Saturday, March 20, 2010
Low Carb Almond Joy Bar Recipe
Here is the recipe from my Master Cook:
* Exported from MasterCook *
Low Carb Almond Joy Bar
Recipe By :Ginny Larsen
Serving Size : 6 Categories: Breakfast or snack, desserts
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 ounces cream cheese -- softened
1/2 cup unsweetened, Medium, Coconut NOW Brand -- shredded
2 tablespoons almond meal
1/4 cup Whey Protien, Vanilla, Body Fortress Super Advanced
2 tablespoons "Powdered Sugar" -- (or you can use 3 packets Truvia, adds 1 more net carb) *see note
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
2 tablespoons "Powdered Sugar" -- *see Note
2 packets Truvia
1 tablespoon butter
In a food processor, mix cream cheese, coconut, almond meal, whey protein, and sweeteners. Process for a few seconds until well mixed. It should be stiff. Turn out on wax paper that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
Using the wax paper to mold shape into a long rectangle, about a foot long.
Melt chocolate and butter in microwave for 30 sec. and then at 15 second intervals until melted. Mix in sweeteners well, and spread over the bar.
Freeze 30 min. and cut into how many portions you want. 4 to 6 usually. After 30 min. wrap in Saran wrap and keep frozen. I take one out and keep in the frig at work until my break and have for a snack since I have to wait too long for lunch time.
"Very creamy, coconut filling, covered in chocolate for a nice pick-me-up if meal times are too far apart."
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Per Serving: 175 Calories; 13g Fat (59.8% calories from fat); 10g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 33mg Cholesterol; 70mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat.
NOTES : *I made powdered sugar by mixing 1/2 cup Splenda and 1/4 cup xylitol in my blender and blending until the consistency of Powdered sugar. I store it in a jar and use as needed. This recipe uses 2 TBS. of this mixture for the chocolate coating. You can substitute other sweeteners in the bar ingredients but you need to have xylitol or erithrytol in the chocolate coating. Without a sugar alcohol, you won't get the same results. Other sweeteners mixed with unsweetened chocolate just don't work well.
*6 net carbs per 1/6 bar if you use 3 packets Truvia
5 net carbs per 1/6 bar if you use 2 TBS. "powdered sugar" mixture in the bar ingredients