10 Mouthwatering Low Carb Desserts


There are stories of people following low-carb diets who’ve experienced great success with weight loss. Finding low-carb meal options isn’t impossible, but can you still treat yourself to a special sweet treat?

With options for replacing sugar with healthy sweeteners, you could end up enjoying these low carb alternatives more than their carb-heavy originals.

Whether you’re baking at home or looking for a sweet delight to add to your next shopping list, you should try these low carb dessert suggestions. Here are 10 of the best treats sure to whet your appetite.

Lemon Tart

A lemon tart isn’t the easiest item to bake, but one of the best features about them is the scale of prepping, since preparing to make one is the same as creating a dozen. No matter what your dietary choices or restrictions, tarts represent one of the best sweet options that’s delicious to everyone.

They can be vegan, dairy-free, egg-free, grain-, and even sugar-free. If you’re taking on your low-carb diet with friends or coworkers, you can assure your place in their hearts by bringing a batch of these for your next holiday party.

Caramelized Nuts

This is a simple treat that just about anyone can make on a stove top. Mix together nuts, butter, and sweeteners over medium heat. Once they start to turn brown, lay them out on wax paper until they’re cool. Then enjoy!

You can bag caramelized nuts in big batches if you want to share your low carb desserts with friends for special occasions.

This is also one of the healthier treats you can pack for a hike or a day trip. Try cashews, almonds, brazil nuts and walnuts for the best mix.

Caramel Sauce

How about a great way to turn your healthy snacks into low carb desserts? Creating a caramel sauce can take fruit, popcorn or low-carb frozen treats to another level.

A low carb caramel sauce can be stored for a week. You can make a batch to pack in your lunch and still have some left over at home to add to after-dinner desserts.

Almond Butter Truffles

You can mix together some protein dense ingredients to create some exciting truffles. By packing hemp and chia seeds, coconut, and almonds, you can put together festive truffles that satisfy your sweet tooth.

Because of their protein density, they’re great for a hike or a long bike trip. You can also pack a few for your post-workout snack.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

Everyone likes the taste of chocolate and peanut butter mixed together. You can find it pre-mixed in high-carb, high-fat products. But you can also find ways to suit it to your diet.

Mix it with a keto-friendly sweetener and you’ll have a nutty chocolate snack good for any occasion.

Try different nuts or seed butter for a twist on the classic combination. Customize the recipe even further by making your own dairy-free or sugar-free chocolate chips.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

There are some great grain-free options for making cookies, such as using almond flour or coconut flour. Even oatmeal raisin cookies can be made low carb. By relying on sugar-free sweeteners and spices for flavor, you can turn this classic into one of your favorite low carb desserts.

Mix the recipe up with cranberries or other dried fruits as an alternative or complement to raisins.

Pecan Pie Bars

This pecan pie bar recipe has an egg-free crust for your dairy-free or vegan friends.

By relying on almond flour and coconut oil, you’re able to have a healthier mix of ingredients than you might expect from a classic pecan pie mix.

By using all natural ingredients, these will also fit with a paleo diet if that’s your goal as well.

Fig Brownie

Not everyone associates figs with delicious snacks. If you try replacing your sweeteners with figs, you could end up with a surprisingly sweet and gooey brownie.

You’ll be surprised by how close to a normal chocolate brownie these look and taste. Figs are one of the best ingredients to rely on for low carb desserts.

Peanut Butter Cups

If you’re looking for convenient low carb desserts you can quickly grab on-the-go, this is a great option. Low carb peanut butter cups are so much better than the ones sold in stores.

It takes a couple of extra steps to make one, but you’ll immediately notice the differences. Make a few dozen in a single batch and freeze them until you’re ready to eat them.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Did you ever think you’d one day be making gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo chocolate chip cookies? This take on the classic substitutes dates for sugar. The added nutritional value is that you’ll get a fiber and potassium-packed dessert.

This recipe uses almond flour and quinoa flakes for the base and will go well with whatever kind of milk you want to pair it with.

So Many Low Carb Desserts, So Little Time

There’s no reason to skip dessert on your low-carb diet. You can bake your own low-carb dessert or discover one at a local food store.

If you’re trying to figure out whether your favorite desserts fit into your diet, try out our handy carb calculator tool.

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Jermaine Holmes works in online marketing and enjoys creating helpful content for readers. Outdoor activities are his passion and he's interested in healthy living. He's also the creator of the Keto Food Search Engine at KetoFoodist.com.

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