Carbless Chocolate Peanut Butter Pecan Bark ?

My night isn’t complete without chocolate. I’ll end the day with either chocolate Halo Top, dark chocolate almonds, or anything I can get my hands on that contains chocolate. I want to start off by saying that carbs are not bad and that your body does need them, but timing is everything. At the end of the day, I’ve usually already hit my carb intake, I’ve worked out, and I don’t need any quick energy, and so sugar or a lot of carby foods aren’t ideal at night (for me.) It’s better for me to choose nighttime snacks like eggs, Greek yogurt, or mixed nuts. 
When I was in Hawaii, my friend, made these delicious desserts called “fat bombs.” She follows the keto diet so she cannot eat any added sugars and maintains a low-carb lifestyle to make sure she says in ketosis. When I tried one of these fat bombs, I was in shock! They tasted just like my dark chocolate Hersey bars I eat with a little coconut. I knew these would be an incredible substitute for my nighttime chocolate cravings. I also couldn’t wait to see Kyle’s reaction because he does not like coconut or anything “weird,” so it would be the ultimate test!

Not only is it great that this recipe is sugarless and carb-less, it’s a super food. Coconut oil and cocao powder are both extremely healthy for the body and overall health. This recipe is filled with healthy fats and antioxidants.

This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, and can easily be made without the nuts.

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Carb-less Chocolate Peanut Butter Pecan Bark

A carb-free chocolate treat! Made with healthy ingredients & perfect for a late-night sweet tooth! This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, and can easily be made without the nuts. 

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 25
Calories 85 kcal
Author Taralynn McNitt

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Cocao Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter (no sugar added)
  • 1/2 Cup Swerve (or stevia)
  • 1/4 Tsp Sea Sat
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tsp Almond Extract
  • 1/2 Cups Shredded Coconut Unsweetened

Instructions

  1. Melt the coconut oil and peanut butter. Stir until creamy and no chunks of coconut oil remain. 

  2. Add the sea salt, Swerve/or Stevia, shredded coconut, almond extract, vanilla extract, and cocoa powder. Mix well.

  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour the melted chocolate on the pan.

  4. Freeze the chocolate for 45 minutes.

  5. Break into pieces & store in a closed container in the freezer.  

Recipe Notes

Nutrition: 85 Calories Per Serving, 1g Carb, 10g Fat, 2g Protein, .5 g Sugar (makes 25 pieces)

My friend made hers with ground macadamia nuts and toasted coconut and it was so good! I decided to make that combo next time when I get the exact recipe from her. I made a similar version with peanut butter and pecans. Oh!  You can add vanilla and almond extract! I can’t believe I forgot to add it to this batch.

INGREDIENTS: 1 Cup Coconut Oil, 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Cocao Powder, 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter (no sugar added), 3 Packets Stevia, 1/4 Teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 Cup Pecans.

I love how this recipe has very few ingredients and you can make it in small batches.

Melt the coconut oil and peanut butter. Stir until creamy and no chunks of coconut oil remain. Add the sea salt, stevia, and cocoa powder. Mix well.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour the melted chocolate on the pan and top it with pecans. You can add any extra toppings you’d like! I think it would be good with shredded coconut, trail mix, or blueberries.

Freeze the chocolate mixture for 45 minutes.

Break the chocolate into 25 pieces.
 You will need to keep the chocolate stored in the freezer for best results. I kept mine in a little container and take it out every time I want a piece! I’m so excited to experiment more with these and come up with fun flavors. Oh, and KYLE LOVED THEM! He had no idea it was coconut oil. He thought it was a candy bar frozen 🙂

Nutrition: 85 Calories Per Serving, 1g Carb, 10g Fat, 2g Protein, .5 g Sugar (makes 25 pieces)
Alright, I lied. It has ONE gram of carb. whoops…

Questions for you!

  1. Have you ever made your own version of “fat bombs?”
  2. Do you have a late night sweet tooth?

 

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