Snacking has a bad rap, probably because most associate it with potato chips, sugary candies, and carby chocolate. But snacking can actually be good for you if you make the right choices, which is just as much the case when you’re on a keto diet.
But what about sweet snacks. Can you eat any sweets on the keto diet?
Of course you can! As long as these sweets are made with low-carb ingredients and keto-friendly sweeteners. A sweet low-carb snack is ideally one that has less than 5g net carbs in a serving because you really don’t want snacks to take up much of your daily carb allowance.
And don’t worry, there are plenty of sweet keto snack options for you to choose from. As keto has become quite popular over the last couple of years, many brands have started selling a wide range of sweet snacks for the low-carb dieter. And creative keto-ers have also been sharing some fantastic recipes that are as good, if not better, than those you were used to eating in your pre-keto days.
So, with all that said, here are 9 ready-to-eat and homemade snack options for you to choose from.
Catalina Crunch – In addition to some of their other snacks, they make cookies. If you need a keto sweet snack, these might be your thing. They have a chocolate mint cookie that is pretty tasty.
High Key – Makes keto mini cookies and crackers, and a variety of keto friendly snacks. Although cookies might not be considered a keto snack, if you’re looking for keto sweet snacks, they are an option.
Perfect Keto – Makes keto bars. There’s a variety of flavors and they are pretty good for keto diet snacks.
Kiss My Keto – If you love gummy bears, and my kids do, than you’ll want to check these out. Although their more of a keto sweet snack, they’d be great mixed in with some nuts or seeds, for a keto trail mix of sorts.
Sugar Free Chocolate Chips – We love grabbing a few sugar free chocolate chips every once in a while. Lily’s is our favorite brand, but you can enjoy your favorite. Also, most high cocoa chocolate tends to be lower in carbs.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bombs – Far from greasy artery cloggers, keto fat bombs are made with healthy fats such as coconut oil or avocado oil with a carb-protein-fat ratio that fits nicely within a keto diet plan.
These peanut butter fat bombs are great for holding you over between meals, and you really only need one or two to satisfy that sweet craving. Just be sure to keep them in the fridge as they melt easily in room temperature.
Keto Dark Chocolate – So we’re still talking about chocolate because … chocolate. You could buy a store-bought dark chocolate bar (as long as it’s 70% cocoa solids, low in sugar, and high in fiber). But even better, you could be making this keto chocolate in your kitchen in just 20 minutes, and you’ll know exactly what’s gone into making it.
Low-Carb Keto Dessert Bark – You’ll love looking at this keto sweet snack about as much as you’ll enjoy eating it. This eye-catching candy bark recipe contains powerhouse ingredients such as coconut oil, natural peanut butter, pecans, and dark chocolate.
Simply melt, mix, and swirl to create a gorgeous break-apart bark that you can store in the fridge to enjoy for weeks.
The Cereal School – Don’t worry, not all sweet keto snacks need to involve chocolate — we just happen to really, really like them. But to be honest, we probably like cereal even more. The comfort food of our childhood isn’t just a breakfast staple. All that crispy, sweet goodness is perfect as a snack food as well.
Because we didn’t want to give up our favorite food, we came up with our very own keto-friendly cereal that’s filled with all the sweetness everyone loves but with none of the carbs. (The secret lies in monk fruit, a no-glycemic natural sweetener).
Not only that, our cereal’s gluten-free and grain-free, made from non-GMO all-natural ingredients, and contains no artificial sweeteners or colors. And with just one little gram of carbs, 16 grams of protein, and 100 calories per serving, it’s no wonder it’s ideal when you’re on the ketogenic diet, are diabetic, or on the Weight Watchers program.
Eat it in a bowl soaked in almond milk or consume it straight from the pack. You’ll love it either way.