The Best Keto Candy Recipes (2024)

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Keto Candy! Your eyes are not deceiving you, I promise. With these amazing homemade sugar-free candy recipes, you can enjoy the sweets and still stick to your healthy keto diet.

Homemade keto candy is a great way to satisfy that sweet tooth without giving in to sugary temptation. This post is updated to include even more great sugar-free candy recipes!

I have a sweet tooth and I am not afraid to use it. Some people believe a keto diet should be entirely free of sweets and treats but I am not one of those people. For me, food is not only about sustenance, but about enjoyment.

Food is more than just fuel – it’s celebration and family and living life to the fullest.

A little bit of dessert at the end of the day is the ultimate form of self care – especially when that treat is sugar-free and keto friendly. And being able to indulge a bit here and there actually keeps me on track, rather than making me want to stray.

I know many of you feel the same way. My website wouldn’t be half so popular if that weren’t the case!

Why make your own keto candy?

So many of our modern celebrations and holidays revolve around candy, and it can be very hard to avoid. Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter… candy here, candy there, candy candy everywhere. Our kids get loads of it from school and friends, and even your office has a candy bowl.

If you have a major sweet tooth, having all that candy around can be a huge source of stress. You know that stuff is awful junk and so bad for both your health and your weight loss, but it’s calling your name. The siren’s call of temptation is hard to resist.

Well, you know what the best solution for that is? Making your own keto candy, of course! And if that’s not enough to convince, you…

  1. It’s easy! Most of these keto candy recipes are super easy to make at home, with no special ingredients or equipment.
  2. It’s less expensive. These days, there are plenty of pre-packaged keto candy options but they aren’t cheap. Making your own at home will save you some money.
  3. You control the ingredients. For me, this is one of the most important reasons to make my own candy. Too often, even “keto” brands add things that really aren’t that good for us.
  4. Make it any old time. No need to run to the store when you can whip up your own healthier candy recipes!

Keto Candy Recipes

  • Keto Peanut Butter Cups. A classic! Better than Reese’s.
  • Keto Pecan Turtles. Gooey caramel meets toasted pecans and dark chocolate. Now this is a keto candy recipe worth all the effort.
  • Easy Keto Peppermint Patties. A healthier way to enjoy those old York peppermint patties.
  • Peanut Butter and Jam Cups. Your favourite childhood sandwich, now in keto candy form.
  • Sugar Free Marshmallows.These pillowy soft homemade marshmallows are surprisingly easy to make!
  • Keto Peanut Butter Balls. Call them keto buckeyes if you want. I just call them delicious!
  • Raspberry Coconut Bark. For those of you who don’t like chocolate (are you crazy???).
  • Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almond Bark. There’s a reason I call this “Keto Crack”.
  • Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge. No cream cheese, just pure peanut butter fudge goodness.
  • Sugar Free Marzipan. Sweet almond paste is so easy to make!
  • Keto Easter Cream Eggs. A childhood favorite goes sugar free!
  • Keto Peanut Clusters. A keto version of the famous CrockPot Candy
  • Almond Joy Easter Eggs. Kids won’t miss the sugary eggs with these sweet treats!
  • Keto Tiger Butter. My keto version of the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory favorite.
  • Rocky Road Fudge. Creamy delicious fudge with sugar free marshmallows and pecans.
  • Better Than Mounds Chocolate Coconut Candies. Dairy free coconut fat bombs.
  • Homemade Peppermint Bark. Sweet and minty for the holidays.
  • Keto Chocolate Truffles. So rich and chocolatey.
  • Keto Cracker Toffee. There’s a reason they call this Christmas Crack!
  • Samoa Truffles. Your favorite Girl Scout cookie in a delicious low carb truffle.

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Please note that I am not a medical or nutritional professional. I am simply recounting and sharing my own experiences on this blog. Nothing I express here should be taken as medical advice and you should consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I provide nutritional information for my recipes simply as a courtesy to my readers. It is calculated using MacGourmet software and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count, as it does not affect my own blood glucose levels. I do my best to be as accurate as possible but you should independently calculate nutritional information on your own before relying on them.I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

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  1. Monita says

    Love this, thank you! I don’t think the Strawberry Peeps Bomb link works, looks like the website expired. Have you tried to make Fantasy Fudge, the kind with marshmallow creme? That is my absolute favorite ever!


    • Carolyn says

      I will look into it!


  2. Tassie Adams says

    Hi Carolyn,
    I was wondering if you have ever had success in making Chewy Caramels? I made the ones by Fit Mom Journey in your list, and the flavor was so, so, good, however, even while following the directions exactly, mine burnt way before it reached the temperature in the recipe. You work so much with Allulose, I thought I’d see if you’ve ever tried it. Thanks for any help you might be able to give!


  3. Rosanna Benbow says

    I own all of your books. They are very well written and east to follow. Everything I have done so far has turned out perfectly.
    So my question is will or is the candy recipes already in a book that I can purchase or will it be in the future.

