Keto Crunch Bars (Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Paleo, Vegan)

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Crispity, crunchity, super chocolatey Keto Crunch Bars! Super easy- just 6 ingredients and 3 minutes. They’re dairy-free, nut-free, Paleo, & Vegan so everyone can enjoy!Keto Crunch Bars (Dairy-Free, Paleo, Vegan)

Apparently I get wildly obsessed with an ingredient (kind of like I did with cinnamon with the donut holes, snickerdoodles and cinnabombs!) and I run with it.

This month I’ve had CHOCOLATE on the brain. (And now I have lots of chocolate in my belly, ha)

3 batches of brownies, 3 batches of homemade chocolate, one of which turned into THESE chocolate bars– a happy accident!

At the last minute, I decided to mix together my remaining chocolate with one of my FAVORITE snacks, and these magical crunch bars were born!!

Can you guess what it is that makes the delightful crispity CRUNCH? 😀

Keto Crunch Bars (Dairy-Free, Paleo, Vegan)

Homemade chocolate > Factory-made

Why is homemade chocolate superior to store-bought? It’s quite simple. It’s

  • Healthier: YOU control the ingredients, which means no additives like SOY, no dairy, no SUGAR. We’re using just a few SIMPLE ingredients.
  • Cheaper: Have you SEEN the price of sugar-free chocolate? It ain’t cheap! Make it at home for a fraction of the cost.
  • Customizable to your exact tastes and preferences!

Hate stevia? You’re in luck! There’s no stevia here (unlike Lily’s brand) These are sweetened with monkfruit!

Want a darker chocolate? YOU GOT IT. Want it sweeter or more mellow? SURE THING.

Add in whatever you like to make it your OWN. 


I love crispy rice cereal, but it’s so not low-carb/keto friendly. Boo.

But I found a friggin’ AWESOME replacement! It’s so simple: put some PEP in your step with some DELICIOUS crisp PEPITAS, baby!

Now some of you may be wondering, WHAT in the world are pepitas? No worries, I didn’t have a clue until a few years ago.

They’re the green inner part of a pumpkin seed!

Pepitas have a wonderful neutral and slightly nutty flavor and add AMAZING texture and light crunch to these bars. + they’re high in fiber and protein. Score!!

Where can you find pepitas? I buy them at ALDI (my fav store) in the nut/dried fruit section. They’re super cheap and super delicious. (Just be sure to grab *dry roasted* pepitas, NOT raw unless you plan on roasting them. **the raw ones taste AWFUL, imo.)

Keto Crunch Bars (Dairy-Free, Paleo, Vegan)


These bars are stupid easy to make. With just 6 ingredients mixed together, there’s no cooking, baking, blending. No special equipment needed.

Melt everything together and freeze it! I LOVE easy recipes, don’t you?

Enjoy one of these babies straight from the freezer for when your chocolate craving strikes. AND YOU KNOW IT WILL.

And rejoice that you’re enjoying an amazing treat that’s just ONE CARB <3

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Keto Crunch Bars (Dairy-Free, Paleo, Vegan)

An easy to make chocolate with a crispy crunch. No rice cereal, sugar, dairy or nuts! 1.2 net carbs so you can have your candy bar and eat it, too!
Prep Time3 mins
Total Time33 mins
Keyword: keto, nut-free
Servings: 6 bars
Calories: 145kcal


  • 1/4 cup coconut oil or cacao butter
  • 1.5 Tbs cacao powder
  • 1.5 Tbs monkfruit syrup to taste (or pure maple syrup for non keto)
  • Splash of vanilla
  • Pinch of pink salt
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted pepitas


  • Line a 9" loaf pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Melt coconut oil in a glass measuring cup. Whisk in remaining ingredients (except pepitas). Taste and adjust if needed (I like to add extra salt to bring out the sweetness). Stir in pepitas to coat.
  • Pour mixture into parchment-lined pan and spread evenly with a spatula.
  • Freeze for about 30 minutes to set. Slice into bars. ENJOY straight from the freezer 🙂


Disclosure: As an affiliate, I may earn a small commission from qualifying purchases made through referral links in this post (at no additional cost to you).
Lakanto maple syrup is available from
Coconut Oil from Amazon
Pepitas from Aldi or Amazon
Pink Salt: from Amazon
My favorite Mexican Vanilla: from Amazon
Macros: calories 145 fat 14 g Carbs 2.8 g Fiber 1.44 g Sugar Alcohol .625 Net Carbs 1.2 g Protein 3 g
To store: Keep frozen in an airtight container for 2 months. (Enjoy straight from the freezer!) **Must be kept chilled; melts at room temp.**
Sweetener Swap: for non-keto, use pure maple syrup or honey.
For keto, if you don't have monkfruit syrup, you could try 1.5 Tbs almond butter +
  • 10 monkfruit or stevia drops or
  • a pinch of pure monkfruit extract or stevia powder, or
  • 1-2 Tbs powdered monkfruit, to taste.


  1. Mandy says:

    Another delicious Pretty Pies recipe! I’ve made this two times so far and I LOVE it! The only thing that could make it better would be if I could carry it around with me in my purse so I could have it all the time – it’s that good. It definitely satisfies the crunchy chocolate craving and I used salted pepitas and I love the saltiness with the chocolate. Great work and I’ll be making these again.

    • Emily says:

      So glad you love it!! Thank you! It’s one of my favorites too I have to figure out how to make it portable. I wonder if coconut butter or cacao butter would work. I will let you know!

  2. Holly says:

    I just made these. YUM!!! I LOVE the crunch! I used cocoa butter. I didn’t have any of the syrup, so instead, I used 1/8 tsp. liquid stevia glycerite and 2 Tablespoons of powdered erythritol. Because they turned out so amazing, I then made a second batch and added a couple of tablespoons of peanut butter and 1/4 cup of collage powder (because I always struggle getting enough protein).

  3. Nancy-Jean Taylor says:

    Lakanto sugar-free maple syrup is not available in our Canadian city. Nor any other brands. While I know I can order it, is there a substitute I can use?

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