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Low Carb Poodle Doodles
A delightful peanut butter candy with nuts and coconut, all dipped in chocolate. These will soon become one of your favorite Christmas candies! (Read on to learn more about the name!) This recipe is low carb, sugar free, gluten free, and a Trim Healthy Mama S Fuel.
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This recipe has been a long time coming, and I have hesitated to post them under the name “Poodle Doodles,” but my family was insistent, so here they are.
I had never heard of Poodle Doodles until after my husband and I were married and I went to a day of Christmas cookie baking with his mom and sisters. Here I learned that these treats were a tradition – and only made at Christmas!
I was a bit horrified when I heard what they called them, but they assured me that they have always called them by that name (at least in their family)!
Be sure to watch my video below to see how easy these are to make!
These delicious little candies were originally called “Chocolate Yummies.” My father-in-law’s grandmother made them at Christmas time, and she of course called them “Chocolate Yummies.” But my father-in-law and his brothers titled them “Poodle Doodles,” because, . . . well . . . because of their shape I suppose. The name stuck – and that is what we still call them all these years later! He did tell me that he remembers his grandma reprimanding him for calling them by that name.
My husband’s family eventually moved from Michigan to Florida, but his grandma would still package up tins of these Christmas candies and ship it to them. They are definitely a nostalgic experience.
The original recipe called for dipping them in chocolate or butterscotch. The butterscotch are my husband’s favorite, and I am working on that. But I haven’t found the right combinations for that flavor yet. So in the meantime, I figured I would give you the chocolate version.
What you call them is completely up to you – I will not be offended if you choose to call them “Chocolate Yummies” instead of “Poodle Doodles.” You could even shape them into balls, bars, or bites! But for my family, we will always use this shape (and name, too, I’m afraid).
So, what do you need for these Poodle Doodles?
½ Cup Butter
½ Cup Peanut Butter
1 Cup Shredded Unsweetened Coconut
½ Cup Finely Chopped Nuts (I used walnuts)
½ Cup Gentle Sweet
¼ Cup Golden Flaxmeal
For the Coating:
½ Cup Trim Healthy Mama Chocolate Chips
2 Teaspoons Melted Coconut Oil
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A delightful peanut butter candy with nuts and coconut, all dipped in chocolate. These will soon become one of your favorite Christmas candies! This recipe is low carb, sugar free, gluten free, and a Trim Healthy Mama S Fuel.
- ½ Cup Trim Healthy Mama Chocolate Chips or Lily's Chocolate Chips
- 2 Teaspoons Melted Coconut Oil
In a large bowl, melt butter and peanut butter, then mix well.
Add coconut, chopped nuts, Gentle Sweet, and flaxmeal, then stir.
Place in the freezer for 15 minutes to for mixture to become firm enough to form into shapes.
Remove from freezer and form into 2 inch long rectangles/logs. Place back in the freezer for 10 minutes.
In a microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and coconut oil, and melt. (I do mine in 30 second increments so I do not scorch the chocolate.)
Stir chocolate well, then dip each candy into chocolate and roll to coat.
Place on parchment paper or wax paper, and return to freezer until chocolate hardens. (About 15 minutes or so.)
Store in refrigerator.
I highly recommend using the Trim Healthy Mama Chocolate Chips, as they melt so much more nicely! However, if you do not have them, you can use Lily's Chocolate Chips.
Gentle Sweet is a powdered blend of xylitol, erythritol, and stevia. If you want to make it yourself, check out this DIY recipe.