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:
- 1 Cup Bob’s Red Mill Organic Coconut Flour
- 1/3 Cup Carrington Farms Coconut Oil
- 3 Whole Large Eggs
- 1 Cup Stevia Sweetener
- 1 1/4 Cup Water
- 2/3 Cup Lemon Juice (Fresh is preferred, but concentrate will work fine too, decrease to 1/3 cup if using concentrate)
- Ninja Blender
- 9×9 Pyrex Baking Pan
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)
- Preheat over to 350 degrees
- Throw all of the ingredients for the bars into a blender (I use my Ninja Blender).
- 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.
- Using a small dab of coconut oil, grease the inside of the pan.
- Pour the batter into the pan and put into the oven.
- For the frosting, mix everything in the blender.
- After around 45 min check the bars with a toothpick. When it slides out clean from the center it is ready.
- Let the bars cool until lukewarm, then spread the frosting over them.
- You can eat immediately or let them set in the fridge so they are nice and cool.
- Eat and enjoy!!
*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!