No-Bake Keto Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars will satisfy all of your dessert cravings with almost none of the sugar. Low Carb, low sugar, high fat Peanut Butter Bars make a perfectly delicious keto dessert or fat bomb and they taste just like Reese's peanut butter cups! See all of my Keto Desserts here!
Why I Made These Easy Keto Desserts
Every Halloween, my kids know that once they were done trick or treating, they had to sit down and take out at least half the Peanut Butter Cups they had--because those were clearly meant for me.
The thing is, keto Halloween candy is so difficult to get! So you'll have to make your own.
Fortunately for me, I'm not the only peanut butter and chocolate addict who is trying to quit/reduce sugar.
Knowing there's one of those no-fail keto dessert recipes waiting for me has made things much easier.
I used to make a sugared version of these, and I wanted to reproduce that taste. But making keto desserts requires some experimenting and testing.
It takes a few specialty ingredients, but I tend to use those ingredients like Swerve and Sugar-Free Chocolate chips for other Keto Desserts so I am okay with stocking up on them or making extras from some of my other recipes.
These ended up turning out so good that they became a favorite of my readers!
What Can You Eat For Dessert On The Keto Diet?
If you're new to a low carb lifestyle, you may be under the assumption that keto and desserts might not go hand in hand. You're only partially correct. While traditional sugar-filled desserts aren't keto-friendly, there are plenty of keto dessert options to choose from.
If you're looking for some great keto dessert alternatives, check out my list of The Best Keto Desserts.
Which Chocolates Are Keto Friendly?
Anyone that is craving or wanting to make a keto dessert is probably wondering what chocolates they can use and are keto safe. Here are some of my favorite low carb chocolate options to cook with or snack on (while I'm waiting for these keto peanut butter cups to chill):
Is Peanut Butter Bad For Keto?
Keto isn't so much about what you eat, but more about hitting specific nutritional targets. And since you're trying to hit a higher fat intake while keeping your carb count low, peanut butter (depending on which brand you reach for and the sugar content) is actually perfect for those of us living a keto lifestyle.
Ingredients You'll Need
Equipment Needed For These Peanut Butter Bars
As much as I love my kitchen gadgets, nothing fancy is needed to make these low carb desserts!
- I did use a pastry cutter, but you can also use two knives to cut the ingredients in if you prefer. The pastry cutter does make it easier and you can use it for other recipes as well.
- I also like to make these in an 8-inch pan, but it's a lot easier if you line it with parchment paper if you do. Comes out very easily that way.
How to Make Keto Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars
Unlike some other low-carb sweet treats, you'll only need to follow three easy steps for a tasty dessert or snack.
- Mix butter, peanut butter, and Swerve with the almond flour and pat out.
- Melt chocolate chips and pour on top.
- DO NOT RUSH THIS. Let it solidify in the fridge and let the tastes marry. If you eat it too soon, it will taste like artificial sugar. Let the tastes meld together and it will be so tasty. This is true for most keto desserts. You need to let them chill for a bit.
Watch a Video on How to Make This Keto Dessert
Tips And Tricks For Making Low Carb Desserts
- Be flexible. Not everything is going to taste IDENTICAL to your favorite sweet treat, but it will still be satisfying.
- Don't pinch pennies. The ingredients you need to make low carb desserts can be expensive, but they will last forever with how little you use to keep your sweet tooth satisfied.
- Make ahead. To stay successful in your low carb lifestyle, always keep something within reach so you're not tempted to grab something high in carbs on a whim.
- Enjoy! As long as your favorite low carb dessert fits in your daily macros, there's no need to feel guilty. Grab a bite (or two!) and enjoy your journey!
- Hide them. I'm just kidding. Sort of. Keto desserts made the right way will be so yummy your whole family will be fighting for a bite.
What Is Something Sweet I Can Eat On A Low-Carb Diet?
If you're wondering what desserts to eat on keto, I have a HUGE selection for you!
How Long Do Low Carb Desserts Last?
The amount of time a low carb dessert lasts completely depends on what dessert you're making.
These No Bake Peanut Butter Bars will last up to a week if they are kept in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.
- Low Carb Chocolate Cake is perfect.
- Keto Cookies - come together fast-- but really they get eaten even faster.
- My Keto Cream Cheese Pound Cake recipe is very popular.
- Try this creamy Keto Lemon Ricotta cheesecake in your Instant Pot.
- Don't forget a savory fat bomb like my Keto Tabouli recipe.
- Even my Keto Bread can kick a carb craving!
- Check out my entire selection of low carb desserts right here!
- If you want something savory to mix it up, try my delicious Keto Lasagna!
So if you're looking for a great sugar-free Reese's Peanut butter cup recipe, a keto Halloween candy recipe, a low carb candy, a selection of Keto Desserts to try, or just an easy Keto dessert, this will become your go-to keto fat bomb.
If you love keto desserts like these No Bake Keto Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars as much as I do, make sure you share this recipe with your friends on Facebook and Pinterest so that they can see how great low carb desserts are too.
Keto Desserts: No Bake Keto Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars
- PASTRY CUTTER
- 8 x 8 Baking Dish
- Measuring Cups
For the Bars
- 3/4 cup Superfine Almond Flour
- 2 oz Butter
- 1/4 cup Swerve Icing sugar style
- 1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
For the Topping
- 1/2 cup Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips
- Mix all the ingredients for the bars together and spread into a small 6 inch pan
- Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave oven for 30 seconds and stir.
- Add another 10 seconds if needed to melt fully.
- Spread the topping on top of the bars.
- Refrigerate for at least an hour or two until the bars thicken up. These bars definitely improve with keeping so don't be in a huge rush to eat them.
- I used a pastry cutter, but you can also use two knives to cut the ingredients in if you prefer. The pastry cutter does make it easier and you can use it for other recipes as well.
- I also like to make these in an 8-inch pan, but it's a lot easier if you line it with parchment paper if you do that. Comes out very easily that way.
- Mix butter, peanut butter, and Swerve with the almond flour and pat out
- Melt chocolate and pour on top. Some people like to mix in a little coconut oil into the chocolate as it makes it softer
- DO NOT RUSH the last part. Let your tasty low carb dessert chill for a while. Let it solidify in the fridge and let the tastes mingle. If you eat it too soon, it will taste like artificial sugar. Let the tastes meld together and it will be super fantastic.