Chocolate Drizzled Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Drizzled Peanut Butter Cookies

Course: Dessert
Keyword: Chocolate, cookies, Dessert, Peanut Butter, peanut butter cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Servings: 64 cookies
Calories: 69kcal
This is a delectable, yummy, quick peanut butter cookie recipe that is both low carb and keto-friendly. You can enjoy the cookies with or without the chocolate drizzle! However, you may struggle to eat them without a big glass of whole milk (for low carb, keto enjoy with a glass of unsweetened vanilla almond milk or non-dairy milk of your choice).
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Ingredients

Cookie Ingredients

Chocolate Drizzle Ingredients

Instructions

Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  • In a large mixing bowl combine eggs, butter, sweetener, vanilla, and salt. Beat until well combined.
  • Add almond flour and peanut butter to egg mixture and beat until well combined.
  • Add baking soda and gently mix until well combined.
  • Scoop 1.5 Tbsp cookie dough onto a parchment or silicone lined cookie sheet. The cookies will not spread out so feel free to place close together but leave a little room to press them down with a fork. I was able to fill 2 cookies sheets plus a pizza pan! I got 64 cookies out of one batch!
  • Bake for approx. 9 minutes. The cookies will not appear done but they will "harden" as they cool so do not overbake. Very important.
  • Allow cookies to cool for about 20-30 minutes before eating and/or drizzling with chocolate.

Chocolate Drizzle

  • Gently heat cream and butter (you can microwave for about 40 seconds or heat on very low heat in a saucepan). If heating on stovetop remove from burner. Stir in butter and chocolate chips. Stir until chips and butter are melted and well combined. Add powdered sweetener and mix gently until well combined. Place chocolate in a vessel of your choice to drizzle. I used a quart-sized plastic baggie and cut the tip off of one of the lower corners. Allow to cool about 15-20 minutes before eating.

Notes

Nutritional information is for the peanut butter cookies only. Carbs are net carbs as the sweetener is zero net carbs. 
Chocolate drizzle is approx 1-2 tsp per cookie and adds approx. 9 calories, 1 carb, 1 protein, and 1 fat per cookie.
I used almost an entire 28 ounce jar of Whole Foods brand organic, smooth, unsweetened peanut butter.
Baking Tools Used:
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 85mg

Decadent Turtle Cheesecake, Low Carb, Keto

Sending a shout-out to Choc-Zero for sending a sample of their zero net carb caramel syrup! I used this to help create a truly decadent turtle cheesecake with the right touch of chocolate, caramel, and peanut flavors! You can enjoy it right along with us because I am including an “easy to whip up” recipe just for all of you! And, just 3 grams net carbs per slice! Who’s ready to dig in? Continue reading “Decadent Turtle Cheesecake, Low Carb, Keto”

Hamburger Buns, Low Carb, Keto

Hamburger Bun, Low Carb, Keto Friendly

Course: Breads, Breakfast, Dinner, Grilling, Lunch
Keyword: Breads, Hamburger Bun, Keto, Low Carb
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 buns
Calories: 254kcal
This is it! This recipe took a lot of time and patience to perfect but I've nailed it! This is a soft and delicious Keto friendly, low carb hamburger bun! It holds up just fine to mayo and no-sugar-added ketchup. Don't forget to add some lettuce and a thinly sliced heirloom tomato! Break out the grill and get ready for BBQ season!!
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Whisk together eggs and cream of tartar in a large mixing bowl. Whisk until frothy.
  • Add cream cheese and butter and whisk until well combined and smooth.
  • Add flour, whey, arrowroot, baking powder, Xanthan gum, and sea salt. Whisk until it becomes like wet dough.
  • Using a spatula fold in mozzarella cheese (the recipe works best and tastes best with a good quality organic mozzarella cheese)
  • With oiled hands gather up dough and shape into a ball. You will want it to fit cupped in the palm of your hand. Slightly bigger than a ping pong ball. Ours makes 12 even dough balls pressed down into a silicon pan that is made especially for hamburger buns (click to view the one we used).
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Notes

Hamburger Bun Pan >> click/touch here to view the one we used
Nutritional Information for 1 bun out of 12 total buns from 1 batch of this recipe
254 calories
Fat 21 g
Sodium. 359 mg
Protein. 12 g
Carbs 8 g
Fiber 1 g
NET CARBS: 7 g per bun

