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You’ll love keeping a stash of low carb keto energy balls around… they are one of my favorite low carb sweet snacks for the ketogenic diet. They’ll fill you up and also satisfy your sweet tooth! Plus, these keto bites are made with simple and nutritious ingredients, and the best flavor combination… peanut butter and chocolate!
Most energy balls are sweetened with dried fruit, honey, or maple syrup, and use oats as a primary ingredient. This keto version is sweetened with Wholesome Yum Keto Maple Syrup and uses a nut and nut butter blend for a similar texture to traditional oat ones. The syrup helps the balls stick together, but also adds great maple flavor and sweetness… with only 2g net carbs and 20 calories per serving!
Why You’ll Love These Keto Bites
- Sweet with flavors of chocolate, peanut butter, and maple
- Perfect combo of soft and crunchy
- Ready in 15 minutes
- Keto, paleo, grain-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free
- Just 1.7g net carbs each
- No oven required (they are no bake!)
How To Make Keto Energy Balls
- Pulse almonds. Place almonds in food processor and pulse until you have a mixture of chopped almonds and almond meal.
- Mix dry ingredients. Add shredded coconut, flaxseed meal, and salt. Pulse a few times until uniform.
- Add wet ingredients. Add peanut butter, Wholesome Yum Keto Maple Syrup, and vanilla. Pulse again until uniform.
TIP: You can remove the blade to make folding easier. This will also protect your spatula… or transfer to a bowl and mix there.
- Form. Use a small cookie scoop and your hands to grab the dough and form the keto power bites into 1-inch balls and place on parchment paper.
Low Carb Energy Balls FAQs
Are energy balls low carb?
Most energy balls are made with high-carb ingredients like oats, dried fruit, and honey or maple syrup, so would not be low carb or keto friendly.
Are these peanut butter energy balls keto?
Yes, the carb counts in energy bites will vary recipe to recipe, but because we are using lower-carb ingredients in this recipe, they are just 1.7 grams net carbs each.
Can I make them nut-free?
Can I use something else instead of the maple syrup?
This recipe uses Wholesome Yum Keto Maple Syrup to sweeten and bind the energy balls. Other sugar-free maple syrup brands should work if they have the same thick consistency, but this is the only one that has a real maple syrup taste and natural ingredients.
You can also try using this sugar-free maple syrup recipe, but I haven’t tested it to confirm if it works as well.
Don’t use regular maple syrup, as that would be high in sugar.
If you don’t want to use a maple syrup at all, you can’t replace it with a granulated or powdered sweetener without changing the consistency. But, you can use a different liquid sweetener with a similar consistency, if you like. Sugar-free simple syrup or even sugar-free vanilla syrup would also be delicious!
- Peanut – Swap the almonds for peanuts. (Or add a boost of protein by making peanut butter protein balls.)
- Nut-Free – Use sunflower seeds instead of almonds and sunflower seed butter instead of peanut butter.
- Double Chocolate – Replace 2 tablespoons of the flaxseed meal with cocoa powder.
- Snickerdoodle – Add a couple teaspoons of cinnamon and omit the chocolate chips.
- Make ahead: These keto no bake energy balls are a perfect make-ahead snack. While you can eat them right away, they are also easy to store in a glass storage container.
- Store: Keep your keto bites in the fridge for up to 1 week.
- Freeze: You can keep the bites in the freezer for 3-6 months. Take them out to thaw slightly before biting in!
More Keto Snack Recipes
If you like this low carb energy balls recipe, you might also like some of these other keto snack recipes:
- Keto Granola Bars – You can wrap these individually and store in your pantry. Convenient and delicious!
- Keto Cookie Dough Bites – Just 10 minutes to prep these sweet bites that have just 1.5 grams net carbs each.
- Chocolate Fat Bombs – These will keep you full AND satisfy your sweet tooth.
- Cocoa Balls – A chocolate way to make energy balls. Swap the maple syrup with the Wholesome Yum keto syrup.
- Keto Popcorn – The satisfaction and crunch of popcorn, without the carbs!
Tools To Make Keto Bites
- Food Processor – The food processor makes these bites come together in no time, and this one is my favorite. It has lasted me for years.
- Keto Maple Syrup – The key sweetener and binder for sugar-free energy balls. Check out the reviews to see how much it tastes like the real thing!
- Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips – These are my go-to for all my sugar-free chocolate recipes!
Keto Energy Balls Recipe
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Keto Energy Balls Recipe (Keto Bites)
Sweet low carb keto energy balls are super easy, grain-free, no bake, and 1.7g net carbs each! Make these keto bites with just 7 ingredients and 15 minutes.
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Place the almonds into a food processor. Pulse (starting and stopping every couple seconds) until you have a mixture of chopped almonds and almond meal.
Add the shredded coconut, flaxseed meal and salt. Pulse a couple of times, just until uniform. (Do not overmix.)
Add the peanut butter, syrup, and vanilla. Pulse again until just combined. (Again, do not overmix.)
Use a spatula to fold in the chocolate chips and press them into the mixture.
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Serving size: 1 energy ball
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