Keto Grasshopper Bars

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This won as the favorite at the Keto Cookie Swap last week. And I am happy to share the recipe. So starting off with the base layer, which is just slightly different than the one in Keto Coconut Brownies since I was missing a few of those ingredients..

Fudgy Keto Brownies
1 cup butter
1/2 cup xylitol (or 2/3 cup erythritol)
3 eggs, room temp
1/2 cup almond flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
/4 tsp baking powder (this is the high-altitude version)

Directions
-Soften or melt butter (it seems to work either way), mix thoroughly with xylitol
-Beat eggs slightly, then mix in to butter and xylitol
-Mix together all dry ingredients (the rest) in a bowl and pour in slowly while beating
-Pour into 8″ by 8 ” pan and bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes, until just set. Once it has cooled, place it in the freezer while you make the next layer.

Peppermint Cloud Layer
2/3 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped to a stiff peak
3 oz cream cheese, softened
½ cup powdered erythritol,
½ tsp peppermint extract
1-2 drops green food coloring (completely optional!)

Directions
-Whip the heavy cream with about 2 Tbsp of the powdered erythritol
-Mix softened cream cheese with the rest of the erythritol, peppermint extract and optional food coloring (I don’t like food coloring but I do use it for pictures 😉 )
-Gently fold in the whipped cream into the cream cheese blend, starting with about a quarter of the whipped cream.
-Smooth on top of brownies
-Put pan in freezer while you make the next layer

Chocolate topping layer
4 oz unsweetened chocolate
1/3 cup heavy cream
2 droppers liquid stevia

Directions
-Melt the chocolate carefully into the cream to emulsify, whisk in the stevia and pour over the peppermint layer.
-Cut with a hot sharp knife when fully chilled.
Eat, share, enjoy!

LCHF New York Style Cheese Cake

Ingredients:

  • Around 1 cup finely chopped almonds (crust)
  • 4, 8 ounce packages of cream cheese
  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 ½ cups sour cream
  • ¾ cup Xylitol
  • 1/8 cup coconut flour
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • 6 eggs

Directions:

  1. Allow ingredients to reach room temperature. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.  Wrap a 12” spring form pan with aluminum foil (prevent drips while baking). Butter the inside of the pan and layer the finely chopped almonds on the bottom.
  2. Mix cream cheese with the butter until a smooth consistency. Add xylitol and coconut flour, mixing thoroughly.  Add lemon juice and vanilla extract slowly, mixing thoroughly.  Beat in eggs one at a time, making sure each is mixed thoroughly before adding the next.
  3. Pour batter into pan and place on center rack of oven. Add small container of water to oven to increase humidity and prevent cracking.  Baking takes around 60-70 mins (top of cake should level and turn a light brown).
  4. Allow cake to cool in oven w/ door cracked for around 1 hour after baking. Move to refrigerator and cool completely before attempting to serve.

Keto Coconut Brownies

 

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Hey, alright this brownie has three layers so it takes a little longer, but is so worth it! So starting off with the base layer..

Fudgy Keto Brownies

3/4 cup butter
2oz unsweetened baking chocolate
3 eggs, room temp
1/2 cup almond flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup xylitol
1/4 tsp baking powder (this is the high-altitude version)

Directions
-Melt butter and chocolate together
-Beat eggs, then pour in butter & chocolate and continue beating
-Mix together all dry ingredients (the rest) in a bowl and pour in slowly while beating
-Pour into 8″ by 8 ” pan and bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes, until just set. Once it has cooled, place it in the freezer while you make the next layer.

Coconut Layer

2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup coconut oil melted with
2 droppers liquid Stevia

Directions
-Toast shredded coconut on a sheet pan in the oven at 350 until lightly golden
-Mix liquid stevia in with melted coconut oil
-Pour coconut in large bowl (set aside a little to sprinkle on top)
-Pour stevia/coconut oil over shredded coconut and mix well
-Press on top of brownies and flatten with a spatula
-Put pan in freezer while you make the next layer

Chocolate topping layer

6 oz unsweetened chocolate
1/3 cup coconut oil
2 droppers liquid stevia

Directions
-Melt the chocolate carefully into the coconut, whisk in the stevia and pour over the shredded coconut layer.
-Sprinkle with leftover toasted coconut
Eat, share, enjoy!

 

 

 

Paleo Mexican Chocolate Coconut Fudge

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This is the second time I have made this, and it turned out just as scrumptious as the first!

Here’s how you make it-

10 dates, take out the pit and dice

1/3 cup boiling water- pour over the dates, let it soak for a few hours… or if you’re not that patient, like me 😉 , microwave for 45 seconds and let it cool for a few minutes; repeat two more times so the dates are nice and juicy and there is little to no remaining water.  Put the dates in the food processor and start pureeing!

1 1/2 cups coconut oil –  The trick is to only add 1/2 cup first and get the dates pureed completely in it.  Then add the spices, puree to smooth again, and then add the last cup in a few batches.

1/4 cup cocoa

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

pinch of chili powder

pinch of cayenne

Puree it on high, this will whip some air into it.   Pour onto a silicon mat or wax paper and spread to an inch thick.  Refrigerate, break into pieces, share and enjoy!

 

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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I won’t keep it a secret.  Many thanks to those who have helped me perfect the recipe with tweaks and taste tests 🙂  Stop by today to try them out!

1/2 cup salted butter, softened
2/3 cup xylitol
(1 Tbsp blackstrap molasses- optional, adds .4g sugar per cookie, but creates a better flavor)
Mix together
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
Mix in
1 3/4 cups almond flour
1/2 tsp xantham gum
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cold water
Mix again
3/4 cup Lily’s chocolate chips (stevia sweetened) , stir in

~ Golf ball size scoops, sprinkle a few more chocolate chips on top to make them look better😉 Bake on top rack at 370 for 12 min. Share, eat, and enjoy😀