Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars (Keto/Paleo)

One of my best friends has taken to texting me with delicious looking recipes quite often, as she does paleo and she knows I’m doing keto. Everything she texts me always looks delicious, but this morning she texted me a recipe from Paleogrubs for these chocolate chip cookie bars, and I already had everything on hand so I figured why not!

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Of course hindsight being 20/20, I didn’t think to swap out the maple syrup for some of my truvia (thus reducing the caloric and carb counts), but hey, at least I remembered to use my sugar free syrup! So, you know, points for that. I also need to buy some dark chocolate or sugar free chocolate chips so I can lower the carb count even more. The only chips I happened to have on-hand however were milk chocolate.

I also have my new almond flour now – and it’s Kirkland (Costco’s brand). 3lb bag there cheaper than the 2lb pag at my local grocery store. Dear Costco, thank you for existing.20180225_091132

These turned out moist, light, yet filling. The only thing both she and I noticed (she made them too!) was that the bake time from the original recipe seems slightly off. We both needed about 25-30 minutes as opposed to 20, and it still didn’t get a crazy golden, but it’s delicious so who cares :).

Makes 16 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp almond milk
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup sugar free maple syrup (or replace with sweetener of your choice to cut down on carbs/calories)
  • 2 TBSP (28g) chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt.20180225_091431
  3. In a smaller bowl, combine vanilla, eggs, almond milk, melted coconut oil (~30 seconds should do it in the microwave), and maple syrup (or sweetener).20180225_092107
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until well combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Spread into greased (or parchment-papered) 8×8 pan.
  6. Bake for 22-25 minutes, or until lightly golden on top. If it doesn’t look like it’s turning golden, you can stick a knife in, and if it comes out clean, you know they’re done.

These were made up incredibly fast, and puffed up quite nicely! I would have liked a bit more of a golden color on top purely for aesthetics only, but the taste is great. Definitely tastes like how a chocolate chip cookie bar should! The vanilla comes through nicely, and the small hits of chocolate will definitely satisfy any craving you have for something sweet. They’re incredibly soft and light, but leave you feeling like you had a decent dessert!

Nutrition info:

  • calories: 163
  • net carb: 2.5g
  • fat: 14g
  • protein: 4.6g

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar (Keto/Paleo)

  • Servings: 16
  • Difficulty: easy
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These cookie bars are soft, luxurious, and will make you smile!

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp almond milk
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup sugar free maple syrup (or replace with sweetener of your choice to cut down on carbs/calories)
  • 2 TBSP (28g) chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a smaller bowl, combine vanilla, eggs, almond milk, melted coconut oil (~30 seconds should do it in the microwave), and maple syrup (or sweetener).
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until well combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Spread into greased (or parchment-papered) 8×8 pan.
  6. Bake for 22-25 minutes, or until lightly golden on top. If it doesn’t look like it’s turning golden, you can stick a knife in, and if it comes out clean, you know they’re done.

These were made up incredibly fast, and puffed up quite nicely! I would have liked a bit more of a golden color on top purely for aesthetics only, but the taste is great. Definitely tastes like how a chocolate chip cookie bar should! The vanilla comes through nicely, and the small hits of chocolate will definitely satisfy any craving you have for something sweet. They’re incredibly soft and light, but leave you feeling like you had a decent dessert!

Nutrition info:

  • calories: 163
  • net carb: 2.5g
  • fat: 14g
  • protein: 4.6g
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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Anne Fox says:

    They look decadent. Can’t wait to taste one.

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  2. mistimaan says:

    Looks yummy

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  3. I made these and I love them. Thanks so much for posting this. I made a few subs (because of what I had on hand) used less sugar substitute and I added chocolate protine powder instead of chips. They came out delicious. My husband even snatched a few because they fit his macros as well.

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    1. That’s great! I’m so glad you liked them

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