Yes, keto Christmas cookies and low carb fudge exist – and they’re amazing.
Going keto doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice your Christmastime goodies for the holidays. Although sugars, high-carb flours, and some fruits are off limits, there’s a variety of seasonally-inspired alternatives to look forward to. From festive candies, pies, and baked confections, this handy list compiles all the best desserts that are both wholesome and mindful.
If you love eggnog, you gotta try the sugar-free latte that kicks Starbucks versions to the curb. Craving eggnog for dessert? Check out the mini eggnog cheesecakes with dairy-free cream. For the peppermint fans, there’s melt-in-your-mouth chocolate fat bombs, peppermint hot cocoa, and even the classic peppermint patty.
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Looking for holiday cookie swaps? We’ve got you covered! Choose from cookie flavors like pecan pie, chocolate cloud, or almond haystacks. Whichever suits your mood, you’re bound to find something the whole family will love.
So go ahead, enjoy all the flavors of the holiday season! We promise they’ll keep you keto and merry this Christmas.
Keto Eggnog Cheesecakes
Indulge in an eggnog-flavored mini cheesecake – made in a muffin tin – and still feel good about it later.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Keto Eggnog Cheesecakes
Dairy-Free Eggnog Rocket Fuel Latte
An eggnog latte is just the thing to cap off a holiday meal. Enjoy this dairy-free version to keep your body in ketosis, while boosting up healthy fats.
Recipe: Healthful Pursuit | Dairy-Free Eggnog Rocket Fuel Latte
Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fat Bombs
Chocolate chip cookies deserve a place on the dessert menu, but why not shake things up and serve them as fat bombs instead?
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fat Bombs
Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Hot chocolate is a holiday mainstay, and peppermint makes everything more festive. This version will keep you on track with your keto goals and satisfy your sweet tooth.
Recipe: Cook Eat Paleo | Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Whipped Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies
These melt-in-your-mouth shortbread cookies are just begging to be dunked in your next cup of tea or coffee.
Recipe: Food Faith Fitness | Whipped Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies
Keto Raspberry Bread
Lightly sweet, thanks to the addition of fresh raspberries, this keto bread recipe is perfect for a Christmas breakfast or dessert spread.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Keto Raspberry Bread
Salted Caramel Energy Balls
Salted caramel has become a major holiday staple and now you can enjoy that salty-sweet combination in Paleo and Keto form.
Recipe: The Big Man’s World | Salted Caramel Energy Balls
Keto Chocolate Frosty
Chocolate milkshakes are always a dreamy addition! Make these even more festive with a little bit of (sugar-free) peppermint extract.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Keto Chocolate Frosty
Peppermint Fat Bombs
These four-ingredient peppermint fat bombs look and taste like keto peppermint patties!
Recipe: Ditch the Carbs | Peppermint Fat Bombs
Fancy Low Carb Hot Chocolate
Hot chocolate is always satisfying, especially when it’s intensely rich and thick. Opt for sugar-free chocolate, coconut cream, and stevia or monk fruit sweetener to keep your drink keto and Paleo.
Recipe: Wholesome Yum | Fancy Low Carb Hot Chocolate
3-Ingredient Salted Chocolate Almond Haystacks
Part-cookie, part-candy, these 3-ingredient haystacks are the Paleo-keto sweet of your dreams. Be sure to opt for a keto-friendly chocolate when whipping these up.
Recipe: Cook Eat Paleo | 3-Ingredient Salted Chocolate Almond Haystacks
Chocolate Gelatin Pudding
This ultra-creamy chocolate pudding can be dressed up with peppermint, whipped coconut cream, berries, and shaved dark chocolate for an ultra-festive dessert.
Recipe: Grass Fed Girl | Chocolate Gelatin Pudding
Keto Chocolate Cloud Cookies
Here’s another recipe perfect for the Christmas cookie swap: meringue-based chocolate cloud cookies.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Keto Chocolate Cloud Cookies
Keto Ginger Coconut Cookies
Ginger-spiced, shortbread-like cookies that melt in your mouth. Yum!
