Retirement has not been that time in life for me when you sit down and relax a lot! Jim and I have been on the go constantly since the first of the year. That is good! Neither one of us is very good at sitting for long periods of time and doing nothing.
I say all of that to say this: it was my turn to post something today and I didn’t have anything ready!
I decided I would share another recipe with you all that has given us a boost in our eating plan. It is a little treat and really hits the spot on a hot summer night. I saw the recipe somewhere (but for the life of me I can’t remember where), and I have “tweaked” it just a little to make it more low carb friendly. I sure hope you will enjoy it as much as we do. I call it:
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pops
8 oz. cream cheese (softened)
¾ cup creamy natural peanut butter (find the lowest carb count you can)
½ cup Stevia sweetener (I use a little less)
½ tsp. vanilla
Mix this all together with your mixer and add:
¾ cup heavy cream
¼ cup mini dark chocolate chips
Mix until smooth
Use your mini muffin tin and put a paper liner in each cup. Add a dollop (is that a word?) of the chocolate peanut butter mixture to each cup.
Freeze for 4 hours and then place the cups in a plastic bag and keep in the freezer.
Eat one or two on a hot evening and it takes care of that ice cream craving (at least for me it does – Jim isn’t so sure about that!)
I hope you will enjoy this little treat.
[To download or print the recipe, click on the image below.]