Ellen has been saving funny quotes on pinterest and one of her new favorites is “Sugar Free Chocolate – my pancreas is dead not my taste buds.” But there are times when you want a nice rich dessert and that is possible with low carb. Now low carb, does not always mean low fat – after all there has to be something in these desserts that makes them taste so good. So, they are still a treat – but so nice to have a variety of treats. We found this little gem on All Day I Dream About Food. They were not my favorite – but I am not a big coconut fan. Everyone else in the house loved them though – so they are a keeper.
Chocolate Fudge Crumb Bar
- 2 cups almond flour
- 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut – shredded
- 1/2 cup Swerve Sweetener – granual
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cup whipping cream
- 2/3 cup Swerve Sweetener – powdered
- 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon xantham gum
- Preheat oven to 325 F and grease the bottom of a 9×13 baking pan.
- In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, coconut, swerve granular sweetener and salt.
- Stir in butter and vanilla extract and toss until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Press 2/3 of the mixture firmly into the bottom of the baking pan. Bake 8 minutes, until golden on the edges – then remove (note it will not be cooked completely yet)
- In a large saucepan heat whipping cream and powdered sweetener over medium heat, stirring to combine. Bring to barely a simmer and remove from the heat. Add finely chopped chocolate and allow to melt for 5 minutes.
- Whisk filling until smooth, then add the vanilla. Sprinkle the surface with the xantham gum and whisk vigorously to combine.
- Pour filling over the crust and spread to the edges.
- Sprinkle the surface with the remaining 1/3 crumb mixture. Bake 22 – 25 minutes, until topping is a golden brown. Remove and let cool completely.
Nutritional Information – per serving (1 bar is 1/20 of the recipe) – 200 Calories, 7.25 grams Carbohydrates