Low Carb Peanut Butter Bark (Keto, Vegan)

Incredibly simple, 2 minute recipe featuring the delicious sweet ‘n salty combo of PB + chocolate and an irresistible soft CRUNCH! 

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Flavor, Texture, Crunch!

There are SO many things I love about these! The peanut butter flavor. The chocolate drizzle. The melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness. And a light crunch that I CANNOT get enough of.

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NO COOKING SKILLS NEEDED

I LOVE how stupid easy these are to make. Melt together a few ingredients. Stir in walnuts. Pour on a plate, give it a little drizzle, pop it in the freezer and voila! No expertise in the kitchen needed. In fact, it’s a great recipe for kids to make!

And makes a healthy snack– full of protein and healthy fats, not to mention the other loads of vitamins and nutrients in each of the ingredients. And it provides all that without an overdose of sugar. #momwinPeanut Butter Bark from PrettyPies

Sweet + Salty

What’s your favorite sweetener? If you love stevia like I do, go for it! I sweetened these with just a dusting of pure stevia powder… literally like a little white breath or cloud, lol. That stuff is strong and you don’t need much.

BUT, if you prefer maple syrup, coconut sugar or something else, the recipe is FLEXIBLE. It’s a super simple swap.

And don’t forget the SALT. Did you know adding salt actually enhances the sweetness of foods, too? Especially chocolate! Himalayan Pink Salt is my absolute favorite. It’s like a whole new level of flavor. Once I tried it, I will never go back to regular bleached salt again.
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If you’re like me, you won’t be able to stop munching on this bark! The crunch is irresistible… If you make it, tag me on Insta @emily.likes.food or FB @emilysprettypies with the hashtag #prettypies so I can see your lovely



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Low Carb Peanut Butter Bark (Keto, Vegan)

Crunchy munchy, irresistible peanut butter goodness.
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 14 pieces

Ingredients

PB Bark

  • Heaping 1/4 cup natural peanut butter (I use Aldi organic. It's just peanuts and salt)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of pure stevia powder (or 8 drops sweet leaf vanilla stevia drops, or 1 Tbs powdered coconut sugar or sweetener of choice)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • Pinch of Himalayan pink salt

Chocolate Drizzle

  • 1 oz 85-90% dark chocolate Lily's or your preferred brand
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

Instructions

To make the bark:

  • Line 2 plates with parchment paper (Don't skip this part or it will stick like crazy!)
  • Melt together peanut butter and coconut oil in a medium bowl (I did 30-40 seconds in the microwave).
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir. Taste and adjust for sweetness.
  • Pour half of the mixture onto each plate.

To make the drizzle:

  • Melt the chocolate and coconut oil together in a small bowl (20 seconds in the microwave usually works).
  • Use a spoon to drizzle the chocolate on the bark.
  • Freeze for 30 minutes or until completely hardened. Transfer to refrigerator. Enjoy!

Notes

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Once hardened, store these in an air-tight container/ziplock bag in the refrigerator (or freezer). Must be kept cold since they melt at room temp.

82 comments

    • Emily says:

      Yay!! So glad you guys liked it! Thanks for taking the time to comment

      I haven’t done it yet for this, but I use myfitnespal.com to calculate macros. You can paste the URL for the recipe in there and it gives you a quick calculation.

        • Emily says:

          I’m sorry, I didn’t see that this was a reply to another comment before, so I was confused, lol.
          When you go to MyFitnessPal.com, log in, then click “Food” on the top menu, then go to “Recipes” and you can paste the URL for this recipe at the top, or copy and paste the ingredients where it says “Add Recipe Manually.”
          Hope that helps! 🙂

  1. Maxine says:

    BLEACHED SALT… WOW your really trying to push the affiliate for Himalaya pink salt. And while I am at it, Sea Salt, Almost ALL salt west of the Rocky Mountains in the USA IS SEA SALT!! It had just been evaporated and then dried to purify it.
    IF you think I want to eat a product with BIRD Poop in it. Think again.

    • Emily says:

      ?? I mainly just love the flavor of pink salt. But you are free to use whatever you like. Bleached “table salt” is completely different than sea salt.

      Table salt is “Heavily processed to eliminate trace elements, table salt is mined from underground salt deposits and is bleached, heated and contains an additive, calcium silicate, to prevent clumping. Imparting a “sharper” flavor than kosher or sea salt, its fine crystals are considered *saltier than kosher salt.”

      Himalayan Pink Salt– “Known for its purity and and mineral content, … has a lovely soft flavor that imparts none of the sharpness that can come with heavily processed standard table salt.”
      source

        • Emily says:

          Macros are macronutrients: protein, fat and carbs. You can track the, using an app or website like MyFitnessPal.com by entering your food. 🙂 Generally on keto, you want to keep your net carbs very low ~20 grams per day.

    • Emily says:

      You could try refined coconut oil, which has no taste. Other than that, palm oil or butter could work, but may not have the same crunch. Might be great, though! 🙂 If you try a variation, please let me know how it turns out.

