You’d imagine from all the recipes that I make, that my favorite dessert would be something baked, something very out of the ordinary, or something difficult to make. Well, that’s far from the truth. It’s double peanut butter balls!
This is one of my absolute favorite recipes – not only for taste and simplicity, but just for the pure joy of peanut buttery goodness that comes out of it. When I gained weight on a ketogenic diet, this right here was the reason. I used to make these things nonstop! Nowadays I don’t overeat, but these little guys are so easy to eat – so just be careful.
I don’t know what it is about peanut butter that I love, but with the delicious creamy butter going in there, they’re almost irresistible. The sweetener is an absolute must – so if you’re not one to use sweeteners, I wouldn’t suggest making this. Though they are edible when there’s no sweetener, they just aren’t the same. I won’t eat them without sweetener in them.
If you’re not sure on how to make homemade nut butter, I did a post on homemade macadamia nut butter that explains it. The same thing will apply for pretty much any nut you want to turn into a nut butter. You can always give it a twist and roast the nuts first, season the nuts with different spices (cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, cardamom). Give it your own twist and see what you can come up with 🙂
Good luck making them, they’re extremely simple, but oh so decadent!
Yields 4 Double Peanut Butter Balls
- 2 tablespoons homemade peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons homemade almond butter
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
- 1 ½ teaspoons erythritol
- 4 drops liquid Stevia
1. In a small metal ramekin, measure out 2 Tbsp. Homemade Peanut butter and 2 Tbsp. Homemade Almond Butter.
2. Add 2 Tbsp. Butter and 2 Tbsp. Heavy Cream to the nut butters.
3. Add 1 1/2 tsp. NOW Foods Erythritol and 4 Drop Liquid Stevia to the ramekin.
4. Mix everything well so it is all combined. Leave butter in chunks so you get small chunks as you eat. (I’m very well known for eating it just like this)
5. Let the mixture sit in the freezer for 20-40 minutes. You want it to get to a consistency you can work with.
6. Roll the mixture into 4 separate balls and garnish with peanuts and sprigs of mint.
Makes 4 servings, each ball has 173.25 Calories, 17.02g Fats, 2.27g Net Carbs, and 3.73g Protein.
|Double Peanut Butter Balls||Calories||Fats(g)||Carbs(g)||Fiber(g)||Net Carbs(g)||Protein(g)|
|2 tablespoons peanut butter||191||16.44||7.14||1.6||5.54||7.11|
|2 tablespoons almond butter||196||17.76||6.02||3.3||2.72||6.71|
|2 tablespoons butter||204||23.04||0.02||0||0.02||0.24|
|2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream||102||10.82||0.82||0||0.82||0.85|
|1 ½ teaspoons erythritol||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|4 drops liquid Stevia||0||0||0||0||0||0|