This easy keto candy bar recipe is so deliciously rich, crispy, crunchy, fudgy, chewy, chocolatey, and made with just 3 ingredients!
Smooth chocolate candy.
NO powdered sugar required.
These low carb keto candy bars will completely satisfy your cravings for store bought candy, without all the sugar or corn syrup.
Under 3 grams of net carbs each, and they taste like a Nestle crunch bar!
You may also like these Keto Brownies
Sugar free candy bar flavors
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup – Use either creamy or crunchy peanut butter and chopped peanuts in the recipe below.
Mocha Coconut Candy Bars – Stir 1/2 cup shredded coconut (and an optional 1/2 tsp instant coffee) into the melted chocolate mixture before transferring it to the pan.
Mint Chocolate Chip – Add 1/4 tsp pure peppermint extract to the chocolate after melting. Be sure to use pure peppermint, not imitation or mint extract.
Chocolate Raspberry – Stir in a handful of crushed freeze dried raspberries before chilling. Freeze dried strawberries work well too.
What’s your favorite candy bar flavor? Other variations I can think of include salted almond or vanilla, or even adding keto candies to the mix (SmartSweets makes keto friendly candy, such as peach rings and gummy bears or gummy worms).
Also make these homemade Chocolate Truffles
Keto candy ingredients
You only need three ingredients for this homemade candy bar recipe: chocolate, nut butter, and nuts or seeds of choice.
For the chocolate: If you’re making sugar free candy bars, look for keto chocolate chips, such as Lily’s dark chocolate chips or Lakanto low carb chocolate chips. You can also make your own Sugar Free Chocolate Chips.
The recipe calls for 9 ounces of chocolate chips, which is a full bag of Lily’s or 1 1/2 cups. If you’re not on a low sugar or keto diet, any chocolate chips are fine to use.
The nut butter options: Try the keto dessert with different nut or seed butters to find your favorite flavor. Options include keto nut butter or almond butter, peanut, cashew, macadamia, sunbutter, Coconut Butter, or coconut oil for a nut free candy bar.
The crunch factor: While the candy bars can technically be made without the finely chopped nuts, I like to add them for texture. These can be any raw or roasted nuts or seeds, and I often choose to use a variety instead of just one type of nut or seed.
Try a mix of any of the following: cashews, almonds, walnuts, pecans, pistachios, macadamia nuts, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, Brazil nuts (these are high in selenium), tiger nuts, or flax seeds.
How to make keto candy bars
Start by lining an 8-inch pan with parchment paper or wax paper.
Gather all of the ingredients. If you’re using a natural nut butter that’s rock hard or not easily stir-able, gently warm it to soften.
The nuts or seeds can be left whole, or chop them up with a knife or food processor. (Be sure not to process too long, so there’s still some texture.)
To melt the chocolate, either use the double broiler method or carefully melt it in the microwave. Melt 20 seconds initially and then in 10 second intervals, stirring after each interval, because chocolate can burn quickly.
Stir everything together until smooth. Pour into the prepared pan, and spread the chocolate out evenly. Freeze 10 minutes, or refrigerate until firm enough to slice.
The first time I made these bars was for a party with a few guests who prefer no sugar, two vegans, and maybe thirty others who have no dietary restrictions whatsoever. Everyone loved the snack bars, and one person even remarked that if you added caramel they would taste like a Snickers bar.
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Tips for the best low carb candy
Storage tips: With the nut butter version, you can store leftover homemade candy bars on the counter at room temperature as long as your home is not too warm, and they will hold their shape.
If using coconut oil, the candy will slowly begin to melt at room temperature unless it’s very cool out or if the bars are frozen beforehand. Therefore, I’d recommend storing the coconut oil candy in the refrigerator when not consuming. Or store in the freezer for hard candy bars.
If the bars will be transported to a party or another event where they won’t be refrigerated for a few hours, either go with the coconut free version or freeze the coconut candy bars before leaving.
Cutting the candy bars: After pouring the chocolate mixture into the pan, chilling it in the fridge or freezer will harden the chocolate.
If you leave the pan in too long and the chocolate is too firm to easily cut, simply let it sit out for a few minutes on the counter to soften enough that you can run a knife through the chocolate and nuts.
Keto Candy Bars
- 9 oz chocolate chips, sugar free if desired (1 1/2 cups)
- 1/2 cup peanut butter, almond butter, OR coconut oil
- 1 1/2 cups nuts or seeds of choice (Also try these Keto Protein Bars)
- Line an 8-inch pan with parchment or wax paper. I like to finely chop the nuts, or you can leave them whole if you prefer. If nut butter is not stir-able, gently warm it until soft. Melt the chocolate (Google how to melt chocolate if unsure, as it's easy to burn). Stir all ingredients until smooth. Pour into the pan. Spread out evenly. Freeze 10 minutes or until it's firm enough to slice. The bars can stay at room temperature if it's not too warm in your home, but I like to store leftovers in the fridge or freezer, especially with the coconut oil version, which is more melty than the nut butter version.View Nutrition Facts
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hello katie!! thank you for your hard effort!!! You are a bright young and very inspiring lady!! lots of love from australia!
Sue Bond says
did this last time was really great on my diet thank you for doing it
This is dangerous! Lol! I may not have as much will power as you must. Chocolate, peanut butter, and nuts. All my buttons!
I have some Baker’s unsweetened chocolate that needs to be used. Is it possible to make chocolate bars using unsweetened chocolate?
Thank you for your many recipes. I’ve enjoyed many!
CCK Media Team says
You definitely can! You’d just need to add in some sweetener (such as powdered sugar or erythritol) because the chocolate isn’t sweet.
I don’t think Katie actually exists in our “plane”. The Matrix like metabolism required to burn off the calories to remain thin is mind bending. I guess the only explanation would be she doesn’t really consume Chocolate that much or she’s only 20.
More power to her, but the body doesn’t cooperate like that for long.
Judy B says
Katie has done it again! Delicious and so easy! This time I used peanut butter and walnuts. So good. I love that just a small piece satisfies that taste for something sweet and especially chocolate.
CCK Media Team says
Thank you so much for making it!
Easy to make, and satisfied my craving for a Snickers
Bizadea Andreea says
These were so good!!!
My go to candy bar! And so very tasty. My spouse even liked them.
Simple items to have on hand when we travel so I can make them anytime. Bonus, no oven needed.
CCK Media Team says
Thank YOU for making them 🙂
Keto Girl says
Loved these keto candy bars! I have been on the keto diet for three months now and feel great!
elaine Marais says
Absolutely devine. Eat alot and just want to know how many carbs in one square so i dont go over my daily carb intake. Many thanks
Yummy and easy to make. I added vanilla and a little stevia and molasses to taste to the peanut butter mixture.
My husband and I are on Keto and make these almost weekly – it’s our one treat after dinner. I make them with almonds or mixed nuts and add 2 TBL butter to the chocolate when melting in the microwave to make the chocolate a bit smoother. I also mix 1/2 dark chocolate and 1/2 salted caramel chips together for an even more decedent bar. I’ve even mixed in dried blueberries a few times for a change, but like them best with just the nuts. Excellent recipe!
Thanks so much for such an amazing recipe. I make these all the time and make just a few adjustments. I use 1/2 sugar free dark chocolate chips and 1/2 sugar free salted caramel chocolate chips. When melting in the microwave, I add a TB of butter or ghee – it somehow makes the chocolate melt nicer. Then I add in the peanut butter and nuts. I often use salted dry roasted nuts – the salt added to the sweet is so good. This is literally the best Keto treat I’ve found, and I’ve tried quite a few!