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Keto Soft-Baked Chocolate Chip Bars

 

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

keto soft baked chocolate chip bars

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

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keto chocolate chip bars sliced

keto chocolate chip bars sliced

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

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.

Keto Soft-baked Chocolate chip bars

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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Keto Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Bars

Keto Soft-Baked Chocolate Chip Bars

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

It's a recipe for Keto Soft-Baked Chocolate Chip Bars. And it's sugar-free, grain-free, gluten-free, low in carbs and keto-friendly.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12x16 inch cookie sheet with parchment paper. )For thicker bars use 9x13 greased baking pan.
  2. Using an electric mixer beat together the butter, cream cheese, vanilla extract and sugar substitute. 
  3. Add the five eggs one at a time, mix well making sure the eggs are well incorporated into the batter.
  4. Fold in the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, salt, and xanthan gum.
  5. Stir in the sugar-free chocolate chips and walnuts with a spatula.
  6. Spread the batter evenly unto a 12X16 inch cookie sheet or 9x13 baking pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Allow cookie bars to cool completely before slicing.
  8. 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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Lynda

Sunday 31st of October 2021

I make these every week they are absolute favorite cookie bars!!

Hilda Solares

Sunday 31st of October 2021

Yay Lynda! So happy to hear it's a favorite for you.

Teri Vickery

Monday 12th of July 2021

I just made these and they are wonderful! They are very rich so I am not tempted to eat more than one. I only had salted butter so I left out the extra salt and they turned out fine. The most difficult part was waiting for them to cool enough to cut into!

Hilda Solares

Tuesday 13th of July 2021

That's great to here Teri. You can also freeze these individually for when you need a keto treat.

Lynda

Wednesday 23rd of June 2021

These cookie bars are our absolute favorite. I make a 9 x 12 batch every week and they sure don’t last long!!

Hilda Solares

Monday 28th of June 2021

Hi lynda, I am so happy it's a recipe you are enjoying regulary!

Danielle

Monday 8th of March 2021

I made these...haven't tasted yet but the batter was very thick and too forever to cook. It was more like a cake. Is there something i did wrong??

Hilda Solares

Wednesday 10th of March 2021

Hi Danielle, Not sure why it came out more like a cake for you. Perhaps it was overmixed? This is a popular one on the site and it should definitely have a true bar texture. Here is a link to our Keto Baking Tips Perhaps that can shed a little more light for you.

Mary

Friday 18th of December 2020

Ok I know I read you are supposed to bake this and after cooled put in fridge and taste it the next day...but I could not wait and it is sooooooo delicious. I did use 1 c Swerve Brown Sugar and 1 c. Swerve White sugar. The texture is perfect. Thank you again for sharing your talents with me.

Hilda Solares

Saturday 19th of December 2020

Hi Mary, Glad you enjoyed the recipe. This can be eaten on the same day. You just need to store any leftovers in the fridge.

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