Nutrition

Serving: 1bun | Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 21g | Sodium: 359mg | Fiber: 1g

Peanut Butter Candy, Low Carb, Keto

Peanut Butter Candy

Course: Candy, Chocolate, Dessert
Keyword: Buckeyes, candy, Chocolate, Dessert, Keto, Low Carb, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Cups, Peanut Butter Fudge
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Set up: 1 hour
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 48 pieces
Calories: 87kcal
I've literally made a version of this about 12 times trying to nail it! I finally did and now am sharing with all of you! This has everything you are hoping for... creamy, sweet, chocolatey, and does not crumble! It is the perfect balance of flavors. It is also wonderful for making buckeyes for the holidays! Bookmark or print this recipe so you'll always have it handy. Be sure to come back and let me know how you liked it. 
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Ingredients

Peanut Butter Fudge

Chocolate Topping

Instructions

  • Gently melt butter (stovetop or microwave, whichever you prefer). Remove from heat.
  • Add in peanut butter, vanilla, whey, and powdered Swerve (or powdered erythritol), and sea salt. Mix hard until it is well combined.
  • Pour peanut butter fudge into a 12 x 16 cookie sheet with, at least, a 1-inch lip around the pan. We line ours with parchment paper.
  • Gently warm the heavy whipping cream in a large bowl. Remove from heat and add the chocolate chips. Allow to sit for about 30 seconds so the chocolate chips can melt. Stir to combine.
  • Add vanilla and room temp (or melted) butter and powdered Swerve. Stir to combine and pour over peanut butter fudge.
  • Place in refrigerator and allow to set up for, at least, an hour. The longer it sets up the better it tastes and holds together.  We find it is the best the following day.

Notes

When cut into 48 equal pieces each piece comes out to just 1 g net carb!
We absolutely love this cookie sheet and use it especially for making our peanut butter candy.
Important Note: You can make just the peanut butter part and serve as peanut butter fudge -- so, so good!
This is not something I would make on a regular basis but would be fantastic for holiday events! You can definitely make Southern Buckeyes out of these.
We do not include the carbs from sugar alcohol sweeteners (such as Swerve, Lakanto, or Erythritol), as they have zero net carbs and have been shown to not raise blood sugar levels.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 12mg | Fiber: 1g

Keto Ahoy Cookies

Keto Ahoy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Course: Dessert
Keyword: Chocolate Chip Cookie, Cookie, Keto, Low Carb, Protein
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Allow to Cool: 15 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 36
Calories: 91kcal
Two words... they spread when baking!! And, just in case you are new to Keto... This. Is. Huge! I cannot wait for you to try them! Come back and let me know how it worked out for you. Oh, and the taste is on point! Even my non-Keto friends and neighbor said, "This is it! I have to have the recipe!"
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degree F
  • In a large mixing bowl combine eggs, vanilla, and sweeteners. Using a fork mix ingredients together until well combined. Slowly add the melted butter. Stirring after each addition of the butter. Make sure the butter is not so hot as to "cook" the eggs.
  • Next add almond flour, whey, and gelatin. Stir to combine. Slowly add in melted butter and continue mixing.
  • Now add xanthan gum, baking soda, and a dash of sea salt. Mix gently to combine.
  • Fold in chocolate chips until well combined.
  • Make 36 evenly sized cookies, placing them on a parchment paper, or silicone mat lined baking sheet. These will spread so leave room between them. We actually made 18 huge cookies because I was not expecting them to spread! This was a new recipe I was trying and it came out WAY better than I ever imagined!!
  • Baking time will depend on your altitude. Ours took right at 13 minutes. We live at a high altitude. Lower altitudes may take less time, begin checking around the 7-8 minute mark. The edges will appear slightly browned and the middle may appear as it is not done. It is done. You do not want to over bake these. These are not the kind of cookies you eat immediately out of the oven. They must, must, must set up for, at least, 10-15 minutes.

