Low carb and grain-free, these chocolate fudge crumb bars are my healthy answer to Starbucks’ oatmeal fudge bars. A delicious keto recipes you won’t want to miss.
Getting married is a really big deal. Even in this day of dating for years and living together before marriage, it’s still a really big deal. And it’s exciting. You enter into it with glorious thoughts of your future together, so many of your hopes and dreams pinned upon your betrothed. It’s a beautiful thing when two people who love each other decide to make that deep and lasting commitment. I didn’t cry at my own wedding, I was far too happy and excited for that. But I inevitably tear up at every other wedding I attend, whether I know the couple very well or not. There’s just that deep sentimentality for all things wedding, because you know everything it is meant to symbolize.
The planning for a wedding can be unbelievably stressful, unfortunately. We get far too caught up in the little details in our efforts to make the day “perfect”. Looking back on my own wedding, I wonder why we let ourselves do this. Yes, okay, you need to time things really well to keep the show moving along according to schedule. And yes, the seating arrangements can be tricky, especially if there are any estranged family members. But the reality is that if you are marrying the right person, the day should be perfect regardless of how the plans unfold. Really, a wedding is just a big ol’ party, meant to bring all the distant factions of your family and friends together in celebration of YOU! How fun is that?
The best advice I ever received, a few days before my own wedding, was this: no one knows exactly what you were planning, so no one will notice if all the little details don’t quite fall into place. In other words, don’t sweat the small stuff. Can’t find the perfect ribbons in your wedding colours to tie up all the napkins at the reception? Did the wedding favours not come out quite as you’d hoped? Let it go. Just breathe and let it go. No one will notice and no one will care. It’s your day, your time to shine. Just marry your beloved and have a great party afterward. That’s all that truly matters.
So, to my fellow blogger, Stephie of Stephie Cooks, who is getting married in April. SURPRISE! Happy Virtual Wedding Shower! Have a blast, my friend, and don’t sweat the small stuff.
I brought these delicious and healthy crumb bars to the party. It’s my low carb, sugar-free take on a treat I used to love from Starbucks. I daresay mine are just as tasty and they won’t send your blood sugar soaring. Win-win, I’d say.
Preheat oven to 325F and grease a 9x13 baking pan.
In a large bowl, whisk together the almond flour, coconut, sweetener and salt. Stir in butter and vanilla extract and toss until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Press 2/3 of mixture firmly into bottom prepared baking pan. Bake 8 minutes, until just golden on the edges and then remove (it will not be baked through).
In a large saucepan, heat whipping cream and powdered sweetener over medium heat, stirring to combine. Bring to barely a simmer and remove from heat. Add chopped chocolate and let sit 5 minutes to melt.
Whisk filling until smooth, then add vanilla. Sprinkle surface with xanthan gum and whisk vigorously to combine. Pour filling over crust and spread to the edges.
Sprinkle the surface with remaining crumb mixture. Bake 22 to 25 minutes, until topping is golden brown. Remove and let cool completely.
Serves 20. Each serving has 7.27 g of carbs and 4.02 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS = 3.25 g.
Food energy: 238kcal
Saturated fatty acids: 13.06g
Total fat: 22.50g
Calories from fat: 202
Total dietary fiber: 4.02g
Please note that I am not a medical or nutritional professional. I provide nutritional information for my recipes simply as a courtesy to my readers. It is calculated using MacGourmet software and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count, as it does not affect my own blood glucose levels. I do my best to be as accurate as possible but you should independently calculate nutritional information on your own before relying on them.