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Need A Last-Minute Holiday Dessert? Try These No-Bake Keto Cookies

Eliza Sullivan
December 24, 2020
Eliza Sullivan
mbg Nutrition & Health Writer
By Eliza Sullivan
mbg Nutrition & Health Writer
Eliza Sullivan is a food writer and SEO editor at mindbodygreen. She writes about food, recipes, and nutrition—among other things. She studied journalism at Boston University.
No-Bake Keto Cookies
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December 24, 2020
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The holidays can be a bit crazy, full of cooking, family, friends, and events—well, except this year, when we're staying home to stay safe. But that doesn't mean the holidays are any less insane: We're still cooking up a storm and practicing as many favorite traditions as we can muster.

So if in all the changes something slipped your mind (like what to make for a bit of dessert) or if you're craving a slightly more health-conscious alternative to classic cookies, consider this recipe from Holiday Keto. With only five ingredients, you can make a tasty keto-friendly cookie bite that doesn't require oven time—saving the space there for making the rest of your holiday meal instead.

No-Bake Cookies 

Makes 16 cookies | 20 minutes total


  • 2 tablespoons butter 
  • 1 tablespoon stevia 
  • ⅔ cup all-natural peanut butter 
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 


  1. In a medium glass bowl, mix butter and stevia; microwave for 1 minute. 
  2. Stir in peanut butter. Add coconut and vanilla extract, mixing well. 
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spoon tablespoons of the mixture onto prepared baking sheet. 
  4. Freeze for 5 minutes. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve; garnish as desired. 
Excerpted with permission from Holiday Keto by Michelle Stacey.
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Eliza Sullivan
mbg Nutrition & Health Writer

Eliza Sullivan is an SEO Editor at mindbodygreen, where she writes about food, recipes, and nutrition—among other things. She received a B.S. in journalism and B.A. in english literature with honors from Boston University, and she has previously written for Boston Magazine,, and SUITCASE magazine.