Notes

Nutrition Macros are based on 36 cookies from 1 batch of this recipe. 
We did not include the macros from the Lakanto as this is a sugar alcohol and has no effect on blood sugar levels. Lakanto is zero net carbs.
These cookies end up being less than 1 net carb (0.7g) per cookie!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.9g | Protein: 4.9g | Fat: 8.2g | Fiber: 1.2g

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Peppy Peppermint Chocolates, Low Carb, Keto

Peppy Peppermint Chocolates

Course: Candy, Chocolate, Snack
Keyword: candy, Chocolate, Keto, Low Carb, peppermint chocolate, peppermint patty
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooling Periods: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 22 pieces
Calories: 55kcal
These chocolates are perfect when you are craving little bites of peppermint heaven! At just 1.4 net carbs (2.2 g total) you can indulge a little without feeling guilty. You could put 4 in a little chocolate box to give as a gift to a friend or co-worker. You could take one or two to a party so you can enjoy a little sweet treat with the rest of the guests. You could also use a few to decorate the top of a birthday cake! So many possibilities. We love that they are quick and easy to make and hope you enjoy!
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Ingredients

Heat Gently

Remove from Heat and Add

Place in Mixing Bowl

Chocolate Coating

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan gently, on low heat water, Xanthan gum, sweetener, and coconut oil. Once coconut oil melts and mixture has thickened, remove from heat.
  • Remove from heat and add peppermint extract and powdered erythritol (we like Swerve).
  • In a medium mixing bowl, add 2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes (make sure you get the SMALL shreds) and pour in thickened peppermint mixture. Use a spatula and stir to combine.
  • Mold into 1 tablespoon shapes of your choice. Ours made 22 shapes. We used this round silicone mold for ours.
  • Place in freezer for approx. 1 hour.
  • While candies are hardening, about 5 minutes before they hit the 1-hour mark, make the chocolate coating.
  • In a saucepan gently heat coconut oil and butter. Heat on low until melted and you can see steam coming up -- do not boil.
  • Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips and vanilla.
  • Remove peppermint candies from mold and coat each one. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and stick in freezer for about 20 minutes.
    Enjoy!

Notes

1.4 net carbs per chocolate
Calories 55
Fat 8.3 g
Sodium 9.2 mg
Carb 2.2 g
Fiber 0.8 g
Protein 0.6 g
 
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Nutrition

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.2g | Protein: 0.6g | Fat: 8.3g | Sodium: 9.2mg | Fiber: 0.8g

Fajita Seasoning Blend, Low Carb, Keto

Fajita Seasoning Blend, Low Carb, Keto

Course: Seasoning
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Blend, fajita, herbs, Seasoning, spices
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 40 servings
Over the past 16 years, little by little, I've been perfecting this recipe and it is amazing! We feel it is better than any restaurant out there! The key is to not go too heavy. You want just enough to coat but not enough that it appears you are breading with the seasoning instead of lightly seasoning. You can read more tips in the recipe notes! This makes a big batch that should last you for a couple of months, give or take. 
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients into a medium mixing bowl and stir until well combined. Store in an air-tight container and place in a dry area in your cabinet.

Notes

This makes approximately 2.5 cups or 40 tablespoons. We use about 2-3 teaspoons per 4 medium-large sized chicken breasts. Just to give you an idea about how much to use. Be sure to rub the meat with olive (or an oil of your choice) oil first and then lightly season the cut strips.
If you like more heat, increase the cayenne pepper by another 1 or 2 teaspoons. Experiment and make it your own! We hope you enjoy.
 
Note: we did not include macros because it really depends on how much you use but the macros will be very little, maybe half to a full carb per tablespoon. We just do not find it enough to make a huge difference in the grand scheme of a full days count but if you are concerned, add a carb to your daily count and that should be more than sufficient.
 

