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Keto Peppermint Bark
Keto Peppermint Bark
All the feels of Christmas in this low carb candy treat of Keto White Chocolate Peppermint Bark. We added a crisp to really make this into a low carb candy treat.
- Lily’s Low Carb White Chocolate Chips
- Promix Protein Puffs
- Peppermint Extract
- Cacao Butter
- Parchment Paper
Low Carb White Chocolate
Lily’s brand chocolates has come out with some great products as of late. I would not be surprised if Keto Peppermint Bark made it to the supermarket shelves by 2021 or sooner.
In the meantime we use plain low carb white chocolate chips to start this recipe. There are other brands available that you can find them in an amazon search.
These crispy puffs are kind of an interesting product I’ve been playing with. Originally I thought I could add some almond milk to a bowl and eat these like cereal.
These unflavored protein puffs are not a cereal substitute. However, you can use them to make Keto Peppermint Bark, candies, and Peanut Butter Crisp Bars.
The puffs add a REALLY nice crunch to this low carb Christmas candy.
Red and white swirls has always been associated with Christmas candy and mint. However this Keto Peppermint Bark gets it’s minty flavor from peppermint extract.
Just add a small amount to your keto candy for big minty flavor.
Cacao butter can be found online readily. I like to use this ingredient because it smells like chocolate, but it’s white. Also, this ingredient solidified at room temperature.
Cacao butter used in this keto peppermint bark helps keep this recipe stable at room temperature.
Substituting coconut oil or olive for the cacao butter is perfectly fine. However, if you use anything other than cacao butter you will need to store the Keto Peppermint Bark in the fridge.
Red Food Dye
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The red food dye is TOTALLY optional in this recipe. The red and white is synonymous with the holiday spirit. I used a natural option and you can too.
The red dye is only for looks and does not add any flavor whatsoever. So you can easily omit the red dye. Heck, use a red striped bow if you’d like to give as a gift or serve on a red plate to get the Christmas feels.
Zip the Keto Peppermint Bark up in a plastic bag or container. I like to store in the fridge or freezer for up to a month.
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Keto Christmas Candy
- 3 tsp cacao butter or coconut oil
- 1 1/2 cup low carb white chocolate chips Lily's Brand
- 3 scoops protein puffs, unflavored Promix brand
- 1 tsp peppermint extract
- 12 drops red food color optional
- Line 8×8 dish with parchment paper. Pour protein puffs into the 8×8 dish. Set aside
- In a medium bowl melt the cacao butter (or coconut oil). Add the low carb white chocolate chips to the warm melted cacao butter and gently melt the chips. While the chips are melting add the peppermint extract and continue melting the chips until mixture is pourable.
- I melt everything in the microwave in 10 second increments as white chocolate chips tend to be temperamental. If the chocolate seizes you can melt 1-2 tsp more cacao butter separately and then whisk in.
- Pour melted white chocolate over the protein puffs in the 8×8 lined dish. Pick up the tin and gently tap it repeatedly on the counter until all the puffs are covered or at least touching the chocolate. Also make sure that all chocolate has been pushed to the corners of the pan.
- Optional step…drop several drops of red food coloring (I use all natural food dye) sporadically over the white chocolate bark. Using the tip of a knife or toothpick gently swirl the red coloring over the entire pan in a swirling design.
- Place pan in fridge or freezer until hard..usually 1-2 hours. Remove from fridge and lift parchment paper out of tin. Break bark into shards and enjoy.
- Store in the fridge or freezer in an airtight container or ziploc bag.
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 doctorbefore 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.