This easy, no-bake Cinnamon Praline Bark has an irresistible soft crunch filled with crisp toasted pecans. A flavorful satisfying snack without any dairy or sugar! (Low-Carb/Keto, Paleo & Vegan)
Originally published September 22, 2017. Updated September 27, 2021
One Carb Satisfaction
Traditional pralines have SUGAR as the first ingredient. NOT HERE.
And the best part of this praline bark (besides the incredible TASTE): there’s NO SUGAR added!
It’s not only sugar-free/low carb but also dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, and suitable for vegan, paleo and keto diets!
Yet it’s bursting with amazing cinnamon pecan flavor and crunchy munchy irresistible texture.
I calculated the macros and got about 1 GRAM net carb per piece!!! WOOHOO!
These are my favorite treat to keep in the freezer when I need a little something sweet. (And hide them from my family so they don’t steal them, ha)
Candy Thermometer? NEVER.
Traditional pralines are made by bringing sugar, butter and nuts to an exact temperature for a specific amount of time to achieve the right consistency.
I don’t know about you, but using a candy thermometer is just way too complicated for me, lol. I’m more of a mix and chill kinda gal right now.
So that’s another of the 10000 reasons why I LOVE THIS RECIPE. (Can you tell I’m excited about this one?? haha) Precision is NOT needed.
2 Minutes to Make
This is another SIMPLE recipe (just like my Peanut Butter Bark)!
It literally takes 2 minutes to put together by stirring a few ingredients, pouring onto a parchment-lined plate and placing it in the freezer to set up. That’s it!
Quick and EASY! YESSS.
Have you ever walked past one of those kiosks in the mall where they sell freshly roasted nuts, coated in sugar and cinnamon and who knows what other heavenly aromas? The SCENT of toasted NUTS! Toasting the nuts not only enhances the pecan flavor, it makes them so irresistibly CRISP and light. It’s optional but highly recommended.
How to Toast Pecans
You can do toast your pecans two ways: in an oven at 375 degrees for about 7 to 10 minutes.
THE EASY NO-BAKE METHOD (what I do) toast them in a dry skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes (or until your kitchen is filled with an irresistible toasted pecan smell.)
The aroma is absolutely divine. Since I learned about toasting my pecans, I never eat them raw anymore. There is just NO COMPARISON.
The magic is in the ingredients AND in the method! So what’s the magical ingredient combination this time to impart that praline-esque goodness (WITHOUT the 2 cups of sugar and butter??)
Cashew Butter for a creamy, butter-like goodness.
Coconut Oil: Why? It solidifies when chilled making it an EASY, no bake way to make bark. It also adds richness (the satisfying mouthfeel!) and a very slight coconut flavor.
Cinnamon & Pink Salt for cozy warmth and enhanced sweetness and flavor!
Pure Stevia Powder for all natural sweetness without any additives or erythritol.
SO simple, yet SO YUMMY!
Technically you can use any nut or seed butter you like instead of cashew butter, BUT this will change the flavor.
Pecans can be also swapped for any type of nut or seed, or simply left out. OR add in a different type of mix in– chocolate chips, cacao nibs, chia seeds, dried fruit or granola!
Coconut oil is a KEY ingredient to take this recipe from a liquid to a solid, so there aren’t many replacements.
- If you don’t like coconut flavor, you can buy refined coconut oil which has no flavor. Buttery coconut oil would be amazing, too!
- Or you may be able to use palm oil or another type of oil that hardens when chilled, or possibly coconut butter, but I haven’t tried those.
can be replaced with a dry powdered or concentrated sweetener such as:
- Pure Monkfruit Extract Pure Monkfruit Extract (dash)
- Monkfruit Drops (start with 10-15)
- Stevia Drops
- Powdered Monkfruit/Erythritol (Lakanto) (start with 2 teaspoons)
- Powdered Allulose (Besti) (start with 1 Tablespoon)
- Don’t forget to use code PRETTYPIES at checkout for a SWEET discount on monkfruit and allulose sweeteners.
For non low-carb, use powdered coconut sugar. (start with 1 Tablespoon)
Always taste and adjust to your desired sweetness. Do not use granulated or liquid (syrup) sweeteners since they could make the texture gritty or soupy.
MORE Easy Keto Bark Recipes
White Chocolate Bark from PS It’s Healthy
Watch the How-To Video
I love how seriously EFFORTLESS this recipe is. Check out this 1 minute video to see how EASY this bark is to make! (Watch it on mute until I get the chance to change the song lol)
You’ve gotta try it, friends. Seriously one of my favorite recipes!! If you do, be sure to leave a rating and/or review below!
Low-Carb Cinnamon Praline Bark (Vegan, Paleo, Keto)
- Melt coconut oil in a glass mixing bowl. Whisk in all remaining ingredients.
- Pour onto a plate lined with parchment. Sprinkle 1 Tbs pecans on top.
- Freeze for 30 minutes, until hardened. Chop into pieces. Enjoy!
MORE Low-Carb Pecan Treats
If you love pecans, be sure to check out these other sugar-free pecan treats! (All free from gluten, dairy, and eggs, too)