CHEWY PEANUT BUTTER CANDY
2 tablespoons butter *
1/4 cup natural peanut butter *
1/4 cup granular Splenda or equivalent liquid Splenda
1 cup chocolate whey protein powder *
1/4 cup Da Vinci sugar free syrup, French vanilla or caramel flavor
Melt the butter in a small bowl in the microwave. Blend in the peanut butter with a spoon until smooth then stir in the Splenda. Add the protein powder and mix as well as possible. It will be crumbly. Work in the syrup with a spoon until you end up with a glossy, sticky, caramel-like goo. Press this into a small non-stick foil lined container and freeze until firm enough to cut into serving size pieces, about 2 hours. Once it has frozen overnight, it will be very hard. You can eat it frozen, but it will be a lot more chewy. If you don't want to freeze it, keep it refrigerated but it will be very soft and kind of messy to eat.
Makes 4-8 servings
Can be frozen but must be thawed to eat
* I used Peter Pan No Sugar Added creamy peanut butter so I can't say for sure if natural peanut butter would work exactly the same. I used Designer Whey brand protein powder. Add a pinch of salt if you're using unsalted butter.
With granular Splenda:
Per 1/4 Recipe: 220 Calories; 15g Fat; 17g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 5g Net Carbs
Per 1/8 Recipe: 110 Calories; 7g Fat; 9g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 3g Net Carbs
With liquid Splenda:
Per 1/4 Recipe: 214 Calories; 15g Fat; 17g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 3g Net Carbs
Per 1/8 Recipe: 107 Calories; 7g Fat; 9g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 2g Net Carbs
To mold the bars, I lined the bases of two Rubbermaid butter dishes with nonstick foil and pressed half of the mixture into each one.
Not sure about an ingredient you see here or where to buy it? Click here for information on just about any ingredient in this recipe.