Homemade sugar free kit kat that features crunchy granola and nuts enrobed in sugar free chocolate.
Inspired by my homemade kit kat bars, I adapted them to give them a completely sugar free makeover.
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Why this recipe works
- Fabulously crunchy. The granola, nuts, and seeds in this healthy Kit Kat bar mimic the crunch of the crispy wafer of the original.
- No added sugar. Unlike the original which is packed with added sugar, this homemade Kit Kat recipe can be made with zero added sugar whatsoever.
- No layers. You just mix all the ingredients and let the bar set. Easy as can be!
If mix-and-set bars are your favorite and you don’t like to mess around with layered treats, try this Chocolate Oatmeal Bars recipe, too. They are just as healthy and easy to make!
These candies are made without any refined sugar. Here’s what you need to make them at home.
- Granola. You can use any storebought or homemade granola you like. Just make sure it doesn’t contain any sugar and has some crunch to it.
- Mixed nuts and seeds. A combination of any nuts and seeds will work. While there are no nuts and seeds in original Kit Kat bars, adding them to this healthy version of the bar will enrich it with good fats and amazing texture.
- Chocolate chips. Use the sugar-free chocolate chips of your choice.
- Maple syrup. Go with pure maple syrup.
- Coconut oil. To help the chocolate melt more smoothly.
- Almond butter. To help bind all ingredients together. Make sure the almond butter you are using only has almonds and salt in it.
How to make sugar-free Kit Kat
As I’ve already mentioned, mixing all ingredients together is essentially all you need to make these bars. Here’s how you do it.
Step 1 – mix the dry ingredients. Add the granola, mixed nuts, and seeds to a large mixing bowl and mix well until fully combined.
Step 2 – melt the chocolate. Add the chocolate chips to a microwave-safe bowl along with the coconut oil and almond butter. Microwave in short bursts and mix in-between until a smooth mixture remains.
Step 3 – combine, set, and slice. Pour the melted chocolate mixture over the dry ingredients and mix well. Transfer the mixture to a lined pan and spread it out evenly. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until solid. Then slice into bars and enjoy.
Recipe variations and substitutions
- The crunchy component. You can use cornflakes or puffed rice instead of granola to ensure a light and crispy bite for the bars.
- The sweetener. Any liquid sweetener will work, including honey, agave nectar, and liquid stevia.
- Nut butter. You can swap almond butter for any nut or seed butter you prefer.
- Coconut oil. You can use any healthy oil you like or skip it altogether. Cocoa butter will work too.
- Dried fruits. If it’s not your goal to make the bars taste like the original and all you want is some sugar-free and delicious bars, add chopped dried fruits to the mix.
To store. Store the bars in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. While the bars won’t go bad at room temperature, they will soften and may fall apart.
To freeze. These homemade candies can be frozen for up to 3 months. Wrap each bar in parchment paper so that they don’t stick to each other and freeze stored in an airtight container or bag. Allow the bars to soften a bit at room temperature before eating them.
More healthy bars to try
Sugar Free Kit Kat
- In a large mixing bowl, add your keto granola, mixed nuts, and seeds and mix well. Set aside.
- In a microwave-safe bowl or stovetop, combine your chocolate chips, sticky sweetener, coconut oil, and almond butter. Heat until melted.
- Pour the melted chocolate mixture over the dry and mix until fully incorporated.
- Pour the kit kat bar batter in a lined 10 x 10-inch pan. Using a spatula, spread out to an even layer. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, before slicing into bars.
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