Cashew Butter Balls


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Foolproof cashew butter fat bombs that take 5 minutes to make- They just need 3 ingredients!

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These 5-minute keto cashew butter energy balls are my new favorite. They have become my new go-to dessert or protein-packed snack between meals.

Naturally low carb and sugar free, they also happen to be 100% paleo, vegan AND gluten-free.

I’ve been enjoying these 3 ingredient cashew butter balls whenever I have a hankering for something sweet and satisfying. Usually, high carb snacks tend to keep me satisfied for….2 minutes? Then I’ll be searching for something else to tame the beast!

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These cashew butter keto protein balls have been a live saver. They may seem small, but they are deceptively satisfying and filling- they also keep me full for hours! 

Texture-wise, they are soft, chewy and fudgy. Taste-wise, they remind me of a no bake cashew fudge without being overly sweet. Rich, decadent, but secretly healthy! 

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Is cashew butter keto friendly?

Like any nut or seed butter, cashew butter IS keto-friendly and suitable for a ketogenic diet.

Cashew butter is higher in fat than other nut butter (like almond butter or peanut butter) but also has the least amount of carbs. It contains moderate amounts of protein and a hefty dose of fiber! 

Per 2 tablespoon serving, cashew butter contains a mere 1.6 grams of net carbs

What nut butter is best for keto?

All unsweetened and no added sugar nut butter is suitable for a keto diet- It just comes down to personal preference.

I often always have peanut butter, almond butter, and cashew butter in my pantry at any time, and find that I enjoy one or more of them every single day.

All nut butter are high fat, low carb, and high fiber, meaning the overall net carb count is extremely low. 

Cashew Butter Balls ingredients

Easy keto cashew balls that need 3 ingredients. No coconut oil, No cream cheese, and no avocado! 

  • Cashew Butter
  • Coconut Flour
  • Keto Maple Syrup

Be sure your cashew butter is smooth and drippy, to it is easier to mix into the other ingredients. You can easily make your own cashew butter- Simply make this recipe, but swap out the almonds for cashews. 

Coconut flour helps keep the cashew balls chewy, but also portable. Different brands yield different textures. If yours happens to be one with a more dense texture, you will likely need to add some water or dairy-free milk to form into energy balls.

The keto maple syrup provides sweetness, along with holding the cashew fat bombs together. If you don’t follow a ketogenic diet (or low carb/sugar free diet), you can replace this with a refined sugar free sweetener, like agave, maple syrup or honey. 

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How to make Cashew Butter Balls 

Making these no bake cashew keto fat bombs is ridiculously easy.

You simply combine all your ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix well, until combined. If the batter happens to be a little bit too crumbly/thick, add a tablespoon or two of milk (or liquid) to get a smooth and thick batter.

Using your hands, form small balls and place them on a lined plate (I place parchment paper on a dinner plate) and refrigerate or freeze until firm. 

How many fat bombs can I eat on keto? 

Fat bombs tend to contain between 1-3 grams of net carbs per serve. Depending on what your daily net carb limit is, you can enjoy a few of these, and remain in ketosis.

Personally, I’ve found enjoying 2-3 per day, usually between meals, sit very well with me. Sometimes I have a couple after dinner, whenever my sweet tooth needs a fix, and my daily carb count has still remained very low.

If you aren’t keto and just enjoying these cashew fat bombs as they are, I’d still recommend not overdoing it- They are still high in fats, even the good kind!

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Cashew Butter Balls

5 from 20 votes
An easy recipe for 3 ingredient no bake keto cashew butter balls that taste like fudge! These keto cashew fat bombs take 5 minutes to make- Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free. Sugar Free, Low Carb, Dairy Free.
Servings: 40 Balls
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes



  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all your ingredients and mix well, until a thick, smooth batter remains. If the batter is too thick (crumbly), add 1-2 tablespoons of dairy-free milk or water to thin out.
  • Using your hands, form small balls. Place the balls on a lined plate and refrigerate or freeze until firm.


Keto Cashew Butter Fat Bombs should be stored in the fridge, in a sealed container. They will keep fresh for up to 1 months.
Cashew butter fat bombs can be stored in the freezer, and can be kept frozen for up to 6 months. 


Serving: 1BallCalories: 85kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSodium: 7mgPotassium: 70mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 2g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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