A few years ago, I changed to a keto diet. I was able to change my diet because I set myself up for success. For me, I needed to clean out all the food that would tempt me to fall back into unhealthy eating. I was also realistic about my sweet tooth so I would need to keep keto-friendly sweets on hand.
Keto sweets needed to be easy and use ingredients that I would normally stock for keto baking. Having a keto-friendly sweet in the house helps me stay on track and achieve my health goals. My current favorite keto sweet is the Keto Buckeye Bars. They are no-bake, simple, and satisfying.
Finding the perfect sweetener for me took some time. Some of the recommended sweeteners for the keto diet made my stomach uncomfortable. When I came across Swerve, I was happy with the taste. I bake exclusively with the confectioners Swerve and the brown sugar Swerve. Even if recipes call for the granular Swerve, I just substitute for a little less confectioners. The texture of the final baked good is better when I use the finer Swerve.
Keto buckeye bars
Makes one 5 x 5 pan
- 2 Tbsp Butter
- 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
- 1/4 Cup Swerve confectioners
- 3/4 Cup Almond Flour
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup of Lily’s Chocolate
- Mix all the ingredients together except the Lily’s Chocolate
- Press into a 5×5 pan
- Melt 1/4 cup of Lily’s Chocolate in the microwave
- Pour over the peanut butter bars
- Put in the fridge until the chocolate firms up. Enjoy!
What are your favorite keto treats?
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