Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

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Soft, grain-free, nutty, and with a hint of sweetness. Make these yummy keto chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies on regular days or even special occasions.

As someone coming from a high-carb standard American diet, you’d agree that giving up those sweet chocolate cookies is hard. Well, thankfully, the low-carb keto diet isn’t as restrictive as what most people think. I mean, there are plenty of alternatives to traditional foods (including desserts and snacks) that won’t make you feel deprived at all. Even better, they don’t use ingredients that are bad for your health and weight loss goal.

Hopefully, these chocolate peanut butter no bakes will satisfy your cravings. They’re so beginner-friendly, even your kids can help in making these at home.

Here’s a sneak peek of the finished product. You can tell that these cookies are soft and moist. They go well with milk or coffee.

a bit of chocolate no bake cookies

Check out how it’s done below. Most importantly, enjoy!

How to Make Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

First, prepare all the ingredients:

  • Peanut butter (best if it’s all-natural and no-sugar)
  • Almonds (make sure to chop them)
  • Cream cheese
  • Cocoa powder
  • Swerve (brown sugar alternative)
  • Milk is optional, and you’ll need just a small amount to moisten the cookie mixture if needed

Next, soften the cream cheese by microwaving it for 15 seconds or just leaving it on the countertop to soften on its own (which would take more time, though). Then chop the almonds depending on how small you want the pieces to be.

Finally, combine all the ingredients in a clean bowl and mix them using a spatula.

chocolate peanut butter cookie mixture

You should be able to achieve an even mixture. In case the mixture comes out too dry, add a tablespoon or two of milk — just enough to moisten it. Don’t overdo this or else cookies will end up gooey.

Finally, take out a spoonful of a mixture, form a cookie using your hands, and place on a tray lined with parchment paper or foil. When you’re done forming about 10 cookies, put the tray in the freezer for 20 minutes. Then serve.

That’s it!

What you’ll love about our healthy chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies is that they make a wonderful dessert option not just for regular days but also for special occasions. In fact, during holidays, you can easily top them with sugar-free candy sprinkles. Or if you like, add desiccated coconut for more crunch and texture.

More About Each Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Ingredient

If you want to know more about each ingredient with additional tips, read below:

  • Peanut butter – The best peanut butter to use for this recipe (and any keto recipe for that matter) is one that’s made with the fewest possible ingredients. If you can find one that contains 100% peanuts like Crazy Richard’s, that would be great. Also, check the carb count and steer clear of high-sugar options.
  • Almonds – These nuts are keto-friendly and versatile. You can add them to any keto snack, from smoothies to salads to cookies. For this recipe, we thought that almonds would add a nice crunch and be a delicious way to add more protein and fat to your keto diet.
  • Cream cheese – Pick cream cheese with the lowest carb count and a smooth texture. As one of the cheeses you can eat on this diet, it provides nutrients including vitamin A, D, B12, and calcium.
  • Cocoa powder – Natural cocoa powder is keto-friendly, you can incorporate it in a wide variety of low-carb recipes without compromising your macro goals. However, if a cocoa powder product is sweetened, don’t buy it.
  • Swerve – Instead of using brown sugar, which isn’t allowed on the keto diet, opt for Swerve. We’ve chosen Brown Swerve with ingredients that do not impact your blood sugar levels. It has zero net carbs. This sweetener is perfect for cookie recipes and sauces.
  • Milk (Optional) – Dry cookies can be fixed by adding a small amount of milk, about 1 tablespoon. Whole milk is best because it’s high in fat. You can also use almond milk as a plant-based alternative.

Here’s one more look at the finished recipe!

Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

Store these peanut butter chocolate no bake cookies in the fridge or freezer to hold their shape and last longer (if you plan on making a big batch for the entire week).

FAQs

1. How many net carbs are in these no bake cookies? One serving = 1 cookie has 5.4 grams of net carbs. (The total carb count is 7.4 grams minus 2 grams of dietary fiber.)

2. How do you fix dry and crumbly no bake cookies? Add 1 tablespoon of milk. Alternatively, you can use a form of fat like melted butter, which is also keto-friendly.

3. How long do no bakes take to harden? They should harden within 20 minutes of being stored in the freezer.

4. Can you put no bake cookies on aluminum foil? Yes, you can! Aluminum foil can be an alternative to parchment paper for lining the tray (if you don’t have one).

5. How long do no bake cookies last? When kept in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer, they should last for 1-2 weeks.

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Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

Nutty, sweet, flavorful, chewy, keto-friendly. Your whole family will love this!
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Prep Time :30 minutes
Total Time :28 minutes
Course :Dessert
Cuisine :American
Keyword :keto chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies
Servings :10 people
Calories :113kcal
Recipe by :Tiffany Joy Yamut, RN
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup all-natural, no sugar peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 3 tbsp cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp Swerve brown sugar alternative
Instructions
  • Prepare the ingredients. Soften the cream cheese (microwave or leave on the countertop) and chop the almonds.
  • Take out a mixing bowl and combine all the ingredients using a spatula. You should achieve an even mixture.
  • Scoop out a spoonful of the cookie mixture, form into a cookie using your hands, and place on a tray lined with parchment paper or foil. Repeat the process until you make up to 10 cookies.
  • Freeze the cookies for 20 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Notes
Nutrition info (per serving): 1 cookie
  • Total carbs: 7.4g
  • Dietary fiber: 2g
  • Net carbs: 5.4 grams
  • Fat: 9.7 grams
  • Protein: 5 grams
  • Sodium: 9 mg

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