Keto Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

Keto Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Angel Biscuits, Biscuits and Gravy, Breakfast, Gravy, Keto, Low Carb, Sausage Gravy
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 596kcal
While many may consider this a wonderful breakfast, we actually love this for dinner! Breakfast for dinner, brilliant, right?! You can make the biscuits earlier in the day or even the day before. That makes this a super-quick breakfast, lunch, or dinner to whip up. Especially when time is an issue. Don't forget to serve them with a batch of creamy-cheesy scrambled eggs!
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Make a batch of our Keto Angel Biscuits (we did not include this in the prep or cooking time because you can make these ahead of time).
  • In a pan cook sausage until done and break into pieces with a spatula as it cooks.
  • Remove sausage from pan, leave the oil from the sausage in the pan.
  • Place remaining ingredients in the pan with the oil from the sausage. Using a whisk, slowly and gently stir gravy until cream cheese has melted and it is well combined. Allow to simmer for about 5-6 minutes (do not boil, just a light simmer, about on medium heat), whisk frequently to prevent the mixture from burning/scorching on the bottom. 
  • Add sausage to the gravy and stir and cook for a few more minutes. 
  • Serve hot over our Keto Angel Biscuits and we hope you enjoy!

Notes

Please be EXTRA CAREFUL when picking out your ground breakfast sausage as the majority of them contain, add sugar. Check the ingredients and the carb count. We use Beeler's brand breakfast sausage, zero added sugar, zero carbs! 
The macros are only for the sausage gravy. If you use it on one of our Keto Angel Biscuit's you can add in the macros listed from that recipe (1 biscuit is just 4.3 net carbs [9.2 carbs and 4.9 fiber] see the recipe page for the remaining macros here). 
So with the gravy and biscuit, your total net carbs would be just 4.5 g! Throw in some creamy-cheesy scrambled eggs, which would not add any more carbs, and you have a breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner of champions! 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 596kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.5g | Protein: 11.4g | Fat: 64.7g | Sodium: 742.8mg | Fiber: 0.3g

Keto Chocolate Glazed Donuts

Keto Chocolate Glazed Donuts

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate glazed donuts, donuts, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Keto, Low Carb
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 32 minutes
Total Time: 52 minutes
Servings: 18 donuts
Calories: 227kcal
Look at that picture! It resembles a chocolate glazed donut from an establishment we just won't mention right now!! While it does look like it, these donuts are more cake-like because, let's face it, getting close to a glutenous-yeasty texture is pretty impossible in the Keto lifestyle, especially when you are Celiac and cannot have any form of gluten. If you are gluten-free, grain-free, and low-carb these little gems are just for you!! The chocolate glaze is off-the-hook, ah-maze-ing!! Plus, they are super quick to make!! Go on and give it a try!! Don't forget to order your donut pan, link in the ingredients,  instructions, and notes below.
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Ingredients

Equipment

Wet Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

Chocolate Glaze

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips Lily's
  • 1 cup Swerve powdered
  • 1/4 cup warm water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Place all wet ingredients in a mixer bowl and gradually increase speed. Whip/Mix until smooth and creamy.
  • Add all dry ingredients to mixing bowl. Gradually increase speed and mix until smooth like cake batter but a little thicker.
  • Scoop or use your clean hands to place batter into each donut cup. The batter will rise while it is baking.
  • Place in oven and bake for approximately 30-35 minutes. Ours took exactly 32 minutes.
  • While donuts are baking make the chocolate glaze. Place heavy whipping cream in a saucepan and gently heat until it steams but does not boil.
  • Remove from heat and pour into a small-medium mixing bowl. Quickly add chocolate chips and butter. Stir until it all melts and combines. Add powdered Swerve. Add warm water to glaze mixture.
  • Remove donuts from the oven. The donuts just slide right out of the pan we use. We do not oil the pan or do any prep to it. Love this pan!
  • Immediately dip donuts into the chocolate glaze (if glaze becomes too thick, try stirring, if that does not work return to saucepan and heat gently or pop in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds, you do not want to burn your chocolate so be careful)
  • Repeat steps for additional 6 donuts. Allow donuts to cool before consuming. We hope you enjoy!

Notes

We do not count the carbs in erythritol or Swerve, as they are sugar alcohols and do not affect blood sugars.
Each glazed donut equals just 1.2 g of net carbs!!
 
*Note: we calculated the chocolate glaze separate from the donuts because we only used about 1/3 of the batch. We calculated the servings as a total of 54 servings (18 x 3). Hopefully, that gave us the correct macro values but if you find you used more then just add a half-whole carb, as needed.

Nutrition

Serving: 1donut | Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.2g | Protein: 4.5g | Fat: 21.2g | Sodium: 156.4mg | Fiber: 2g