Sweet, delicious low carb no bake cookies are crunchy little bites of happiness! These little low carb cookies are so divinely scrumptious, your mouth will never know they are part of the low carb desserts circuit…
This is one of those low carb recipes for cookies that really works! There’s no baking involved and no guilt afterwards, just sinfully delicious chocolatey goodness.
Low carb no bake cookies are one of those healthy recipes you’ll want to hang on, because after you make them once, you’ll crave them time and time AGAIN!
I’m too excited, let’s dive in…
Well, first off, they’re cookies — what’s not to love?? But seriously, here are some of my favorite reasons why low carb no bake cookies are the best around:
- Sinfully delicious
- Totally healthy
- No flour, no baking
These healthy no bake cookies are completely customizable and so totally easy to make. Here’s what you need to know before getting started:
Coconut Oil – Making low carb no bake cookies calls for coconut oil, but food grade cocoa butter can be used instead. Coconut oil has a higher melting point than cocoa butter and is easier significantly easier to find. Either way, both give your low carb no bake cookies that rich, fatty goodness and glossy, chocolate shine!
Peanut Butter – Part of the tastiness of these healthy peanut butter cookies comes from low carb peanut butter! Check the label, and be sure to grab a jar with no added sugar!
Erythritol – (the sweetener in these bad boys) is a zero calorie sweetener that’s great for low carb baking — feel free to sub in your sweetener of choice.
Melting the chocolate and combining the ingredients requires a double boiler. If you don’t have one then channel your inner pastry chef and make one, it’s easy!
Simply put a couple of inches of water into a small pot on the stove. When it starts to simmer, set a larger heat-proof bowl or pot on top of it to melt and combine your ingredients like a pro!
Just remember, the ‘heat-proof container’ will get HOT and there will be steam trapped between the two so be careful removing your ingredients from the heat.
Storing These Healthy Desserts
Storing these low carb no bake cookies in an airtight container will keep them fresh and ready to go whenever you are.
This healthy desserts counter stable depending on the outside temp, they’ll melt in warmer climate! Technically, they don’t need to be refrigerated but I like keeping mine in the fridge because they disappear quickly on the counter!
Can You Freeze These Low Carb Desserts?
These little low carb no bake cookies freeze beautifully! For incredibly tasty, easy to make desserts you can grab whenever you’re craving them.
Pst — I find freezing low carb no bake cookies stops me from eating too many in one sitting!
OMG!! There are so many different ways you can serve these low carb no bake cookies it may send you into a sweet, delicious slumber!
Of course, you can always just eat them, or you can crumble them and layer them with low carb pudding for a more refined dessert. Speaking of crumbling, they also go great on top of low carb Greek yogurt.
Cutting them in half lengthwise or making them thin means you can sandwich a scoop of low carb ice cream and – Ta-Dah!! Homemade low carb ice cream sandwiches. I mean, is there anything better?
Customizing this recipe is the fun part…
You can toss in just about any crunchy, chewy morsel that your heart desires and your diet allows (in the right amounts of course)…
Can I Substitute Peanut Butter?
Of course. You can substitute any nut butter your little taste buds are craving!
If low carb peanut butter cookies aren’t your jam, try making almond flour peanut butter cookies by simply swapping the nut butters. You can also use sunflower butter, or whatever you have in the pantry.
What Are Some Keto No Bake Cookie Mix Ins?
Making these low carb no bake cookies to suit your taste is so super easy! Here are some ideas:
- Chocolate chips for low carb chocolate chip cookies!
- Low carb nuts and seeds of your choice. Think sunflower seeds, flax seeds and macadamia nuts, yum!
- Pork rinds. Surprisingly tasty.
- Dehydrated berries. Raspberries and strawberries are delish (easy to find at Trader Joes).
- Spices! Try cinnamon for no bake low carb snickerdoodles, or ginger ala low carb gingerbread cookies.
Can I Add Low Carb Flour To These?
Adding flour to your low carb no bake cookies changes the fundamental characteristics of the recipe so it’s not a good idea…
However, making coconut flour cookies or almond flour cookies is always a good idea! Take a trip down the low carb cookie highway and see which recipe appeals to your taste buds the most!
Would These Make For Good Breakfast Cookies?
Seriously though, this recipe makes great healthy breakfast cookies and its easy to kick up the nutrition factor a little bit. Add a scoop of your favorite low carb protein powder or meal replacement shake for nutritionally complete breakfast cookies that will fuel your entire day!
You can also try my low carb oatmeal cookies, because adding “oatmeal” to cookies makes it breakfast, right?
You’ll feel like you’re getting away with something…
Low Carb No Bake Cookies
- Use a double boiler (or microwave) to melt the coconut oil and baking chocolate together. Stir to combine.
- Stir in peanut butter.
- Remove from heat and stir in erythritol, vanilla and salt.
- Fold in shredded coconut and almond slivers.
- Prep a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Use a spoon, to form 9 cookies.
- Place cookies in fridge until they harden and enjoy!
Making healthy cookies is one thing but making healthy cookies that taste great – now that’s a whole new ball game and you just signed up to play. Once you try these low carb no bake cookies, you’ll know what I’m talking about!
Here are some more of my favorite recipes for low carb healthy cookies:
- Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies. Double chocolate and coconut flakes make for the most LUSCIOUS cookies!
- Almond Flour Shortbread Cookies. Perfect for dipping in chocolate, tea, or coffee!
- Almond Flour Sugar Cookies. Awesome cookies to decorate for every season.
- Low Carb Cream Cheese Cookies. The creamiest of cookie recipes.
- Low Carb Snowball Cookies. This Christmas classic has officially been low carb-afied!
If variety is the spice of life, then cookies are the sunshine, because they certainly make me happy when skies are grey! These low carb no bake cookies are a staple in my kitchen and I just know that you are going to love them, too!
Give them a try and let me know what you think in the comments below. Enjoy!