Well it’s that time of year again where we’re all inspired to be our best selves, myself included. As it turns out, all of the holiday cocktail parties, skipped workouts and eating all the candy in your stocking will eventually catch up to you. In attempting to get back on track, the first thing to derail me on the healthy eating train is almost always candy, specifically peanut butter cups. Mmmmm nom nom nom.
Fortunately for me and all of you, I’ve found a way that you can still eat clean/relatively healthy after the holidays AND still indulge in a tasty peanut buttery treat. No joke, these babies are sugar-free, low carb and keto-friendly yet they are STILL delicious. What’s the secret you ask? And the answer to that question is simple: fat. Quite a bit of fat in fact coming from both the butter and coconut oil in this recipe which makes them more satiating than traditional peanut butter cups loaded with sugar. Best news yet: you can eat 2 of these treats for a mere 100 calories. Now THAT is sweet.
In gauging the deliciousness of any of my recipes, my husband is definitely my true North. As a self-proclaimed hater of any all “healthy” food, he’s about as picky as they come. The fact that even HE loves these treats speaks volumes about how tasty they really are. Even more amazing is how QUICK and EASY these are to make and the fact that they don’t require any obscure ingredients.
1. Combine butter, coconut oil and peanut butter in a small microwave-safe cup or bowl. Microwave on 50% power for about 2 minutes or until the mixture is melted.
2. Stir in the cocoa powder and stevia; mix well. Believe it or not, you’re nearly done already!
3. Pour the mixture into candy molds if you have them (I have this one) or a loaf pan lined with parchment paper if you don’t.
4. Freeze for at least one hour and either pop the candies out of the molds or if you used a loaf pan, cut into squares. These can be stored in the freezer (my preference) or the fridge if you wanted a chocolate with a softer consistency.
So what do you think….did these tasty treats pass your test for deliciousness? Please feel free to like, share and/or join in the discussion with comments below to share your feedback.
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Hi! I’m Lisa, creator and owner of SuburbanAF.com, a women’s interest/lifestyle blog for women living a suburban lifestyle. This blog is the natural evolution of earlier blogs I managed, including Becker it Yourself, centered primarily around DIYs. Join me on the suburban journey to Master Mrs. with Style with topics including friends, family, fashion, home, food, travel, fitness and health/beauty, all in good humor.
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