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Low Carb Carmelitas. Grain-Free THM LCHF Keto Banting Recipe

Carmelitas

Heavenly low carb crumb bars filled with sugar-free caramel and chocolate. You'd hardly believe that this grain-free treat isn't made with oats!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 16 Bars
Calories 228 kcal

Ingredients

Crust:

Filling:

Instructions

Crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 325F and grease a 9x9 inch square pan (can also use 8x8 but baking time will be longer).

  2. In a food processor, combine coconut and sliced almond. Pulse until the pieces are broken up and about the size of oats in size. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Add the almond flour, sweetener, 2 tbsp coconut flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in melted butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Press a little more than half of the mixture firmly into the bottom of prepared baking pan (it doesn't look like it will be enough, but it is...just keep pressing it in, as thinly as you need to). Bake 10 minutes, until puffed and edges are just golden brown. Remove and let cool completely.
  5. Add the remaining tablespoon of coconut flour to the remaining crust ingredients and mix well to help make it drier and crumblier. Break it up into small crumbs.

Filling:

  1. While bottom crust is cooling, make the caramel sauce and let it cool 10 minutes or so. Then pour the caramel sauce over the crust and sprinkle with chocolate chips.

  2. Sprinkle filling with remaining crust and press lightly to adhere. Bake another 15 to 20 minutes, until top crust is golden brown.
  3. Remove and let cool completely before cutting into squares.

Recipe Notes

Serves 16. Each serving has 4.32g NET CARBS.

Food energy: 228kcal Total fat: 20.88g Calories from fat: 187 Cholesterol: 33mg Carbohydrate: 7.58g Total dietary fiber: 3.26g Protein: 3.59g Erythritol: 16.9g

Nutrition Facts
Carmelitas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 228 Calories from Fat 188
% Daily Value*
Fat 20.88g32%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Carbohydrates 7.58g3%
Fiber 3.26g13%
Protein 5.29g11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.