Low Carb Lemon Bars – A Low Carb Summer Sweet Treat

Low Carb Lemon Bars – A Low Carb Summer Sweet Treat

 

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Since summer is here, and I love sweets, I thought this weekend I would make some low carb lemon bars with a butter cream frosting. There’s nothing like a cool, sweet, tart lemon bar and a nice cup of iced orange spiced tea on a sultry summer evening. Each one of these large (and they are large) lemon bars has about 8 grams of effective carbs in each piece. By using my ninja blender, these are quick and easy to make. I pretty much chuck everything in and blend until incorporated. Enjoy!

Low Carb Lemon Bars – 8 Net Effective Carbs Per Bar!! (Makes 4 bars)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 45-50 minutes

Total Time: 50-55 minutes

For the Bars:

For the Frosting:

  • 1/3 Cup Stevia Sweetener
  • 1 tbsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 Cup Whipped Cream Cheese (Room temp and soft)
  • 1 tbsp Unsalted Butter (Room temp and soft)

Directions:

  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees
  2. Throw all of the ingredients for the bars into a blender (I use my Ninja Blender).
  3. Blend until smooth. The batter should become a pretty smooth consistency. If it is still dry, add small increments of water until it is pretty much uniform and smooth.
  4. Using a small dab of coconut oil, grease the inside of the pan.
  5. Pour the batter into the pan and put into the oven.
  6. For the frosting, mix everything in the blender.
  7. After around 45 min check the bars with a toothpick. When it slides out clean from the center it is ready.
  8. Let the bars cool until lukewarm, then spread the frosting over them.
  9. You can eat immediately or let them set in the fridge so they are nice and cool.
  10. Eat and enjoy!!

frosting nutrition Bars nutrition

*These are totals for the frosting (on the left) and the bars (on the right). I cut my bars into 4 pieces so each of these servings is for one of those pieces. You can, of course, cut your bars even smaller, but I have a pretty large sweet tooth. These are all estimates put into Caloriecount.com and they may vary depending on the ingredient you use.

**Rae wanted me to note that you can of course cut these into smaller pieces (I wouldn’t). This would reduce the calories. For example, if you cut the bars into 8 good sized pieces, instead of 4 large ones, there would be about 150 calories and 4 net effective carbs per bar!

4 thoughts on “Low Carb Lemon Bars – A Low Carb Summer Sweet Treat

  1. Oh, as seen from the ingredients, these bars will be something very very tasty. I will definitely try to do them. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. You are absolutely very welcome! I’m glad it looks like something you would like. Let me know how they turn out! My fiancee enjoyed them with some Arctic Zero ice cream on top as well. A very cool treat for hot summer days.

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