This post is sponsored by Barleans and #RecipeMakeover, all opinions are mine.
This recipe for No Bake Low Carb Peanut Butter Bars is a new to me favorite. I eat one every single morning to kick off my day in true Low Carb Keto Style. I was sent a couple of sample products from Barleans, a kind sponsor for Recipe Makeover 2017, and was challenged to come with a healthy recipe. And since I’m controlling my Insulin Resistance with a Low Carb Keto Diet these No Bake Low Carb Peanut Butter Bars are the perfect recipe for me to make because on the Keto Diet you need more healthy oils in your diet. And Butter Flavored Coconut Oil is in fact as delicious as it sounds.
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I was low on healthy oils and feeling the effects until I started eating one of these No Bake Low Carb Peanut Butter Bars every day. Keto folks know that you’ve got to eat those fats to get the energy boost like a carbohydrate and for me it helps me to feel fuller, longer. But furthermore in researching this piece I found link after link citing the fact that unsaturated fats can help you maintain a healthy weight, period. Ok I’m sold!
I know a lot of keto folks like to make and eat a fat bomb, basically a high fat combo of ingredients made into a 3-4 bite piece. Ok that sounds weird, I know, but people LOVE them. Fat Bombs are typically made of coconut oil, coconut cream, heavy cream or cream cheese and have all sorts of added ingredients to flavor them one way or another. I made a batch and had a little trouble choking through the “bomb”, it just felt like too much. So when I was thinking up this recipe I knew I wanted it to be less bomb and more bar but still get that healthy oil punch.
Also? people don’t react negatively to a No Bake Low Carb Peanut Butter Bars but their eyes will roll back in their heads if you offer them a Fat Bomb. Either way the ingredients are very similar AND you get all those tasty (thanks Barleans!) healthy oils.
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