Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are my favorite!
I’m willing to bet those little cups accounted for a good portion of the weight I struggled to lose for decades. After being stuck in never ending yo-yo diets for twenty years, grocery store candy bars took their toll on me.
Keto-Friendly Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Snacking on random dark chocolate peanut butter cups from the checkout aisle won’t help with results on a ketogenic diet. Even low carb peanut butter cups from Whole Foods are high in net carbs. Having a pack as an occasional treat can kick you out of ketosis.
That’s precisely where homemade peanut butter cups come in handy. You can have keto chocolate peanut butter cups and lose weight too!
I lost more than 100 pounds on a keto diet. My meal plan included plenty of fat bombs filled with simple ingredients like these. Over the years I’ve followed a low carb lifestyle, I’ve racked up quite a few keto tips and tricks. Using fat bomb recipes to ramp up fat loss on a low-carb diet tops the list.
Before we talk about how to make weight loss easy with these new peanut butter cups, I wanted to let you know this blog contains affiliate links. I may receive a small commission when you click through. I also link to the same resources that helped me finally ditch yo-yo diets for good. Hopefully this info helps you too.
How To Make Low-Carb Peanut Butter Cups
First, measure out the heavy cream. Leave it on the counter to allow it to come to room temperature. Then grab a mini muffin tray and fill the muffin tins with cupcake liners. Set aside.
Melt the dark chocolate together with 4 tablespoons of butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Place the saucepan with the melted chocolate mixture aside to cool. This step is important to avoid curdling when you add the heavy cream.
Once cooled, whisk in the heavy cream and vanilla extract. Combine well. Add the chocolate layer to the lined muffin tins in 1/2 tablespoon increments. Place the tray in the freezer for five minutes.
Peanut Butter Layer
While the chocolate layer hardens in the freezer, the next step is to make the peanut butter filling. To make the creamy peanut butter center, melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a small saucepan. Combine the peanut butter, melted butter, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Whisk together until well combined.
Remove the tray from the freezer. Spoon the peanut butter layer on top of the chocolate layer in 1/2 tablespoon increments. Place the mini muffin pan in the freezer until firm. This will take around 20 – 30 minutes.
Once the fat bombs are firm, store them an airtight container or a Ziploc bag. Keep these in the fridge if you plan to eat the batch in less than a week. If it takes you a little longer, keep them in the freezer.
What About the Keto Friendly Sweetener?
If you’ve taken time to explore my keto fat bomb recipes, you probably noticed I use a higher quality melted down chocolate bar. This version of chocolate works best on my high fat, low carb diet in place of unsweetened chocolate or cocoa powder.
I stopped adding sweeteners to keto recipes a few years ago. While that’s not where this rant is headed, you can learn about the reasons I quit keto sweeteners.
Some keto advocates say dark chocolate isn’t keto friendly. Most dark chocolate does have a small amount of added sugar. You’re supposed to avoid all added sugar on keto, right?
It’s my opinion that your body understands how to process real sugar better than chemicals made in a lab.
Sugar Alcohols and No-Calorie Sweeteners
Where does that leave other keto-friendly sweeteners and sugar-free chocolate? Can your body digest a sweet treat that uses sugar alcohols like Lily’s chocolate chips?
Since you may struggle with gas pains, or other unattractive digestive symptoms, soon after eating sugar free chocolate chips – my guess is no. And now you may be asking – But can’t my body process other artificial sweeteners like powdered erythritol, stevia or monk fruit extract?
Everyone is different. This means different approaches work for different people. Keeping these sweeteners in your plan may help you get the results you want. I will let you know our students get the best results when they take their keto diet to the next level by ditching keto friendly sweeteners.
Many low carb dessert recipes are made with ingredients like natural peanut butter, almond butter, or other healthy fats that already have a natural sweetness. When you continue to fill up low carb chocolate fat bombs with highly palatable sweeteners, it will be difficult for your taste buds to adjust to the sweetness in real foods.
How to Add Keto Sweeteners to Fat Bombs Recipes
If your palate is still accustomed to sweet treats, you can add sweeteners to this keto peanut butter cups recipe. If you want to make easy recipes without added sweeteners in the future, then next time you make this recipe try adding a little bit less. Continue to follow this process until your taste buds adjust to requiring very little sweetener at all.
If you’re unsure which keto sweeteners to use, check out this free Keto Sweetener guide. You’ll learn the best low carb sweeteners to use while still losing weight on a keto diet.
Keto Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Wrap Up
Whether you choose sweeteners or not, this chocolate keto recipe is a delicious addition to your low carb meal plan. If you’re like most keto dieters, you want to know how many fat bombs you can eat each day.
While you never want to stuff fat in, feel free to eat fat bombs to satiation. One thing you want to look out for when it comes to fat bombs is how many carbs they add to your daily count. As long as you don’t stuff these in past feeling satisfied, and you have enough carbs left for the day – feel free to have another when a chocolate craving strikes.
Keep scrolling for the nutrition info and full recipe card. Save this keto peanut butter cup recipe to your favorite keto fat bomb Pinterest board.
Check out all of my favorite fat bomb recipes for your sweet tooth fix. My long time favorite are these Minty Melts since they’re packed with fat burning coconut oil!
Make Keto Simple
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The Keto Quick Start Course contains all of the info you need to finally lose the weight with an easy keto lifestyle. If you’re like many of our students – you’ll finally get the tools to keep the weight off long term.
Keto Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
More Fat Burning Recipes from Eating Fat is the New Skinny:
Almond Butter Bombs
Caramel Apple Bombs
Maple Pecan Fat Bombs
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Keto dark chocolate peanut butter cups with no added sweeteners.
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 25 mins in freezer
- Total Time: 40 mins
- Yield: 24 fat bombs 1x
- Category: Keto Fat Bomb Recipes
- Method: Stove top and Freezer
- Cuisine: Keto / Low Carb
- Diet: Diabetic
- 3 oz dark chocolate
- 4 tbsp butter
- 3 tbsp heavy whipping cream, room temp
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Peanut Butter Layer:
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 4 tbsp butter, melted
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Line a mini muffin tray with mini muffin tins
- Melt dark chocolate and 4 tbsp butter together in a saucepan over medium-low heat.
- Once melted, set aside for a few minutes to avoid curdling when you add the heavy cream. Adding cream that is at room temperature will also help this.
- Once cooled, whisk in the heavy cream and vanilla extract. Combine well.
- Add the chocolate layer to the lined mini muffin tins in 1/2 tbsp increments.
- Place in the freezer to firm for 5-10 minutes.
- Combine the peanut butter, 4 tbsp of melted butter and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl.
- Use a hand mixer on medium speed to combine the mixture well.
- Remove the firmed chocolate layer from the freezer. Spoon the peanut butter layer over the chocolate layer in 1/2 tbsp increments.
- Place in the freezer for an additional 20-30 minutes.
- Once solid, store in an airtight container or a Ziploc bag in the freezer or fridge.
- Serving Size: Recipe Serves 24
- Calories: 112.6
- Sugar: 1.2
- Sodium: 32.9
- Fat: 10.5
- Saturated Fat: 4.9
- Trans Fat: .2
- Carbohydrates: 2.9
- Fiber: 1
- Protein: 2.4
- Cholesterol: 12.3
Keywords: Keto Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Low Carb Peanut Butter Cups, Peanut Butter Cups Fat Bomb Recipe
A great recipe
A nutritional breakdown of this recipe for Macro tracking would be greatly appreciated
Is the Dark Chocolate sweetened or is it the 100% cocoa unsweetened dark chocolate?
Is there a way to save to Pinterest?
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