Indulge in your favorite desserts while sticking to a low-carb diet!

One of the hardest aspects of a low-carb diet is the lack of sweetness. Without many fruits or desserts or white bread, it can leave you craving sugar and lead to cheating or sugar binging. With 1 gram of sugar equaling one carbohydrate, sugar is the enemy. But don’t fret, there are low-carb snack solutions that are not only low-carb, but delicious. 

These treats are not for those following the keto diet, but rather those trying to stick to a low-carb lifestyle (not no-carb). 

Crunchy Peanut Butter Truffle Bomb (around 7 carbs)

Peanut butter bombs
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Shredded coconut (unsweetened)—the amount is up to you!
  • 1/3 cup crushed almonds
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions

Mix peanut butter, butter, coconut, and nuts in a bowl with a spoon. Melt chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute to start. Stir until smooth. If not completely melted, heat for another 30 seconds and stir. Use a teaspoon to scoop up mixture and form a ball. Roll the ball in chocolate and place on parchment paper to harden. Enjoy! 

Diet Root Beer Float (around 5 carbs)

Ingredients

  • 1 can diet root beer or whatever diet soda you prefer
  • 2 scoops frozen Cool Whip
  • Whipped cream on top

Directions

Put 2 scoops of Cool Whip in a glass just as you would vanilla ice-cream. Add soda slowly and then top with whipped cream.

Chocolate-Covered Almonds 

almonds
Photo by Carol Jacoby

Ingredients

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Almonds

Directions

Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl in 30 second intervals—stir until creamy (do not over melt), dip almonds with a spoon, and let dry on parchment paper.

Baked Peach (around 5 carbs)

Ingredients

  • ½ peach
  • Butter or coconut oil
  • Low-carb granola (optional)

Directions

Spread the desired amount of butter or drizzle coconut oil on top of peach and cook in the oven at 350°F for 5-10 minutes to caramelize. Add a little low-carb granola (OldeMan blueberry/almond granola, for example) on top and you can recreate a pie sensory sensation for a few more carbs. 

Low-Carb Peanut Butter Cookies (around 4 carbs)

Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon Stevia
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix all ingredients. Drop by rounded teaspoon on nonstick baking pan. Press each cookie flat with a fork. Bake for 10-13 minutes.

Do you know of a great low carb snack? Let us know in the comments!