These keto chocolate chip cookie bars are a delectable low carb dessert that are so easy to make!
But cookies can be tough sometimes, and sometimes you really just want a perfect, satisfying treat as soon as you can possibly get it.
Enter cookie bars. Keto cookie bars are an awesome solution for anyone, but especially the impatient sweet tooth or the non-baker. I’m definitely guilty of just pouring cookie dough into a pan instead of taking the time to form out cookies. It’s just easier. And this recipe satisfies.
What ingredients do you need to make keto cookie bars?
The ingredients are super simple and widely available. If you’ve been following a low carb diet for a while, you might already have everything you need already in your pantry.
All you’ll need are:
- Butter – I like to use softened salted butter in my dessert recipes.
- Brown Sweetener – I used Brown Swerve, but Lakanto Golden is another great option
- Eggs – I used large eggs, and haven’t tested with any other size
- Almond Flour – I used Blue Diamond
- Vanilla Extract – Imitation is fine. Don’t stress about it
- Baking Powder – Be sure to periodically check the age of your baking powder. The more time it stays open in your pantry, the less effective it is
- Salt – Helps bring out the flavor in sweet treats
- Low Carb Chocolate Chips – I used Lily’s Semisweet
More delicious keto cookies
Check out these other delicious recipes from around the internet!
Low Carb “Oatmeal” Chocolate Chip Cookies from All Day I Dream About Food
Keto Shortbread Cookies from My Keto Kitchen
Low Carb Turtle Cookies from Wholesome Yum
Cookie Bars Notes
The most important thing about this recipe is to allow your keto cookie bars to cool completely before slicing and serving. If you’re in a rush you can cool them in the fridge or freezer.
No matter how you do it, it’s an important step to make sure you don’t skip. It will help avoid crumbling and give you the best outcome.
Also — sometimes your chocolate chips get hidden in the batter between adding them in and pulling the cookie bars out of the oven. To ensure that beautiful classic look, reserve some chocolate chips to gently press into the cookie bars as soon as you pull them out of the oven.
Who doesn’t mind some extra chocolate chip goodness?
Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Nutrition
This recipe is baked in a 9 inch by 9 inch baking pan and makes 9 servings. For one serving, you’re looking at:
Calories: 188 Calories
Total Carbs (including erythritol): 20.4g
Net Carbs: 3.6g
Remember, net carbs equal total carbs minus fiber, minus sugar alcohols.
And here’s a breakdown of the nutrition:
- 6 tablespoons salted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup Brown Swerve
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup Lily's Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Preheat oven to 350 and line an 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper, set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream the butter and Brown Swerve. Mix in the eggs and vanilla. Add the almond flour, baking powder and salt.
- Fold in the chocolate chips and scrape batter into prepared 9x9 baking dish. Evenly spread the batter across the dish.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes. A toothpick should come out mostly clean. It may appear a little jiggly but almond flour sets as it cools.
- Allow to cool for COMPLETELY. Cooling it in the fridge or freezer is fastest. Cut into 9 pieces.
The label for Lily's Semisweet Chocolate Chips lists the net carbs at zero (1 serving = 8g total carbs minus 5 grams fiber minus 3 grams erythritol). I rounded up to 1g net carbs to be on the safe side. Of course, if nutrition is important to you, I deinitely recommend calculating in the way that makes the most sense to you.
Serving Size:1 Cookie Bar
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 188Total Fat: 15.6gCarbohydrates: 20.4gNet Carbohydrates: 3.6gFiber: 4.7gSugar Alcohols: 12.7gProtein: 5.1g