I love holiday treats. This year my husband wanted me to make peanut butter balls to take with us to all of our gatherings. The problem is those things are loaded with sugar. Most recipes call for a cup of powdered sugar or more. So I set out to make a recipe that I would enjoy and that wasn’t packed with sugar. What I love about this recipe is it doesn’t require a whole bunch of equipment and it comes together pretty quick.
1/4 c Collagen
3 Tbsp ￼THM Gentle Sweet or Truvia
1/4 c THM Baking blend (or use 2TBSP almond flour, 1 TBSP coconut flour and 1 tbsp ground flax
3/4 c natural peanut butter- no added sugar
2 tbsp melted butter
(you will need some sugar-free chocolate and coconut oil later in the recipe)￼
Mix these ingredients together and put the bowl in the fridge to firm up for about an hour.￼ I find it easier to mix everything together if I melt the butter and the peanut butter in the microwave before adding the other ingredients.
Once they become firm in the fridge. Scoop them out by the tablespoon and form into balls. Placing them on parchment paper so that they will be easy to lift off. Then place them in the freezer for an hour or two.
￼￼1/2 c sugar free chocolate- I used Bake Believe
1 Tbsp coconut oil
Melt the chocolate and the coconut oil in the microwave and 30 second increments. Starting in between to ensure the chocolate doesn’t burn. Then take the frozen peanut butter balls out of the freezer and dip them in the chocolate placing them back on the parchment paper.
Then stick them back in the freezer for another hour or two. Once the chocolate is set you can put them into a zippy bag and in to the fridge for storage so they don’t melt!
These are an awesome treat to keep around to curb your cravings since they are mostly peanut butter and collagen they have enough protein to be a snack.
The snack is THMS, but does not qualify as deep s because of the peanut butter.￼￼￼￼