Move over Reese’s … this amazing Low Carb Peanut Butter Cup Recipe is not only sugar free, but is better than the loaded-with-sugar version.
The sugar free dark chocolate is a nice counterpoint to the sweetened peanut butter center. The net carb count for each cup is 5 grams which can fit nicely into almost any Low-Carb diet.
Low Carb Peanut Butter Cups
Low Carb Peanut Butter Cup Recipe
- 1/2 cup Peanut butter (sugar free)
- 1/4 cup Butter
- 1/4 cup Cocoa Butter (chopped)
- 1/3 cup Sweetener Blend (or Stevia)
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
- 4 oz Sugar Free Dark chocolate (sugar-free)
- Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
- Melt peanut butter, butter, and cocoa butter together in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir continuously until smooth.
- Add the sweetener blend and vanilla extract continuing to stir until the sweetener has "melted" into the mixture.
- Let the mixture cool in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. With a teaspoon, divide the mixture into twelve small mounds. Put into the freezer for an hour.
- Line a small hole muffin tin with12 parchment paper cupcake liners, or use a silicone chocolate mold.
- Set a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water.
- Put the chocolate in the bowl and stir until melted and smooth.
- Drizzle about 1 teaspoon of chocolate into each of the liners and let cool slightly. Then push each of the peanut butter mounds into the chocolate until covered ... you might have to add a bit more chocolate on top until the peanut butter is covered.
- Put the filled cups into the refrigerator and let set for 30 to 60 minutes.
- Store in a tin or plastic container in the refrigerator or at room temperature. They "can" last a week at room temperature, but unless you make double or triple batches they might be all gone by that time!
You are looking for DARK chocolate, with no sugar added. There is a big difference in the sugar content of medium chocolate, so stay away from using it especially if you are on a Keto diet.
Note: The link below is for a package of six bars … you can choose to order one or four bars if you prefer.
Sugar Free Peanut Butter:
Unlike process and sugar-filled peanut butter, the sugar free varieties are made with 100% peanuts. The peanut butter is very thick and when left for awhile the oil in the peanuts rises to the top and has to be mixed back in, before use. When you refrigerate the bottle, you have to let it return to room temperature before using.
Looking for more sugar-free candy? Check out these fabulous recipes and off the shelf no-sugar candies.