If you’re following a low-carb lifestyle, these No Bake Keto Cookies are just what you need when you’re craving something a little salty and a little sweet. At only 5 net carbs per serving, you can enjoy a sweet treat without the guilt.
One of the hardest parts of Keto for me is not being able to enjoy the sweets that I love and adore. I’m pretty faithful to the Keto lifestyle but sometimes I just need something a little sweet.
In those moments where I’m afraid that my will isn’t as strong as my desire to stay in Ketosis, making easy Keto recipes like these No Bake Keto Cookies keep me from slipping up.
No Bake Keto Cookies
Many cookie recipes require cooking in the oven. Thankfully these Keto No Bake Cookies are easy to whip up and make without any heat source.
Like many Keto recipes, you won’t get the texture of a regular cookie made with flour and cooked in the oven. If that’s the kind of texture you’re looking for, these Chocolate & Peanut Butter No Bake Keto Cookies aren’t going to give you that.
But, they will give you a slightly salty and slightly sweet cookie that will kick that sugar craving to the curb while keeping you in Ketosis. They’re a favorite guilt-free treat here.
Keto No Bake Cookie Ingredients
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If you’ve been living the Keto lifestyle already, I’m sure these ingredients are stocked in your pantry and refrigerator. If not, I love using Brandless, Thrive Market, and Amazon to do my shopping. I always try to look for clean, natural foods and these three places normally have what I need.
Since all food products are not created equal, make sure you check the nutrition label before just assuming the product is low-carb. Depending on the brand you purchase, the carb count can be drastically different.
- 1 cup creamy natural peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 teaspoon erythritol
Some people say that using any type of sweetener while doing Keto is wrong. To be honest, I’m not sure if it’s “wrong” or not. But, my husband and I have been doing Keto since October and we’ve lost over 80 pounds as a couple. If doing Keto wrong gives us this much success, I’ll happily keep doing it wrong.
There are many different sweeteners on the market that are low-carb friendly. My suggestion is to buy a few of them, use them, and figure out which one you like best. In addition to white granular sugar, there are also brown sugar and confectioners sugar options available.
The sweeteners I use most often are So Nourished Granular, Swerve Granular, Swerve Confectioners, and Swerve Brown. Some Keto recipes do better with granular sweeteners while others do better with the confectioners option. I suggest having both on hand.
No Bake Keto Cookie Tips
If you’ve never had natural peanut butter before, you may be put off by how runny it can be. My suggestion is to stir the peanut butter with the oil in the jar until it’s all combined and the oil isn’t standing at the top. The oil that is on top is completely natural – don’t pour it off.
Depending on the brand of peanut butter you use, the cookie mixture may be too runny. If that is the case, add in more unsweetened coconut flakes or sliced almonds. This will help to thicken up the mixture so that you can form cookie mounds that will not go flat.
This low carb cookie recipe only calls for 1 teaspoon of sweetener. If you like things a little bit sweeter, you can add a little more to the mixture – just don’t add too much. Taste the mixture between each addition so you don’t over-sweeten it – if that is even a thing.
How to Make No Bake Keto Cookies
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Line a large baking sheet with a non-stick silicone baking mat. If you don’t have a silicone baking mat, you can also use a sheet of parchment paper.
In a medium-sized bowl, combine the peanut butter, vanilla extract, unsweetened cocoa powder, unsweetened shredded coconut flakes, sliced almonds, melted butter, and sweetener of choice. Stir until the mixture is well combined.
Using a 1/8 cup measuring cup, scoop the mixture and place on the prepared baking sheet. You may need to use a spatula to help some mixture out of the cup. Using the measuring cup, shape each one as you place it on the baking sheet.
Put the baking sheet into the freezer for 30 minutes to allow the cookies to set. Store the remaining cookies in an airtight container in the freezer.
Low Carb Cookie Recipe
Check out these other easy Keto recipes:
- Line a large baking sheet with a non-stick silicone baking mat. If you don’t have a silicone baking mat, you can also use a sheet of parchment paper.
- In a medium-sized bowl, combine the peanut butter, vanilla extract, unsweetened cocoa powder, unsweetened shredded coconut flakes, sliced almonds, melted butter, and sweetener of choice. Stir until the mixture is well combined.
- Using a 1/8 cup measuring cup, scoop the mixture and place on the prepared baking sheet. You may need to use a spatula to help some mixture out of the cup. Using the measuring cup, shape each one as you place it on the baking sheet.
- Put the baking sheet into the freezer for 30 minutes to allow the cookies to set. Store the remaining cookies in an airtight container in the freezer.
These delicious Keto cookies will need to be stored in the freezer to maintain freshness. As soon as you remove them from the freezer, they will begin to thaw out. I suggest eating the cookies quickly so that you don't have a melted mess on your fingers.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 274 Total Fat: 24g Saturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 13g Cholesterol: 6mg Sodium: 117mg Carbohydrates: 10g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 2g Protein: 9g