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Low Carb maple Bacon Bites (Easy Keto Recipe)

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I'm obsessed with finding crave-worthy keto snacks. They have to be tasty and actually keep me in ketosis. It's a tough balance! If you're like me, you'll love my new favorite sweet-and-salty treat: Low Carb Maple Bacon Bites. These little guys are so incredibly easy to make, and the flavor combo is absolutely amazing. Perfect to whip up for a holiday party or just to keep on hand for when the cravings hit. This is a great recipe for bacon lovers. The perfect balance of Savory and Sweet. You will want to eat the whole batch yourself.

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What are Low Carb Maple Bacon Bites? 

These tasty keto bites are the perfect balance of sweet and savory! They combine the sweetness of maple syrup with smoky, crispy bacon, all on a satisfying, low-carb almond flour base. A touch of chocolate adds a decadent finish, making them an irresistible keto snack or dessert.

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Easy Low Carb Maple Bacon Bites: A Sweet & Savory Keto Treat

Satisfy your cravings the keto way with these incredibly delicious Low Carb Maple Bacon Bites! The satisfying combo of sweet maple, crispy bacon, and a touch of chocolate will become your new favorite easy recipe. And with only 2 net carbs per serving, they fit perfectly into your keto lifestyle.

Prep Time: 15 minutes 

Cook Time: 1 minute

 Servings: 10 

Net Carbs: 2 g net carbs per serving

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Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 C. Almond flour
  • 3 Tbsp. Sugar-free maple syrup (lakanto maple syrup)
  • ¼ C. Bacon slices (cooked and crumbled)
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. Coconut oil
  • ⅓ C. Lily’s baking chips
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Step-by-step guide:

  1. First step is to combine the almond flour, sugar-free sweet maple syrup, cooked bacon pieces, and vanilla extract in a small bowl. Stir until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Shape the mixture into 10 equally sized balls and place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  3. Freeze the bites for at least 4 hours.
  4. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the coconut oil and chocolate chips in 30-second intervals, stirring until smooth.
  5. Dip each chilled bite halfway into the melted chocolate, then place it back on the parchment paper.
  6. Refrigerate until the chocolate sets.
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Tips

  • Crispy Bacon = Maximum Flavor: Achieve that perfect bacon crunch for your Low Carb Maple Bacon Bites! Choose thick-cut bacon and get it nice and crispy the way you like it. Air fry it for speedy results, bake it in the oven (line your baking pan with aluminum foil for easy cleanup), or cook it in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drain any excess bacon grease on paper towels before crumbling.
  • Make your bites even more fun by baking them in different pans! Use a donut pan or a mini muffin pan for playful shapes. A regular baking sheet also works beautifully, just ensure they are in a single layer for even baking.
  • To keep your Low Carb Maple Bacon Bites at their best, store them in the refrigerator for up to a week. Place them in an airtight container lined with a paper towel to absorb any excess moisture. Let them come to room temperature for about 15 minutes before serving.
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FAQ

  • Can I use regular maple syrup? Unfortunately, no. Regular maple syrup is loaded with sugar, which would derail your keto goals. Opt for a high-quality sugar-free maple syrup like Lakanto or another trusted brand. You can usually find them at your local grocery store.
  • Is there a substitute for almond flour? Absolutely! Coconut flour is a good alternative, but because it absorbs moisture differently, you may need to tweak the recipe. Start with less coconut flour and gradually add more as needed until you get the right consistency.
  • Do the bites absolutely need to be frozen? While not strictly mandatory, freezing the bites for at least 4 hours has a few advantages:
    • Easy Dipping: Frozen bites are much firmer, giving you better control when dipping them in the melted chocolate.
    • Cleaner Results: Less chance of the filling getting too soft and messy during the dipping process.
    • Flavor Boost: Cold bites seem to make the sweet maple and smoky bacon flavors even more pronounced in this maple bacon recipe.

Conclusion

These Low Carb Maple Bacon Bites are the perfect example of how delicious the keto diet can be. They're a fantastic way to satisfy your cravings without sacrificing your goals and using simple ingredients. Give them a try, and I bet they'll become a perfect snack for you too! Make sure and print up the printable recipe card so you can make your favorite keto recipes again and again.

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Low Carb Maple Bacon Bites

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These Keto Maple Bacon Bites are a sweet and salty flavor explosion with a satisfying crunch! This simple keto recipe combines maple syrup, bacon, and almond flour for a delectable treat with minimal carbs. Perfect for on-the-go keto snacking or a decadent dessert!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute

Ingredients

  • 1 C. Almond flour
  • 3 Tbsp. Sugar free maple syrup
  • ¼ C. Bacon pieces
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. Coconut oil
  • ⅓ C. Lily’s baking chips

Instructions

    Add the almond flour, sugar free maple syrup, bacon and vanilla to a mixing bowl, and stir to combine well.
    Form the mixture into 10 evenly sized balls, and place onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
    Chill in the freezer for 4 hours.
    Add the coconut oil and chocolate chips to a bowl that is microwave safe.
    Heat for 30 second intervals until completely melted and smooth.
    Holding the chilled maple bacon bites at the top, dip each bite halfway into the chocolate, and return it to the parchment lined baking sheet.
    Chill until the chocolate has set.

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