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Keto Magic Bars on cutting board with knife

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.

Close up of Keto Magic Bars spread on cutting board

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.

BAKE SALE FAVORITE

Close up of Keto Magic Bars on cutting board

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.

Keto Magic Bars in pan close up

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.

Close up of Keto Magic Bars in package

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Keto Magic Bars on cutting board with chocolate chips, pecans and coconut

Keto Magic Bars

With Magic in the title I feel like I need to say no more…Chewy and sweet and crunchy and salty.  These bars have it all.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cooling time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: keto dessert, Keto Magic Bars, lchf
Servings: 25 bars
Calories: 121kcal
Author: The Kellie Kitchen

Ingredients

Low Carb Sweetened Condensed Milk

Crust

Layers

  • 1/2 cup coconut, unsweetened flakes or shredded
  • 1/2 cup Lily’s Chocolate Chips stevia sweetened, Lilly’s brand
  • 1/2 cup pecans raw and chopped

Instructions

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.
    Keto Creamer
  • 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.
    Keto Creamer
  • 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.

Crust

  • Preheat the oven to 350*
  • In a microwave safe bowl melt the butter in 30 second increments until fully melted, but not scoured. Sift in almond flour, psyllium husk, cinnamon and your pinch of salt.
  • 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.

Assemble

  • 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.
    Keto Magic Bars before going in oven
  • 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.
    Keto Magic Bars in pan with parchment paper
  • Close up of Keto Magic Bars on cutting board

Notes

*** I usually use a 9″x9″ pan and cut these guys into squares.  It’s not an exact science on the portions…so sometimes they are a little bigger and other times smaller.  Most of the time I get about 25 squares.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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Keto Magic Bars are easy to make with most of the ingredients already in your pantry.
Keto Magic Bar bites

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To calculate Net Carb count with sugar alcohols, we simply subtract grams of sugar alcohols (including glycerin), as well as fiber, from total grams of carbs.

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1 Comment

  1. Doree October 31, 2018 at 3:15 am

    5 stars
    OMG this looks so yummy¡!! Great recipe!!