Easy and delicious Low Carb Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. This is one of my oldest and best recipes. If you love peanut butter and chocolate, you’ll love these bars. With just a few simple ingredients, they’re sure to become a family favorite!
Why You’ll Love Low-Carb Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
I’ve always loved making bar cookies because they are easy! I often converted regular cookie recipes into bars. It’s time-saving when you don’t have time to roll out and cut cookies. This cookie bar was inspired by the basic flourless peanut butter cookie recipe I’ve been making for many years. It combines two of my favorite things, chocolate and peanut butter! Natural peanut butter and sugar-free chocolate chips keep them low-carb and keto friendly. Another great thing about this recipe is that it only uses a few simple pantry staples.
Ingredients & Substitutions
Peanut Butter – Make sure to use natural peanut butter; the ingredients are peanuts and salt. You can use creamy or crunchy peanut butter. Natural Almond butter can be used as a replacement for peanut butter. Using a brand that has more natural oils will help keep the bars from being dry and crumbly.
Eggs – Eggs are an essential ingredient in this recipe, as there is no flour. The eggs help bind the bars together.
Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips – There are many more options for sugar-free chocolate chips these days. I use Lily’s or Choczero. It can be fun to try different flavors. Sometimes I use white chocolate chips.
Sweetener – Any granular sweetener will work for this recipe. I usually use a monk fruit/erythritol blend.
Baking Powder – This helps the bars rise. Make sure to use baking powder, not baking soda! Make sure your baking powder is fresh because it loses its potency over time. Replace it every six months.
Vanilla Extract – I prefer pure vanilla extract in all of my baking. The flavor is richer and enhances the bars’ flavors.
How To Make These Cookie Bars
Gather your ingredients and preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease or line your baking pan with parchment paper. I prefer to use a metal pan or glass.
Place all of the ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Use a wooden spoon to stir until well combined. Spread the mixture evenly in the pan.
Bake for 14 to 16 minutes, until the edges are brown and the center is set. Watch closely and be careful not to over bake; check at 14 minutes because the cookie can burn quickly.
Allow cooling completely in the pan before cutting into 12 bars. If you like them soft and gooey, you can eat them sooner. They just won’t cut well. The bars will firm up as they cool.
Leftover bars can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week. They can be wrapped well and stored in the freezer for up to a month. Allow them to come to room temperature before serving.
If you love peanut butter and chocolate, try these Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars. They are very similar to Reese’s cups!
Low Carb Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
- Preheat oven 375 degree. Grease an 8-inch baking pan.
- Put all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Using a wooden spoon, stir until well combined. Spread the mixture evenly in the prepared pan.
- Bake for 14 to 16 minutes, until the edges are brown and the center is set. Watch closely and be careful not to overbake; checking at the 14 minutes because the cookie can burn easily.
- Allow to cool completely in the pan before cutting into 12 bars. (they will firm up as they cool.) Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week.
Disclaimer: Nutritional information is included as a courtesy and is calculated to the best of my ability, using my preferred brands. I recommend calculation your own macros, as they can widely vary depending on the brands of ingredients you use.
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Author: Natasha Newton (Natasha's Southern Flavor)
Natasha is the founder of Natasha’s Southern Flavor. She has a passion for sharing delicious family friendly low-carb recipes that are easy to make and use readily accessible ingredients. Natasha has published three bestselling cookbooks. Her books and recipes have been featured by CNET, Delish, Mindbodygreen, Parade and Women’s Health. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, two adult children, and three furbabies.
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