Low Carb Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars (Keto)
Peanut butter and chocolate are one of my favorite ever combinations. I mean, isn’t it for you too?? As a kid, one of my neighbor friend’s mom would make these exact bars…only not low carb and DEFINITELY not low sugar! They were heavenly. Truth be told, I’m not sure I could handle them now the way I did back then. When you cut sugar out of your diet then it your body reacts in huge ways anytime you have it. I never thought I would say any of this!
Sugar and I used to be the best of friends! Having journeyed down the Paleo road and then finding KETO, I just can’t believe I ate it as regularly as I did. AND, I can’t believe I don’t miss it! Recipes like this make it easier during times like holidays, birthdays, etc. so that you don’t feel like your missing out; or if you just have that occasional craving.
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Recipe adapted from www.alldayidreamaboutfood.com <3
Peanut Butter Layer
- ¾ cup Butter, melted
- ¾ cup Peanut Butter, melted
- ½ cup Powdered Erythritol (Swerve): I’ve found this at Natural Grocers, Market of Choice, Whole Foods
- ¼ tsp Stevia, liquid *optional for added sweetness
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 cups Peanut Butter Powder (PB2 or something like this)
- 3 oz Dark Chocolate (I use Lily’s Chocolate; it’s sweetened with stevia)
- 2 tbsp Butter
- Line an 8×8 or 9×9 pan with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, combine melted butter, melted peanut butter, sweetener, vanilla and stevia (if using). Stir in peanut butter (it will be dough-like).
- Press dough evenly into lined baking dish.
- Melt chocolate and butter together either in a glass dish in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between. OR on low in a small pan.
- Pour melted chocolate over peanut butter dough and spread evenly then refrigerate until set (about an hour).
- Cut into about 16 pieces, depending on what size you prefer. I like to keep some of these in the fridge and the rest in the freezer so they don’t disappear to fast! 😉
- Serving Size: 16