One thing I’ve been missing while on the keto diet is peanut butter cups. They are my favorite but I had to give them up when I chose a healthier lifestyle. Little did I know that it turns out you, you can still enjoy the things you love if you just tweak it a bit. That is what I did with this recipe for keto peanut butter cups and can be enjoyed in moderation without the guilt.
For this recipe I used Lily’s chocolate chips and natural peanut butter. Make sure you get these 2 right products as other products may be higher in carbs and filled with hidden sugars.
Keto Peanut Butter Cups
Makes 10-12 Peanut Butter Cups
1 or 2 carbs per cup
1/2 cup Lily’s chocolate chips
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
Melt chocolate and coconut oil on low heat on stove or in microwave in 30 second increments and stir.
Add half of the chocolate to a muffin tin and freeze for 10 minutes.
Add about a teaspoon of natural peanut butter for next layer.
Add remaining chocolate and freeze for another 15-20 minutes.
I like to keep these frozen until ready to eat otherwise they tend to melt. It only takes a few minutes to thaw out. You may also be able to keep them in the fridge in an airtight container. Store up to 7 days.
How to Make Keto Peanut Butter Cups
- 1/2 cup Lily's chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
- Melt chocolate and coconut oil on low heat on stove or in microwave in 30 second increments and stir.
- Add half of the chocolate to a muffin tin and freeze for 10 minutes.
- Add about a teaspoon of natural peanut butter for next layer.
- Add remaining chocolate and freeze for another 15-20 minutes.
Is peanut butter okay on the keto diet?
Yes, it is as long as it is all natural peanut butter meaning made with peanuts and not any extra ingredients or hidden sugars. A few that I like that are natural and keto approved are Smuckers All Natural peanut butter and Justin’s Classic peanut butter.
Can I have chocolate on the keto diet?
Yes, you can have chocolate on the keto diet but it must keto approved. I would eat the approved chocolate in moderation because it is still calories and they do count. One of my absolute favorite chocolate to enjoy every once in awhile is Lakanto Sugar-Free chocolate bars with 55% Cacao. I’m not a fan of the taste of dark chocolate and these ones taste the best with no aftertaste.
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