of ingredients and tips that help make these keto chocolate chip bars a success. For one this recipe uses cream cheese. I’m a big fan of keto cream cheese recipes
Why? Well, because cream cheese adds a lot of stability and texture to keto foods.
In this keto bar recipe, the cream cheese helps with making the cookie bars have that soft-baked texture we all love. I also use a tiny amount of xanthan gum to help with the chewy factor. It’s not necessary but it does help in my humble opinion.
The recipe calls for five whole eggs and you don’t want to skimp here because it plays a vital role. I also use a combination of almond and coconut flour to get the perfect texture.
The Sweeteners For Keto Soft-baked Chocolate Chip Bars
When it comes to choosing which sugar-substitute to use for this recipe, I have several for you to choose from.
My go-to choice is Lakanto Monk Fruit because the texture is spot on and since there is barely any aftertaste. It is a monk fruit and erythritol blend.
Lakanto Monk Fruit gets its sweetness from antioxidants called mogrosides, instead of fructose or sucrose. It’s why it’s a great all-natural sugar-substitute and has zero calories and zero glycemic index.
I’m also partial to Swerve an erythritol blend. Unlike other natural sweeteners like stevia, it has no bitter aftertaste and measures just like sugar.
It’s also a sugar substitute that browns and caramelizes just like sugar. Swerve is made from ingredients found in select fruits and starchy root vegetables and contains no artificial ingredients, preservatives, or flavors.
Swerve is the name brand of Erythritol it has a 0 % impact on blood sugar.
Although Erythritol can have a cooling aftertaste when used in larger quantities. It’s something that some people dislike.
Personally, not an issue for me and why I am a fan.
You could also use the stevia and erythritol-based brand Pyure for most of my baked goods.
But if using Pyure you will want to use 1/2 the amount called for in this recipe since it’s much sweeter.
Lastly, if you can easily find a more natural sugar substitute you can also use Splenda with great success.
You will want to use the Splenda that has a bulking agent. It’s the one that comes in larger bags. I don’t recommend Splenda Bake because it’s actually half sugar half sucralose product and will be too high in carbs to be considered keto-friendly.
Keto-Friendly Cookies For The Win!
Baking sugar-laden cookies for the youth that Randy and I had the honor to minister to, seemed to be a regular Friday night occurrence.
Randy and I were involved in some sort of youth ministry for over 25 years. Our lives are so much richer for having served this generation.
Looking back, it’s no surprise that the youth found these cookies so addicting. What’s more, I am pretty certain that Jesus wasn’t smiling on my cookie offerings. No, He was probably shaking His head thinking oh Hilda, Hilda you have so much to learn.
After all, my keto soft-baked chocolate chip bars did not show up until we closed the youth pastor chapter of our lives.
Fast-forward to today and now I wouldn’t touch or make any sort of cookie that has regular sugar in it. It’s amazing how much a person can evolve when they get the right revelation.
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My failed attempts when I first went keto are what caused me to be very intentional with my Keto Baking recipes. I threw away so many ingredients in the beginning and I never want anyone to be so frustrated that they give up on the diet before they can see long-lasting results.
Even though those early days were not fun, the fact that I stayed the course has made this journey very rewarding. Besides, if I had quit at the first sign of struggle, I would not have had the opportunity to engage with you all.
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- 8 ounces of cream cheese (room temperature)
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature )
- 2 cups of sugar substitute
- 5 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/3 cup of coconut flour
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1/2 tsp xanthan gum (optional but this is what makes this cookie bar a little chewy)
- 1 cup of sugar-free chocolate chips (I use Lily's stevia-sweetened chocolate chips )
- 1 cup of chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12x16 inch cookie sheet with parchment paper. )For thicker bars use 9x13 greased baking pan.
- Using an electric mixer beat together the butter, cream cheese, vanilla extract and sugar substitute.
- Add the five eggs one at a time, mix well making sure the eggs are well incorporated into the batter.
- Fold in the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, salt, and xanthan gum.
- Stir in the sugar-free chocolate chips and walnuts with a spatula.
- Spread the batter evenly unto a 12X16 inch cookie sheet or 9x13 baking pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
- Allow cookie bars to cool completely before slicing.
- Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for 5 days or freeze for up 3 weeks.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140Total Fat: 13.5gSaturated Fat: 5.2gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 69mgCarbohydrates: 2.9gNet Carbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0.9gSugar: 0.3gProtein: 4.2g
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