These soft, keto no-bake peanut butter cookies are easy 5-ingredient peanut butter cookies with a crunchy chocolate shell. They are perfect keto snacks, 100% gluten-free, vegan, with only 3.5 grams of net carbs per serving.
A no-bake peanut butter cookie is a keto peanut butter cookie that does not require baking in your oven. In fact, a no-bake keto cookie only needs pantry ingredients to hold its shape.
Therefore there is no baking required. However, a keto no-bake cookie must be stored in the freezer, or it gets way too soft.
The good part is that you only need to remove them from the freezer 5 minutes before eating. This gives them their perfect texture. So you can fix your cravings in a sec!
You only need 5 ingredients to make no-bake peanut butter cookies without sugar.
However, you must be very careful when choosing each ingredient perfectly to make sure your cookies are keto-friendly. Let us see what you need:
These are soft keto no-bake peanut butter cookies. It means that you should expect a very soft, melt-in-your-mouth peanut butter cookie and not a crunchy cookie.
In fact, all no-bake cookies are softer in texture since they don’t use eggs or an oven to crisp flours together. So to make the best keto no-bake peanut butter cookies, you need to follow 5 simple steps.
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The first thing to do is open a fresh jar of natural peanut butter with no added sugar and no added oil.
In fact, if you are using an old peanut butter jar that is dry with no oil on top, your no-bake cookies would turn out super dry and wouldn’t form. Place the natural peanut butter into a large mixing bowl.
Since your natural peanut butter is fresh and runny, you don’t need to warm it up. It will combine very well with your flours and sweetener.
Next step, measure your flours and powdered sweetener carefully, filling measuring cups up to the top.
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No packing of flours and leveling up the top to make sure you don’t add unneeded flour! It would result in very dry cookie dough.
Finally, pour the measured powdered sweetener, flaxseed meal, and coconut flour into the bowl with natural peanut butter, and combine with a spoon.
The dough will dry out as you go, and it might be easier to knead with your hands in order to shape a cookie dough ball. Also, note that the dough must be soft, shiny as it comes together.
It shouldn’t be dry or difficult to put together. If so, it means you added too much fiber (too much flour), or the peanut butter you used contains additives, or it is dry.
To troubleshoot this, add 1 or 2 teaspoons of coconut oil, combine between each addition until a soft, shiny cookie dough ball forms.
Now that you have prepared the no-bake cookie dough, shape 17 small balls with your hands, rolling each ball between the palm of your hands.
Next, cover a plate with parchment paper and place each cookie dough ball on the plate, leaving 1 thumb space between each ball.
Finally, oil a fork and press the cookie dough balls with the back of a fork twice to shape a cross on top of each ball.
You will end up with 17 no-bake peanut butter cookies.
You must freeze your no-bake peanut butter cookies for at least 20 minutes or until firm and hard. In fact, if they are too soft, you won’t be able to chocolate dip the cookies.
Do not skip this step, as the chocolate shell is what holds the cookie together, especially if you intend to store them in the fridge.
In fact, these are ultra-soft cookies, and they need a hard chocolate shell to stay round and beautiful.
Of course, you have two options. You can fully dip the cookies into chocolate or only the bottom and half side, as seen in my pictures.
These no-bake peanut butter cookies should be stored in the freezer in an airtight box for the best texture.
In order to avoid a change in color, wrap them individually.
This no-bake recipe doesn’t use coconut oil that usually hardens no-bake cookies at room temperature (below 23C). Therefore, these no-bake peanut butter cookies get very soft if stored in the fridge, like kids’ playdoh.
It doesn’t mean they can’t be stored in the fridge but expect a very soft texture if you do.
However, to have a crunchy, melt-in-your-mouth keto cookie, I recommend freezing the cookies and taking them out of the freezer for 5-10 minutes at room temperature.
Then, enjoy the most delicious peanut butter low-carb cookies!
We all need a tasty low-carb dessert recipe on our keto journey, and what’s better than a quick and easy no-bake cookie? Below are some low-carb dessert recipes to fix your sweet tooth quickly and meal-prep your week of delicious sweet treats, including peanut butter bars and more!
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