Low Carb White Chocolate Macadamia Bars combine sugar-free white chocolate and crunchy macadamia nuts in an easy-to-make cookie bar, a perfect indulgent treat for those following a keto lifestyle.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
These Low Carb White Chocolate Macadamia Cookie Bars are an easy-to-make dessert that combines the rich flavors of white chocolate with the satisfying crunch and buttery taste of macadamia nuts. They’re a perfect balance of sweetness and capture the essence of your favorite cookies in a convenient bar form. Unlike the classic cookies, these bars are fuss-free and can be whipped up quickly. So you can enjoy the familiar flavors without compromising taste or texture.
Brown Sugar Substitute
Sugar-free white chocolate chips
How to Make Cookie Bars
To begin, preheat your oven to a temperature of 350°F. Then, take a 9-inch square baking pan and line it with parchment paper. This will ensure that your baked goods do not stick to the pan and are easy to remove once cooked.
Whisk together almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small mixing bowl.
Mix the butter and sweeteners in a stand mixer or large mixing bowl with a hand mixer until it’s creamy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix it until it’s well combined.
Blend the flour mixture slowly into the butter mixture until just combined. Then, fold in the macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips.
Spread the dough evenly in the baking pan and sprinkle with a few more white chocolate chips. Bake for 20-22 minutes until golden and cooked through.
Letting the mixture cool down completely before cutting it into bars is essential. Once it is cut, store the bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
Here are a few serving suggestions for your Low Carb White Chocolate Macadamia Cookie Bars.
Plain and Simple – Enjoy these bars as a delightful snack on their own, paired with a cup of coffee or tea for a quick pick-me-up during the day.
À La Mode – Warm up a bar in the microwave for a few seconds and serve it with a scoop of low-carb vanilla for a delicious dessert.
Parfait – Layer crumbled cookie bars with Greek yogurt or sugar-free pudding and berries for a unique and satisfying parfait-style treat.
Gift – These cookie bars would be perfect for any special occasion, especially Christmas. Package them in a decorative box or jar, tied with a ribbon.
To maintain the freshness and flavor of your cookie bars store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3-4 days.
Citrus Zest – Incorporate some zest from lemon or orange to bring a bright, citrusy flavor that complements the sweetness of the white chocolate. About a teaspoon of zest should suffice for a batch.
Coconut Infusion – Introduce shredded coconut into the batter for a tropical twist. Around 1/4 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut can add texture and flavor complexity.
Swap the Chocolate – Experiment with different types of chocolate! Substitute white chocolate with sugar-free dark chocolate chunks or chips for a richer, deeper flavor profile.
Nut Substitution – Instead of macadamia nuts, try using chopped almonds, pecans, or walnuts. These nuts bring their unique taste and texture to the bars.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are macadamia nuts low-carb?
Yes, macadamia nuts are relatively low in carbs compared to other nuts. They are packed with healthy fats and have one of the lowest carb counts of all nuts. A 1-ounce serving of macadamia nuts has about 4 grams of total carbohydrates, nearly half of which comes from dietary fiber. This means that the amount of net carbs is low, around 2 grams per serving. Many people who follow a low-carb or ketogenic diet find macadamia nuts an excellent snack.
How can I prevent the cookie bars from becoming too dry?
It’s important to avoid overbaking the cookie bars as it can make them dry. Watch them closely while they’re in the oven, and as soon as they’re set and lightly golden on the edges, remove them. Properly storing them in an airtight container can also help to retain their moisture.
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Low Carb White Chocolate Macadamia Cookie Bars
- 1 1/2 cups finely ground almond flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter Softened
- 1/2 cup brown sugar substitute
- 1/2 cup granular sweetener
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup sugar free white chocolate chips plus more for garnish
- 1/2 cup macadamia nuts
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In a stand mixer, or using a large mixing bowl and a hand mixer, beat the butter and sweeteners until creamy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until well combined.
- Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and blend until just combined. Fold in the white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts.
- Spread the dough evenly in the prepared baking pan and top with a few more white chocolate chips. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, until lightly golden brown around the edges and cooked through in the center.
- Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars. Store in an airtight container at room temperature 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.
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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