Monday, 6 January 2014

Magic Seven Layer Cookie Bars (Low Carb & Gluten Free)



Happy New Year everyone! Hope all of you had an amazing Christmas. I definately did with both sides of my family. Now only 166 more days until summer! I was doing some holiday baking, and my mother requested I make some Seven Layer cookie bars that she saw on Healthy Indulgences. I thought that I had made enough unhealthy things for the rest of the family, so I made them. They were so good! The original recipe calls for sweetened condensed milk and the Healthy Indulgences recipe calls for a low carb caramel sauce but since my recipe for sweetened condensed milk is just so great and tastes exactly the same as the Eagle Brand stuff, I decided to use that instead (which is an older post from May 2013). 


Makes about 18 bars

Ingredients for "graham cracker" crust
2 tbsps butter, melted
1 cup almond flour
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tbsps xylitol
1/16 - 1/8 tsp stevia powder
Pinch of salt
1 egg white

Directions
Preheat oven do 350F.  In a medium bowl, mix together all ingredients except the egg white. Beat egg white, add to crust mixture and beat until dough forms. Press crust into a greased 8x5 loaf pan and bake for about 10 minutes. Let cool.

Ingredients for the rest of the bars
3/4 cup chopped 70-85% chocolate
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
One batch low carb sweetened condensed milk

Directions
Preheat oven to 350F. Evenly coat the cooled crust with chocolate chunks. Sprinkle chopped walnuts, slivered almonds and coconut over the chocolate chunks. Pour sweetened condensed over the whole surface of the bars, getting it into every little nook and cranny of the coconut. Press down lightly with a non-stick spatula to make the surface even. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting. Enjoy!

Adapted from a Healthy Indulgences recipe


Nutritrional Info (per one bar)
Low Carb
Calories: 268
Total Fat: 25 . 2g
Sat. Fat: 13g
Cholesterol: 35 . 6mg
Sodium: 39 . mg
Carbs: 10 . 5g
Fibre: 4 . 8g
Net. Carbs: 5 . 7g
Sugars: 2g
Protein: 4 . 6g

Classic
Calories: 316
Total Fat: 18 . 3g
Sat. Fat: 10g
Cholesterol: 16 . 7mg
Sodium: 125mg
Carbs: 35g
Fibre: 1 . 7g
Net. Carbs: 33 . 3g
Sugars: 23 . 3g
Protein: 5g


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