Breakfast Desserts

Decadent Keto-Friendly Blackberry Bars

I always associate fresh, sweet and tart berries with summertime. They’re a favorite sweet treat of mine! You’ll have a hard time believing these decadent blackberry bars are keto-friendly!

These delicious bars are easy to make with just 8 ingredients, and they’re ready in less than an hour. These blackberry bars can be enjoyed chilled or at room temperature. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to  a week, though they won’t last that long!

Start by preparing the blackberries in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Combine 2 cups of the blackberries (the recipe calls for 3 cups so don’t use them all!) and lemon juice. Bring the mixture to a boil, and then reduce the heat and simmer until the berries are soft.

Take the pan pan off the heat and whisk in swerve and xanthan gum. Next, smash the softened blackberries. Stir in remaining 1 cup of blackberries until combined. Set aside while you prepare the crust.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8 inch square baking dish with parchment paper. Make sure to leave the paper overhanging 2 sides of the pan – it makes for easy removal.

Whisk together the almond flour, confectioner’s swerve, and salt. Add the butter and vanilla and use your hands to combine the ingredients until the mixture is combined and in pea-sized crumbles. Don’t skip making the crumbles – it’s important to make the best topping!

Take half of the dough and press it evenly into the bottom of the pan. Partially bake (also known as parbake) the crust for 12 minutes, until just beginning to brown. Pour the filling over the par-baked crust and then crumble the remaining dough evenly over the top of the filling. Bake for 22-25 minutes until the topping is golden brown. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely.

These blackberry bars are so simple to make and delicious! Your family will ask you to make them often, so be ready!

Recipe for keto friendly blackberry bars.

Blackberry Bars

4.3 from 10 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 9 servings
Calories: 223kcal

Ingredients

Filling

Crust and Topping

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine 2 cups blackberries and lemon juice.
  • Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, until the berries are soft.
  • Take sauce pan off the heat and whisk in swerve and xanthan gum and smash the softened blackberries. Stir in remaining 1 cup of blackberries until combined. Set aside while you prepare the crust.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8 inch square baking dish with parchment paper, leaving paper overhanging 2 sides of the pan for easy removal.
  • Whisk together the almond flour, confectioner’s swerve, and salt; then add the butter and vanilla and use your hands to combine the ingredients until the mixture is combined and in pea-sized crumbles.
  • Take half of the dough and press it evenly into the bottom of the pan. Par-bake the crust for 12 minutes, until just beginning to brown.
  • Pour the filling over the par-baked crust and then crumble the remaining dough evenly over the top of the filling. Bake for 22-25 minutes until the topping is golden brown. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely.
  • Use the overhanging parchment paper to lift the bars out of the pan, then slice into 9 equal sized squares.
  • Enjoy chilled or at room temperature. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to a week.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 223kcal | Total Carbs: 19g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Fiber: 6g | Net Carbs: 4g | Sugar Alcohols: 9g
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Recipe for keto friendly blackberry bars.

If you love berries as much as my family, make sure to check out these Keto Blueberry Muffins and this Raspberry Swirl Keto Cheesecake (yummy!) And for more sweet treats, I share several dessert recipes here!

Recipe for keto friendly blackberry bars.

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    Heidi
    August 10, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    this looks SO yummy! I’m excited to try the recipe…. one question – would frozen berries work as well? This is soemthing that I would love to make even when berries are out of season.

    • Suzanne Ryan
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      Suzanne Ryan
      August 12, 2020 at 12:56 pm

      Hi There! I am sure frozen would work well too. I would cook all three cups down in the filling (rather than reserving a cup for the end) and let simmer for 15-20 minutes instead of 10 minutes just to insure that it has thickened nicely and is not too watery.

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    Joy
    August 10, 2020 at 11:34 pm

    These look great! How are the net carbs at 4 when the total carb is 19 and fiber is 6?

    • Suzanne Ryan
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      Suzanne Ryan
      August 12, 2020 at 12:58 pm

      Hi There! To calculate net carbs, you will take the total carbs and subtract fiber and sugar alcohols. Since this recipe is 19 total carbs you will subtract 6 for fiber and also 9 for sugar alcohols.

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    Sarah
    August 11, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    I made this and had a small taste yesterday. Overall, it was delicious. The slight saltiness of the crust combined with the delicious sweetness of the blackberries reminded me of my mom’s pie. This recipe was very easy to make and I will make this again. Thank you for the recipe!

    • Suzanne Ryan
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      Suzanne Ryan
      August 12, 2020 at 1:00 pm

      I am so happy you enjoyed it! This is one of my favorites too 🙂

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    Connie
    September 3, 2020 at 11:15 am

    This is delicious! Already made it twice. Another great recipe.. Thank you

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    carey
    September 18, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    love the recipe, super easy.

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