Keto Christmas Crack
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Keto Christmas Crack

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Traditional Christmas crack calls for graham crackers or saltine crackers, smothered in brown sugar-laden toffee and chocolate.

Does this mean that a low-carb dieter has to miss out on this buttery delight? No way. 

This keto-friendly Christmas crack is going to be your new favorite holiday dessert.

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These  Christmas treats are:

  • Sweet
  • Crunchy
  • Flavorful
  • Addicting
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The main ingredients are: 

Optional additional ingredients:

  • Milk chocolate (unsweetened)
  • White chocolate chips
  • Walnuts

Health Benefits of This Keto Christmas Crack

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Aside from the obvious benefits of this keto Christmas crack being gluten-free, sugar-free, and keto-friendly, there are a few other surprising health benefits hidden away in these festive treats

Supports Joint Health

Both the base and the chocolate topping in this recipe contain collagen. This is certainly an ingredient you won’t find in most Christmas crack candy recipes — definitely not your grandma’s cookbook. 

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The chocolate collagen in this recipe not only adds flavor and texture, but it also ups the protein content of the crackers while giving your joints a boost of nutrients. 

How does it do this? Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body, and one of its many roles is to supporting connective tissue around your joints. As you age, your connective tissue can wear down, causing serious issues with your joints. 

Research shows, however, that supplementing with collagen can help to support joint health, and may even be a treatment option for people with osteoarthritis[*].

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Sugar-Free and Antioxidant-Rich

This Christmas crack not only cuts the sugar, but in its place, you get to add in monk fruit.

Monk fruit is a natural sweetener that keeps your blood sugar stable, so you don’t have to deal with a sugar crash or worse…get kicked out of ketosis. 

In addition, monk fruit is a fantastic source of antioxidants[*].

That’s right, just like eating blueberries, the sweetener in this Christmas crack can help ward off oxidative damage on your body.

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Keto Christmas Crack

Does Christmas crack fall under the category of Christmas candy, or Christmas cookie? Either way, this holiday treat is one that needs to make an appearance on your keto Christmas dessert table.

So without further ado, let’s get started. 

Begin by preheating your oven to 375 degrees.

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While your oven heats up, add all of your base ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir until a dough is formed. Place the dough on a greased cookie sheet, using your hands or a roller to make sure the dough is evenly dispersed. 

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Bake your dough for 25-35 minutes, making sure it doesn’t burn. Once the dough is done, baking remove it from the oven and allow it to cool. Meanwhile, reset your oven to 300 degrees. 

While the base is cooling, add your butter and monk fruit sweetener to a small pot or medium saucepan over high heat to make the toffee layer. 

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Bring the mixture to a boil, occasionally stirring, until the mixture becomes a dark amber color. Remove your butter mixture from the heat and add in the peppermint and vanilla flavoring.

Next, pour the toffee layer over the base, making sure to scrape the bowl with a spatula to get it all out, and bake for five minutes.

While the base and toffee layer are baking, get started on the chocolate layer.

To make the chocolate  layer, you can use a chocolate bar or chocolate chips, whatever you have around, or is most convenient for you. 

Add the chocolate and coconut oil to a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds, until chocolate is melted. You can also use a pot over medium-heat. Once the chocolate is completely melted add in the collagen, vanilla, and peppermint. 

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Pour the melted chocolate mixture over the base and toffee layers, and spread evenly. 

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Finally, add your topping of choice. You can sprinkle on pecans, crushed candy canes (sugar-free, of course), or even drizzle on some almond butter.

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Store in an airtight container, or top with aluminum foil to preserve freshness. 

Cooking tips:

If you want to switch things up, you can also use white chocolate for this recipe. As long as it’s keto-friendly, it will work. 

Optional Toppings:

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Traditional Christmas crack is often topped with peanut butter, caramel, semi-sweet chocolate chips, pretzels, M&Ms, and other keto-unfriendly options. But you don’t have to feel left out just because you’re not going the sugar-crazy route. 

Here are a few keto-friendly toppings you may not have thought of:

Toffee bits — you can make an extra side of toffee to chop up and add in at the end. 

Extra chocolate — if you just can’t get enough, sprinkle chocolate chips (sugar-free) on top of the chocolate layer. 

Nuts — Pecans are a fan favorite, but you can also go for walnuts, almonds, cashews, or hazelnuts. 

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Keto Christmas Crack

Christmas Crack

Does Christmas crack fall under the category of Christmas candy, or Christmas cookie? Either way, this holiday treat is one that needs to make an appearance on your keto Christmas dessert table.

  • Author: Ayla Sadler
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 15-20 pieces 1x
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Ingredients

Base:

  • 1 ¾ cup almond flour
  • 12 scoops Perfect Keto Chocolate Collagen
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg, room temperature (chia egg or flax egg works, too)
  • 2 tablespoon grass-fed butter or coconut oil

Toffee topping:

  • ½ cup grass-fed butter (coconut oil may work too)
  • ¾ cup + 2 tablespoons monk fruit confectioners or swerve confectioners sweetener
  • ½1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring 
  • ½1 teaspoon peppermint flavoring

Chocolate topping:

  • 4 ounces keto-friendly dark chocolate 
  • 2 teaspoons of coconut oil
  • 2 scoops Perfect Keto Chocolate Collagen
  • ½1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring 
  • ½1 teaspoon peppermint flavoring

Additional topping:

  • Chopped pecans (optional*)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Mix all base ingredients in a large bowl together until a dough is formed.
  3. On a greased baking sheet or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, add the dough and use your hands to pat until evenly dispersed (can also roll dough between to pieces of parchment paper and add to the baking sheet).
  4. Bake for 25-35 minutes, watching carefully to make sure cracker portion doesn’t burn.
  5. Remove and allow to cool, and reduce oven heat to 300 F. While base is cooling add butter and confectioners sweetener to a small pot over high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring sparingly, until the mixture is a dark amber color. Remove from heat and add the vanilla and peppermint flavoring.
  6. Pour the mixture over the base and bake for 5 minutes.
  7. While toffee mixture is baking make the chocolate topping by add the chocolate and coconut oil in a bowl and microwaving for 30 seconds, or until chocolate is melted (can also use a double broiler). Remove and stir in the collagen, vanilla, and peppermint.
  8. Remove the base, allow to cool, pour the chocolate mixture over and evenly disperse, add chopped pecans over the chocolate mixture, and place in freezer for 10-15 minutes, or until chocolate hardens.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 pieces
  • Calories: 245
  • Fat: 22.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.4g (Net: 3.4g)
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 6.6g

 

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