Monday, May 9, 2011

Low Carb Peanut Butter Cups



For all of my fellow peanut butter lovers out there, this one is for you! I absolutely love peanut butter, I can eat it by the spoonful right out of the jar. Add a little chocolate and I'm in Heaven. These are fairly simple to make and I promise you won't miss the sugar.



Ingredients:
  • 1 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
  • 1 cup sugar substitute
  • 2 tbls butter
  • 1 cup sugar-free chocolate chips (I use Sentato)
  • 25 mini paper baking cups

In a medium sized glass bowl, melt the butter in the microwave. Stir in the peanut butter until smooth. Add the sugar substitute and mix well. In another microwave safe bowl melt the chocolate chips at 20-30 second intervals until completely smooth, be careful not to overheat them. You can add a tsp of vegetable oil if the chocolate doesn't seem smooth enough. Place your mini baking cups on a cookie sheet or in a large baking dish, just make sure it will fit into your freezer. Put about 1 tsp of melted chocolate into the bottom of each cup and completely coat the inside using the back of a small spoon. Place them in the freezer for a couple minutes until the chocolate has hardened. Roll about a 1 inch ball of the peanut butter mixture and press it firmly into the bottom of each cup, making sure to leave room for more chocolate on the top. When they are all filled, cover the peanut butter with about a teaspoon of the melted chocolate. Be sure to spread it out so it touches all sides of the paper baking cups. Return them to the freezer again to completely harden the chocolate. That's it, they are done! Peel the paper off and enjoy!




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