Keto Magic Bars….with magic in the title I feel like I have to say no more. These bars are a fun take on an old sugar-laden favorite also known as Seven Layer Bars.
When my kids were little this was a go-to pantry dessert. Pretty much everything in the original recipe was something that came straight from my pantry. Now that we know better and eat way less sugar, my pantry staples have changed.
The good news is that even though my pantry and fridge staples have changed a bit, I still have every item for my Keto Magic Bars ALWAYS in my house. Heavy cream, butter, Lakanto, butter, almond flour, psyllium husk, Lily’s stevia sweetened chocolate chips…I always have these on hand.
I use just a basic 9×9″ pan and parchment paper, too. Every low carb baker should have those items in their kitchen anyway, right?
BAKE SALE FAVORITE
Did you ever go to a bake sale that didn’t have some version of this coconut-y, chocolate-y, graham goodness? It’s a gooey treat with a simple graham style base to mellow out the overly sweet toppings and then we add the roasted pecans for a nice crunch. I cut these guys up into bite size squares…Keto Magic Bars are perfect with my afternoon cup of coffee or tea.
These bars are sweetened with a homemade low carb condensed milk can be (and preferably) made ahead of time. The low carb sweetened condensed milk recipe is the same as the one as I use for my coffee creamer. So you can make batches two batches of this “condensed milk” recipe. HALF OF THE RECIPE of the batch for your morning coffee creamer for the week and the second HALF batch for these amazing Keto Magic Bars.
These bars need to make their way to the school bake sale. Keto Magics Bars NEED to be sold to all the moms that want ALL the sugary desserts, but know they should avoid. These bars will be sold immediately….and you might even get some back up orders because they are that good.
Low Carb Sweetened Condensed Milk
Sweetened Condensed Milk
- In a large flat bottom saucepan combine the cream, butter, Lakanto and vanilla and set the heat to medium. Stir together ingredients until the butter has melted. Let the pan heat up and bring the cream mixture to a dancing simmer.
- You don’t want to boil, but keep at a slow simmer, stirring occasionally to let the cream mixture reduce and thicken. This process could take 15-20 minutes.
- Once the cream coats the back of the spoon and you feel a thicker creaminess to your mixture remove from heat and put in a pourable wide mouth container to cool.
- You can cool in your fridge overnight or just while you are preparing the crust for your Keto Magic Bars.
- If the mixture solidifies you can zip it in the microwave for 10-30 second increments and stir back to a cream liquid.
- Preheat the oven to 350*
- Fluff together with a fork until fully combined.
- Line a 9"x9” baking tin with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Press crust mixture into bottom of the lined tin and bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside while you assemble the rest of the ingredients.
- Spread chocolate chips over the crust. Next layer is the coconut flakes layered evenly over the chocolate chips. And then the chopped pecans, again layered evenly over the entire pan.
- Pour the sweetened condensed milk evenly over the entire mixture to cover completely.
- Bake at 350* for 25 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool on the counter until room temperature or cool enough to go into the fridge. Cool in the fridge until fully cooled and set.
- Pick up the parchment paper out of the tin and rest on a cutting board. You can cut these magic bars as large or as small as you like. I cut them into about 25 squares for little bites just big enough to satisfy your sweet tooth without adding too many carbs.
MEDICAL AND NUTRITION DISCLAIMER…Please note that I am not a medical or nutritional professional. I am simply recounting and sharing my own experiences on this blog. Nutritional break downs are done using a commercial nutrition calculator. Nothing I express here should be taken as medical advice and you should consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I provide nutritional information for my recipes simply as a courtesy to my readers, this should never be construed as medical advice.
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