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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Chocolate Therapy

A dear friend of mine is going through some hard times in this troubled economy. Because she is a Low Carb Diner too, her usual comfort food--chocolate--can be a bit tricky. I am going to see her tonight, so I made her a batch of Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. Well, she doesn't get the whole batch; I ate two. They are just the thing when life demands a sweet pick-me-up.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

2 squares unsweetened chocolate
1 stick of butter
4 Tablespoons of natural peanut butter
1 cup sugar substitute. (I used 3/4 cup equivalent of liquid sucralose and 1/4 cup erythritol)

Melt the butter in the microwave. Add the chocolate and stir until melted. You may need a bit more time in the microwave, just be sure not to burn it. When that mixture is all melted and well blended, add the sweetener and peanut butter, stirring well. Use a spoon to fill 24 mini muffin cups with the chocolate. Chill until firm, or put in the freezer.

These will melt quickly at room temperature, so they are best kept very cold. They are so good, you won't mind the chill!

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