These Chocolate & Peanut Butter Keto No Bake Cookies are my new go-to guilt-free treat! They’re super easy to whip up (no cooking required) and you only need 5 simple real food ingredients.
Chocolate & Peanut Butter Keto No Bake Cookies
One of the women in our church group recently had a baby, but 2 weeks afterwards you couldn’t tell at all! (And amazingly this was her sixth kiddo!)
I asked her secret, and she filled me in on the Keto diet – raving about how she never feels hungry and still gets to eat all the foods she loves.
With a baby on the way this summer, I was definitely intrigued! Last time it took me quite a while to lose the baby weight (though I did get it all off eventually). However, anything that could help speed up the process is worth a look!
About 6 months after my youngest daughter was born, my husband and I took the plunge and started keto ourselves. It really made a huge difference in pushing me past that plateau with baby weight!
These sugar free no bake cookies were and still are one of my all-time favorite keto recipes!
Whenever I felt weak in willpower or was craving something sweet, I could reach into the freezer and grab one of my trusty low carb cookies. Sweet tooth satisfied…back on track!
Having a go-to keto cookie recipe made all the difference in sticking with the program and not feeling deprived.
These no bake keto cookies are rich, fudge-y and taste super decadent! Yet they are only 4g in carbs and won’t kick you out of ketosis!
They are awesome and one of our most popular recipes on the blog…period!
I hope you love them as much as I do!
What is the Keto Diet?
In simplest terms, the Keto diet is a low-carb, high-fat eating plan. After a week or so on this type of diet, your body will enter a state known as “ketosis,” where your body burns more fat for energy because it doesn’t have the carbs that it would normally use.
Following a ketogenic diet can also help shed excess water weight, curb cravings (since fat tends to keep you feeling full longer), and lead to substantial weight loss. To see those benefits, you’d need to faithfully follow the plan, as eating carbs can kick you right back out of ketosis.
Read this next: Want more info and to see our own REAL results? Read our article “What is Keto” to get our complete beginner’s guide and see my before/after photos!
These Chocolate & Peanut Butter Keto No Bake Cookies were the first recipe on my list to try — they’re rich, creamy, and guilt-free!
Even if you don’t follow a strict ketogenic lifestyle, they’re still a pretty darn healthy snack or dessert! They’re low carb, gluten free, lactose free, and contain no added sugar.
Check this one off as a winner!
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Keto Cookies Ingredients
- Creamy natural peanut butter
- Pure vanilla extract
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Unsweetened coconut flakes
Kitchen Supplies Used
A free printable copy of this low carb no bake keto cookie recipe with full ingredient amounts and directions is available at the bottom of the post.
Keep reading for step-by-step instructions and prep tips or click here to jump to printable recipe and video tutorial.
How to Make Keto No Bake Cookies
Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick silicone baking mat.
TIP: We love these silicone baking mats because they’re non-stick and washable, so you can use them again and again!
In a large mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter, vanilla extract, melted butter, coconut flake, cocoa powder, and sweetener (if using). Mix well by hand — the mixture will be gooey!
TIP: Feel free to add 1-2 teaspoons of Stevia or Swerve if you like your cookies a little sweeter.
Scoop the no bake cookie batter onto your prepared baking sheet. Use the back of the spoon (we used a 2 Tbsp coffee scoop) to gently shape each scoop into a 3″ cookie.
TIP: A Cookie scooper is also handy for making the perfect portions!
Place in freezer for 30 minutes to set.
How to Store Your Keto No Bake Cookies
I recommend storing your keto no bake cookies in the freezer, because they do start to melt if left out at room temperature.
I love having a batch in the freezer at all times so I can grab one when cravings strike!
This recipe makes approximately (10) 3″ cookies or (20) 1.5″ cookies.
A Few Recipe Notes Based on Reader Questions
These No Bake Keto Cookies have turned out to be quite popular! I thought I’d answer some common reader questions here:
1. Can I substitute almond butter?
If peanut butter doesn’t work for you – sunbutter, almond butter, and cashew butter may be an appropriate substitute. Try your favorite! Try them all!
2. Where can I find the nutrition information and serving size?
Nutrition information is available in the printable recipe at end of post. Our numbers are based on 1 cookie, in a batch of 20 cookies that are about 1.5″ in diameter.
Keep in mind that our nutrition calculations are simply an estimate. Using a low carb sweetener with sugar alcohol may actually lower your net carb count for this recipe.
3. I don’t like coconut — what else can I use instead?
If you’re not a fan of coconut, some readers have suggested using shredded almonds or other nuts as keto-friendly items that add crunch.
4. Four grams of carbs sounds like a lot for one cookie! Is that right??
This recipe is keto-friendly, but of course, these are cookies, so they’re intended to be a treat.
I don’t recommend eating them at every meal and expecting weight loss results, BUT if they keep you from craving other full-sugar and high-carb desserts, then they’re doing the job they’re intended to do. 🙂
Be sure to try our 3-Ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Cookies too!
More Easy Keto Recipes
- These 2-Ingredient Keto Egg Cups make a satisfying protein-packed breakfast (and you can make them ahead for the week!)
- Homemade Keto Mayonnaise is ZERO carbs and contains no additives (like the store-bought alternatives!)
- Fruit Infused Water makes healthy hydration taste amazing!
- Keto Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
- Keto Blooming Onion
- Buffalo Chicken Keto Cauliflower Tots
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The BEST Keto No Bake Cookies - Easy Low Carb Haystack Cookies
- 1 1/3 cups creamy peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder unsweetened
- 2 cups coconut flakes unsweetened
- 2 Tablespoons butter melted
- 1 teaspoon erythritol (optional)
- Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick silicone baking mat.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter, vanilla extract, melted butted, coconut flake and cocoa powder and stir until well combined. (If you like your cookies a little sweeter, feel free to add 1-2 teaspoons of your favorite sugar-alternative. We used Swerve.)
- Scoop batter onto your prepared baking sheet. Use the back of the spoon to gently shape each scoop into into a 3" cookie.
- Place in freezer for 30 minutes to set.
- Store in an airtight container in the freezer.
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