Everyone loves dessert and that love doesn’t just vanish because we decide to eat healthier. In fact, restricting ourselves to the point where we give in and binge on all of our favorites is one of the top reasons many of us fail when we try a new way of eating. It’s hard to say no! The best solution to this problem and one of the top reasons I feel like I’ve been successful with Keto has been finding suitable alternatives that satisfy my desire for dessert. Being able to indulge in treats like these keto dessert bars makes this way of eating feel less restrictive and more sustainable long term.
These blackberry and lemon keto dessert bars are simple to make and require only a small amount of baking (to create the crust) and an hour or two to chill. They are creamy, full of flavor and easy to adapt since you can switch out the fruits to whatever you prefer!
Keto Dessert Bars, Blackberry & Lemon Delight
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Keto Dessert Bars – Ingredients
- 4 tsp Butter, measured cold and then melted – 0g Net Carbs
- 2 Cup Almond Flour – 10g Net Carbs
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract – 0.5g Net Carbs
Cream Cheese Layer
- 8 oz Cream Cheese – 6g Net Carbs
- 1 tsp True Lemon – 1g Net Carbs
- 1/4 Cup Swerve Confectioners or sweetener of choice -0g Net Carbs
- Optional – A few drops of yellow food coloring.
- 1 Cup Blackberries – 6.2g Net Carbs
- 1 1/2 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream – 10g Net Carbs
- 1/4 Cup Swerve Confectioners or sweetener of choice – 0g Net Carbs
Carb Count for Entire Recipe – 33.7g Net Carbs
Carb Count Per Serving (10 servings) – 3.37g Net Carbs
- Pre-heat your oven to 350 Degrees
- Line the bottom of a baking dish with Parchment paper. I used a small 7″ by 9″ glass baking dish which made my bars a pretty good size. Feel free to use whatever you have on hand but remember to calculate your net carbs per serving by dividing the recipe total listed above by the servings.
- Add all the crust ingredients together in a small mixing bowl and combine until you have a crumbly mixture.
- Spread the crust mixture along the bottom of your baking pan. Use your fingers to smooth it out and spread it across the bottom of your pan as necessary.
- Bake your crust for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees until the edges are just barely starting to brown. Remove and set aside to let it cool.
- While your crust is cooling combine the cream cheese layer ingredients (cream cheese, true lemon, sweetener & food coloring if desired) in a large bowl and mix with a hand mixer until smooth.
- Spread mixture across the top of your cooled crust.
- In a third bowl mix together your whipped layer ingredients (blackberries, heavy whipping cream, sweetener) and whip with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form.
- Spread the whipped cream layer over the top of your cream cheese layer.
- Chill your keto dessert bars in the fridge for at least 1-2 hours
- Cut & Enjoy!
Healthy-ish desserts are the best desserts. I would need to use blueberries instead of blackberries, since no one in my family likes blackberries, but otherwise, this looks like a great quick to make dessert. This would be especially great during the summer.
These would work for any sort of berry I think! Everyone here likes blackberries and they were on sale so that’s what we used but I expect they would be just as delicious with Blueberries, strawberries or raspberries!
I’ve recently decided to go low-carb (not 100% keto though, I still have my cheat moments!) and I HAVE to try these bars. My mouth is watering just thinking about them, blackberry and lemon are such amazing flavours together!
Beka | http://www.bekadaisies.com
That’s awesome! A lot of people do really well on low carb and honestly, I think any sort of change to our lifestyles or diets that is in a positive direction should be applauded! No one has to follow the exact path that others are taking, we should all figure out what works best for us and go with it! These are delicious and I wish you the best of luck with our low carb journey!
These look fabulous! Actually made my stomach growl as I was looking at the photos! Anything with lemon and cream or cream cheese is a winner in my book!
Lemon and cream/cream cheese is a seriously awesome mix I agree!
Oh my goodness, this looks amazing! It sounds so creamy and delicious! I always love seeing your Keto desserts and feeling inspired to make some healthy and tasty treats! Your photos look amazing Kristin, thank you for sharing the recipe and I am sure they taste as good as they look! Great post! <3 xx
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They are really nice and creamy, perfect for the summer weather!