Healthy Homemade Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter
Homemade Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter + Spoon = 1 happy mouth (and 10,000 happy taste buds!)
After Christmas 2012, my friend flew from Arizona to visit me and travel around New York City. Before we watched the ball drop on New Year’s Eve, we stopped by the Peanut Butter & Co sandwich shop. We just had to, both being PB-lovers and all. They didn’t have any gluten free bread so I couldn’t get a sandwich, but that didn’t stop me from buying
seven a couple packets of their PB flavors! I tried the Bee’s Knees first. I think it goes without saying that it was delicious. Then I tried the Dark Chocolate Dreams. And it goes without saying that I was addicted.
From January to April I was buying the individual packets of the Dark Chocolate Dreams on a weekly basis, every time saying, “this will be my last one!” HAH. Peanut butter and sugar will do that to you. Ever since my first taste of the stuff I have made it my goal to make an exact replica, just without the refined sugar and palm oil.
It took a while to get the recipe right but I finally did it. I healthified the Peanut Butter & Co recipe so you can make a jar for yourself at home! You know where the ingredients are coming from and you can even double (or even triple) the recipe if you want to jar some up and give a couple away as gifts! Or just keep them for yourself… (psst, trust me, you’ll want to hoard this!)
I decided to compare the nutrition labels for my recipe and the PB&Co recipe. The PB&Co label is on the left, the Desserts with Benefits label is on the right:
My peanut butter is higher in fat but it’s only healthy fats from the chocolate and coconut oil (no palm oil here!). My recipe is also lower carb and lower sugar, so you can eat this at any time without having to worry about a sugar rush (PB&Co has nearly 2 teaspoons of sugar in just 2 tablespoons of peanut butter). I’d choose healthy fats over unhealthy sugar any day!
One spoonful of this and your mouth is in for a real intense foodgasm.
Now THAT looks like heaven doesn’t it? It sure looks like frosting, I mean, a healthy snack to me!
Perfect for spreading on toast, topping boring muffins and adding to a delicious smoothie. And if those aren’t your thing you can just do what I do… and ladle it in your mouth…