Low-Carb Collagen Coffee “Peanut” Butter Cups

Lately, I have found myself eating too many Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups, and each time I eat one I think, this is a little too sweet. After I eat all those carbs, I don’t feel great either. Luckily for me, I already developed a recipe for KETO PEANUT BUTTER MCT CUPS for Wilderness Athlete. I took the recipe and changed a few things around to make Low-Carb Collagen Coffee “Peanut” Butter Cups

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Put some  Crunch in Your Peanut Butter Cups

I was inspired to put chopped coffee beans in these treats, by the chocolate covered espresso beans you sometimes get at coffee huts. Who doesn’t love coffee?! Who doesn’t love a little crunch?! The caffeine from the coffee will also give you a little energy boost and help you burn fat.

When to Eat Low-Carb Collagen Coffee Peanut Butter Cups

These are a great snack any time of the day (if you aren’t very sensitive to caffeine). No seriously, but I am super excited to bring them sheep hunting this year. Low-Carb Collagen Coffee “Peanut” Butter Cups are basically a fat bomb, and the calorie to oz ratio is awesome! Check out Why Go Keto for Sheep Hunting or High-Fat Keto (ish) Backpacking Food Round-Up if you are interested in how to get over 3,000 kcal to weigh about 1 pound! Long story short, I cut a ton of weight and felt amazing!

MCT or Collagen

My original recipe uses Wilderness Athlete Wild C8 powder, which I love. This recipe uses collagen protein powder. Use either one! Your choice!

Sun vs. Peanut butter

Peanut butter is not paleo, but nothing tastes quite like it. Sun butter (made from sunflower seeds) is delicious and in my opinion a million times better than almond butter. But use the seed/nut/peanut butter of your choice!

Double Boiler

This is a double boiler. It is a very simple technique that gently heats food. If you have never used one go here, for more information.

The Wonderful Macros of Low-Carb Collagen Coffee Peanut Butter Cups (per cup)

These nutrional valuse are based calculated from Lindt 90% Cocoa Chocolate and Peanut Butter

Total Carbs 4.5g

Fiber 2.5 g

Net Carbs 2 g

Fat 12.5 g

Kcals 152

 

Low-Carb Collagen Coffee "Peanut" Butter Cups

Keyword chocolate, coffee, collagen, keto, low-carb, MCT, peanut butter, treat
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 3 oz 90% dark chocolate
  • 1 oz cocoa butter or more chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons sun or peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons collagen protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons coffee beans whole or roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • stevia to taste*

Instructions

Pinterest worthy Instructions

  1. In a double boiler, gently melt the chocolate cocoa butter in a small pan.

  2. While that is melting mix sun/peanut butter and collagen powder.
  3. Once the chocolate mixture is completely melted, mix vanilla and stevia (optional).
  4. Scoop about 1 tablespoon of the chocolate mixture into each of the 8 large baking cup liners – no need for a muffin tin.
  5. Form ⅛ of the peanut butter mixture into a small disk and press down into the chocolate mixture. Repeat 7 more times until each chocolate cup has a peanut butter center.
  6. Sprinkle 1/8 of the coffee beans in each cup.
  7. Divide the rest of the chocolate mixture evenly among the baking cups, completely covering the peanut butter centers.
  8. Sprinkle with salt
  9. Let cool at room temperature or in the fridge.
  10. Store in an airtight container.

Busy Person’s Instructions

  1. In a double boiler gently melt chocolate, cocoa butter, sun/peanut butter.
  2. Once the mixture is melted mix all the remaining ingredients, taking extra care to mix completely.
  3. Evenly divide mixture into 8 paper baking cups.
  4. Let cool at room temperature or in the fridge.
  5. Store in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

  • *I personally like very dark chocolate and prefer it not to be very sweet, so I do not add any stevia.
  • Place the baking cups on a small sheet pan before filling them to make moving them around easier.
  • Cooling at room temperature takes a lot longer but produces a shinier treat. Cooling in the fridge may cause your chocolate to “bloom” or become a little cloudy, this does not affect the flavor.
  • Cocoa butter contains antioxidants and increases the melting temperature of the Peanut Butter Cups.

Low-Carb Collagen Coffee-crunch peanut butter cup

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