Recipe: Keto Summit | Keto Ginger Coconut Cookies
This eggnog accomplishes the near impossible: It’s creamy, sweet and rich, but totally keto and Paleo-friendly. Skip the optional maple syrup and alcohol add-ins if you’re strictly Paleo/keto.
Recipe: Tasty Yummies | Dairy-Free Eggnog
Almond Butter Fudge
We love making fudge during the holiday season and this nutty recipes helps us keep things keto and Paleo.
Recipe: Keto Summit | Almond Butter Fudge
Keto Avocado Chocolate Brownies
Every holiday season requires one (or more) batch of brownies, right? These keto brownies are made with healthy fat-filled avocados and superfood cacao.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Keto Avocado Chocolate Brownies
Keto Pumpkin Pie
Yes, you can enjoy classic pumpkin pie this Christmas – and keep things keto and Paleo, too!
Recipe: Life Made Sweeter | Keto Pumpkin Pie
Layered Peppermint Patties
Not only do these peppermint patties have a pretty layered effect, but they also boast shredded coconut. Think of them as a keto-friendly cross between mounds and peppermint patties.
Recipe: Keto Summit | Layered Peppermint Patties
Keto Cacao Donuts
Pro tip: These uber-chocolatey donuts taste especially good Christmas morning with a hot cocoa.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Keto Cacao Donuts
Sugar-Free Coconut Pudding
These sugar-free, dairy-free coconut pudding cups are plenty festive when topped with red berries, dark chocolate and maybe some nuts if they fit into your macros.
Recipe: Sugar Free Mom | Sugar-Free Coconut Pudding
Low Carb Glazed Orange Scones
Scones are crispy, crunchy and sweet, but rarely low carb. These ones are totally keto, though!
Recipe: Real Balanced | Low Carb Glazed Orange Scones
Orange and Walnut Chocolate Fat Bombs
Oranges, cinnamon, and dark chocolate make for one rich and sweet holiday confection in this recipe.
Recipe: KetoDiet | Orange and Walnut Chocolate Fat Bombs
Dairy-Free Keto Ice Cream
Vanilla ice cream is the perfect accompaniment to your holiday pies, but you can also make Christmas sundaes decked out with peppermint and dark chocolate.
Recipe: Pretty Pies | Dairy-Free Keto Ice Cream
Strawberry Cashew Fat Bombs
Strawberries and cashews come together for a sweet treat bursting with healthy fats.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Strawberry Cashew Fat Bombs
No-Bake Pecan Pie Cookies
Enjoy your pecan pie in cookie form with these keto-friendly pecan pie cookies – no oven necessary.
Recipe: The Big Man’s World | No-Bake Pecan Pie Cookies
Coffee and Cream Pie
Have your coffee and eat it too! This coffee and cream pie is keto, Paleo, vegan, and ready to hit your holiday table.
Recipe: Pretty Pies | Coffee and Cream Pie
Cranberry Crack Bars
Whip up these decadent cranberry bars at home (complete with coconut and chocolate).
Recipe: The Big Man’s World | Cranberry Crack Bars
Easy Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate chip cookies are a classic for a reason; use this flourless recipe as the cookies you leave for “Santa,” then eat them yourself.
Recipe: Healy Eats Real | Easy Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
These sugar-free macaroons are crisp, sweet, and loaded with healthy fats thanks to the shredded coconut. Opt for stevia as a keto-friendly sweetener.
Recipe: Ditch the Carbs | Sugar-Free Macaroons
Classic Vanilla Coconut Flour Cake
This recipe is a classic vanilla cake, but it could easily be dressed up with any Christmas topping you dream up!
Recipe: Healy Eats Real | Classic Vanilla Coconut Flour Cake
Low-Carb 3-Ingredient Fudge
This chocolate fudge looks just like the old-fashioned stuff, but tastes even better – plus it doesn’t require a candy thermometer.
Recipe: Elana’s Pantry | Low-Carb 3-Ingredient Fudge
3-Ingredient Snowball Cookies
This fluffy cookies are a cinch to make and filled with heavenly coconut flavor.
Recipe: The Big Man’s World | 3-Ingredient Snowball Cookies
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