The ketogenic (keto) diet is all the rage these days. What started as a high-fat, low-carb dietary approach to seizure control has become one of the ways to lose weight—and lose it fast. But, with so few carbohydrates and so much fat allowed in the diet (about 5 to 10 percent of your calories will come from carbohydrates and about 70 percent from fat), this eating plan can be difficult to follow, especially in Halloween, when sweets and desserts are hard to avoid. So how can you stick to a low-carb diet while enjoying the food-centric holidays, including Halloween? Here are some recipes for you!
Keto Halloween Cookies
These keto bat cookies are a fun Halloween treat! Gluten-free, sugar-free, and low net carbs per cookie!
Coconut flour and almond flour – The combination of these two low-carb flours always works great.
Butter at room temperature or soft.
Cocoa powder – sugar-free
Xanthan gum: It is a binder and makes cookies more resistant. It is optional but it is recommended to use it.
Sugar-free chocolate chips or sugar-free chocolate plus powdered sweetener – for the frosting
1- First, combine your dry ingredients in a bowl or food processor. You need almond flour, coconut flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, powdered sweetener, baking powder, and xanthan gum.
2- Add the softened butter and mix until well combined. Wait a couple of minutes for the coconut flour to absorb all the moisture.
3- Form 2 balls of dough with your hands.
4- Stretch the dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper and put the dough in the freezer for 15 minutes.
5- Use a cookie cutter of your choice and cutting has been said!
Keto Chocolate Candy
Do you feel left out of Halloween? These Keto Chocolate Halloween Treats will help you stay on track and indulge in a treat! Prepare this easy recipe!
1 cup sugar-free chocolate chips
⅓ cup of stevia
1 pinch of salt
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1- Melt the coconut oil and chocolate chips in the microwave for 30-second intervals until completely melted.
2- Add the stevia and salt.
3- Pour into Halloween molds and freeze for at least 1 hour.
Halloween Ghost Truffles
These googly-eyed ghosts are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face, kids will love them too! Cream cheese and almond butter give them a delicate flavor and texture. The cocoa powder adds earthy flavors to balance everything out.
9oz. low carb cookie crumbs
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
5 oz. cream cheese
1 tablespoon almond butter
8 oz. Ketogenic White Chocolate
Googly-eyed and googly-mouthed candy
Alternatively, you can use a mixture of ground almonds and hazelnuts
1- In a medium bowl, combine cookie crumbs, cocoa powder, cream cheese, and butter.
2- Stir and knead until the dough forms.
3- Take about 1 tablespoon of dough and make a bell shape with a pointed top and a flat bottom. Make hands by adding small drops of the mixture to the sides.
4- Freeze for 15 minutes.
5- Heat the white chocolate in the microwave until it is liquid.
6- Immerse the bottom of the ghosts in melted chocolate. Place on a parchment paper lined plate and freeze for another 15 minutes.
7- Once the lower part is set, dip the upper part in the Keto chocolate.
8- Apply the eyes and mouth.
9- Place the ghosts in the freezer for an additional 10 minutes or more.