These low carb energy bites / balls are buttery, sweet, a little salty, and hard to eat just one. Luckily they are less than 2 net carbs per serving!
One of my favorite cookies in the whole world are the Danish butter cookies. You know the ones…they magically appear around Christmas time in that blue tin. Its is definitely hard to eat just one. In fact, I usually eat several because I am a self proclaimed cookie monster!
Since cookies are my weakness, I set out to make a copycat bite that will tide me over through the holidays. I think I have succeeded! These low carb energy bites are so reminiscent of those infamous cookies, and they are so easy to make!
I know that most people associate an energy bite with being high in protein, but when you are on a low carb diet, you are getting your energy from fat and we try to keep our protein moderate. These low carb and sugar free cookies are the perfect energy source for a low carb diet as most of the calories are from fat.
I like to keep a batch of these low carb cookies in the freezer so I always have a sweet treat on hand. Having low carb recipes on hand like this keep me from munching on other things that I shouldn’t, like real Danish butter cookies!
See how easy these are to make in this video:
I have been getting so much feedback from this recipe. Everyone loves it! People are adding lemon, coconut, cinnamon…the possibilities are endless! These really are a blank canvas so experiment and let me know how you customized them!
If you want more sugar free energy bites, checkout my recipe for Low Carb Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites!
I couldn’t skip the holiday “baking” so I whipped up a Gingerbread flavored Fat Bombs (energy bites)!
Can you tell I love cookies?
These low carb energy bites taste just like danish butter cookies and only use 5 ingredients!
- 1 cup Almond Flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)
- 3 Tbsp Melted butter
- 2 Tbsp Swerve Sweetener
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Pinch of salt
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl
The mixture should be wet enough to stick together
Scoop out 1 tbsp of the mixture at a time a roll into a ball
The balls should be 1 1/4 inch in diameter
Refrigerate for 1 hour, if desired
Per serving (1 energy bite): 114 cal / 9.6g fat / 3.1g carbs / 1.5g fiber/ 3.5g protein nut
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