Almond Butter Chia Squares

Keto Recipes > Dessert

Are you getting tired of the oily frozen fat bombs that you’ve been making and constantly seeing around the internet? Well, I sure am. So I wanted to set out to give some new textures, flavors, and ways to get your fats in. These are a little more carby and less fatty than the pure oil fat bombs, but they taste SO much better that it’s worth giving them a try.

They come out to 83% fats, 5% carbs, and 8% protein which is still highly ketogenic in itself. Plus…they taste ah-may-zing. Seriously, I could pop so many of these in my mouth because they’re just that good. You get that delicious nutty flavors coming through from the almonds and all the toasted ingredients. Then you get the coconut flavors that come through from the oil and shredded coconut. Last but not least, you finish off with a subtle sweet vanilla flavor that begs your mouth to eat more.

I got inspiration for this recipe from Alison Benton over at Keto Incognito, an up and coming blogger that has been doing keto for quite some time now!

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Don’t forget that you can sub out pretty much any nut for the almonds (hint, hint macadamias or pecans for higher fat) and sub out any flavoring you want for the vanilla. Never get bored, never eat frozen oil again, and enjoy what you’re putting into your body! Put your own twist on this and let me know what you come up with in the comments below 🙂

Yields 14 Almond Butter Chia Squares

The Preparation

The Execution

1. Add 1/2 cup Raw Almonds to a pan and toast for about 7 minutes on medium-low heat. Just enough so that you start to smell the nuttiness coming out.

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2. Add the nuts to the food processor and grind them.

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3. Once they reach a mealy consistency, add 2 tbsp. NOW Erythritol and 1 tsp. Coconut Oil.

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4. Continue grinding almonds until almond butter is formed.

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5. In a pan, melt 2 tbsp. Butter on medium heat while stirring. Do this until the butter is browned.

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6. Once butter is browned, add 1/4 cup Heavy Cream, 2 tbsp. NOW Erythritol, 1/4 tsp. Liquid Stevia, and 1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract to the butter. Turn heat to low and stir well as the cream bubbles.

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7. Grind 1/4 Cup Chia Seeds in a spice grinder until a powder is formed.

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8. Begin toasting chia seeds and 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut Flakes in a pan on medium low. You want the coconut to just slightly brown.

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9. Add almond butter to the butter and heavy cream mixture and stir it in well. Let it cook down into a paste.

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10. In a square (or whatever size you want) baking dish, add the almond butter mixture, toasted chia and coconut mixture, and 1/2 Cup Coconut Cream. You can add the coconut cream to a pan to melt it slightly before adding it.

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11. Add 1 tbsp. Coconut oil and 2 tbsp. Coconut Flour and mix everything together well.

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12. Using your fingers, pack the mixture into the baking dish well.

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13. Refrigerate mixture for at least an hour and then take it out of the baking dish. It should hold form now.

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14. Chop the mixture into squares or any shape you’d like and put back in the refrigerator for at least a few more hours. You can use excess mixture to form more squares, but I ate it instead.

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15. Take out and snack on it as you want!

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This makes 14 total Almond Butter Chia Squares. Per square, it is 120 Calories, 11.1g Fats, 1.4g Net Carbs, and 2.4g Protein. That’s 83% fats, 5% carbs, and 8% protein.

Almond Butter Chia Squares Calories Fats (g) Carbs (g) Fiber (g) Net Carbs (g) Protein (g)
1/2 cup Almonds 413 36 14 8 6 15
1 tbsp. + 1 tsp. Coconut Oil 160 19 0 0 0 0
2 tbsp. Butter 200 22 0 0 0 0
1/4 cup Heavy Cream 200 20 2 0 2 0
1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract 6 0 0 0 0 0
1/2 cup Shredded Coconut 142 14 6 4 2 2
1/4 cup Chia Seeds 240 18 20 20 0 12
1/2 cup Coconut Cream 255 24 6 0 6 3
2 tbsp. Coconut Flour 60 2 8 5 3 2
Totals 1676 155 56 37 19 34
Per Square 119.7 11.1 4.0 2.6 1.4 2.4
Almond Butter Chia Squares

This makes 14 total Almond Butter Chia Squares. Per square, it is 120 Calories, 11.1g Fats, 1.4g Net Carbs, and 2.4g Protein.

The Preparation

  • 1/2 cup Almonds
  • 1 tbsp. + 1 tsp. Coconut Oil
  • 4 tbsp. NOW Erythritol
  • 2 tbsp. Butter
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 tsp. Liquid Stevia
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut Flakes
  • 1/4 cup Chia Seeds
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Cream
  • 2 tbsp. Coconut Flour

The Execution

  1. Grind toasted almonds in food processor until a mealy substance is formed. Add 1 tsp. coconut oil and 2 tbsp. erythritol and continue mixing until almond butter is formed.
  2. Heat butter in a pan until browned, then add heavy cream, stevia, 2 tbsp. erythritol, and vanilla. Mix together until a bubbly mixture is formed. Add almond butter to mixture and stir.
  3. While the almond butter mixutre is cooking, grind chia seeds in a spice grinder. Put chia seeds and coconut flakes in a pan to toast for a few minutes.
  4. Combine everything together and add coconut cream (put it in the pan for a moment to melt it), 1 tbsp. coconut oil, and coconut flour. Mix well and pack into a square dish.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Chop into small squares and refrigerate again for a few hours.
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