If peanut butter no-bake cookies were your favorite cookie from childhood, this keto-friendly version is going to blow your mind.
Old fashioned oats don’t really fit into a keto diet, so this recipe skips the oats and adds in shredded coconut instead—all the flavor and texture of classic no-bake cookies, with a fraction of the carbs.
And who said the perfect cookie doesn’t exist?
Whip up a batch of these easy no-bake cookies to enjoy after dinner, as a mid-afternoon treat, or as an on-the-go snack. Pro tip: they go great with a cup of almond milk.
This no-bake cookie recipe is:
The main ingredients are:
Optional additional ingredients:
Health Benefits of These Classic No-Bake Cookies
With eight grams of protein per cookie, these no-bake cookies make a fantastic protein-rich snack. If you’re over having hard-boiled eggs or jerky as your go-to afternoon protein boosts, grab a couple of these cookies instead.
Supports The Health Of Your Connective Tissue
Collagen not only adds to the amino acid content of these no-bake cookies, but it also supports the health of your connective tissue.
Why might this be important? Connective tissue is the most abundant tissue in your body. It supports the structure and function of your physical form, including your skin, gut, bones, and joints[*].
Collagen is one of the primary components of connective tissue, and when you consume it, you offer your body the building blocks it needs to strengthen this tissue within your body[*].
Classic No-Bake Cookies
Ten minutes is all you’ll need to prep these cookies.
Grab a small bowl and add all of your ingredients; butter, nut butter, collagen, monk fruit, shredded coconut, and optional cocoa powder.
Mix all the ingredients together until a dough forms.
Next, using a cookie scoop, portion and divide the cookies and place them onto a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Throw that sheet in the refrigerator, and let them harden for 15 minutes.
And that’s it!
If you’re a chocolate peanut butter fan, make sure to add in the cocoa powder. You can also mix in a spoonful or two of chocolate chips or drizzle the finished cookies with chocolate fudge — sugar-free, of course.
Prep Tips For No-Bake Cookies
Although the simplicity of this recipe may lead you to believe you don’t have to prep ahead too much, there are a few factors to keep in mind when making these no-bake cookies.
#1. Make sure the butter isn’t melted or too soft. You want your butter to be readily mixed into the rest of the ingredients, but if it’s too soft or melted, it will only make a mess, and your cookies may end up more crumbly.
#2. Add all of your dry ingredients to your mixing bowl first. If you start with the wet ingredients, they may end up sticking to the bowl, and you’ll have to work a lot harder to scrape them off to incorporate into the mixture.
#3. In this keto recipe, it’s crucial to be sure that your coconut flakes are, in fact, sugar-free. Many brands will add sweeteners to the coconut to add flavor.
How To Store No-Bake Cookies
These no-bake cookies can be left at room temperature for an hour or so, but should generally be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The butter and the nut butter may melt in warmer temperatures, and to maintain the cookies’ shape and integrity, storing them in a cool environment is best.
You may even want to freeze them if you’re planning on making a large batch.Print
Classic No Bake Cookies
These classic no-bake cookies with creamy peanut butter will bring you back to your childhood. Add unsweetened cocoa powder for a chocolate peanut butter twist.
- Total Time: 10 minutes + 15 minutes chilling time
- Yield: 12 cookies 1x
- Add all ingredients to a small bowl. Mix well until dough forms.
- Using a small cookie scoop, portion and divide cookies and place them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Refrigerate for a minimum of 15 minutes to harden.
- Serving Size: 1 cookie
- Calories: 293
- Fat: 26g
- Carbohydrates: 11g (Net: 6g)
- Fiber: 5g
- Protein: 8g