Peanut Butter Bombs: A Keto Friendly Dessert

Mike and I have a love-hate relationship with the keto-diet. We were on it once for a couple of months, we lost a good bit of weight but in the end, we decided that the diet was too rigid for us.  We have however kept a few of the recipes from that period of time in our repertoire. Things like the cabbage spaghetti we have at least once a month and my new found love for oven-baked chicken wings. Mikes favorite recipe though is one that can be used as a snack or dessert and is what they call a fat bomb. Basically, it's a small bite of healthy fats that help curb your sweet tooth and cut that snacky feeling. Most use things like coconut oil, avocado, cream cheese or other healthy fat. 

Mike's favorite version is a peanut butter fat bomb. He says one or two of these will help satisfy his snacky moods and his need for something sweet and I make sure to keep some in the freezer at all times. They are super easy to make, take very little time and last for ages once made if you keep them frozen.


Crunchy Peanut Butter Fat Bombs


Ingredients:

1/2 cup of coconut oil, melted
1 cup crunchy peanut butter (can use smooth if you like)
1-2tsp of  Stevia or similar sugar substitute

also needed:

ice cube tray
dishcloth to use as a drop cloth




Directions:

Melt the coconut oil in a microwave-safe dish (takes about 30 seconds tops) and stir in the peanut butter till well combined.  Then add in the sweetener and stir well. 



Once well-stirred pour into your ice cube tray. I always place my tray on top of a dishcloth to make clean up easy in case there are drips.  This recipe makes just enough to fill one tray but can easily be doubled or tripled. You can also add in mini chocolate chips or even coat the bottom of the tray cubes with melted chocolate to give it a peanut butter cup fill. 


Place in the freezer until frozen solid, pop out and store in a freezer bag. Keeps well for at least six months, though they never last that long in our household.

Because of the coconut oil even when frozen they aren't rock hard and quickly thaw when at room temperature.
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