If you are a peanut butter lover, you know that peanut butter is the glue that holds delicious desserts together. It is one of the most versatile ingredients in the kitchen and can be used in everything from chocolates to sandwiches. But, how does peanut butter fit into the ketogenic diet? Natural, sugar-free peanut butter contains 3-4g of carbohydrates per 2 tablespoons, meaning it can find it’s way into keto-friendly recipes. March 1st is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day (yes, it’s a real holiday!) and what better way to celebrate than some delicious desserts! Here are our top 5 favorite keto P.B. recipes!
1. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Pie
I bet you never thought you’d be able to have chocolate and peanut butter on a diet? Well, this peanut butter chocolate pie is completely delicious and completely ketogenic!
2. Peanut Butter Chocolate No Bake Cookies
These peanut butter no-bake cookies are so simple, you don’t even need to use the oven! Just mix the coconut flakes, peanut butter, cocoa butter, unsweetened cocoa, butter, and sweetener in a bowl, shape on a cookie sheet, and refrigerate! That’s it!
Full Recipe: https://ketogenic.com/recipes/keto-buckeyes/
Buckeyes are a wonderful treat that perfectly combines peanut butter and chocolate. Most are loaded with sugar but you can cut the carbs out with this keto-fyed version of the classic confection!
4. Peanut Butter Fudge
Fudge is a staple chocolate dessert but, could it be made better? The answer is yes: by adding peanut butter and removing the sugar! This fudge recipe does both of these things without sacrificing taste!
5. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cake
You can have your cake and be keto too with this delicious triple-layer Reece’s cup inspired cake. Serve it for a birthday, holiday, or just as a regular afternoon treat (you don’t need an excuse to enjoy cake!)
Chelsea Malone works as a researcher in the field of health and performance supplementation. She contributes science-based articles and information to Ketogenic.com. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Central Florida and her Master of Science in Medical Sciences from the University of South Florida. Her specialties are in biochemistry, immunology, and pathophysiology. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, hiking, and reading.