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Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Chocolate and Peanut Squares : Low Carb Treat


This recipe suggestion from Diet Doctor site … There are many who would say "Wow… Just wow. Chocolate and peanut butter are meant for each another." In this recipe "they’re presented in perfect harmony with some toasted nuts on top for crunchiness!"

Ingredients
12 servings 
4g carbs per serving
3½ oz. (100g) dark chocolate with a minimum of 80% cocoa solids
4 tbsp butter or coconut oil
1 pinch salt
¼ cup (60ml) peanut butter
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp (3g) liquorice powder or ground cinnamon or ground cardamom (green)

1½ oz. (40g) salted peanuts, finely chopped or hazelnuts
Tip
Almond or hazelnut butter work, too. And try different toppings: toasted (and coarsely chopped) almonds or hazelnuts, roasted sesame seeds with unsweetened coconut flakes, or even tahini!
Instructions
can be see here




Did you know that dark chocolate (cocoa), "is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health. It's made from the seed of the cocoa tree, it is one of the best sources of antioxidants on the planet.
Studies show that dark chocolate (not the sugary type) can improve health and lower the risk of heart disease.

Dark Chocolate is Very Nutritious:
If you buy quality dark chocolate with a high cocoa content, then it is actually quite nutritious.
It contains a decent amount of soluble fibre and is loaded with minerals.

A 100 gram bar of dark chocolate with 70-85% cocoa contains:
11 grams of fibre.
67% of the RDA for Iron.
58% of the RDA for Magnesium.
89% of the RDA for Copper.
98% of the RDA for Manganese.
It also has plenty of potassium, phosphorus, zinc and selenium." 

Above words and much more to read about dark chocolate here 

Related Posts
There are times when only chocolate will do, see here
Chocolate Treats, the LCHF way, see here
Low Carb Chocolate Cookie / Biscuits, see here

Dear reader, you will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog, but please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

36 comments:

Jo said...

Yum! That looks good.

Chris Lally said...

The addition of licorice powder sounds so delicious! Thank you, Jan!

Tom said...

...something to try!

Laurie said...

Oh this does sound good!

Laura. M said...

Me encanta el chocolate negro.
Un abrazo Eddie.

R's Rue said...

Yum.

Shari Burke said...

I'll be making these! Thanks for posting.

Ella said...

That must be delicious ... I will try!
Thanks for the recipe!

JFM/Jan said...

Another recipe for my hubby and of course me, too.

Stay Safe 🌷

Ygraine said...

Oh my goodness...these look absolutely delicious!!
Here is my Sunday night treat...oh thank you so much...for this chocoholic's heaven!!😊😊

Have a lovely evening...and stay safe!

Hugs xxx

VENTANA DE FOTO said...

He oído sobre los beneficios del chocolate negro. Lo único que ocurre es que nos acosstumbramos a comerlo en bombones y ese es con leche.

Besos

Kaya said...

That is so delicious!!! I try to stay away from chocolate but this wonderful recipe is so tempting to try.
Have a lovely day!

Sue said...

Ooh, it does sound good. The highest % dark chocolate I've found is 95% in Lidl. It is quite bitter and is an acquired taste but I've just pushed on through. One square is definitely enough though, so that's a result in itself! Take care, Sue xx

Elephant's Child said...

Yum. I have bookmarked this for later. Thank you.

José Ramón said...

Gracias por esta receta que tengan buena Semana

bill burke said...

They look delicious!

My name is Erika. said...

Oh yummy!

Christine said...

I must try this thanks Jan!

Rose said...

Roger loves dark chocolate! And he would like these.

DVArtist said...

Give me chocolate and peanut butter anytime. What is so strange is that I am NOT a chocolate person. But those two together and I am in.

aussie aNNie said...

Ok I am convinced this is ok to eat, hubby loves his chocolate and this is a treat for sore eyes, am going to make these.xx

Lorrie said...

I just finished my square of 85% chocolate. These sound like delicious treats!

Catarina said...

Delicious!

Margaret D said...

They look good.

Lady Fi said...

mmm ... sounds delicious

Natalia said...

Looks like the best dessert!

Bob Bushell said...

Oh, I love chocolate, this is a beauty.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This sounds SO good.

mamasmercantile said...

That looks so good, very tasty.

Snowbird said...

Oh, YUM!xxx

carol l mckenna said...

Yummy!

Be Well,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Martha said...

So yummy!

Teresa Cypher said...

They look delicious!

Jeanie said...

These look really delicious! And who doesn't love chocolate!

Have a lovely weekend!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh I may have to try this soon :)

Magic Love Crow said...

I have to admit, I really don't like dark chocolate, but I am trying to eat it more, because I know it's more healthy! Thank you for the yummy recipe! Big Hugs!