I don’t usually associate dessert with low carb eating, but if you are trying to stay away from sugar and you need a little snack, you might just like these Peanut Butter Nut Bars!
The recipe is super easy and very quick to make which works perfectly when you’re wanting that little sweet bite of something! The original recipe called for using a vanilla syrup. I happened to have caramel syrup left over from a super delicious Salted Caramel Cheesecake (OK, so that wasn’t exactly a low carb dessert), but the syrup worked great in this recipe. Use whatever nuts you have on hand. I actually used a mixture of pecans and walnuts. I used 2 cups of nuts in this batch, but could very easily go with just 1 cup next time. My favorite part of the whole thing was the peanut butter/coconut oil “candy”. I think you could totally leave out the nuts and have a great low carb peanut butter fudge! Mmm!
You’ll definitely enjoy these little nutty treats for some variety in your low-carb diet!
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon Torani Sugar Free Syrup (vanilla or caramel are good)
- 1-2 cups nuts, chopped (pecans, walnuts or whatever you like)
In an 8×8 pan, sprinkle 1 cup of nuts
In microwave safe bowl, combine coconut oil and peanut butter.
Warm in the microwave just enough until it is creamy and smooth. Mine took about 1 minute. (I stopped to stir at the 30 second mark.)
Add vanilla and sugar free syrup, mixing well.
Pour warm peanut butter mixture over the nuts. Stir it just a bit to make sure all of the nuts are covered by the mixture.
Top with 1 more cup of nuts if you like.
Place in the refrigerator to set.