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It took quite a while until I created a satisfying “keto caramel” recipe and most of the development process happened when I tried to make my Healthy Keto Snickers bars (successfully, check them out, they’re delicious!).

In the end, I found a combination that was truly delicious and tasted surprisingly a lot like caramel, even though nothing remotely close to it is contained in the ingredients.
(I got pretty great feedback regarding the keto caramel!)

Low carb cooking and baking is a LOT of fun – I’m always so happy when I find a new replacement for something “naughty” I thought I could never live without.
Caramel is one of those things.

How the heck are you supposed to turn something like caramel low carb that’s by definition a chemical reaction only happening to certain sugars?
Well, this post will teach you how!
Hopefully you’ll enjoy the result as much as I do!

 

OTHER KETO TREATS:

  • Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Keto Fat Bombs
  • Healthy Blueberry Keto Fat Bombs
  • Healthy Ferrero Rocher Keto Fat Bombs
  • Healthy No Bake Pumpkin Pie Keto Fat Bombs
  • Keto Coconut Almond Fat Bombs (Homemade Raffaello Coconut Balls)
  • Healthy No Bake Keto Coconut Bars (Homemade Mounds Bars/ Bounty Bars)
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    Keto Salted Caramel And Peanut Bark
     

    KETO SALTED CARAMEL AND PEANUT BARK INGREDIENTS:

    This section is where I share tips and suggestions for the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe.

    (You can find the exact amounts needed on the recipe card at the end of this post!)

  • brown erythritol:
    brown erythritol is the key to this recipe!
    The malty flavor is what makes or breaks the “keto caramel” and I highly recommend using brown erythritol and not normal white erythritol.

    I got my brown erythritol from a local brand in Germany and unfortunately, it’s not available in the US.

    I haven’t tried both of the following products myself but the reviews are very good so I feel confident in suggesting them to you:

    1. Golden Monk Fruit Sweetener
    (I really want to try monk fruit sweetener myself as I’ve read so much praise about it but it doesn’t ship to Germany! Hopefully, I can get my hands on it when I’m in the US this year.)

    2. Sukrin Gold Brown sugar substitute
    (This is pretty close to the product I used but it differs in the fact that this is a 1:1 replacement for sugar whereas the erythritol I used is only 70% as sweet as sugar.
    I adjusted the amounts you would have to use if you use a 1:1 replacement on the recipe card!)

    Why do I love Erythritol so much?
    In my opinion, Erythritol is the best keto-friendly sweetener.
    – it doesn’t spike your blood sugar,
    – it’s completely safe and
    – has a very fresh & natural sweet taste.

    Because of its natural origin and natural production process (fermentation), I also consider erythritol to be paleo-friendly.

    You can use other granulated keto-friendly sweeteners that won’t spike your blood sugar as well, but be aware that you may have to add more or less sweetener if you do so.

    Erythritol is about 70% as sweet as sugar whereas other keto-friendly sweeteners like monk fruit and stevia are much sweeter than sugar.
    I adjusted the amounts in the recipe card for 1:1 sugar replacements as well, don’t worry!

  • sugar-free vanilla extract
  • smooth sugar-free peanut butter:
    the only ingredients added should be peanuts, water and/ or salt.
    If there’s anything else, it could be sugar and we don’t want that!

    You will find a bit of sugar on the nutrition label even on peanut butter with no sugar added – but that’s the natural sugar from the peanuts.
    No way around that.

    But as soon as something else pops up, especially something you can’t pronounce, skip it.

    (Fun fact: Did you know sugar has over 50 names?
    A neat trick manufacturers like to use is to replace the name “sugar” with one or more of the 50 other synonyms to mislead customers.

  • butter

    I recommend buying grass-fed butter – it’s higher in certain micronutrients and healthy fats and it contains a better ratio of omega-3 vs. omega-6 fatty acids.
  • a handful of whole peanuts
  • flakey sea salt
  • (optional) sugar-free chocolate or chocolate with at least 85% cacoa content:
    I sprinkled a bit of melted sugar-free chocolate on top of the finished keto salted caramel and peanut bark but of course, that’s optional.

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    Keto Salted Caramel And Peanut Bark
     

    HOW TO MAKE KETO SALTED CARAMEL AND PEANUT BARK:

     
    1. Melt butter & mix with ingredients:
    In a small non-sticking pot, melt the butter on low heat.
    Add the remaining ingredients except for the flakey sea salt as well and mix until everything is fully combined.

     
    2. Pour mixture onto a tray:
    Pour the mixture onto a suitable tray lined with parchment paper.
    It works best if the tray isn’t too big and has borders so that the melted butter won’t spread too much.
    You can also use something like a casserole dish lined with parchment paper to do this.

    Chill until the butter is completely solid (approx. 1 hour).

