Recipe: Low Carb Chocolate Peanut Squares

This past weekend Jonas wanted to have a bit of a treat, however, as he has recently been following a low carb, high diet- I had to go out of my comfort zone and find something that was suitable. I found a fabulous and easy recipe on DietDoctor.com for some Chocolate and Peanut Squares and thought I had to share it with you!

It’s extremely easy to make, uses pretty much kitchen essentials and is also quite nice! I’ve got to say, next time I won’t be using salted peanuts just because we both thought it was rather salty for a sweet treat, but feel free to follow the original recipe if you fancy. I think next time we’ll use some almonds, maybe pistachios or coconut!

You can check the recipe out on DietDoctor here, or keep reading below 🙂

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Ingredients: 

  • 150 g dark chocolate with a minimum of 70% cocoa solids (I used 100g 70% and 50g 85%)
  • 6 tbsp butter or coconut oil
  • 1½ pinch of salt
  • 100 ml peanut butter
  • ¾ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 100 ml chopped salted peanuts, for decoration

Procedures:

  1. Melt chocolate and butter in the microwave or in a double boiler- I used a microwave, but in intervals to ensure the mixture didn’t boil over.
  2. Set the melted chocolate aside to cool for a few minutes.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients except the nuts in a blender and blend until fully incorporated and smooth.
  4. Pour the mixture into a small baking dish lined with parchment paper or foil (no bigger than 4 x 6 inches).
  5. Top with finely chopped peanuts or other toppings and place in the refrigerator to chill for 1-2 hours, until fully set.
  6. When the slab is set, cut into small squares with a sharp knife. They melt rather quickly, so store in the refrigerator of freezer!

 

 

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