This is a very versatile recipe that you could get creative with to do all kinds of fun low carb baking! I love creative keto swaps like chayote squash in place of apples.
I’m thinking this would make a delicious breakfast treat, warm OR cold, and would be great to add to your keto meal prep rotation!
👩🍳 Low Carb Peanut Butter Apple Caramel Bars 🥜🍯
This recipe uses a 1/2 cup of Chayote “Apple” Topping recipe.
Chayote “Apple” Topping Ingredients:
16oz chayote squash, peeled and chopped
5TB Brown sugar sub
1/8tsp ground ginger
Tiny pinch nutmeg
1tsp lemon juice
1tsp Apple extract
2 pinches xanthan gum
* (apple Topping modified by Low Carb Yum Apple pie recipe)
1/2c Lolli’s Peanut Butter Macadamia Cookie Clusters, pulverized
1/2c Cut Da Carb, dried out and pulverized
1/2c no sugar added peanut butter
1/4c softened butter
1/4c brown sugar sub
1/4c peanuts, finely chopped
6oz cream cheese, softened
2-3TB powdered erythritol
2/3c no sugar added peanut butter
1TB lemon juice
1/2c chayote “Apple” topping
Sugar free caramel topping
➡️ NOTE: I prefer Swerve Sweetener for the powdered sweetener & brown sugar substitute. That’s what I use for all of my keto baking. You can get the Swerve Baker’s Bundle on Amazon here. (that’s the best deal)
➡️ You can get the sugar free caramel syrup from ChocZero. Use code TRAVELINGLOWCARB at checkout for a discount.
➡️ NOTE: “Cut Da Carb” is a popular low carb flatbread that is sold exclusively online. You could substitute this ingredient with something similar, or I thought to just use a full cup of Lolli’s Peanut Butter Macadamia Cookie Clusters instead of 1/2 cup of each.
* If you do that, you may want to “sweeten to taste” – which I usually do anyway as I don’t like my desserts overly sweet, and the sugar free syrup drizzle is deliciously rich!
➡️ Lolli’s closed their referral program but my discount code still works & you can use it at checkout still: https://lollisclusters.com/lowcarbtraveler That link will add the discount automatically for you, or the code is LOWCARBTRAVELER if you have to add it at checkout.
Line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat together 1/2c peanut butter and butter. Beat in brown sugar substitute. Beat in Lolli’s Cookie Clusters and Cut Da Carb. Reserve 1 cup of this mixture and set aside. Press remaining mixture into the bottom of baking dish. Bake for 12 minutes.
Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and powdered sweetener until smooth. Add in egg, 2/3 cup peanut butter and lemon juice until combined. Fold in chayote topping. Spread over crust. Stir peanuts into remaining peanut butter mixture and carefully spoon in small increments over cream cheese mixture evenly, smoothing as you go.
Bake 25 minutes.
Cool completely and chill several hours before serving.
Drizzle with sugar free caramel.
*inspired by @tasteofhome Photo credit and recipe developed exclusively for Lolli’s in a paid partnership, by Christii Westhoff @on_westhoff_ranch
If you need a Lolli’s restock, or would like to try it out, this is a good time to grab your favorite flavor(s)! It’s delicious straight out of the bag for a keto friendly sweet snack, it’s great with low carb yogurt, it doubles as low carb cereal (just add unsweetened almond milk!) 🥣 and there are lots of delicious recipes to try too – like this one, or these Keto Rocky Road S’mores Recipe.
Lolli’s Clusters used to be $15/bag, but it’s now only $11.99, plus you’ll get an additional discount with the link or code below:
Discount Code: LOWCARBTRAVELER
I bought 9 bags of the Peanut Butter Macadamia Cookie Clusters recently (stocked up!) 😊 so when I saw this recipe, I knew I wanted to try it – and I got permission to share it with you as well. Enjoy! xo
And this NEW Keto Rocky Road S’mores Recipe 🥜🤍🍫
I think this recipe would be amazing with blueberries added 🫐 but I’m on a SERIOUS blueberry kick lately!:) You could also add white or dark chocolate chips… or melt sugar free white chocolate chips and use that as the drizzle on top instead of syrup.
It would be really good layered with a low carb cheesecake recipe too, plus raspberries, sort of like a dessert lasagna. 😍 I would definitely eat that for breakfast!
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