What is better than peanut butter? Double Peanut Butter of course 😉
Nutty joke, I know… no pun intended. I am really on a roll here.
I am just in a great mood having just devoured 5 of these Peanut Butter Filled Peanut Butter Cookies in the last 24 hrs.
Hopefully, by the time you are reading this, I will have detoxed off of the peanut butter. I adore peanut butter but the only problem with it is if I start eating it, I can’t stop.
I literally have to hide all of my peanut butter treats in the downstairs freezer, so if I really want one bad enough, I have to make the trek downstairs to the deep freeze to dig one up. I have definitely hidden the remaining 10 bars of this recipe at the bottom of the freezer, so it is extra work to dig one up. They are that good.
Keep scrolling for the No-bake Peanut Butter Filled Peanut Butter Cookies.
Why Can’t I Just Eat One?
I actually wrote a Facebook post on this exact subject just the other day. If you don’t follow me on Facebook yet, you can find me here. I post all my recipes to keep you up to date, so you don’t miss a thing.
But back to the question, why can’t you just eat one nut? Ever notice you grab for the nuts and then before you know it, you are at the bottom of the bag? For real, not even kidding. I will grab a handful of nuts, and then three handfuls later I am wondering what happened.
I know I am not alone on this because I have two close girlfriends of mine that are also keto and we have experienced this journey together and we have this conversation all the time. Grabbed the cashews and ended up eating 4 portions worth.
These are what our conversations have turned into: “Me: I am retaining water this morning. Friend: wonder if it was the nuts you ate outside your eating window?”. I often mention that if we could just record how silly we sound. I can only imagine what our bodies were doing when we had been fueling them with glucose.
What’s The Scoop on Nuts?
Back to the nuts, did you know that nuts actually deplete nutrients in your body? It’s true and it might be why you can’t stop eating them. These are called Anti-nutrients, and they are Lectins, Tannins, Trypsin Inhibitors, Phytic Acid & Oxalic Acid. These 5 alone will strip you of your calcium, Iron, minerals and all your vitamins. For this reason, I try to moderate how much I am eating of them and also, why I only eat organic.
Organic is not a word that normally turns me on. I believe that just because something is organic doesn’t mean that it is healthy, but for nuts, it means that there are no pesticides used to grow them. Nuts are like sponges and those pesticides will absorb right through some of their shells, especially peanuts. So keep them at a minimum.
Because of my need to have organic peanut butter, I decide to make my own. It is super simple and it only had 4 ingredients and one of them is salt, and the other peanuts, so it doesn’t get much more simple than that. Check out my Youtube video on how to make it yourself.
If you do love Peanut Butter as much as I do, you might also enjoy my other recipes with peanut butter. Check these ones out:
Recipe: Peanut Butter Filled Peanut Butter Cookies
Serves 15 bars
1/2 cup PB
1/2 coconut oil or butter
10 drops liquid stevia
2 cups almond flour
50 grams cacao butter
3 tbsp ghee or butter
1/2 cup almond butter (or Peanut Butter)
3 tbsp confectioners swerve
1/2 tsp salt
- Cookies (Bars): Melt the PB and Coconut oil, stir and add stevia and lastly almond flour and stir until.a consistent mixture. Pour evenly in 30 chocolate bar molds, if you use cookie molds you’ll get twice the servings. Freeze them until Rick solid, no less than 20 minutes but I’d go for 30 to be safe!
- While bars are freezing, add cream filling ingredients to a dish and beat with an electric heater until a smooth cream filling is formed, transfer to a piping bag.
- Remove bars or cookie molds, pop out from the mold, pipe cream filing in 15 of the bars, place a second bar on top of the cream and lightly push to have it set, so for all and set back in the freezer to set.
- Transfer to a zip lock bag and store in the freezer.
Nutritional for 15 servings:
Fat: 30 grams
Whole Carbs: 9 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Sugar Alcohols: 2.5 grams
Net Carbs: 3.5 grams
Protein: 7 grams
** To cut down on the calories, you could just smear the almond butter cream on each bar and freeze