Is it really possible to enjoy a dessert while on the keto diet? Why, yes—yes it is! With the right ingredients, you can enjoy a sweet treat and still keep your body in ketosis. Whether you’re craving a cheesy dessert topped with berries, a fat bomb with peanut butter and dark chocolate, or even a keto-approved fudge, we have it all in our list of healthy keto dessert recipes. Read on to pick your favorite that will satisfy your sweet tooth, and for more healthy eating tips, be sure to check out our list of 21 Best Healthy Cooking Hacks of All Time.
Strawberries and Mascarpone
We already know and love strawberries with whipped cream, but try adding mascarpone to the mix for a delicious Italian twist. Classic whipped cream benefits from the creaminess, lightness, and subtle tangy finish of mascarpone (the tanginess comes from the citric acid used to thicken this dessert-destined cream cheese.) Not to mention, this is a keto-friendly dessert recipe!
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Keto Latte Swirl Brownies
This brownie recipe comes out to just 140 calories a serving, so go ahead and indulge. With instant coffee powder and dark chocolate, this treat is so delicious, you’ll barely even remember it’s keto-compliant.
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This recipe features a macadamia nut and almond flour crust, combined with coconut, berries, and plenty of cream cheese. You can satisfy your sweet tooth without derailing your keto goals—and even non-keto friends will love this keto cheesecake treat.
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Keto Buckeye Cookie Fat Bombs
Buckeye cookies are balls of peanut butter fudge dipped in chocolate. To turn them keto, we employed some simple ingredient swaps. Instead of powdered sugar, we are using a powdered keto-approved sweetener like Xylitol or Stevia. And to keep the chocolate coating keto, we’re using sugar-free chocolate with added MCT oil for a glossy finish.
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Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
This chocolate chip cookie recipe is so good, your friends won’t even believe it’s keto-friendly. This healthy keto dessert recipe will prove that keto cookies can be just as delicious as more traditional cookies.
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Keto Peanut Butter Cookies
With just four ingredients, these keto peanut butter cookies are so simple. You don’t have to get out the hand mixer, measure out any flour, or do anything complicated for this recipe. Just stir a few pantry-staple ingredients in one bowl, and you’re good to go.
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Keto Chocolate Chip Blondies
This blondie recipe only takes about 15 minutes to prepare and around 20 minutes to bake, and it’s worth the effort. And if you want to get creative, we’re including some simple recipe swaps, like mocha chip and butter pecan, to customize the recipe to your liking. Bon appétit!
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Keto Pumpkin Bars
This recipe for keto pumpkin pie bars is full of the goodness of canned pumpkin, without additives and preservatives. Your Thanksgiving table got a major upgrade.
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Tahini Coconut Vanilla Fudge
The best part of this recipe is that you don’t even have to fire up the oven. Just mix the ingredients together, pour them into a loaf pan, and refrigerate the mixture. Before you know it, you’ll have a decadent tray of fudge, just waiting to be eaten.
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Keto No-Bake Cookie Dough
This cookie dough recipe is simple to make, but does require a bit of planning ahead, especially if you’re just starting out on the keto diet. It calls for a few low carb baking ingredients that you might need to order off the internet or look for in a specialty store. But things like almond flour, alternative sweeteners, and sugar-free chocolate chips are so worth the investment as they’re very versatile and can be used to make a plethora of low carb healthy keto dessert recipes.
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Keto Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting
These keto pumpkin cookies are so indulgent, you won’t believe you can have them without being knocked out of ketosis, but that’s exactly the case. The key to a healthy yet sweet keto indulgence is monkfruit-based sweeteners, which have zero calories and zero glycemic index, meaning they won’t spike your sugar levels but will make your desserts taste just as good as regular sugar.
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Keto Lemon Cookies with Lemon Frosting
Because these lemon cookies are so easy to make, you can rely on them as your go-to recipe for a light but satisfying healthy keto dessert. They’re so good, you won’t believe they’re keto, and they’re so keto they won’t affect your ketosis.
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Keto “Oatmeal” Cookies
These cookies are completely keto-friendly, so, as you probably assumed, we won’t be using real oats in this recipe (they are not allowed on the keto diet). However, we will be using some other keto-approved ingredients to add texture to these cookies—flax meal, shredded coconut (unsweetened, of course), and hemp seeds.
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This recipe takes the meringues into keto territory, by substituting the sugar with a low carb keto-friendly monkfruit-based sugar alternative. Monkfruit-derived sweeteners have zero calories and zero glycemic index, which means they won’t spike your sugar levels, while still tasting just as good as regular sugar.
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Keto Nut Butter Cups
Thanks to sugar-free chocolate chips and unsweetened nut butter, this recipe is totally keto-friendly, and the hemp seeds will add some fatty acids to the recipe, which is great for followers of the high-fat, low-carb diet. Following the keto rules doesn’t have to mean giving up sweets; it just means you’ll have to figure out what you can and can’t eat. And fortunately, these tasty nut butter cups fit the bill.
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