Easy Keto M&M Cookie Recipe

M&M candies are a favorite treat for many people. If you are following a keto diet and enjoy M&Ms, you are probably wondering if you can eat them.

While M&M does not make a sugar-free version of its delicious candy, there are other candy companies that offer a sugar-free, low-carb option. Plus, we have our own keto-friendly recipe we’re sure you’ll love!

Candy Button Keto-Cookie Recipe

This recipe is one of our best keto recipes. Plus, like many of our keto favorites, it is gluten free. Sweetened with allulose and sugar-free maple syrup, these cookies are chewy, buttery and fluffy.

Prep time

40-45 minutes.

  • Mix time: 10 minutes

  • Cook time: 12-15 minutes

  • Cool time: 10 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups blanched almond flour

  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted (or coconut oil)

  • 1/4 cup FiberYum Prebiotic Tapioca Fiber

  • 3 tablespoons sugar-free or keto maple syrup

  • 1 egg (or 2 tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce)

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup sugar-free Russel Stover Chocolate Candy gems (sweetened with Stevia)


  • Preheat oven to 350F.

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine your wet ingredients and mix well. In a separate bowl, add your dry ingredients and mix until combined. 

  • Combine your dry and wet ingredients and mix until just combined. If the batter is crumbly, add extra applesauce (or a small amount of milk).

  • Using a cookie scoop, form 12 small balls of dough, and place them on the cookie sheet. Press into a cookie shape and evenly distribute the chocolate buttons on each cookie. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until just golden brown. 

  • Allow cookies to cool on the tray for 10 minutes, before carefully transferring to a wire rack until completely cool. 

Nutritional Information

A serving size of one cookie is about 125 calories and 2 net carbs.

More Keto-Friendly Recipe Variations

Are you looking to mix up this recipe a bit? You can substitute anything from macadamia nuts to pecans to chips for the candy buttons.

  • Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies: Substitute sugar-free chocolate chips (I love Lily’s chips) for the chocolate candy gems and you will have delicious chocolate chip cookies! You can use milk chocolate, dark chocolate or white chocolate in place of the candies.

  • Cookie Dough: If you enjoyed eating raw cookie dough as a child but now the thought of raw eggs in the batter freaks you out, make this dough using applesauce instead of egg and you can eat the raw cookie dough guilt-free!

  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip: Substitute 3 tablespoons of peanut butter for the maple syrup and add a touch of milk, then try some sugar-free dark chocolate chips in place of the candies.

  • Dairy-Free: This recipe can be made dairy-free by using coconut oil for the butter and dairy-free chips in place of the chocolate buttons.

  • Vegan: An easy recipe variation to make this vegan: make the changes above in the dairy-free version, plus substitute 2 tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce for the egg.

    Why are My Keto Cookies Crumbly?

    If your dough looks too dry when mixing it, add a touch of almond milk to the dough to keep your cookies from being dry and crumbly.

How Many of These Keto Cookies Can You Eat a Day?

Savor just a couple of these each day to ensure you don’t derail your diet.

Although it is good to have sweet, low-carb keto treats around for when the cravings hit, be careful not to eat too many. Just because these are low in carbohydrates and zero sugar, they are not low calorie.