Monday, December 10, 2018

Keto Praline Squares

     How can you look at these and not want to jump right into the picture and take a bite!  These are the softer version of Peanut Brittle, Pralines rule and Brittle drool...just sayin.  Each of the 9 squares are only 158 calories, 14g carbs, 1.3g fiber, 10.7g sugar alcohol, 2g net carbs, 4g protein and 15g fat.  This is definitely one to try as soon as possible!

Ingredients for 9 squares~
1/4 cup Butter
1/2 cup Lakanto Golden Monk Fruit~use code Paige20 at checkout for discount
2 teaspoons Nielsen Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla
1.5 cups Salted Mixed Roasted Nuts
1/4 teaspoon Pink Himalayan Salt

     Add all ingredients to Saucepan, bring to low simmer for 5 minutes and pour into parchment lined 8X8, chill til set, cut into 9 equal squares.  Enjoy  :)

Keto Fudge Chocolates

     These are a little bit Fudge and a little bit Chocolate...(no Country nor Rock n' Roll).  But, if Fudge and Chocolates had a baby, this would be it!  Each square is only 68 calories, 11.5g carbs, 4.5g fiber, 4.7g sugar alcohol, 2.3g net carbs, 1.2g protein and 6.3g fat.  And the best part is, these are so rich that a little square will do ya.  :)

Ingredients for 36 Squares~
2 1/2 cups Lily's Stevia Sweetened Dark Chocolate Chips
1/3 cup Coconut Cream~the solid part at the top of the can
1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1/4 cup Lakanto Confectioners Monk Fruit~use code Paige20 at checkout for discount~increase sweetener to taste
Dash Pink Himalayan Salt~sub with Regular Salt
Dash Vanilla
Dash Cinnamon

     Add all ingredients to 3-4 quart parchment lined Crockpot, stir and heat on low for 2 hours, turn off, remove lid, do not touch for 45 minutes.  Then stir til well incorporated and pour in parchment lined 8X8 pan, chill til set, cut in 36 equal parts, should be slightly over a 1X1 inch square.  Enjoy  :)  PS  I consider these Bittersweet, feel free to increase your sweetener if you want a sweeter product.

Salted Nut Clusters

     This process could not be any easier, ...or better!  Typical Clusters are filled with Peanuts, but I took a walk on the wild side and use mixed Nuts...but by all means be your own dog and bark up whatever Nut your sweet little heart desires....unless there are allergy probs...then reconsider using death Nuts in your Clusters.  For each heaping Tablespoon it is only 132 calories, 6.3g carbs, 2.8g fiber, 1g sugar alcohol, 2.5g net carbs, 4.6g protein and 11.7g fat.  The nice thing is these are completely sugar free, and a very good for you treat.  #winning

Ingredients for 24 Clusters~
1/2 cup no sugar added Peanut Butter
1/2 cup Lily's Stevia Sweetened Chocolate Chips
3 cup mixed Salted Roasted Nuts (sub with favorite Nut)

     Mix Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips in microwave safe bowl, heat for 20 seconds, stir, repeat if necessary til smooth and well blended.  Stir in Nuts til fully coated, drop by heaping Tablespoons on parchment paper, chill in fridge til set.  Best served chilled, they do have a tendency to soften in your fingers if held too long...(which wasn't a problem for me...).  Enjoy  :)

Cranberry Orange Jam

     Loving the festive nature of Cranberries, especially at the Holidays... and especially in Jam form.  Can you think of a better gift to share!?  Especially when each 1/4 cup is only 21 calories, 21g carbs, 3.4g fiber, 16g sugar alcohol, 1.6g net carbs, zero protein and zero fat.   This is a perfect topper for Yogurt, Chicken, Pork, Fish, Turkey, Ice Cream, Cheesecake or anything else you desire.  Make a batch and share it with your friends...just make sure to save a little for yourself!  ;)

Ingredients for 16 servings, approximately 4 cups~
24oz raw Cranberries
1 cup Water
2 cups Lakanto Confectioners Monk Fruit~use code Paige20 at checkout for discount  (increase or decease depending on desired sweetness)
1 Orange, squeeze juice from fruit~should yield approx 1/4 cup
Grated Rind from Orange~should yield approx 1 teaspoon

     Add all ingredients to saucepan and simmer 15-20 minutes til Cranberries are all burst, stir occasionally.  Remove and cool, add to jars for gifts to share or keep, refrigerate and enjoy.  :)

Keto Caramel Sauce

     Is there anything sweeter than Caramel bout carbless Caramel Sauce...!?  If you are looking for a good deal on toppings, this one is at the top of the list.  Each Tablespoon is only 50 calories, 3.9g carbs, 3.9g sugar alcohol, ZERO net carbs, zero protein and 10.5g fat.  If that doesn't say celebrate, I don't know what does!

Ingredients for one cup~
1/4 cup/4 Tablespoons Butter
1/3 cup Brown Sugar Swerve
1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream

     Bring Butter and Brown Sugar to low simmer for 5 minutes, add Cream and simmer one more minute.  That's it, #poofitscaramelsauce.  Store in fridge.  Enjoy  :)