Brownie Brittle Recipe - Keto, Low Carb, Gluten-Free, THM S (2024)

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Oh, brownie brittle. That crunchy, chewy, decadent treat is on the menu once again with myKeto Brownie Brittle Recipe.This recipe is as easy as melting some chocolate and mixing a handful of ingredients into it. This easy recipe is low carb, keto, gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and Trim Healthy Mama friendly.

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I made this brownie brittle over a month ago and this was a top choice when I polled readers to see which recipe I should post next. But with moving in less than 2 weeks, a sleep-away summer camp for the whole family (we volunteer), and my brother-in-law's wedding I'm just getting around to it now. I really hope it was worth the wait. Thanks for your patience!

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Baking with Alternative Flours

It can be tricky to get recipes with alternative flours to crisp up. I've found that using gelatin as a binding agent instead of eggs helps create crisper baked goods. However, even with that trick, this brownie brittle really needs to be stored in the fridge or freezer. I love it right from the freezer on a hot day.

After I made it I stuck the tray in my deep freeze and every time I went down to the basem*nt to move over the laundry I would sneak a piece as payment. Laundry should always come with brownie brittle, am I right or am I right?

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How to melt chocolate?

I normally melt my chocolate in the microwave. As long as you go slowly and stir frequently you shouldn't burn it. I do 45 seconds, stir, 30 seconds, stir, and then repeat if needed. Once it is 75% melted just keep stirring and the last pieces should melt.

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Substituting Types of Chocolate

You can use chocolate chips in the first part of the recipe when you melt the chocolate or use a chocolate bar for both. Chocolate is chocolate. You just want to use a sugar-free or very dark chocolate without a lot of added sugar. 85% dark chocolate has only a few carbs and a true sugar-free chocolate has even less.

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Storing Your Brownie Brittle

I recommend keeping this in the fridge or freezer. If you let it come to room temperature it gets a little softer and less brittle like.

This is a super simple recipe. The only trick to this brownie brittle recipe comes in baking it. You want it to cook until it is well done but not burnt.

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If you'd also like to try a more conventional brownie I have a bunch:

Little Debbie Fudge Healthy Brownies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

Hannah's Fabulous Low Carb Brownie Recipe

I hope you enjoy my Keto Brownie Brittle Recipe! Try my Blondie Brittle next. And let me know what you think in the comments.

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Brownie Brittle


Oh, brownie brittle. That crunchy, chewy, decadent treat is on the menu once again with my Keto Brownie Brittle Recipe.

4.50 from 10 votes

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Prep Time 5 minutes mins

Cook Time 20 minutes mins

Total Time 25 minutes mins

Course Dessert

Cuisine American

Servings 12

Calories 189



  • Preheat oven to 350. Line a large 11x14 cookie sheet with parchment paper.

  • Melt the butter and chocolate in the microwave, microwaving for 30-second intervals and stirring after each. Stir in the sweetener, almond flour, gelatin, vanilla, and salt. Spread on the prepared sheet. It should be about ¼ to ½ inch thick. Sprinkle with the chocolate chips.

  • Bake for 15-30 minutes. The baking time for this can vary widely based on individual ovens. Begin checking at 10-15 minutes so it does not burn.

  • Cool completely and then chill for at least 2 hours in the fridge or freezer. Break into pieces. Store in the fridge or freezer.


Notes on Sweeteners:

I use my ownblend of xylitol, erythritol, and steviain my recipes. This is twice as sweet as sugar. It is comparable toTrim Healthy Mama Gentle SweetandTruvia.

To sub inSwerve or Lakanto Monk Fruit use 1.5 times the amount of sweetener called for.

To sub inPyureorTrim Healthy Mama Super Sweetuse half the amount of sweetener called for.

Substitutions will work in most recipes. They may not work in candies, such as caramel.


Calories: 189Carbohydrates: 4gProtein: 3gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 107mgPotassium: 117mgFiber: 2gSugar: 0gVitamin A: 355IUCalcium: 22mgIron: 2.5mg

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Reader Interactions


  1. Rebecca says

    Hello, I made these to the exact instructions & using your sweetener. They turned out chewy. What did I do wrong?


    • Taryn says

      You need to chill them. They will firm up. You can even freeze them to make them crunchier.


  2. Doreen Perez says

    What kind of gelatin, I have knox


    • Taryn says

      Yes, that is fine. Any unflavored gelatin works.


  3. Katy says

    Thank you, Taryn, for a tasty and creative recipe. I wanted to share that I made a vegan version by using coconut oil (I found 6 T adequate) and an equal amount of agar powder for the gelatin.Brownie Brittle Recipe - Keto, Low Carb, Gluten-Free, THM S (19)


  4. Annette says

    I’m really excited about this recipe but my first batch smells burnt. I cooked it at 350 for 22 minutes. I have an oven thermometer so I know that it was a firm 350. Should I try to cook it fit only 17-20 minutes?


    • Taryn says

      You can try cooking less. These are so chocolatey that sometimes they smell burned while they are still ok. There is a fine line between baking enough to make them crispy and over baking.


      • Joyce says

        Mine burnt after 20 minutes. I had to throw all away and was NOT happy to waste all the ingredients. I have tried several of your other recipes with good results but NOT this one!!!!!!!Brownie Brittle Recipe - Keto, Low Carb, Gluten-Free, THM S (20)

      • Taryn says

        I'm sorry this didn't work for you, Joyce.

