Fly your dessert flag high with these low-carb, refined sugar-free jam swirl bars in Fourth of July colors! These bars are super flexible when it comes to temperature — they’re great served chilled or outside in the warm summer heat. They freeze well too, so double the batch and store them in the freezer for that last-minute BBQ invite.
Serving Size: 1 bar
- Calories: 101
- Fiber: 2g
- Total Fat: 6g
- Protein: 2g
- Total Carbohydrate: 11g
- 3 dates
- ¾ cup water
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1½ cups almond flour
- 2 tablespoon almond butter
- 2 tablespoons arrowroot flour (or tapioca flour)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup frozen raspberries
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds (divided)
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup (divided)
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
How to Make It
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Boil dates and water for 5 minutes; do not drain.
- Add dates and water (which should be reduced down to about ½ cup now) to a blender with egg and vanilla and puree. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, mix almond flour, almond butter, arrowroot flour (or tapioca flour), and salt.
- Stir together blender mixture with flour mixture until well combined.
- Spread batter evenly into a parchment paper-lined 8×8 baking dish. Bake for 18 minutes.
- While bars are baking, make the jam: In a saucepan, combine raspberries, ½ tablespoon chia seeds, and 1 tablespoon maple syrup. In a separate saucepan, combine blueberries, the remaining ½ tablespoon chia seeds, and the remaining 1 tablespoon maple syrup.
- Heat jam on medium-low heat. As the frozen berries are thawing, mash them and stir until mixture starts to thicken (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat and set aside.
- Remove bars from oven. Spoon dollops of jam onto bars, alternating blueberry and raspberry jams and gently spreading them until bars are completely covered. Then use a spoon to make swirling patterns in the jam.
- Place bars back into the oven for 5 minutes. Remove and let cool. Cut into 9 bars.
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