It's hard to find a better (and healthier) way to curb a sugar craving then enjoying some "good" fat from foods like nuts and avocados. Healthy fats keep you feeling satiated and satisfied and just a small serving should curb that craving without you looking for something else to eat.
This recipe has just 3 ingredients, plus your choice of sugar-free sweetener (liquid stevia is highly recommended, as it doesn't alter the texture of the recipe in any way). Honey is another natural sugar substitute which wouldn't alter the texture but certainly would change the nutritional information.
The brand Swerve offers a granulated or a confectioner's sugar-free sweetener that is very fine and can work in this recipe. It is made from erythritol and does not lend as much sweetness as stevia. Up to a 3/4 of a cup may be needed to achieve an equivalent sweetness, but start small and taste and adjust as you go. As a guideline, using 1/2 cup of erythritol and adding in some liquid stevia to increase and balance out the sweetness makes for a perfect combination.
Serving size: 2 tablespoons, Calories: 246, Calories from Fat: 216, Total Fat: 24 g, Saturated Fat: 11.9 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium 0 mg, Total Carbohydrate: 12.4 g, Dietary Fiber: 6.1 g, Sugars: 0 g, Protein: 6.9 g, Vitamin C: 0%, Vitamin A: 0%, Iron: 2%, Calcium: 28%
- Add peanuts to a food processor and process until peanuts are completely smooth (may take a few minutes).
- Add chocolate and coconut oil and process until completely smooth with no lumps. You may need to scrape down sides every few minutes then pulse again to get a smooth texture.
- Taste and adjust sweetener if needed.
- Does not need refrigeration, but if not using within a week, place in the fridge. May harden in the fridge so leave out on the counter for an hour before using or reheat for 30 seconds in the microwave to make it more spreadable.