These are some of the easiest treats or keto fat bombs you can make. It’s just 2 simple ingredients, a bowl, a spoon, a microwave, and some candy cups to freeze in. These end up tasting really similar to Reeses’s Peanut Butter Cups.
You need some peanut butter. Find a brand with no added sugars, or the tiniest amount of sugar if any. PBFit has one here, but you might be able to find one at your local grocery store, just check the back. Make sure there’s no inflammatory soybean oil in it either.
Then you will need some sugar-free chocolate chips. I absolutely love my white chocolate sugar free chocolate chips from Choc Zero, which I received free in my monthly subscription keto snack box, KetoKrate. You can also use Lily’s sugar free chocolate chips, they just don’t currently have a white chocolate one, but they’re still delicious for regular keto peanut butter cups. It’s true, keto sugar-free chocolate chips aren’t the cheapest thing in the world, but you can usually get 3 large packs of them for $20 and you can make that last a pretty long time.
- In a small microwave-safe bowl, put equal amounts of peanut butter and sugar-free chocolate chips. e.g. 4 TBSP peanut butter, and 4 TBSP of chocolate. No need to stir yet.
- Hint: Taste your batter. If you prefer it more chocolately, simply add a little more chocolate. If you prefer it more peanut buttery, add more peanut butter. It does not have to be a 1:1 ratio.
- Microwave for 20 seconds. Stir. Microwave another 15 seconds. Stir well. If there’s still any chunks of chocolate, microwave another 10 seconds and stir. The reason you want to stir often is to prevent the chocolate from burning.
- Spoon the mixture into silicone candy baking cups. Silicone works best because it doesn’t stick.
- Freeze for a couple of hours. What I do is put the candy cups on a cookie sheet, and just cover them with another upside down cookie sheet.
You can optionally also add a little bit of coconut oil to the mixture before you spoon it in and freeze it, but if your peanut butter is oily enough that’s really not necessary.
As I’ve mentioned on other posts, it’s really important that you don’t try to make keto treats during the adaptation period. For the first 1-3 months on Keto, try to stick to simple keto and don’t make foods with sweeteners, even keto ones, which can turn cravings back on. For more info on how to become fat adapted, read my blog post here.