Are you Reese’s peanut butter cup lover? If you are looking for a sugar-free keto peanut butter cup recipe, then you have come to the right place. These can be used as keto fat bombs too, although there are other higher-calorie versions of chocolate keto bombs too.
With their gooey and rich peanut butter filling and their decadent chocolate shell around them, these sugar-free, keto peanut butter cups really satisfy those cravings for tasty desserts. Following diets and losing weight becomes something to look forward to when you have such delicious little treats waiting for you.
Be careful though, they are very high in calories and can derail your weight loss efforts if you pop too many of these into your mouth.
Sugar-Free Keto Peanut Butter Cups Recipe
This is a sugar-free recipe as you can use natural sweeteners such as stevia, monk fruit, or erythritol to sweeten the dish. Personally, I prefer erythritol. I hate the aftertaste of stevia. I’d rather drink my coffee without any sweetener than use stevia!
You can use candy liners or parchment muffin liners to make these designer peanut butter cups. Alternatively, you can go for crude-looking balls too – they taste the same and are simply delicious.
Toss in some crushed peanuts and you have a really crunchy bite too.
Let’s get down to the recipe now.
To make chocolate layers:
- Dark chocolate – 275 grams
- Vanilla essence – 1/2 tsp
- Coconut oil or melted butter – 75 ml
- Mix all ingredients together in a double boiler till melted and smooth. You can also use the microwave to make this, but be careful not to overheat the chocolate.
- Use half the mixture to create the first layer of chocolate and keep aside the rest to use for the topping. Pour them into the candy liners to create a thin layer of chocolate.
- Freeze till set (10 to 12 minutes).
To make the peanut butter center:
- Creamy peanut butter – 4 tbsp
- Powdered peanuts – 1 tbsp
- Coconut oil – 2 tsp
- Erythritol -5 tsp
- Salt – a pinch
- Heat the peanut butter and oil to gather in a double boiler or in the microwave.
- Add in the remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Spread a small spoon full of this mixture over the set chocolate. Avoid spreading to the edge if you want a fully chocolate-covered peanut butter cup. You can make the peanut butter center as thick as you like.
- Freeze till set (10 to 12 minutes).
- Reheat the remaining chocolate till melted and smooth. Pour this over the set peanut butter, allowing the chocolate to cover the sides of the filling as well if desired. You can also consider making three clear layers with the peanut butter sandwiched in between.
- Set in the freezer for another 30 minutes till it’s firm.
One serving is considered one peanut butter cup and this will have approximately 180 to 200 calories and about 3 grams of protein. The carb content is about 15 grams with net carbs at 3 grams.
The exact nutritional details will vary based on the size of your candy wrapper, how thick your peanut butter filling is, and how much chocolate is used. This tends to differ based on personal preferences. You can top these with crushed peanuts if desired. On average, you can make about 12 chocolate peanut butter cups with the recipe given here.
Secret Chef Tips
- Candy liners: You can use candy liners or parchment muffin liners to make these designer peanut butter cups.
- Chocolate peanut butter balls: Alternatively, you can go for crude-looking balls too – they taste the same and are simply delicious. Drop spoonfuls of peanut butter filling on a parchment-lined tray Freeze them and then drop them into the melted chocolate mix before laying them on the parent to freeze again
- Crunchy bites: Toss the chocolate-covered balls in some crushed peanuts and you get a really crunchy bite too.
- Whole nut center: When you scoop up the peanut butter to make the balls, push a roasted nut in the middle before setting the ball in the freezer.
- Peanut butter and jelly center: Add a layer of strawberry preserves or your favorite jam on top of the peanut butter layer before sealing the top with chocolate.
- PB drizzle: Drizzle some peanut butter sauce on top of the finished cups and garnish with crushed peanut bits or even bits of praline.