Dark Chocolate + Peanut Butter + Food Processor = Homemade Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter

Homemade Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter + Spoon = 1 happy mouth (and 10,000 happy taste buds!)

Homemade Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter

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.

Homemade Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter

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!)

Healthy Homemade Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter

Yield: 1+2/3 cups

Healthy Homemade Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate and microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring between each one, until melted.
  2. Stir in the coconut oil, then stir in the peanut butter.
  3. Stir in the vanilla and stevia. Give it a taste and add more sweetener or a pinch of salt if you like (if you use unsalted peanut butter, be sure to compensate for that)
  4. Scoop/pour into a jar, seal tightly and store in a cool/dark place!

Notes

This recipe is: low sugar, high fiber, gluten free and vegan!

http://dessertswithbenefits.com/healthy-homemade-dark-chocolate-peanut-butter/

Healthy Homemade Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter

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:

Healthy Dessert Blog  Healthy Dessert Blog

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.

Homemade Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter

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…

Labels: 5-Ingredients-or-Less, Chocolate, Coconut-Oil, DIY, Gluten-Free, High-Fiber, Low-Sugar, No-Bake, Nutrition-Label, Peanut-Butter, Vegan

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Comments (7)

  1. Annie @ Natural Sweet Recipes: September 9, 2013

    Ooh, this looks like this will be next Nutella! I love peanut butter and chocolate together and this would be delicious on everything!!

  2. dessertswithbenefits: September 9, 2013

    YOU BET!! :)

  3. Tati: September 10, 2013

    Wo that looks so great. I have to try this with the chocolate from Chocqlate.com they also use chocolate butter…

  4. jodye @ whole pure recipes: September 10, 2013

    Peanut butter, or any nut butter really, is so much better than frosting, especially when chocolate is in the mix! I’m such a fan of chocolate and peanut butter (and totally don’t understand how anyone doesn’t love this flavor combination). You’re photos are just beautiful, too!

  5. dessertswithbenefits: September 11, 2013

    Jodye-
    Seriously, SOOO much better than frosting. Peanut butter and chocolate is pretty much the best combo ever :)

  6. sharon@bitesncrumbs: September 24, 2014

    I really like your site, Jessica. Healthy dessert recipes is something that I thought could never exist. Big Thanks! Now I can feel good about desserts too :)

  7. dessertswithbenefits: September 25, 2014

    Sharon @ Bites n Crumbs-
    Awww thank you so much Sharon :)
    I hope you get to try as many recipes as you can!! ;)
    -Jess

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