Jan and I must be on the same wavelength this week, because I'm here today with yet another Trim Healthy Mama recipe.
It's low-carb, sugar-free and, best of all, it's chocolate!
Chocolate aside, though, one of my favorite things in the whole world is peanut butter. If I were stranded on a deserted island and could only have one food, I would probably pick peanut butter. I can hardly go a day without it.
The only thing better than peanut butter would have to be chocolate and peanut butter together.
So finally, after almost a year on the THM plan, I tried their Rich Chocolate Fudge recipe, and you know what?
It wasn't bad.
Oh, and did I mention how quick and easy this recipe is?
- 1/2 cup (one stick) of butter (yep, that's the real stuff, not margarine)
- 1/2 cup natural, no-sugar-added peanut butter
- 2 oz. 1/3 less fat cream cheese
- 4 Tbs. cocoa powder
- 6-10 tsp. Truvia, just depends on how sweet you like it
Melt butter and peanut butter in saucepan over medium heat.
Once everything is melted, remove pan from heat and stir in cream cheese.
I cut mine into chunks so it would melt faster.
Stir until well blended. I actually switched to a whisk.
Add the cocoa and keep stirring.
Now add your Truvia to taste. I added about 7 1/2 tsp,
and stir, stir, stir.
I was trying to get the Truvia to dissolve, but it tends to be a stubborn creature. Next time I think I will run it through a coffee grinder to make it more powdery.
That's it. Now simply pour the mixture into a wax paper lined, small baking pan.
That is, if you have wax paper. I ran out, so I used foil and sprayed it lightly with Pam.
Place pan in freezer for fifteen minutes (longer, if you desire), then cut into bite-size pieces.
Store in refrigerator or freezer.
Think dark chocolate fudge. And though it was a bit grainy, it satisfied my sweet tooth. And let me tell you, I've got a big one. However, if you eat too much, it will begin to taste weird.
Do not ask me how I know this.
Actually, it wasn't peanut-buttery enough for me, so I think I might spread a thin layer of peanut butter on top. You know, frosting. ;)
So how was your Valentine's Day? Did you celebrate or treat it the same as any other day?
Around here, it's pretty much same old, same old.
Except hubby gave me these.
He knows me so well.
Looks like I'm the schlep. All I got him was a card. :(
And then we kept the granddaughter so her mama and beau could paint the town red.
They had a wonderful time.