    Thank you for all your help making our Keto eating be tasty.


    • Carolyn says

      No, sorry, these aren’t in any of my books at this point. 🙂


  4. Susan Yakus says

    Hi Carolyn,
    I have been searching for a hard candy recipe, that so far I haven’t found. When I say hard, I mean like a lemon drop. Something you can suck on for awhile. Something that might even crack a tooth! That is what I really miss. Can you come up with something, or do you know of something? Thanks so much!


    • Carolyn says

      Sorry, I’ve not had any luck with that.


    • Katherine says

      I was thinking the same thing this morning during church! I really wanted something to replace peppermints.


  5. Cindy L. Sullivan says

    I Love all of your recipes and I think. I have all of your cookbooks, but I haven’t seen a recipe for Divinity. Do you have one for this? It would be greatly appreciated.


    • Carolyn says

      I don’t have one. It’s not something I’ve ever even had.


  6. Rhonda Webb says

    Love your profile pic! Really great pic of you!


  7. Donna Houchins says

    I seriously love all your recipes and am so grateful to you for creating them. I’ve referred quite a few people to your website and like you, I believe a nice sweet treat is a must. It got me into trouble for 50+ years but now, thanks to you, I can enjoy and still fit into my clothes


    • Carolyn says

      Thanks, Donna. That’s how I feel too!


  8. Nancy says

    Where can I find a recipe for crunchy chocolate fudge? All I see are those that use peanut or another nut butter. I would love just chocolate. Thank you for this compilation! AND I love love love your cookbooks. I have your dessert cookbook filled with sticky notes!


    • Jenine Taylor says

      What fun! I’m trying to match a photo to a recipe and can’t seem to figure out which one goes with the peanut butter cups pictured above the Almond Joy Easter Eggs in the “Keto Candy, the BEST recipes!” Block. They look amazing!


  9. Keto LoVer says

    omg the “Turtles from Maria Mind Body Health” looks amazing!!!


  10. Jenny says

    What is the picture in the lower right hand corner of your photo collage? Its really smoothe fudge-like looking squares in a glass bowl. I’ve gone through the whole list of recipe links (and printed off several of them to make later!) but I can’t seem to find that one. Thanks!


  11. Amanda says

    Oh my goodness! This list is fantastic! And soooooo just what I need to survive Halloween this year. Thank you so much for including our Pumpkin Fudge Recipe. 🙂 I love your site!


    • Carolyn says

      You are most welcome, Amanda!


  12. Debra says

    Great idea to post all these recipes for sweets at this time of year. But tell us what has changed in your world and where you’re moving! When do you move?


  13. Shannon Woodhouse says

    Thanks for compiling this! I made the Pay Day bars today…yum!


  14. Judy Barnes Baker says

    Great job, Carolyn, and thanks for including my White Chocolate Pecan Bark in your roundup.


  15. Victoria says

    I’ve been scared of making candy because of the whole temp-taking and seizing chocolate things. But since I make my own soap, for goodness sakes, I should be able to do this!


  16. susie t. gibbs says

    Thanks for sharing Carolyn! What a beautiful round up! With low carb sugar free options like this around, I no longer miss my formerly beloved Twixt and Snickers!! You rock!


  17. Chris says

    Thank you for consolidating all of these wonderful posts. Since choosing the low carb/keto lifestyle, I feel as if I spend half my days researching recipes. Posts like this enable me to get right to the fun of baking and eating in alignment with my health goals! Thank you for all your good work and keep on keepin’ on!


    • Carolyn says

      You are most welcome, Chris!


  18. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says

    I do the same thing with my kids’ candy. . and when they are not at home, I also throw some away. . good to know I’m not alone!! what a great idea to make your own candy. . love this!


    • Eve says

      Keto Peppermint Patties from Worth Every Chew LINK GOES TO A China link


      • Carolyn says

        Thanks for the heads up, I am deleting it. It used to be a legit blog, I wonder what happened?


The Best Keto Candy Recipes (2024)


What candy is keto friendly? ›

PriceWhat sets it apart
SmartSweets Gummy Bears$$sweetened with stevia and allulose
ChocZero White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups$$sweetened with monk fruit
Lily's Dark Chocolate Covered Caramels$$made with 55% cocoa
Go Better Keto Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Butter Cups$$higher in fat than many other keto candies
6 more rows
Sep 18, 2020

What sweets can I eat during keto? ›

A small handful of easy ingredient swaps make classic treats like chocolate chip cookies, apple pie, and cheesecake allowed on the ketogenic diet.

