I never thought I would be happy about Mr. Prevention’s hatred for coconut…but, I am officially thrilled. At least when it comes to this recipe. I saw this recipe, I read the ingredient list, and I literally stopped my weekend chores (okay, not hard to twist my arm, but these twisted it hard) to head straight into the kitchen to make these.
Good thing is, these are no bake and require very few ingredients…most of which you probably have on hand. All of which are healthy, and wholesome, and unrefined.
I whipped these up and stared at the freezer door with anticipation. Time stood still. I think I checked on their “hardening process” about 12 times in 10 minutes before finally deciding to try them. I was then found moaning with delight over my new-found obsession and questioned as to what I was eating.
I decided to let Mr. Prevention in on my little treat. He took one bite and immediately detected the coconut flavor…and handed me the last few nibbles. As it ends up, the coconut flavor in coconut oil is very pronounced, especially when not heated.
Of course this is a major bonus in my book.
Chocolate + peanut butter + coconut.
Low-carb, with fiber.
You’re welcome in advance!
2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 packets stevia
2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup natural smooth peanut butter
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 packet stevia
Line a mini muffin tray with 11 paper liners.
Stir all ingredients for the bottom layer together until smooth and divide between the wells (each should be about half full). Put the tray in the freezer on a flat surface and freeze until solid (about 15 minutes).
Meanwhile, stir all ingredients together for the top layer until smooth and divide on top of the set chocolate mixture. Return to the freezer and freeze until solid. Store the treats in the freezer.
Yield: 11 peanut butter cups.
Nutrition Information (per cup): 116 calories; 11.1 g. fat; 0 mg. cholesterol; 55 mg. sodium; 3.6 g. carbohydrate; 1.5 g. fiber; 3.2 g. protein
Result: Absolutely amazing! These were titled “healthy enough for breakfast” and basically…they are! These are nearly sinless calories that would never lead you to believe you’re eating something “healthy”. These are great for diabetics or those following a carb-controlled lifestyle. These take about 20 minutes to make, most of which is hands-off freeze/hardening time and they keep well in the freezer, never getting too hard to eat. Good luck stopping at 1! These are going to be made on a regular basis, no doubt about it. Note: the coconut oil does give off a coconut flavor, so if you don’t like coconut, these may not be for you…or, sub in another oil. For those that love coconut, all the better! Enjoy![/print_this]
Work time, a quick stop at home to pack, and then I am en route to Indianapolis for the 3-day diabetes conference! Should be good!