Chocolate Peanut Butter
Rich and creamy, with the texture of Nutella, this Chocolate Peanut Butter will satisfy all of your cravings!
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This recipe is low carb, sugar free, low fat, dairy free, and a Trim Healthy Mama FP!
Several weeks ago the idea came to me for a chocolate and peanut butter spread. I jotted the idea down in the back of my “master” notebook (my notebook for everything!), and kept right on going. I actually forgot about it!
This week I was doing some recipe testing, and I happened to see this at the back of my notebook, on my recipe ideas page.
I figured it should be something fairly simple, so I set to work. It took me a couple of tries to get it to the exact taste I wanted.
But when I finally did, WOW! I can hardly believe that this is a Fuel Pull for Trim Healthy Mamas! (This simply means it is low in both carbs and fats.)
I slathered some on a piece of sprouted toast for my photos, fully intending to eat it for breakfast. But alas, my three year old got to it before me! Ha!
When my other two children (ages 10 and 9) saw what their little sister had, they decided they needed some as well. So you can rest assured that this recipe is family friendly!
Even my husband was excited about this chocolate peanut butter! He was very thrilled to think that he could possibly slather some on sprouted toast with a few small slices of banana. (Yes, I think he was even giddy. Ok, well maybe that is an exaggeration, but he was excited about all the possibilities!)
The texture of this chocolate peanut butter is so rich and smooth – almost like velvet. The texture actually reminded me of the texture of Nutella. (Though this does not taste like Nutella since there are no hazelnuts. See below for Nutella options!)
Using Chocolate Peanut Butter
You may be wondering, how exactly can I use this Chocolate Peanut Butter?
Well, there are a variety of options.
I’ve already mentioned that my children enjoyed it on toast this morning for breakfast. If you spread it on while your toast is still warm, it gets melty and is just perfect! (I use sprouted toast.)
You can also use it as a dip for fruit! Cut half a banana into small slices and use them for dipping! You could also dip apple slices, strawberries, raspberries, or other berries. The options are endless!
And probably my favorite way – eat it with a spoon! I kept finding myself sneaking over to the jar for just another little spoonful!
This chocolate peanut butter is so thick, I think it would work great as a frosting, too. I mean, who wouldn’t want to eat cake topped with chocolate and peanut butter?
A Healthy Snack
I’m telling you, this stuff could be addictive. I told my husband that I just wanted to eat it with a spoon. His response, “Well, it can’t be THAT healthy!”
Well actually, it can be! There is a good bit of protein from the peanut flour, and the cocoa has fiber. The other ingredients are harmless as well! This is a snack you can feel good about!
One of my blogging friends has a similar recipe, Nutty Chocolate Spread, but she gives instructions in her post about how to make it taste like Nutella! Oh wow, can you imagine sugar-free, healthy Nutella?
She also uses a few super food ingredients, such as collagen and MCT oil. Be sure to check out her Nutty Chocolate Spread! (She even tweaked it a bit to make Nutty Caramel Sauce, which looks absolutely amazing!
If you like Chocolate and Peanut Butter, you may enjoy some of these other recipes!
What do you need for this Chocolate Peanut Butter?
1 Cup Peanut Flour
2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
½ Teaspoon Salt
6 Tablespoons Gentle Sweet or my Low Carb Powdered Sugar (or your favorite powdered sweetener)
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
½ Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
This recipe makes approximately 1 cup. If you want to try it before you make that much, it is easy to cut the ingredients in half and only make half a recipe.
But I will warn you, I made a full cup today, and it is already GONE! My 10 year old asked me to “please make a gallon of that stuff.” (I think it’s safe to say this recipe is a hit around my house!)
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In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients together until smooth.
Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
If you do not have Gentle Sweet, you can use my Low Carb Powdered Sugar in equal amounts.
You could use Pyure, but I would grind it first (you do not want gritty peanut butter) and cut the amount in half.
You may notice that the serving size is 2 Tablespoons, but you could easily have 1/4 cup of this Chocolate Peanut Butter and still be in Fuel Pull mode, so enjoy!