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Keto Peanut Butter Cups

Enjoy all the nutritious goodness of cacao and none of the inflammatory, insulin-spiking results of sugar in this totally sugar-free sweet treat.

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Enjoy all the nutritious goodness of cacao and none of the inflammatory, insulin-spiking results of sugar in this totally sugar-free sweet treat. One main ingredient in these cups is dark chocolate, made from the famously antioxidant-rich cocoa bean. A 3.5-ounce bar can contain over 80% of the recommended daily intake of copper, essential for red blood cell production, and manganese, required for optimal protein and amino acid digestion. These cups have 2 g net carbs.

Servings
12

Ingredients

  • 6 oz no-sugar-added 100% dark chocolate, chopped into chunks (TRY: Raaka 100% Cacao Unroasted Dark Chocolate)
  • 3 tbsp organic unsalted butter, divided
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, divided
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup unsweetened peanut butter
  • ¼ cup powdered monk fruit sweetener

Preparation

  1. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with muffin cup liners and set aside.
  2. Fill a small saucepan one-third of the way with water and bring to a simmer. Place a heat-proof bowl over simmering water and add chocolate, two-thirds of butter and two-thirds of coconut oil. Add vanilla to chocolate mixture and stir until completely smooth.
  3. Pour one-half of chocolate mixture into muffin liners, just enough to completely cover the bottom; set remaining chocolate aside. Transfer muffin pan to freezer and freeze for 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a second heat-proof bowl, combine peanut butter, monk fruit sweetener and remaining butter and coconut oil. Place over pot of simmering water; stir for 2 to 3 minutes, until melted.
  5. Pour peanut butter mixture into each muffin liner, on top of chocolate. Freeze for 10 minutes.
  6. Pour remaining chocolate mixture over peanut butter, completely covering peanut butter layer. Return pan to freezer and freeze for 1 hour. Remove from muffin liners and store covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

TIP: If you don’t have powdered monk fruit sweetener but do have the granulated version, simply place in a blender or grinder and blend or grind until powdered.

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Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 piece
  • Calories 187
  • Carbohydrate Content 15 g
  • Cholesterol Content 8 mg
  • Fat Content 16 g
  • Fiber Content 5 g
  • Protein Content 3 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 8 g
  • Sodium Content 0 mg
  • Sugar Content 1 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 4 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 1.5 g