Chewy, crunchy, nutty – These Keto Nut Bars are the perfect no bake keto snack and the perfect easy keto snacks for beginners! Chop, melt and stir then press into a tin, ready for a grab and go keto snack or breakfast on the go.
Before you scroll to the recipe, below I’ve tried to answer any questions you may have, including storage tips, sourcing ingredients and substitutions
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Keto Nut Bars Summary
- Ingredient tips
- Recipe tips
- Substitutions and sweetener tips
- Storage tips
- How many carbs in Keto Nut Bars?
Keto Nut Bars – A recipe 3 years in the making!
Yes, I do not lie. These Keto Nut Bars have been on my ‘to make’ list for over 3 years now.
I tried every combination possible, using eggs, baking them, using different nut butters and consistencies of coconut but I just couldn’t get them to STICK TOGETHER.
I didn’t want something I had to bake, I wanted a recipe for super easy Keto Nut Bars that I could put together on a sunday and pinch from the fridge all week when running out the door starving.
Having keto snack bar recipes up your sleeve is key – don’t cave to those carbs, keep full with easy keto snack recipes!
I am guilty of doing my grocery shopping hungry sometimes, and we all know how that is dangerous.
These Keto Nut Bars are perfect for avoiding that – grab one as you head off and they will get you through until dinner time.
I have been searching for easy Keto snack bar recipes for so long that I finally gave up and made my own.
Ingredients for Keto Nut Bars
This Keto snack bar recipe is nutty but using raw nuts mean they aren’t really heavy and have a nice sweetness from the syrup sweetener.
I love making these Keto Nut Bars when I have so many small amounts of nuts and seeds left and am about to go shopping.
It is fantastic for using up all those left over scraps because you really can put whatever Keto friendly nut or seed in there.
You will need:
- Mixed nuts and seeds
- Dessicated or shredded coconut
- Chia seeds
- coconut oil or butter
- vanilla essence or paste
- almond butter or peanut butter
- Sukrin Gold Fiber Syrup See link
Mixed Nuts and Seeds
I personally love the mix of almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and sunflowers seeds, but this is mainly because I always have these in my fridge. I have calculated the macros based on this mix.
Using your favourite combination of nuts for this easy keto snack recipe is key to making sure you enjoy it, and reach for this keto snack bar over a chocolate bar.
You could also use macadamias in these Keto Nut Bars which I think would add an amazing creaminess, but also more calories and expense!
You can use dessicated or shredded coconut, or even coconut flakes for this! I use whatever I’ve got in the pantry. If you don’t like coconut, substitute for some extra smaller seeds like pumpkin and chia seeds.
This recipe uses a small amount of chia seeds, which helps add some extra crunchy texture and bind it together! You could also use flax seed instead.
Coconut oil or Coconut butter
I usually use coconut butter as that is what is always in my keto pantry. It needs to be solid at room temperature (not the liquid coconut oil) as this helps bind them together.
Coconut butter also works really well and has a wonderful sweet flavour. I make my own coconut butter which is SO easy if you have a high powered blender.
Vanilla essence or paste
I like to use the vanilla bean paste from Queen brand, and good quality vanilla is important to get that real taste. It can be left out if you dont have any though!
Almond butter or peanut butter
I usually use peanut butter because its what is in the pantry. It is higher in carbs than almond butter though, so you could bring the carb count down a bit by using almond butter. Like everything, check the labels!
Both almond and peanut butter shouldn’t have any sugar or additives – just nuts and salt is all you need.
Sukrin Sweetener on Keto
Now you might be wondering what this Sukrin stuff is. I had started seeing it pop up in various Keto recipes across the internet recently and had been wodnering myself, but alas we could not buy it in Australia.
Now, a supplier has set up and it has arrived in Australia. I know some other Aussie Keto bloggers are pretty excited, like Megan at Mad Creations – she has been pumping out some amazing looking Sukrin based recipes.
These are affiliate links – in other words, I get a % of the sale.
