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Low-Carb Chunky Chocolate Shortbread

By: Courtesy of 150 Best Diabetes Desserts by Barbara Selley 2008. Reprinted with publisher permission. Available where books are sold.
Low-Carb Chunky Chocolate Shortbread
Low-Carb Chunky Chocolate Shortbread
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Filled with rich chocolate chunks and chopped pecans, this Low-Carb Chunky Chocolate Shortbread will soon become your family's favorite dessert. These bars will leave you jumping for joy because not only do they taste absolutely amazing, they are also healthier than other dessert bar recipes. We suggest that you make these chocolate and pecan bars as soon as possible, especially if you're diabetic. The best news is that this low-carb dessert recipe is insanely easy to make. It's hard to believe that a healthy dessert could be this perfect.


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Makes54 Bars

Cooking Time35 min

Cooking MethodOven


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup superfine granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 4 squares (1 oz/28 g each) bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 2/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted


  1. Perheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

  2. In a bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and creamy. Combine flour and cornstarch. Stir into butter mixture, mixing well. Stir in chocolate and pecans. Press evenly into a 13 x 9 inch cake pan.

  3. Bake until lightly browned around edges, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool completely in pan on rack. Cut into bars or squares.

  4. Enjoy!

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Yummm, this would make a really great snack!

These were fabulous! You get every satisfaction with this recipe. A little sweetness for the sweet tooth, low carb, low fat, nuts for protein - this dessert has it all. I will make this over and over again maybe even experiment with different nuts and things. Thank you for one of the best treats EVER!!

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