Everybody loves chocolates but if you’re trying to lose weight or you have a medical condition that prevents you from eating sweets, there are low carb chocolates that you can settle for. Who said you can’t enjoy the little things in life, like chocolates when you’re on a diet or have a medical condition? Since there are already low carb chocolates available today, it’s always best to prepare your own. This way, you are in control of everything. Why don’t you add some peanut butter on that chocolate? That would be very delicious.
Now, how you make low carb chocolates? Or these delicious low carb peanut butter cups?
What you will need:
- mini-muffin pan (non-stick)
- 5 oz unsweetened chocolate
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- ¾ cup powdered erythirol
- Artificial sweetener equal to 1 cups of sugar
- ¼ t salt
- 1 t vanilla
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 1 cup almond meal/flour
Keep in mind not to overheat the chocolate as it melts at a little below body temperature so, you won’t be needing a lot of heat. There are many methods for melting chocolate:
- pour boiling water over it and pour it off
- heat the cream and turn off the heat
- use your own method
Remember, in this recipe, the use of chocolate and artificial sweetener will make a difference. So, it’s very important that you settle for a brand that is really delicious. Also, use natural peanut butter as much as possible as this is the healthiest.
Now, let’s proceed on cooking your low carb chocolates (peanut butter cups):
- Heat the cream and all the ingredients. When you’re about to add the chocolate, turn off the heat. When everything is melted, it will thicken and you can adjust the sweetener to taste.
- While you are heating the chocolate melting, mix up the filling. If it’s too sticky, put more almond flour or erythritol into it. Adjust the sweetness and the salt level to taste.
- Put heaping tablespoons or glob of the chocolate the size of a walnut into your mini-muffin tin. Once it is thick enough, push it out of place in the center and make the chocolate even round the sides.
- Form the peanut butter into smaller balls and push them into the chocolate.
- Chill this in the refrigerator for half an hour.
- Remove from fridge and run hot water over the bottom of the pan for a couple of seconds.
- Get a thin knife and insert it at the edge of a cup. You should be able to turn the whole thing a bit so you can easily pop it out.
Simple steps to make low carb chocolates! You will definitely love this, the best thing is that it isn’t fattening at all.