Keto No Bake Cookies

Keto No Bake Cookies

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Keto no bake cookies are a healthy version of your favorite no bake cookies, yet still sweet and still delicious! Instead of oatmeal we use a mix of nuts, peanut butter or almond butter with coconut. Keto desserts are possible and can be great when staying sugar free!

Keto No Bake Cookies
This recipe was surely a learning experiment! Making no bake cookies without oats presents a challenge.  Having a rich chocolate was key and I played around with cocoa powder and my favorite dutch process. For those that don’t know the difference you can have normal chocolate but dutch process is what they use to make Oreos. So, the chocolate would be richer. Both work perfectly but I decided to go with the regular cocoa to keep things classic.

Are No Bake Cookies Keto Friendly

Naturally no cookies are keto friendly. You have to make them keto friendly by replacing the sugar with a keto approved sweetener. This recipe is perfect for anyone on keto hence the title. Many options can be used but I will include a list of the best sweeteners.

Best Keto Sweeteners To Use

Liquid, granulated and powdered all make a difference. I prefer granulated or powdered often over liquid due to the concentrated flavors. The thing is, erythritol crystalizes when you heat it and it cools. What that does is make this cookie hard like brittle and have an “ashy” look to them.

Keto No Bake Cookies

 

How To Make Keto No Bake Cookies

First, this recipe does require a little finesse because you can’t just toss everything in the pot together. Not to mention you can let the mix get too hot.

To start, add butter, nut butter and sweetener into a pot on a low to medium heat to melt ingredients together.

When using pecans I would suggest chopped pecans over whole pecans. Almond or walnut chips are a great option as well too.

Now, when all ingredients have melted together remove from heat. Add in extract then cocoa powder and mix until it melts down.

Then, add in coconut and nuts. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper use a cookie scoop and scoop each cookie onto cookie sheet.

Next, place in the freezer or refrigerator until set and hardened.

Helpful Recipe Tips

  • Creamy nut butter, you’ll want a nut butter free of sugar but I suggest one with a little of oil in it to help with texture.
  • Batter runny, if you scoop and the cookie just spreads everywhere you may need to add more nuts or coconut to help bulk the mix.
  • Refrigerate?, this is a crazy idea but think rice crispy treats. You can put them in the fridge and they will harden quickly but they’ll be hard. Or, you could leave them out and let time harden them to have them keep that nice chewy texture. But, if you’re ready to eat right then go for it!
  • Sweetener matters! Liquid, granulated and powdered all make a difference. I prefer granulated or powdered often over liquid due to the concentrated flavors. The thing is, erythritol crystalizes when you heat it and it cools. What that does is make this cookie hard like brittle and have an “ashy” look to them.

My Best Keto Cookie Recipes

Keto No Bake Cookies

Keto No Bake Cookies

Keto no bake cookies are a healthy version of your favorite no bake cookies, yet still sweet and still delicious! Instead of oatmeal we use a mix of nuts, peanut butter or almond butter with coconut. Keto desserts are possible and can be great when staying sugar free!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9 cookies
Calories 90.7 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 4 tablespoon salted butter
  • 1/4 cup keto sweetener (granulated or powdered)
  • 2 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 tablespoon chopped pecans ()

Instructions
 

  • In a small pot add in butter, nut butter, sweetener just to melt and combine together
  • Once combined remove from heat, add extract and then cocoa powder
  • Add in coconut and nuts
  • On parchment paper use a cookie scoop and scoop cookies out. Should be 6. See notes below for any issues.
  • Refriderate or freeze until set or hardened. Shouldn't take anymore than 20-30 minutes.

Notes

Helpful Recipe Tips

  • Creamy nut butter, you'll want a nut butter free of sugar but I suggest one with a little of oil in it to help with texture.
  • Batter runny, if you scoop and the cookie just spreads everywhere you may need to add more nuts or coconut to help bulk the mix.
  • Refrigerate?, this is a crazy idea but think rice crispy treats. You can put them in the fridge and they will harden quickly but they'll be hard. Or, you could leave them out and let time harden them to have them keep that nice chewy texture. But, if you're ready to eat right then go for it!
  • Sweetener matters! Liquid, granulated and powdered all make a difference. I prefer granulated or powdered often over liquid due to the concentrated flavors. The thing is, erythritol crystalizes when you heat it and it cools. What that does is make this cookie hard like brittle and have an "ashy" look to them.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Keto No Bake Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 90.7 Calories from Fat 85
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.4g14%
Saturated Fat 4.5g28%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 13.6mg5%
Sodium 49.3mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1.2g5%
Sugar 0.4g0%
Protein 1.3g3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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