     
    3. Sprinkle sea salt on top & cut:
    Sprinkle the sea salt on top of the hardened “keto caramel” to turn it into our keto salted caramel & peanut bark and cut it into chunks.
    I cut my bark into approx. 6-7 pieces.

     
    4. Serve:
    Serve just as it is or with a cup of tea or coffee!

    Store covered with plastic wrap in your fridge for up to a week.

     

     
    Nutrition Info:
    One serving (1/6 of whole recipe) has approx. 1.6g net carbs (2.4g total carbs and 0.8g dietary fiber), 15.7g fat, 3.9g protein, and 163 calories.

    (I try to be as accurate as possible with this information, but values may vary because of natural occurring fluctuations and different products used.)

    How do you include Erythritol in your calculations?

    The short answer is: I don’t, and I can tell you why.

    
Erythritol is a sugar alcohol which your body can’t digest.
    If you ingest it, it won’t spike your blood sugar & it won’t release insulin (which is a good thing if you want to stay in ketosis).

    It passes through our system basically “untouched”.
    Because of this, you can subtract the carbs from erythritol completely, which is what I always do. 

     
     

    OTHER DELICIOUS KETO TREATS:

     
    Eager for more delicious keto treats? I’ve got you covered! Check out these posts too:
     

  • Peanut Butter Keto Mug Cake
  • Healthy No Bake Ferrero Rocher Keto Fat Bombs
  • Keto Coconut Almond Fat Bombs (Homemade Raffaello Coconut Balls)
  • Tropical Passionfruit Keto Cheesecake In A Jar
  • Pecan Pie Keto Fat Bombs
  • Healthy No Bake Keto Coconut Bars (Homemade Mounds Bars/ Bounty Bars)
  • The Easiest Keto Peanut Butter Cookies Ever
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    Keto Salted Caramel And Peanut Bark
     

    Category, , , , , DifficultyBeginner

    Easy & delicious keto treat? Gimme! This keto salted caramel & peanut bark is incredibly simple with only 5 ingredients and 15 min of your time needed!

    Keto Salted Caramel And Peanut Bark

    Yields6 Servings
    Prep Time10 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time1 hr 15 mins

     4 tbsp (2oz/60g) grass-fed butter (unsalted)
     2 tbsp (1oz/28g) pure brown erythritol or 1.5 tbsp (20g) Golden Monk Fruit Sweetener or 1:1 brown erythritol blend)
     2 oz (2oz/60g) peanuts

    1

    In a small non-sticking pot, melt the butter on low heat.

    2

    Add the remaining ingredients except for the flakey sea salt as well and mix until everything is fully combined.

    3

    Pour the mixture onto a suitable tray lined with parchment paper.
    It works best if the tray isn't too big and has borders so that the melted butter won't spread too much.
    You can also use something like a casserole dish lined with parchment paper to do this.

    4

    Chill until the butter is completely solid (approx. 1 hour).

    5

    Sprinkle the sea salt on top of the hardened "keto caramel" to turn it into our keto salted caramel & peanut bark and cut it into chunks.
    I cut my bark into approx. 6-7 pieces.

    6

    Serve just as it is or with a cup of tea or coffee!

    7

    Store covered with plastic wrap in your fridge for up to a week.

    *This post contains affiliate links. If you buy something through one of those links, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.
    Thank you for supporting my site!

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 1/6 of whole recipe

    Servings 6


    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 163
    % Daily Value *
    Total Fat 15.7g25%
    Total Carbohydrate 2.4g1%
    Dietary Fiber 0.8g4%
    Protein 3.9g8%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

    Ingredients

     4 tbsp (2oz/60g) grass-fed butter (unsalted)
     2 tbsp (1oz/28g) pure brown erythritol or 1.5 tbsp (20g) Golden Monk Fruit Sweetener or 1:1 brown erythritol blend)
     2 oz (2oz/60g) peanuts

    Directions

    1

    In a small non-sticking pot, melt the butter on low heat.

    2

    Add the remaining ingredients except for the flakey sea salt as well and mix until everything is fully combined.

    3

    Pour the mixture onto a suitable tray lined with parchment paper.
    It works best if the tray isn't too big and has borders so that the melted butter won't spread too much.
    You can also use something like a casserole dish lined with parchment paper to do this.

    4

    Chill until the butter is completely solid (approx. 1 hour).

    5

    Sprinkle the sea salt on top of the hardened "keto caramel" to turn it into our keto salted caramel & peanut bark and cut it into chunks.
    I cut my bark into approx. 6-7 pieces.

    6

    Serve just as it is or with a cup of tea or coffee!

    7

    Store covered with plastic wrap in your fridge for up to a week.

    *This post contains affiliate links. If you buy something through one of those links, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.
    Thank you for supporting my site!

    Keto Salted Caramel And Peanut Bark

     

     
    Keto Salted Caramel And Peanut Bark
     
     

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