4-Ingredient Keto Cookie Bars (Low-Carb, Vegan, Paleo + Sugar-free)

4-Ingredient Keto Cookie Bars #nutfree #sugarfree #grainfree #lowcarb #eggfree #dairyfree #veganKeto fat bomb cookie bars that don’t need to be kept cold. A keto fat bomb that you can take on the go! Less than 2 grams of net carbs and loaded with keto nutrients. Less than 2 grams of net carbs per keto cookie bar.

Snacks! Keto snacks! Today’s keto cookie bars can go with you to work, the gym, or school. These keto fat bombs don’t need to be stored in a refrigerator or freezer (making them ultra portable) and they are delicious enough to be enjoyed by the whole family, whether they’re living high-fat, keto or not.

In Fat Fueled, I write a lot about choosing nutrient-density over just straight up “high-fat” or “keto” things. Sure, you could make a keto fat bomb that’s loaded with oil – coconut oil comes to mind – but you’re missing out on all the nutrients that could be flooding through your body had you switched things up just slightly and opted for a (closer to) whole food version.

4-Ingredient Keto Cookie Bars #nutfree #sugarfree #grainfree #lowcarb #eggfree #dairyfree #vegan

If we’re going to pump a bunch of glorious keto fats into your body, let’s make sure they’re going to contribute to a better landscape for you. Not just for your weight, but for your BODY, your health, your longevity.

You feel me?

So, merging that whole concept with wanting to make a portable keto fat bomb, I came up with these 4-ingredient sugar-free, keto cookie bars. Just 2 grams of net carbs and there are tons of good things in here, too.

And they taste like cookies. So, that’s a keto win in my book.

4-Ingredient Keto Cookie Bars #nutfree #sugarfree #grainfree #lowcarb #eggfree #dairyfree #vegan

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4-Ingredient Keto Cookie Bars
Recipe type: Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Nut-free, Egg-free, Low-Carb, Keto
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Serves: 16
Keto fat bomb cookie bars that can be stored at room temperature, no need to keep cold. A keto fat bomb that you can take on the go! Less than 2 grams of net carbs per cookie bar.
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and set aside a 16-count silicon baking mold sheet. You could use small muffin silicon molds, too.
  2. Add coconut butter, applesauce and sea salt to a large bowl. If you’ve chosen to use the optional ingredients, add them now. Stir until completely combined.
  3. Drop in sesame seeds and stir to coat.
  4. Press mixture into prepared sheet.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, until tops brown. Remove from the oven, keep in the molds, and allow to cool for 20 minutes. Then, transfer to the freezer for another 20 minutes to firm up.
  6. Can be stored at room temperature.
Sesame Allergy: You could use hemp hearts instead of sesame seeds.

Coconut Allergy: While I haven’t tried it, you could add ½ cup nut or seed butter of your choice and ¼ cup cacao butter. The reason for the mix is because this should hold up well at room temperature as opposed to just using nut butter only.

Boost Protein: if you want to add a bit of protein to these fat bomb cookies, you could add 60 grams (about 3 scoops) of Vital Proteins collagen to the coconut butter mixture.

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4-Ingredient Keto Cookie Bars #nutfree #sugarfree #grainfree #lowcarb #eggfree #dairyfree #vegan

Once all of the coconut butter, apple sauce and grey sea salt are combined, you can add the sesame seeds!

4-Ingredient Keto Cookie Bars #nutfree #sugarfree #grainfree #lowcarb #eggfree #dairyfree #vegan

Give it a good mix until the keto dough looks like below.

4-Ingredient Keto Cookie Bars #nutfree #sugarfree #grainfree #lowcarb #eggfree #dairyfree #vegan

Press into an energy bar silicon mold, I used this one from Epicure called Perfect Petites.

4-Ingredient Keto Cookie Bars #nutfree #sugarfree #grainfree #lowcarb #eggfree #dairyfree #vegan

Bake until they’re golden. Remove from the oven and cool, then place in the freezer to firm up. They’ll stay perfect at room temperature, I’m just impatient so added the freezer step to speed things along.

4-Ingredient Keto Cookie Bars #nutfree #sugarfree #grainfree #lowcarb #eggfree #dairyfree #veganLets talk keto snacks. Which are your favorite? Where are you needing a touch of guidance with the whole keto snack thing?

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  1. I didn’t think we could have things like apple/applesauce on Keto? I would like to try this but do not want to mess up my amazing blood sugar numbers :)

    • You can definitely have fibrous fruit in moderation – the key to this recipe is to use unsweetened applesauce to avoid the added sugar!

  2. I made a batch of these with chili powder and chipotle powder to give the a nice satisfying kick. Yum! Thanks for the recipe.

  3. What size pan would you recommend if you don’t have one suggested in this recipe? 8×8, 9×9 9×13 ? And would said change cooking time & temp?my apologies I don’t have all the lasted equipment. :)

    • Not to my knowledge. If you’d rather bake them in different material, feel free to do so!

  4. Can I sub the apple sauce for something else? I really can’t do apples. I would prefer it wasn’t even a fruit. Could I add extra sweetener and extra fat to get the texture and sweetener ratios correct?

    • Pumpkin should work. You could also try using an egg– although I haven’t tried this myself. Please let me know how it goes if you try it!

  5. what can I use in place of coconut butter, don’t have it on my side of the globe

    • Do you have dried coconut flakes? If so, you can make your own coconut butter! It’s super easy if you have a food processor, but you should be able to make it in a blender, too. Check out this post to see how to make it. I can’t guarantee success since I haven’t tried it myself, but you could add ½ cup nut or seed butter of your choice and ¼ cup cacao butter in place of the coconut butter. The reason for the mix is because this should hold up well at room temperature as opposed to just using nut butter only. If you give it a try, let me know how it goes!

  6. I was a bit “meh” when I tasted them after making/cooling. Left them in the fridge as they were still a bit crumbly after freezing. Took 2 for a snack at work today and OH EM GEE! Reminds me of a shortbread almost, I left out the stevia but added the cinnamon and vanilla and they were perfect for me!!

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed them– thank you for sharing! :)