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Whether it’s for breakfast, a snack, or a treat, you’ll always find a reason to pop one of these keto no bake cookies into your mouth! And you can feel totally great about it, because while they taste like a treat, these low carb no bake cookies are packed with healthy ingredients like peanut butter, almonds, and cocoa powder.
Make these low sugar no bake cookies in just 10 minutes prep and just 5 (yes FIVE!) ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. I love these peanut butter chocolate no bake cookies all year long, but they make a great option for platters of holiday keto cookies, too.
This recipe for chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies was originally published on November 6, 2017 and the post was republished in November 2020 to add updated pictures, useful tips, and some improvements to these no bake low sugar cookies.
One thing I don’t like about many no bake cookie recipes is that they turn out too soft. A soft cookie is nice, but I also like a little crunch. It can be a challenge to accomplish that without baking, though.
That is why I’m confident calling these the best no bake keto cookies. They have chocolate, they have peanut butter, and they have a combination of softness and crunch combined. The texture is smooth, thanks to powdered erythritol, but I have some other sweetener options for you below as well.
Is there anything better than peanut butter and chocolate together? I don’t think so! And I’ve got the recipes if you need any convincing: keto peanut butter cups, healthy peanut butter bars, low carb chocolate peanut butter smoothie, or the ultimate, keto chocolate peanut butter cheesecake. (!!!)
How To Make Keto No Bake Cookies
So, how do you make no bake keto cookies? It’s the easiest thing ever.
And, it takes all of ten minutes of prep. I’m a busy mom, and even I can find time for that!
TIP: You should have a dense dough that you can press together. If you don’t, it’s easy to fix the issue. Add more peanut butter if it’s too powdery or crumbly, or add more sweetener and/or cocoa powder if it’s too thin.
- Add almonds. Pulse in almonds, just until combined.
TIP: Be careful not to process too much at this step. You want almond pieces remaining.
- Shape cookies. Scoop the low sugar no bake cookie dough with a cookie scoop and release onto a lined cookie sheet. Gently press down on each ball with the palm of your hand to flatten. Press chocolate chips (optional) into tops of cookies if desired.
- Chill. Refrigerate your low sugar no bake cookies until firm, or freeze so that you can eat them faster! 😉
Low Carb No Bake Cookies FAQs
Regular no bake cookies would not be keto, since they are loaded with sugar, and often have other starches as well, like oats.
Fortunately, these cookies are keto friendly!
Each cookie has just 3.1 grams of net carbs. That’s much less than traditional no bake cookie recipes, which can easily have over 30 grams carbs in a single cookie.
Can I use a different sweetener?
Because these easy keto no bake cookies aren’t baked, it’s important to use a powdered sweetener. Using a granulated sweetener would result in a gritty texture.
Check my keto sweetener guide for other sweetener options and conversion amounts.
You can end up with cookies that are too runny or too dry depending on the consistency of your peanut butter. This is easy to fix:
- If your no bake keto cookie dough is too dry, add a bit more peanut butter.
- If your dough is too runny or wet, add a bit more cocoa powder and/or powdered sweetener.
Low Sugar No Bake Cookies Storage Instructions
Can you make them ahead?
Yes! These low carb no bake cookies store very well and are perfect to make ahead.
Store these cookies in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.
Yes, you can freeze these cookies for 3-6 months. Let them thaw at room temperature, or in the fridge overnight, before eating.
More Keto Cookie Recipes
If you like these low carb no bake peanut butter cookies, you might also like these other keto cookie recipes:
- Keto White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies – Soft, chewy, and ready in less than 30 minutes. All the brown sugar, buttery macadamias, and sweet white chocolate you expect.
- Keto Chocolate Cookies – Just 6 ingredients, yet rich, chewy and dotted with chocolate chips. Double chocolate for the chocolate lovers!
- Coconut Flour Cookies – These keto cookies can be used for any holiday, they are so versatile.
- Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies – The only chocolate chip cookie recipe you’ll ever need! Just 10 minutes to prep.
- Flourless Chocolate Cookies – For another spin on no-bake cookies, try these mudslide cookies and swap out the sugar for a low carb sweetener.
Tools To Make Low Sugar No Bake Cookies:
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- Food Processor – Mix up your peanut butter chocolate no bake cookies in a flash with this food processor. It does everything from fathead bagels, keto hummus, and cookies!
- Baking Sheet – This is my favorite pan. It never sticks, is made in the USA, and is the right size for these cookies.
- Cookie Scoop – This one is the perfect size for this low sugar no bake cookie recipe.
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In a food processor, pulse together the sweetener and cocoa powder, until mixed. Add the peanut butter and vanilla. Process until smooth and glossy. Adjust sweetener to taste if needed. (The dough will be very dense, but should stick when pressed together. If it's powdery or crumbly, you may need to add more peanut butter, depending on how thick yours is.)
- Pulse in the almond pieces until just combined. (Don't overmix - you want pieces for crunch.)
Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to firm up more. Store in the fridge.
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Nutrition info does not include optional chocolate chips.
Serving size: 1 2-inch cookie
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Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. You can find individual ingredient carb counts we use in the Low Carb & Keto Food List. Net carb count excludes fiber, erythritol, and allulose, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. (Learn about net carbs here.) We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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