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Keto Peanut Butter Cup, a Reece’s Knockoff

Keto Peanut Butter CupWho says adapting to the ketogenic way of eating means an end to sweets? Not me! I have to LIVE, my friends. So allow me to show you a Keto peanut butter cup that will have Reese’s running in their sugar-filled boots! Here goes…

Keto Peanut Butter Cup Recipe

1. In a pan on low heat, melt and stir the following: 8 T kerrygold butter, 1 T sugar-free peanut butter, 1/2 t vanilla, 1-2 teaspoons Pure Monk brand monk fruit.

2. Stir in 1 cup almond flour. Set aside.

3. In separate pan, melt dark chocolate of your choice. For this recipe, I use Moser Roth 85% cocoa bars from Aldi (3 individually wrapped bars). Adding Keto sweetener is optional. Lily’s is a popular brand of sugar-free chocolate among Keto enthusiasts.

4. Drip about 1 teaspoon chocolate into mini baking cups and chill for 5 minutes.

5. Add 1 T almond flour mixture to each cup, pat down, and top with remaining dark chocolate. Almonds are optional. Chill and eat!

Keto Peanut Butter Cup

*Note for the Keto Police: Moser Roth chocolate has a wee bit of sugar. If someone says sugar isn’t Keto, I say keto(sis) is a metabolic state, not a food. We each do the best we can!

Monk Fruit is extraordinarily sweet, so if you use a different keto sweetener, you’ll need to adjust the recipe accordingly. It is now my favorite sweetener, after using Pyure, which is a blend of stevia and erythritol. Pyure is great for recipes since it measure the same as sugar, but I am digging monk fruit now. Pure Monk Fruit is harder to find, so I ordered mine online. I have seen Pyure in Walmart and grocery stores. .

Keto Peanut Butter Cup

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Keto Fat Bombs

keto fat bombs, cream cheese squaresIf you’ve never heard the term keto fat bombs, it can sound frightening, as in what the heck will happen to my body when I start eating ketogenically, but don’t worry. Fat bombs are good things. You eat them. They can be sweet or savory. They are high in healthy fat, and prepared ahead of time, can be used as a snack (although snacking on keto is not really recommended because every time you eat, your body will respond with an insulin release, which is what we want to avoid), as a meal, to complement another dish, and for many who are starting, they can rescue you from turning to sugar-laden sweet treats when your brain is tricking you to veer from your keto path. Fat is filling. It is what satiates you so that you can kill that sugar addiction. And in alignment with the keto principles, fat bombs do not go overboard on protein. Too much protein can throw you out of ketosis. Keto is a moderate protein, high healthy fat, low net carb (aka lots of green veggies) way of eating designed to get your body in the mode of burning stored fat for fuel, not carbohydrates.

Screen Shot 2018-04-19 at 5.03.53 PMKeto fat bombs can be super simple. It reminds me of my cookie dough eating days, but instead of killing myself with sugar, margarine and white flour, I am boosting my brain power and by body’s ability to use fat for energy. This picture shows my very first attempt at a keto fat bomb last summer, before I had ever heard the term. It is a glob of Kerrygold butter, a bit of peanut butter, crushed pecans, and some dark chocolate chips. Pretty good for a newbie, but the chips were only 60% cocoa. I use 85% dark chocolate now.

Keto Fat Bombs: So Many Choices!

The fun thing about fat bombs is the experimentation. Here are common ingredients to mix and match:

The Fat: grass-fed butter, sugar-free peanut butter, coconut milk or oil, cream cheese, sour cream, cheese, heavy whipping cream, bacon, nuts and seeds.

The Flavor: stevia, dark chocolate, vanilla, coconut, berries, lime or lemon juice.

The Directions: mix and match and pop in mouth!

Keto Fat Bombs, Chocolate Donut Holes
Keto Fat Bombs! Chocolate Donut Holes

 

Here are recipes for more specific fat bombs: Coconut Balls and Donut Holes. Or if lightning fast ice cream is your thing, have a look!

If you’re new to keto, please poke around the blog. I am pretty much a newbie, so I cook simply and explain the basics so as not to overwhelm. I am THRILLED with how much better I feel on keto: so much energy, reduced depression, drastically reduced body aches and pains, and a slightly smaller butt.

Click the following links for some basics:

Stock Your Keto Kitchen

Make Ice Cream Shakes in 90 Seconds

Get your crunch on with a 1-Minute Keto Cracker

Check out the One Keto Book I Bought

If you don’t know Fathead Keto Pizza, You Must!

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Keto Coconut Cheesecake Balls

Keto Coconut Cheesecake Balls Drizzled with Dark Chocolate
Keto Coconut Cheesecake Balls

A no-bake keto dessert? I’m in! Keto coconut cheesecake balls would also be considered fat bombs since they are made from healthy keto-approved fats in the form of nuts and cream cheese. I always have nuts ready in my fridge that I buy raw and roast at home in Kerrygold butter. Perfect for snacks, salad toppers, or recipes like this one! For these cheesecake balls, I used almonds and pecans, ground smooth in my ninja blender. Let’s get to it!

Keto coconut cheesecake balls ingredients

Ingredients: Nuts of your choice, cream cheese, unsweetened coconut, vanilla, stevia, and for the drizzled topping, Kerrygold butter and 85% dark chocolate.

  1. Grind 1 cup of nuts and 1/2 cup of unsweetened coconut in a blender.
  2. Mix the above with 1/3 cup softened full-fat cream cheese, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and granular or liquid stevia to taste. I used about 1/3 cup granular.
  3. Roll into ping pong sized balls and chill for 20 minutes.
  4. Over low heat, melt about equal parts dark chocolate, Kerrygold butter and confectioner’s sugar replacement (I used Swerve) and drizzle over keto balls. Chill another 30 minutes and pop in mouth!

This desert is very similar to the Keto Donut Holes I make. And here is how much I am in love with Kerrygold butter, which is made from grass-fed cows. And also Hazel, who pretends she doesn’t steal my Kerrygold butter from the counter. For more keto desserts, click here. There is a recipe for ice cream you can make in 90 seconds! Power on, Keto Warriors!

 

Keto Fat Bombs, Chocolate Donut Holes
Keto Fat Bombs! Chocolate Donut Holes

If you’re new to Keto, this is the KetoBook  that got me started, the Blender that makes these recipes possible, and the basics to stocking your keto kitchen. So glad you stopped by! Please poke around the blog…I keep it ad-free so that you can read uninterruppted. You will see links to products I like, and if you choose to buy them, you will pay NO additional costs but I will earn a small commission. Thank you!

Recommended Keto Diet Book

What do I do when I am not ketoing? I am an author. Harper Collins bought my first novel in 2010, and I have since put out an electronic version of Escaping The Tiger. Check out these reviews. Would love for you to read it. Cheers, Keto Warriors!

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