These amazing keto no bake cookies have a creamy fudge-like texture and a delightful coconut crunch! Only 5 ingredients and 4g net carbs!
Chocolate & Peanut Butter Keto No Bake Cookies
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.
Imagine those yummy chocolate haystack cookies that grandma used to make, but now imagine that they’re low carb too! Sounds too good to be true, but that is what you can make with this easy keto dessert recipe!
Here’s the scoop..
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 net 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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- Natural creamy peanut butter
- Pure vanilla extract
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Unsweetened coconut flakes
- (Optional) Low Carb Sweetener — I highly recommend Lakanto brand monk fruit sweeteners and if you shop through my link and use code “SOCCERMOM” you can save 15% every time you purchase!
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.
- Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick silicone baking mat. Heat butter in microwave until melted.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter, vanilla extract, melted butter, coconut flake, cocoa powder, and sweetener (if using). Stir to mix. (The cookie mixture will be pretty thick and gooey at this stage…that’s ok!)
- Scoop the cookie dough onto your prepared baking sheet. Use the back of the spoon to gently shape each scoop into a cookie with a flat top.
- Place baking sheet of cookies 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 soften or even melt a bit 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! They stay good for a long time…if they actually last that long 😉
- The original recipe I created did not have any added sweetener. Since I weaned myself off sugar on the keto diet, I found the original recipe to be plenty sweet on its own. However, some people prefer their cookies sweeter in flavor, so I updated the recipe to include an optional teaspoon of sugar free sweetener. We love monk fruit sweetener, but you can use your favorite. Keep in mind that the concentration of your chosen sweetener might mean that you need to use more or less than a teaspoon. Taste and adjust as needed.
- Another option for making sweeter cookies is to use Sugar-free maple syrup.
- We love these silicone baking mats because they’re non-stick and washable, so you can use them again and again!
- A Cookie scooper is a handy tool for making evenly portioned cookies. This recipe makes approximately (10) 3″ cookies (using a medium cookie scoop) or (20) 1.5″ cookies (using a small cookie scoop).
Frequently Asked Questions
These No Bake Keto Cookies have turned out to be quite popular! I thought I’d answer some common reader questions here:
Can I Substitute Almond Butter?
If peanut butter doesn’t work for you, feel free to substitute an equal amount of your favorite nut butter, such as almond butter or cashew butter. You could also use Sun Butter (sunflower seed butter) to avoid using any type of nuts.
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.
By our calculations, we got 5 grams total carbs per cookie, or 4 grams net carbs (total carbohydrates minus fiber).
What Can I Use Instead of Coconut Flakes?
If you’re not a fan of coconut, some readers have suggested using shredded almonds or even sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds as keto-friendly items that add crunch.
You could also make this recipe using crunchy peanut butter (just use a little more to account for the coconut flakes not being used).
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. 🙂
Where Can I Learn More about the Keto Diet?
Because we did a strict keto diet for a long time and tried a lot of recipes, my husband and I created a website dedicated specifically to low carb eating, How2DoKeto.com — be sure to check it out for more inspiration and information!
Grab the best-selling resource The Keto Diet by Leanne Vogel, creator of the renowned website Healthful Pursuit. It breaks down the secret to how fats can actually super-charge weight loss, without leaving you feeling hungry! Plus there are a ton of other keto-friendly recipes inside.
Related: Keto for Women – 3 Mistakes to Avoid
More Easy Keto Recipes To Try:
- 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
- 3-Ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Cookies
Keto No Bake Cookie Recipe (Printable Recipe Card)
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The BEST Keto No Bake Cookies - Easy Low Carb Haystack Cookies
- Mixing bowl
- Cookie sheet
- Parchment paper
- 1 1/3 cups creamy peanut butter (natural peanut butter)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder unsweetened
- 2 cups coconut flakes unsweetened
- 2 Tablespoons butter melted
- 1 teaspoon erythritol or monk fruit sweetener (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 flakes, cocoa powder, and sweetener (if using( and stir until well combined.
- Scoop batter onto your prepared baking sheet. Use the back of the spoon to gently flatten the top of each cookie.
- Place in freezer for 30 minutes to set.
- Store in an airtight container in the freezer.
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