When people hear that I am on the Keto diet, they have so many thoughts and opinions. Usually I am told that I am going to end up with a heart attack because I am eating fat; or I’m told that I’ll never be able to stick with it. Well, sure…I could have a heart attack, but not because I’m eating fat. I get blood work done a couple times a year and my numbers are just fine. As for sticking with it, I’m almost to the 2 year mark and I haven’t gained a single pound back. So I think I’m good in that area too! But, what if I told you that you can be on the Keto diet AND eat Keto chocolate peanut butter bites? Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Well it’s not!
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Halloween is coming up. One of my favorite candies, before I stopped eating sugar, was Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I used to confiscated all of them from my kids trick or treating stash and hide them in the freezer. The first Halloween, since being on the Keto diet, was a tad rough. It seemed like my kids got more peanut butter cups than they ever did, but I never ate one. Not a single one. This year, while my kids are eating their peanut butter cups, I will be enjoying my Keto chocolate peanut butter bites. The perfect Keto treat!
Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites
- 4 TBS Coconut Oil, divided
- 8 TBS Sunbutter, divided
- 4 TBS Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract, divided
- 1/2 tsp Stevia, divided
- Silicone mold
Pack of 2 Spooky Halloween Rubber Ice Cube Tray (Orange Pumpkins)
- For the chocolate layer, combine 2 TBSP of melted coconut oil, 4 TBSP of Sunbutter, 4 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract and 1/4 tsp of Stevia and mix well.
- Using a spoon, fill each of the pumpkin molds half full. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes to set.
- For the peanut butter layer, combine 2 TBSP of melted coconut oil, 4 TBSP of Sunbutter, 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract and 1/4 tsp Stevia. Mix well.
- Using a spoon, fill each pumpkin mold the rest of the way up. Place back in the freezer and allow to fully set for about 1-2 hours.
If you are following the Keto diet and using My Fitness Pal, you will want to put all of your ingredients into My Fitness Pal to create a recipe to get the appropriate macros for this recipe. Things may be different depending on the mold you use, ingredients, etc. With the molds I used, I got 25 Keto chocolate peanut butter bites. The nice thing about this recipe is that you can use any silicone mold you want!
Pack of 2 Spooky Halloween Rubber Ice Cube Tray (Orange Pumpkins)Wilton 24 Cavity Silicone Gingerbread Boy Mold PanLoveS 6 PCS Candy Molds, Chocolate Molds, Silicone Molds, Ice Molds,Soap Molds, Silicone Baking Molds, Heart, Flower, Star, Square & Animal-Shaped Gift SetSilicone Molds- SENHAI 3 Pack Candy, Chocolate Molds Ice Cube Trays – Hearts, Stars & Shells, Fun, Toy Kids Set
So, the next time someone tells you they can’t do Keto because they can’t give up chocolate, tell them they don’t have to!
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Mama Ash says
I’m actually dabbling into the keto diet. I love it! These fat bombs look awesome too. I love peanut butter and bacon, I mean chocolate 😉
Leah Kanaan says
Jennifer Van Huss says
That sounds amazing!! i have heard good things about KETO diet. Good for you for sticking with it when you hear so much negativity. I can’t wait to make these for my family!
These sound delicious, I am so glad the Keto diet has worked for you. I keep hearing about it, even had the teenager research it a bit. I know my cousin swears by it and I would love to but I am utterly unorganized lately so scared I won’t be able to keep up. I heard this diet has to do with ketosis which is how you body processes certain foods ? Anyways, glad it is still working for you girl and thanks for some yummy treats I can make at home!
Leah Kanaan says
When you follow the Keto diet, you end up in Ketosis, which is the state in which energy in your body come from Ketones instead of glucose…basically, you are using fat as energy instead of carbs/sugar.
I am not sure of the details of a keto diet. Is it similar to Whole30? I have done Whole30 and had good success. This recipe looks tasty.
Leah Kanaan says
The difference between Whole30 and Keto are carbs. In a very simplified way, Whole30 + dairy – fruit = Keto.
GiGi Eats says
How friggin’ PERFECT and flipping delicious are those!!! I adore the peanut butter and chocolate combo, that’s for sure. Sadly, I cannot eat peanuts anymore – WOMP WOMP!!! But these look bomb!! I could at least melt sugar free dark chocolate into those molds and celebrate Halloween that way! 😉
Sapphire Kharyzma says
These look so delicious. I am not usually a fan of peanut butter and chocolate (I don’t like Reese’s), but something about these makes me at least want to try. I will be trying this recipe this weekend.
How great is this?! What’s really cool is the fact that the recipe can be converted to being vegan friendly with one substitute. Plus Keto is really great and I’ve seen a ton of amazing benefits.
Nadalie Bardowell says
Wow do those ever look yummy, chocolate is my kryptonite. This kind of reminds me of Reese’s peanut butter cups, most definitely one of my favorite desserts. This is a great idea for treats especially the chocolate mold, I would make this all year round and not just for Halloween.
Julee Morrison says
First let’s address how cute these are. Like, whether they are keto friendly or not, I’m sticking one in my mouth just as I walk by! Freaking adorable, plus peanut butter + chocolate is like totally perfect.
Aprill Coleman says
These looks delicious! Too bad I’m allergic to peanut butter. Think I can sub with almond butter?
Leah Kanaan says
Sure! Sometimes I use peanut butter…this time I used Sunbutter.