The Low Carb Diabetic: Chocolate and Peanut Squares : Low Carb Treat

The Low Carb Diabetic: Chocolate and Peanut Squares : Low Carb Treat


This recipe suggestion from Diet Doctor site … There are many who would say “Wow… Just wow. Chocolate and peanut butter are meant for each another.” In this recipe “they’re presented in perfect harmony with some toasted nuts on top for crunchiness!”

Ingredients

12 servings 

4g carbs per serving

3½ oz. (100g) dark chocolate with a minimum of 80% cocoa solids
4 tbsp butter or coconut oil
1 pinch salt
¼ cup (60ml) peanut butter
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp (3g) liquorice powder or ground cinnamon or ground cardamom (green)

1½ oz. (40g) salted peanuts, finely chopped or hazelnuts

Tip

Almond or hazelnut butter work, too. And try different toppings: toasted (and coarsely chopped) almonds or hazelnuts, roasted sesame seeds with unsweetened coconut flakes, or even tahini!

Instructions





Did you know that dark chocolate (cocoa), “is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health. It’s made from the seed of the cocoa tree, it is one of the best sources of antioxidants on the planet.

Studies show that dark chocolate (not the sugary type) can improve health and lower the risk of heart disease.

Dark Chocolate is Very Nutritious:
If you buy quality dark chocolate with a high cocoa content, then it is actually quite nutritious.
It contains a decent amount of soluble fibre and is loaded with minerals.

A 100 gram bar of dark chocolate with 70-85% cocoa contains:
11 grams of fibre.
67% of the RDA for Iron.
58% of the RDA for Magnesium.
89% of the RDA for Copper.
98% of the RDA for Manganese.
It also has plenty of potassium, phosphorus, zinc and selenium.” 


Above words and much more to read about dark chocolate here 


Related Posts

There are times when only chocolate will do, see here
Chocolate Treats, the LCHF way, see here
Low Carb Chocolate Cookie / Biscuits, see here

Dear reader, you will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog, but please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan



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