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Peanut Pecan Bars (Keto, Low-Carb)

I was fortunate to get an advance copy of Urvashi Pitre’s new keto cookbook, Easy Keto in 30 Minutes, and let me tell you, this book is a keeper!

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Not only did I get to ooh and ahh over the amazing recipes, I’ve already tried a few, and with the author’s and publisher’s permission, I have the fortune of being able to share one of the recipes with you.

This is a sweet and simple dessert that just takes a few minutes to prepare, and a wee bit of time to set up in the freezer.

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what you need to make Peanut Pecan Bars:

Creamy peanut butter – make sure it’s no-sugar added!

Pecans – chopped


Coconut oil

Vanilla – use the good stuff!

That’s it!

How to Make This Keto Dessert

Combine the peanut butter, oil and sweetener and microwave until melted and well-mixed.

Add in the other ingredients.

Put in a parchment paper-lined baking dish, and freeze until set!

Chef’s Tips:

  • I used lightly roasted pecans the first time, but then I tried it with almonds and walnuts. Equally delicious, so feel free to mix things up!
  • Parchment paper is essential! Waxed paper is not the same thing. Do yourself a favor and buy parchment paper. It’ll save your bacon again and again in the kitchen.
  • Store these Peanut Pecan Bars in a plastic container in the fridge for a few days, but I’m not sure they’ll last that long!
  • If you’re allergic to peanut butter, use sunflower seed butter.
  • Save a few pecans to sprinkle on top for an attractive topping.
  • I didn’t chop the nuts too finely, as I like a bit of crunch.

Are Peanut Pecan Bars Freezable?

Yes, totally!

Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and freeze for up to three months.

To thaw, unwrap them and put them into a container and thaw in the fridge overnight.

What to Serve with Peanut Pecan Bars

I love a tasty dessert after a great meal, and with entrees like Beef Kabobs and Green Goddess Stuffed Chicken, you can enjoy this amazing keto dessert with a lighter meal.

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Peanut Pecan Bars

Here you go. Two minutes to cook a little dessert that makes lovely little snacks for the next few days, using stuff you have in the house. You’re welcome! If you’re allergic to nuts, use sunflower seed butter and a mix of different seeds such as pumpkin seed, hemp seed, etc. for the topping. Other than that? Melt, mix, pour, freeze, eat.
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword bars, desserts, sweets
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 bars
Calories 148kcal
Author Chef Jenn


  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup swerve
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • 1. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper.
  • 2. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, combine the peanut butter, oil, and sweetener. Micro wave for 2 minutes, stirring halfway through the cooking time. Stir until ingredients are well-blended.
  • 3. Add the extract and pecans; stir well. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan.
  • 4. Freeze until set, about 20 minutes. Cut into 16 squares.
  • 5. Store in a tightly sealed container for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.


Peanut Pecan Barsis excerpted from EASY KETO IN 30 MINUTES: More than 100 Ketogenic Recipes from Around the World ©2019 by Urvashi Pitre. Photography ©2019 by Ghazalle Badiozamani. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Serving: 1bar | Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbohydrates: 5g

A Note on Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed. Erythritol carbs (sugar substitutes) are not included in the carbohydrate counts as they have been shown not to impact blood sugar, and they have zero calories and zero carbs. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

about jenn

Hi, I’m Jenn!

I’m a cookbook author (Keto Soup Cookbook and Keto Diabetic Cookbook and Meal Plan) as well as a retired chef, recipe developer, and writer of this blog (that’s a lot of hats!). I embarked on a journey to create foodie-worthy Keto-friendly meals that any home cook can be proud of! No matter if you’re low-carb, no-carb, dirty, or strict Keto, there are recipes in Keto Cooking Wins for you and your family. Read more...

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