Salted Caramel Pecan Blondies – Low Carb and Gluten-Free

Who says low carb desserts can't be gooey? These Salted Caramel Pecan Blondies are soft, gooey and rich. Gluten-Free.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 16 blondies
Calories 234 kcal


Caramel Sauce:


  • 1 & 1/3 cup almond flour Honeyville
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup Swerve Sweetener or other erythritol
  • pinch salt
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 oz high cacao chocolate chopped
  • ½ tsp kosher salt optional


For the caramel sauce:

  1. Combine water, Swerve Sweetener and xylitol in a heavy saucepan over medium heat.

  2. Stir until Swerve and xylitol dissolve. Bring to a boil and cook without stirring 7 to 9 minutes, until mixture begins to darken in colour. Mixture may smoke slightly.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in whipping cream, butter, vanilla and kosher salt. Mixture may bubble vigorously.
  4. Sprinkle with xanthan gum and whisk in quickly to combine (if you get any lumps, use a hand blender to smooth them out). Set caramel sauce aside.
  5. Preheat oven to 325F and grease an 8x8 square baking pan.
  6. In a medium bowl, whisk together almond flour, chopped pecans, Swerve and salt.

  7. In a large bowl, beat butter, eggs and 2 tbsp caramel sauce until smooth. Beat in almond flour mixture until just combined. Stir in chopped chocolate.
  8. Spread batter in prepared baking pan. Pour caramel sauce over and swirl with a knife.
  9. Bake 20 minutes, until edges are golden brown and center is no longer jiggly. Let cool completely and then refrigerate 1 hour to set.
  10. Sprinkle with kosher salt (optional).

Recipe Notes

Serves 16. Each serving has 5 g of carbs and 2 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS = 3 g.

234 Calories; 23g Fat (84.7% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 56mg Cholesterol; 204mg Sodium.

Nutrition Facts
Salted Caramel Pecan Blondies – Low Carb and Gluten-Free
Amount Per Serving (1 blondie)
Calories 234 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 204mg9%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.