There are lots of easy keto snacks–think avocado, beef jerky, nuts, and pork rinds–but you don’t just want any old keto snack; you want to satisfy your sweet tooth. Yes, you can have sweet snacks on keto to kick those cravings to the curb without kicking your blood sugar around! These days you can find plenty of keto-friendly snacks that bring flavor without the sugar. Here are some ideas–and recipes–to get you started.
Satisfyingly Sweet Keto Snacks That Will Keep You in Ketosis
1. Whipped Cream
Sugar-free whipped cream complements keto fruits like strawberries and blueberries. It’s also super quick and easy to scoop berries and whipped cream in a bowl. You can buy whipped cream in a spray can at the grocery store, just make sure it’s real cream and isn’t sweetened.
2. Cookie Dough Balls
These grab-and-go keto cookie dough balls only require 7 ingredients and 8 minutes of prep time. Stevia, sugar-free syrup, sugar-free chocolate chips, almond flour, and almond butter combine to make a deliciously sweet flavor and a doughy texture.
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3. Dessert Chaffles
Conjure up these low-carb dessert chaffles with eggs, cheese, coconut flour, cinnamon, and erythritol. All you need is 15 minutes to make this delicious waffley snack! Pair your chaffles with keto ice cream for an extra special treat.
4. Chocolate Pudding
Chocolate pudding might remind you of indulging in your favorite comfort foods when you were a kid. This keto chocolate pudding is so smooth, creamy, and sweet that you’ll question if it’s truly keto! To make it you’ll need nut butter, almond milk, keto sweeteners, and chocolate and vanilla extracts. Level up and garnish with mint and berries.
Or enjoy this keto raspberry chia seed pudding if you’re a fan of red raspberries. Prepare your pudding in advance, so your snack is ready to go when the hunger and cravings strike. If you’re a fan of pumpkin, you might want to try this low-carb pumpkin mousse topped with nuts.
5. Gummy Bears
Of course, traditional sugar-loaded gummy bears are a no-no on keto, but that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to gummies completely. Replace sugary gummies with these 10-minute low-carb gummies made with sugar-free jello, unflavored gelatin, flavor enhancers (such as strawberry pineapple), and water! Yes, it’s that simple.
6. Keto Cereal and Granola
When a bag of nuts and berries won’t cut it, prepare a keto cereal or granola in advance. This keto granola recipe requires 40 minutes and 8 ingredients, but it’s rewarding, tastes like candy, and makes a great breakfast or snack!
While most cereal isn’t anywhere near keto-friendly, our talented recipe creators here at Ketogenic.com don’t disappoint. Check out this 20-minute keto cereal made with pork rinds, shredded coconut, almonds, and cashews and sweetened with stevia and sugar-free syrup.
You might also enjoy a keto acai bowl for a sweet snack. The coconut cream, acai pulp, and coconut milk result in a satiating sweet snack with a smooth texture and a burst of flavor.
7. Chocolate and Snack Bars
Just because you’re following a ketogenic diet doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the delight of sinking your teeth into a chocolate bar. With well over 20 grams of sugar in the average Hershey’s chocolate bar, you’ll have to find an alternative, like this 35-minute keto-friendly milk chocolate bar. Store your chocolate bar in the fridge for a sweet snack later.
Or devour one of these low-carb chocolatey recipes:
You can also find commercially available keto-approved chocolate and snack bars, such as Quest Nutrition bars or ChocZero bars. When buying packaged keto snacks, it’s always a good idea to take a close look at the nutrition facts and serving size and to test your ketones and/or blood sugar before and after eating a serving.