        I see this is your first comment on my site. Could you please also review the recipes that did work for you? If every person comes and just leaves a review on ones that don't work, and never leaves a positive review, that hurts my site.

  5. Jennifer says

    I’ve had 2 failed attempts and do not know what I’m doing wrong. My gelatin is crunchy in the first recipe and second batch it was clumpy and the butter oozes everywhere. I had high hopes for this recipe but will not be trying it again.


    • Taryn says

      Hi Jennifer, I'm not sure why you got such different results with your attempts. Did you substitute any ingredients? Did you get all the way through the recipe (baking the batter and chilling the brownie brittle)? Your butter and chocolate may have been too hot, that could cause the gelatin to clump before it dissolves. Having these seem like they have too much butter is normal. After chilling they set and get crispy.


  6. Dawn says

    Hi! We just made these. Are they supposed to crisp more in the fridge? They are a bit chewy. I am not sure if they are supposed to be crisp or not. They have a really great taste though!Brownie Brittle Recipe - Keto, Low Carb, Gluten-Free, THM S (21)


    • Taryn says

      Yes. That's why I say to store in the fridge or freezer 😀


  7. Kathy says

    Made these tonight and it seems the butter separated from the batter and I ended up with a huge, oily mess. I subbed super sweet blend (1/2 quantity) for the gentle sweet. Everything else was the same. 🤷🏻‍♀️


    • Taryn says

      The butter absorbs back into the brittle as it cools. When you chill it it will set. This could be one of the recipes super sweet won't work for but I think you just need to chill the brownie brittle.


  8. Holly says

    I love how recipe mistakes often end up turning into something amazing and brilliant! (saw your comment about a gal who was making your brownies and forgot the eggs which led to this recipe). Thanks for sharing!!! 🙂 I have LOVED all of the recipes of yours that I've made!Brownie Brittle Recipe - Keto, Low Carb, Gluten-Free, THM S (22)


  9. Angela says

    On nutrition information, it doesn't say what the serving size is.


    • Taryn says

      1/12 of the recipe. You can cut it into squares if you want exact portions.


  10. Steph says

    HI! I think I have made these before and they are amazing! We now have a lactose intolerant member of the family. Do you think coconut oil would work in place of the butter? Thanks so much for sharing such wonderful recipes!!Brownie Brittle Recipe - Keto, Low Carb, Gluten-Free, THM S (23)


    • Taryn says

      Yes, coconut oil should work. Use refined or butter flavored to avoid a coconut taste.


  11. Debbie says

    Wonderful recipe- my husband loved these! Thank you for sharing! I’m going to try this as a pie crust for low carb cheesecake, also—Brownie Brittle Recipe - Keto, Low Carb, Gluten-Free, THM S (24)


    • Taryn says

      That's a great idea, Debbie! I have a no bake chocolate crust but not a baked chocolate crust. I'm going to try it too!


  12. Marva says

    Hi Taryn, could you use an egg if you didn't have the gelatin? Thanks


    • Taryn says

      Hi Marva, maybe. Eggs make for softer, cakier baked goods when using alternative flours. When I want crisper cookies I leave out the eggs and use gelatin. Using eggs might make these less brittle-like.


  13. Becky says

    I have no gelatin is there something I could substitute or just leave it out?


    • Taryn says

      It works as a binding agent since these do not have eggs. I'm not sure they would work without it.


  14. Annette says

    Hi there.
    I'm not sure that this has worked for me and I wonder if the quantity of butter is correct because mine has turned out wet and oily. I actually used less butter than the recipe states (12 American tbsps being 180ml and I used only 136 grams) plus I used 1/2 cup coconut sugar which made the uncooked mix plenty sweet and only 1/3 cup chocolate chips. Should I maybe have increased the almond flour since I decreased the sweetener? Any other idea where I might have gone wrong or why I have an oily butter slick on top of the slice? This looks amazing and I really want to get it right. Thank you.


    • Taryn says

      Hi Annette, changing the sweetener to coconut sugar might have caused that but the butter may resabsorb as it cools. I would try and increase the almond flour next time.


  15. Sherrylynn says

    I am allergic to almonds, what flour should I use?


    • Taryn says

      I have not tested this recipe with any other flours, sorry. A different nut flour might work. Or sunflower seed flour.


  16. Misty says

    Does it say 12 tbsp butter? That seems like a lot


    • Taryn says

      Yes. 1 1/2 sticks is what I used. You can probably get away with using a little less but I haven't tested it with other quantities. This is a reader adaptation of my regular brownie recipe, she forgot the add eggs and ended up with brittle so I tried the same thing and it worked 🙂


  17. Vonnie says

    How much is a serving?


    • Taryn says

      1/12 of the recipe. You can cut it into squares if you want exact portions.


  18. Laura J Gay says

    Can the chips be left out? I don't buy sugar free chips...too costly. Thanks


    • Taryn says

      Yes. But you can always make your own. Just melt unsweetened chocolate and add sweetener.


  19. Tonya Dieterlen says

    Just made these last night. I tried them this morning and they are AMAZING!! The gelatin sort of gives it a chewable tootsie roll texture. Delicious!!!Brownie Brittle Recipe - Keto, Low Carb, Gluten-Free, THM S (25)


    • Taryn says

      I'm so glad you liked them! I was going back and forth on labeling them a 'brittle' or not because they are a bit chewier than store-bought brownie brittle, but delicious anyway 🙂


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