How do I satisfy my sweet tooth on keto? ›

Satisfyingly Sweet Keto Snacks That Will Keep You in Ketosis
  1. Whipped Cream. Sugar-free whipped cream complements keto fruits like strawberries and blueberries. ...
  2. Cookie Dough Balls. ...
  3. Dessert Chaffles. ...
  4. Gummy Bears. ...
  5. Keto Cereal and Granola. ...
  6. Chocolate and Snack Bars. ...
  7. Fat Bombs.
  8. Marshmallows.
Jan 25, 2023

Will one piece of candy kick me out of ketosis? ›

What's more, it doesn't matter if you eat half a piece of pie or just take a few bites. “It's anything that pushes you over your net carbs,” she says. “Even one bite could do it, depending on what it was. Juice, soda, candy will meet that limit in small amounts."

Is peanut butter OK on keto? ›

Peanut butter can definitely be part of a keto diet, but it's best to stick to plain options that are free of extra flavors and sweeteners. Almond butter is a good choice, too, and it's slightly lower in carbs. Additionally, you should be mindful of your portion size if you're trying to lose weight.

Can sugar free candy stop ketosis? ›

Though they're lower on the glycemic index than regular sugar, some sweeteners used in sugar-free candy, like maltitol and xylitol, can still have an effect on blood glucose, which means they might kick you out of ketosis.

What candy has the least carbs? ›

With that in mind, here is the list of the best low carb candy to buy at your local store:
  • Cocomels Coconut Milk Caramels in Sea Salt. ...
  • Stevita Naturals Hard Candy. ...
  • Go Better Keto Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Butter Cups. ...
  • Lily's Dark Chocolate Covered Caramels. ...
  • ChocZero White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. ...
  • Smart Sweets Gummy Bears.
Jan 2, 2023

Which fruit is keto? ›

Keto fruits by definition are low in carbohydrates. You still need to exercise portion control with most keto-friendly fruits to be within the limits of a keto diet. Keto-friendly fruits include avocados, watermelon, strawberries, lemons, tomatoes, raspberries, peaches, cantaloupe, star fruit, and blackberries.

Which ice cream is keto friendly? ›

Comparing keto ice cream brands
BrandVarietyNet carbs
Rebel CreameryButter Pecan (2/3 cup serving)2 grams
Arctic ZeroCake Batter (2/3 cup serving)8 grams
Enlightened KetoChocolate Peanut Butter (2/3 cup serving)7 grams
Halo TopMacadamia Nut3 grams
3 more rows
Jun 1, 2022

Is popcorn okay for keto? ›

Net carbs are calculated by taking the total grams of carbohydrate in a food and subtracting the amount of fiber. In this case, popcorn contains 6 grams of carbs per 1 cup serving and 1.2 grams of fiber, bringing the net carbs per serving to 4.8 grams. Yes friends, popcorn is indeed a keto food.

Can you eat bananas on keto? ›

Bananas. Bananas may be great for muscle recovery, reducing bloat, and calming an upset stomach, but they're on the list of foods you can't eat on the keto diet. With 25g of carbs per 100g serving, bananas are too high in carbs.

Will sugar free jello kick you out of ketosis? ›

Yes. Anything that affects blood sugar and increases insulin response can kick you out of ketosis. Since Most sugar free jello varieties have maltodextrin, and maltodextrin has been shown to raise blood sugar in many people, then I would say in general sugar free jello will kick you out of ketosis.

Can you do keto 5 days on 2 days off? ›

Keto cycling doesn't have a strict definition. Some people choose to have five or six days on keto followed by a day or two off. Others will do keto for 10 to 12 days followed by three to four days off. Devine typically doesn't recommend taking more than two days off keto.

What happens if you go over 20 carbs on keto? ›

The bottom line. You should avoid cheat meals and days on the keto diet. Consuming too many carbs can kick your body out of ketosis — and it takes several days to 1 week to get back into it. In the meantime, your weight loss may be disrupted.

How many carbs will ruin ketosis? ›

Eating more than 50 grams of carbs may disrupt ketosis.

With keto diets, however, carb restrictions vary from person to person. Some people can eat more and still stay in ketosis, whereas others may need to restrict their carb intake more in order to stay in ketosis.

Is a Hershey bar keto friendly? ›

Stop me if you've heard this one before: "Eat a small piece of chocolate after dinner for a sweet treat!" Pretty sound advice (if you can stop at just one tiny piece)-but maybe not for keto dieters, who can't have a standard Hershey's bar (one contains 25 grams of carbs; basically a keto torpedo).

Can I eat sweets during keto? ›

Sugars are carbohydrates that are high in calories, which directly compromises the low carb, low-calorie ethos which the ketogenic diet promotes as one of its main requirements. However, keto diets do not have to be isolated from all types of sugar altogether, so long as this sugar is being consumed in moderation.

Do sugar free candy still have carbs? ›

If the candy contains sugar alcohols, as sugar-free candy often does, it still has the potential to affect your blood sugar levels, Taylor notes. That's because sugar alcohols have carbohydrates, too, just to a lesser degree than regular sugar.


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