The ketogenic diet, better known as the “keto diet,” is a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet regimen. Some doctors recommend keto as a treatment for children with epilepsy and certain metabolic disorders. Coming up with kid-friendly dessert ideas for children on keto or children who are sharing desserts with a keto parent can be challenging. Sugar and flour tend to be the primary ingredients in most desserts. However, to appeal to the sweet tooth of young diners, there are endless ways to modify a tasty dessert and still adhere to keto.


1. Dark Chocolate

Chocolate is a staple for a wide variety of desserts, and it is full of antioxidants. Choose dark unsweetened chocolate that contains at least 70% cocoa solids. The higher percentage of cocoa solids in the chocolate, the lower number of net carbs. Pair it with pecans and unsweetened coconut to create a carb-free chocolate bark. Or, add in some unsweetened peanut butter to create a batch of no-bake cookies or peanut butter chocolate bars. Children will love the rich flavors.

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