Oh thank goodness for this keto recipe, I’ve really been needing a sweet fix. Although they don’t have peanut butter centers like you might be used to, these are smooth, and chocolate-peanut buttery that will fix any sweet tooth you’re having, or any hankerings for the real thing.
When I split them up into 8 cupcake cups, it makes them 2 carbs each. You could also use smaller cupcake cups and make a bunch of them around 1 carb each.
Keto Peanut Butter Cups (makes 8)
Per cup: 164 calories // 16g fat // 3g carbs // 1g fiber // 2g protein // 2 net carbs
- 8 tbsp butter
- 1 oz / cube unsweetened chocolate – I used Baker’s Unsweetened Baking Chocolate Squares
- 2 Tbsp Splenda Naturals (a Stevia sweetener – no sucralose! – you can also use your own favorite sweetener and taste until it’s to your liking)
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 4 tablespoons peanut butter – I used Organic Teddy
1. Melt butter and chocolate in the microwave. I chopped the stick of butter in half and put the chocolate on top of the sticks of butter so that it wouldn’t burn in the bowl. (You can also melt traditionally on the stove, but if you don’t mind a microwave, it’s faster.)
2. Melt for about a minute in the microwave, then mix the chocolate around in the hot butter until completely melted. Add sweetener and mix again.
3. Stir in cream and peanut butter and taste. Right now you could adjust to your own particular taste by adding more sweetener, peanut butter, etc. but I found this to be a good balance.
4. Line muffin tins with cupcake papers, or use the stand-alone ones like I did and grease them with butter or a coconut oil spray.
5. Divide chocolate mixture between the tins.
6. Freeze until firm (doesn’t take that long, maybe 30 minutes to an hour).
They melt quick, so you want to store them in the freezer, and they’ll be the perfect texture to eat straight out of it!
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