Low Carb No Bake Haystack Cookies

Low Carb, Ketogenic No Bake Haystack Cookies from the fabulous cookbook The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen.

No Bake Chocolate Haystack Cookies

Today I’ve got something different for you. I received a copy of the cookbook “The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen”. Are you familiar with ketogenics? Let me tell you about it. Carolyn Ketchum, the author, was diagnosed with gestational diabetes during her third pregnancy. She had always been slender, active and healthy. After trying to keep to a healthy diet, she saw her blood sugar numbers continue to climb. So she decided to try a low carb lifestyle.

Carolyn slowly cut back on her carbs until she found a “sweet spot” of fats, carbohydrates and protein that worked for her. She later learned that the “sweet spot” was actually a ketogenic diet. She shares her ketogenic recipes at her blog “All Day I Dream About Food”. So what is a ketogenic diet you ask? It is a diet where you track your macronutrients in the form of 60 to 85% fat, 15 to 30% protein and 5 to 20% carb. By eating a diet low in carbohydrates and high in fat, you achieve nutritional ketosis. The ranges in the amounts of macronutrients is because everyone’s body is different, and you need to find what works for you.

Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen

The cookbook goes into much more detail about the diet, diabetes and ketogenics. It really is an informative read, and I enjoyed learning about it. Now let’s get to the recipes. Even if you are not on a low carb diet, you are going to love these recipes. I was drooling over so many like Smoked Salmon Pinwheels. I think these would be fabulous for my Christmas party. Her Cheesy Broccoli Tots are amazing popular with kids and can easily be made for dinner.

I chose to make some No Bake Haystack Cookies that I remember from my youth. A high school that I went to made the most amazing No Bake Haystack Cookies and I have never found quite the right recipe to replace them. I was also intrigued by the sweetener Carolyn recommended, Swerve, as I had never used it. This recipe for Low Carb No Bake Haystack Cookies was so easy I think I had it whipped up in about 5 minutes. Seriously anyone can make these Low Carb No Bake Haystack Cookies. I strongly suggest you make a double batch, because they are going to be gone in seconds.

Be sure to pick up a copy of Carolyn Ketchum’s cookbook, “The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen”. I know you will love it.

Low Carb, No Sugar No Bake Cookies

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Low Carb, No Sugar No Bake Cookies

No Bake Haystack Cookies

Ketogenic, Low Carb No Bake Haystack Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 172 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup creamy almond butter unsweetened
  • 2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup Swerve confectioners sweetener
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans or other nuts

Instructions

  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or waxed paper.

  2. In a large saucepan over low heat, combine almond butter, chocolate, and coconut oil.  Stir until melted and smooth. Remove the pan from heat.

  3. Whisk in the sweetener, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract until smooth. Add coconut flakes and chopped pecans and stir until well combined.

  4. Drop large rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet and refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes. Keep refrigerated.

  5. Will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Nutrition Facts
No Bake Haystack Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 3g 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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Comments

  1. Charlotte Moore says
    I have been doing low carb for 3 months and our son has been doing Keto for several months. He doesn't eat much chocolate. These sound very tasty.
  2. Huh! Yammmmy food Thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed it.
  3. Cheree mofford says
    Hi, my name is cheree. I was recently diagnosed with diabetes. Just grasping and looking everywhere for something safe and healthy and tasteful to eat.
  4. INSTANT COOKIES......WHEN I WAS A KID IN THE VERY EARLY SIXTIES LOLO MY BABYSITTER AND I USED TO MAKE THEM ALL THE TIME,THANK YOU JANEY....BACK I CAN STILL SEE THE RECIPE WITH THE OLD WOOD STOVE ON IT READING INSTANT COOKIES...LOL THEY WERE 3 INGREDANTS THAT EVERYONE HAD IN THIER PANTRY.UNSWEETED COCOA, SUGAR AND ROLLED OATS. THOSE INSTANT COOKIES WERE GREAT BUT DID THEY MAKE A MESS. CLEANING THE PAN AND BOWL WAS LIKE CLEANING CEMENT OFF LOLOLOL ITS FUN TO SEE THIER BACK
  5. Hello. My name is Claira. I love no bake haystack cookies. These are the best.

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