These Reese’s-like ketogenic chocolate peanut butter cups are smooth and creamy, packed with healthy fats to nourish your body and mind. Coconut oil, nut butter, and cacao powder all contain levels of healthy fats that support ketosis and will help you reap all the benefits of being a “fat adapted”.
Homemade chocolates are simple to make and so much more delicious than anything store-bought. You can make them entirely from natural, organic ingredients without any artificial flavors, preservatives or added sugar.
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Keto-Friendly and Kid-Approved
I’m pretty sure a king size package of Reese’s cups was one of the last “treats” I had after beginning to clean up my diet over 10 years ago.
It took a lot of perseverance in the beginning but living without sugar and forming a healthy relationship to food (as nourishment not entertainment!) is completely worth it. Now I’ll never look back!
Not a bit of refined sugar has passed my lips in may years but I still do enjoy some sweet foods every now and then.
I had a blast creating The Ultimate Guide of Low-Carb Baking, a well balanced mix of sweet and savory keto baking recipes. The cookbook is within reach of our children, who like to flip through and find what they want. They treat it like a visual encyclopedia of delicious foods.
These Ketogenic Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups are a delicious, guilt-free way to enjoy healthy, nourishing and satisfyingly sweet chocolates while staying on path toward your personal diet and lifestyle goals.
- Low-Carb and Ketogenic: One chocolate bar contains only 2 grams of net carbs per serving.
- Sugar-Free: Sweetened with all-natural powdered monkfruit sweetener, these chocolate peanut butter cups do not contain any refined-sugar, added sugar, or artificial sugars.
- Dairy-Free/Optional: Coconut oil can be used in this recipe, making these chocolate bars safe to consume for those sensitive to dairy or with lactose allergy.
- Nut-Free/Optional: This recipe is made with Jungle Peanuts, which are actually NOT peanuts and don’t cause the same allergenic responses peanuts do. Sourcing jungle peanuts can be a bit difficult so if you can’t find them and still want it to be peanut/nut free substitute with sunflower seed butter instead.
- Paleo: If made with coconut oil, this recipe is paleo-compliant and does not contain grains, gluten, legumes, dairy, refined-sugar, soy, or any processed ingredients.
- Gluten-Free and Grain-Free: This recipe is 100% free of gluten and grain.
Lazy Ketogenic Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
You caught me! There isn’t a true Reese’s filling inside these scrumptious little cups. Why not? Simply because I don’t see the reason to spend extra prep time make it so. I’ve made them both ways and they taste just as good with everything is all mixed in together and I get an extra 20-30 minutes to play with our children instead of being in the kitchen.
If you do feel inclined to take this recipe to the next level, follow these directions to achieve that drool worthy creamy inside:
- Mix all the ingredients together, reserving the peanut butter aside.
- Pour a layer of chocolate in your mold, place in the fridge to set, remove and divide the peanut butter evenly between each piece. Place the peanut butter in the center of each chocolate disk and make sure it doesn’t spread out the edges, return to the freezer again for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Cover the peanut butter with the remaining chocolate mixture and freeze to set again. It takes some extra effort and time (which is why I generally don’t do things like this) but it sure does look pretty once they are all done! If you do this method, add an extra 20 minutes or so to the prep time.
Be sure to keep these ketogenic chocolate peanut butter cups in the fridge, they will melt if left out in the heat!
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LAKANTO Monkfruit Sweeteners are
- ZERO GLYCEMIC – Lakanto Sweetener will not increase blood sugar
- ZERO CALORIES – With no sugar or added artificial flavoring
- USEFUL – Flavor teas and coffee, baked goods, desserts and chocolates
- Non-GMO Verified Monk Fruit
- DELICIOUS with no bitter aftertaste
Powdered Lakanto can be substituted with powdered erythritol in equal amounts. Either buy some that is preground or do it yourself in a blender at home. Stevia drops may also be used, the amount will depend on your personal taste preference.
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- In a double boiler or small pot with bowl insert (DIY double boiler), melt the coconut oil or butter with the nut butter. Stir to combine.
- Remove from heat and add the cacao powder, powdered sweetener, vanilla and salt.
- Whisk together until all ingredients are well-combined. For the smoothest chocolate possible, make sure there are no lingering lumps of powder in the bowl.
- Pour mixture into a mold or dish of choice and transfer to the freezer. Let chill for 20 or so minutes until solid. Store in fridge or freezer.