        • Emily says:

          The oil needs to be one that solidifies when chilled, so canola wouldn’t work. To sub butter, use the same amount of oil. You could also use cacao butter or palm oil. Hope that helps! If you try it, please let me know how it turns out 🙂

      • Brea says:

        Would ghee work in this? It’s the only thing I have that solidifies right now? Would that change the flavor?
        Looks great!! – thanks!

        • Emily says:

          Hmm, I’m not sure. I have only used ghee a couple of times and I didn’t refrigerate it, so I don’t know how much it hardens when chilled. But maybe! You could try a smaller batch and see how it goes and what it tastes like. I bet it would be good! Buttery for sure 🙂

  2. Aimee says:

    If I wanted to make larger quantities of this for a party (for seriously like 150 people as an addition to a dessert table), is it easy to just multiply the recipe to make more? Or should I keep it to the one batch at a time for consistency? (And if you have any other ideas for keto treats to add to a holiday party table, please share!)

    • Emily says:

      Hey Aimee,
      Yes you can multiply it, but you may not need as much stevia. I would add less and taste as you go.

      For a party, keep in mind that bark does melt at room temp. It can only sit out a few minutes. I wonder if putting it on a tray packed in ice would work?

      Other recipes that are perfect for a holiday dessert table: my truffles, bites and cake balls. I love the pumpkin spice cake balls! And the cookie dough. Prettypies.com/tag/bites most are keto or can be modified to be. Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.

    • Emily says:

      Hi Kris, unfortunately I’ve never used pyure, so I can’t say for sure.

      But I would start with the equivalent of 2 Tbs sugar, then taste and add a little more if needed.

      For granulated sweeteners, blend them into a powder first (I use a personal size blender – blend about 30 seconds)

      Hope that helps! 🙂

  3. Lorraine says:

    What if u added a bit of melted paraphernalia wax. That would help them set better and not melt as quick. Would that affect keto. No sugar or carbs but I’ve used the wax in normal cook recipes and it helps set choc. and peanut butter stickiness.

  4. Terri says:

    This recipe looks so good! Gonna try it tonight, so excited! 😀
    Oh and about pink salt? I will never go back to regular table salt either. I order my Himalayan pink salt from amazon and i use it in everything! Makes all my dishes taste better. Even plain hard boiled eggs w salt. NOT the same w the usual table salt.

  5. Margaret says:

    I made this tonight. Had to use peanuts, nothing else in the house, but very good. Thank you for posting this. My diabetic husband is always looking for treats. This hit the spot!

    • Emily says:

      Thanks! Are you looking for the nutrition facts/macros? 103 cal, 10g fat, 2g protein, 2g net carbs (per piece based on 18 servings)
      I use MyFitnessPal.com. Hope that helps!

  6. Mike says:

    Excellent recipe! My wife, my son and neighbors all loved it!!! I’m making another batch today for them. Very easy to follow and tasted great!! Ty!!

  7. Dal says:

    I’m confused on the servings. You said in an earlier comment with someone that it is 103 calories. How many pieces is it for that many calories?

    • Emily says:

      One piece, if you break the bark into 18 pieces.
      You can make the pieces smaller if you want them to be lower cal.
      Sorry for the confusion. Does that help?

  8. Laura Barone says:

    I just made these for the second time and they are amazing! Perfect to satisfy a sweet and crunchy craving. Thank you!

  9. A says:

    Hi, was just wondering..you mentioned to freeze it. Is this something that has to stay cold to maintain its integrity? (For example, I made cheese taco shells but as they came to room temp they began to wilt)
    Thanks

  10. elina says:

    Very good! Me and my family make sugar cookies for Christmas plates and I always eat some while making them. Lol THIS time though, I could snack on the choc bark pieces and not feel bad!

  11. Jazzmin says:

    This was no good, I couldn’t even hold it in my hand to eat without it melting into a mess on my hands. It needs a more stabilizing ingredient like cocoa butter instead of coconut oil. I would not recommend this recipe to others.

    • Emily says:

      Oh no! I wonder what happened?? Did you freeze it? It must stay refrigerated or frozen or it melts. I (and many others) have made it countless times and it turns out great– crisp and solid! Sorry yours didn’t work for some reason 🙁 But I would just pop it in the freezer to firm it up.

    • Emily says:

      Haha thanks!! I got them at either Marshall’s or TJ Maxx last year (I can’t remember!) but I love them too! I’ve been trying to find more of them. They are made of melamine. 🙂

  12. Transplant west says:

    If posting as low carb, its significant to include with the post. I don’t want to calculate it, THEN decide if I can eat it after paging past all the beautiful pictures.

  13. Donna Michelle says:

    This is by far the best!!! I’ve tweaked it many different ways, to make many different things to snack on for a sweet treat! My most favorite is making this into peanut butter cups with pecans and almond butter

  14. Dorothy says:

    Just made this and trying to only have 1 or 2 pieces but its calling my name. Grrrrr
    I have will power not to go get anymore 2 night. So yummy!!

  15. Roslyn says:


    Emily! I made this tonight! So yummy! It’s the first, but definitely won’t be the last, recipe of yours I’ve tried – why did I wait so long??!!
    I’m really looking forward to trying many more!

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