I only ever partner with brands like this that I love, because put simple, without the Sukrin Gold Fiber Syrup, this recipe never would’ve existed.
The sticky honey consistency of the syrup is the secret ingredient that has finally given me a Keto Nut Bar recipe I can be proud of.
If you can’t get your hands on it or its too expensive, you can use sugar free maple syrup.
Its a bit runnier and doesn’t have that honey like flavour, so use a little bit less at first to see how the mixture holds together.
Storage tips for Keto Nut Bars
As there’s not many perishable products in the keto nut bars, they last for ages!
I cut them up into individual bars and then store them;
- Fridge: Store in an airtight container with baking paper in between the layers. Ive had mine in the fridge for months!
- Freezer: wrap individually in foil as the perfect grab and go snack
- They should also be stored in the fridge or freezer, as they are held together by the coconut oil solidifying. So they get melt if left out for too long.
How many carbs in Keto Nut Bars?
As you’ll see below in the nutrition panel, these Keto Nut bars have HEAPS of fibre thanks to all those nuts and seeds.
These Keto Nut Bars have 15 grams total carbs and 11 grams fibre so 4 grams net carbs. This is also thanks to the Sukrin gold Fiber syrup!
You can read about Net Carbs VS Total Carbs on Keto here if you’re a little unsure of how it works.
SAVE KETO NUT BARS TO PINTEREST FOR LATER
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I don’t want to spend hours making my keto snacks, so having easy keto snack recipes is essential to staying on keto long term.
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Q: What nuts are best for Keto?
A: The best nuts for keto snack bars are almonds, walnuts, pecans, macadamias, brazil nuts, and hazelnuts can be used sparingly.
Q: What seeds are best for Keto?
A: For this easy keto snack recipe I like to use a mix of the following seeds: Chia seeds, pepitas and sunflower seeds. You can also use hemp seeds and flax seeds. All of these seeds are high in fiber which many people are lacking on the keto diet.
Q: Should you snack on Keto?
A: Snacking on keto can be important to keep your motivation and resolve strong or to help you have energy throughout the day. Making sure you factor in the carbs and calories of your snacks is important on Keto, so having some easy keto snack recipes up your sleeve is important. The 10 Best Keto Snacks are featured here.
Q: Should you eat store bought Keto Snack Bars?
A: Sometimes the only thing you can get your hands on in is a Keto Snack bar at the shopping center, and if that stops you from devouring a carb loaded meal then it is ok. You shouldn’t eat artificial sweeteners or processed foods regularly, so avoiding store bought Keto Snack Bars is best and making your own is easy and cost effective.
Q: What are the easiest Keto Snacks?
A: You don’t have to be a whiz in the kitchen for easy keto snacks. Some of the easiest and quickest keto snacks include: Celery sticks and dip, cheese and salami, a small amount of nuts and seeds, berries, celery filled with cream cheese, and boiled eggs.
- 2 cups Mixed nuts and seeds, I use almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup dessicated coconut
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, or butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 3 tablespoons almond butter, or peanut butter
- 1/3 cup Sukrin Gold Fiber Syrup, See link
- Line a 20cm square baking tin with baking paper. You can grease it slightly to help the paper stick if needed.
- Roughly chop the larger nuts. You can leave them whole but will have a more crumbly bar. Combine in a large bowl with the dessicated coconut, chia seeds and salt.
- In a small microwave proof bowl, add the coconut oil/butter, vanilla, almond butter and fiber syrup.
- Microwave the oil and butter mixture for approx 30 seconds until it combines easily. Stir thoroughly to evenly mix together.
- Pour the melted mixture over the nuts and seeds and thoroughly combine.
- Press into the baking tin, using the back of a measuring cup to push down firmly and spread the mix evenly.
- Freeze for 1 hour before cutting, or refrigerate until ready to eat. Store in the fridge or freezer.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 268Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 6gUnsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 60mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 11gSugar: 1gProtein: 7g