Experience a Sweet Treat

Do you enjoy a small, sweet taste of chocolate from time to time? 

Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes a few years ago, my dietary habits have changed significantly.  With additional help from taking meds and putting in lots of  exercise, my current health condition has improved dramatically.  I am no longer considered pre-diabetic (Hooray!).

While Big Sky Buckeye maintains a healthy lifestyle, sometimes even a writer needs to enjoy something sweet (in a good way) with chocolate.  Truthfully, I am more addicted to coffee than sweets.

Here’s a recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Carb Bombs.  My version of these “carb bombs” is unique to my tastes.   I have modified the original ingredients to the ones shown below, but you can search the Internet for other versions of this simple recipe.

  • Quick to prepare
  • Easy to make
  • Low-carbohydrate
  • Low-sugar

Chocolate Peanut Butter Carb Bombs

Melt together (slowly):

  • ½ Cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ Cup cooking oil (vegetable, canola, coconut, etc.)
  • 1 Oz. unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 1 Tablespoon cocoa

Heat the mixture slowly on low temperature until all of the ingredients have melted.  Then remove from the heat.

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Add and stir in:

  • ½ Teaspoon vanilla

Pour the mixture into molds (I use small muffin liners in a regular size muffin pan.  The recipe will make 12 servings.

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Freeze the molds until totally frozen.  Then remove them from the muffin pan to store in an air-tight container or a zip-lock bag in the freezer.  The “carb bombs” melt quickly when they are out of the freezer.

This version uses more peanut butter without adding any type of sweetener. This adjustment brings out more peanut butter flavor without taking away from the chocolate.

Additional Notes:

  • Each serving has about 3.6 grams of carbohydrates
  • Sugar-free peanut butter can be substituted for regular peanut butter
  • In my most current batch, one almond was placed at the bottom of each mold  before filling each (just depends on your tastes)

This recipe has been thoroughly tested by Big Sky Buckeye and two of his grandchildren, who all give it an impressive “Thumbs-Up”.

If you appreciate additional sweetness, you will find more of it in these previously published poems.  Enjoy!

 

 

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