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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Stop! Don't Eat The Reeses Peanut Butter Cups! Have this instead.

Above is a safe treat.  Do check out the rest of my Confections section and make something safe to eat so that when faced with all that candy (I don't get Halloween, but don't mind me, I didn't grow up with it), you have something you can indulge your sweet tooth in.

Here is the recipe:  Also, in the Cookbook, Low-Carbing Among Friends.


CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CANDY
This yummy confection is going to very strongly remind you of peanut butter cups!  My family and especially Jonathan loved it. 
1/4  cup unsalted butter (60 mL)
1/4  cup coconut oil (60 mL)
1 oz unsweetened chocolate (30 g)
9 SPLENDA® packets
1/4  cup vanilla whey protein (60 mL)
1/4  cup whole milk powder (60 mL)
1/4  cup peanut butter,* (60 mL)
  sugar free (can contain salt)
1 tbsp whipping cream (15 mL)

In double boiler, melt butter, coconut oil and chocolate.  In food processor with sharp blade, blender or in bowl with electric mixer, pour melted chocolate mixture.  Add SPLENDA®, vanilla whey protein, milk powder, peanut butter and whipping cream; process. Pour into 8-inch (20 cm) square glass baking dish.  Freeze very solid.  This candy needs no thawing; using a knife, pieces break easily.  If desired, you may pour the candy mixture into candy molds instead or into pretty little foil bon bon cups.

Variation:  Chocolate Almond Butter Candy:  Use almond butter and a pinch of salt. (0.7 g carbs)

Helpful Hints:  *If peanut butter is unsalted, add a pinch of salt to the recipe.
The above analysis is a rough estimate, as the pieces that break are not uniform in size.  Do not be worried by the texture of the pre-frozen product – it tastes wonderful and different once completely frozen.  Double the recipe – you’ll be glad you did!  The whole milk powder I buy is finer in texture than skim milk powder.  You may use skim milk powder – just blend it finely first.

Yield:  36 pieces
1 piece
47.4 calories
1.1   g protein
4.5 g fat
1.0 g carbs




13 comments:

buttoni said...

I don't eat candy very often, but Reeses PB cups is a favorite. Must try these during the holidays. :)

Lizzy said...

Oooh, these look wonderful! I'd be scared to have these in my house, too...irresistible!

Jennifer said...

I hope you like them, Peggy. :)

Jennifer said...

LOL Lizzy, on a low-carb diet they are legal and not too bad. On any diet one should never go hog wild on dessert; you are right!

Tiffany said...

I love the protein powder in these!

Ann said...

These look delicious! Happy halloween!

Christine's Pantry said...

This looks good. Yum! I could eat a few of these.

Jennifer said...

I know, Tiffany - whoever heard of candy with protein in it! ;) Maybe the protein bars are candy-like, I guess but they sure are expensive.

Jennifer said...

Hi Ann. Hope you have a nice time.

Hi Christine! :)

Eftychia said...

What a perfect dessert! My dietitian will be very pleased with this recipe. I will definately give it a try next weekend (when I will be allowed to have a sweet bite). Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer said...

Thanks, Eftychia. Hope your diet is going well. :) Sounds like you are disciplined. I do admire that.

Cathie in UT said...

thank you for the lovely substitute for PB Cups one of my favorites
Looks like a great way to use up some almond butter

Jennifer said...

Great with almond butter, Cathie! :)