keto lemon bars

Keto Lemon Bars

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Keto Lemon Bars are a sugar-free and low-carb twist on classic lemon dessert bars. A buttery almond flour shortbread covered with a delicious lemon filling, all covered with sugar-free powdered sugar. A delicious keto dessert that is here to impress! Contains 6 ingredients and 3 g net carbs per bar. 

 

Ingredients

For the shortbread crust

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup butter melted (dairy-free, if needed)
  • 1/2 cup sugar-free powdered sugar

For the lemon filling

  • 1/4 cup butter softened (dairy-free, if needed)
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar-free powdered sugar
  • 5 large eggs 
  • 1 large egg yolk 
  • 1 1/2 tbsp coconut flour

 

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Line an 8 x 8-inch pan with parchment paper and keep it aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix almond flour, melted butter, and powdered sugar, and mix well. Pour the mixture into the lined pan and press into place.
  • Bake the shortbread crust for 12-15 minutes, or until golden. While it is baking, prepare your lemon filling.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, mix your softened butter, powdered sugar, and lemon juice,. Once it is glossy and smooth, add your eggs, and mix well, before adding the coconut flour.
  • Remove the shortbread crust from the oven. Moving quickly, add the lemon filling and smooth it out evenly.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until the center is firm but still jiggles slightly.
  • Take out from the oven and let cool in the pan completely, before refrigerating for at least 2 hours, to firm up more. Sprinkle with extra powdered sugar while serving.

Nutrition Information Per Serving :

  • Calories: 247kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 5g 
  • Protein: 7g
  • Fat: 23g 

Tips to make the best keto lemon bars

  • You must shift the lemon filling onto the shortbread crust, as soon as it has been baked. This ensures the mixture remains hard, and the eggs don’t separate.
  • Do not overbake the bars. They continue to bake as they are cooling down, and will thicken more once they have been refrigerated. 
  • If you don’t like coconut flour, you can try xanthan gum, but start with a tiny amount (1/4 teaspoon).
  • For a more notable lemon flavor, add some lemon zest to the filling. 

 

Storing and Freezing Lemon Bars
  • To store: Store them in the refrigerator in a sealable container. Refrigerated bars will keep well for up to 15 days. 
  • To freeze: Keep bars in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. 

This recipe for keto lemon bars is amazing low-carb bars! You’ll be happy to indulge in this tangy and delectable treat without a shred of guilt!

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