Recipe by: Jenn Jonkman of Hale Holistics


My low carb turtle recipe is an experiment that I had to try after finding some amazing sugar free caramel at a specialty grocery shop.

Now, this is a big deal. First, a traditional caramel recipe is literally made with sugar. Cutting out sugar is a big deal for a Keto diet to work. In fact, cutting out sugar should be a big deal in life. In the commitments that I made to get my high-energy child off of sugar, or at least way lower amounts, I found a magical specialty grocery shop that had the magic ingredient. When I landed on this sugar free caramel that you could literally eat off of a spoon, I had to start my experiment. This recipe is the result of that experiment.



Total Servings16
Serving Size1 bar
Nutrition Per Serving
Total Fat9g
Dietary Fiber1g
Net Carbohydrates4g


1.5 cups almond flour
1/2 cup swerve
1 tablespoon molasses
1 cup pecans
2 tbsp sugar free caramel
1 cup Krisda sugar free chocolate chips
1/4 cup salted butter


Pre-heat oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit

  1. Melt the butter in a small pot or in the microwave.
  2. Mix the melted butter with swerve, almond flour, and molasses until fully incorporated.
  3. Press the final mixture into a greased 8”x8” pan.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Take it out of the oven, then let it cool completely.
  6. Mix pecans and caramel in a small bowl then spread over the chocolate crust.
  7. Top with sugar free chocolate chips.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes.
  9. Take it out of the oven, then let it cool completely.
  10. Once cool, cut into 16 squares.

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