This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Atkins . The opinions and text are all mine.
This fun, creative recipe was sponsored by Atkins and inspired by Kyndra Holley’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls recipe. My “batter” did not come out thick like Kyndra’s did, but nonetheless I ended up with a new and SIMPLE creamy delicious low carb treat. 🙂
There are only THREE ingredients, including an Atkins Milk Chocolate Delight Shake.
Creamy Peanut Butter & Chocolate Ice Cream Bites
Mine made 26 pieces at .5 net carbs each (or 1 net carb for 2), and 79% fat. A perfect little bite sized treat full of healthy fats!
4 oz Cream Cheese
11 oz Atkins Milk Chocolate Delight Shake
8 TBSP Peanut Butter
I used a lower carb cream cheese (Philadelphia brand, “5 Simple Ingredients”) that is only 1/2 carb per ounce instead of 2 carbs per ounce. I used natural creamy peanut butter which is 2 net carbs per TBSP, so feel free to substitute that with your preference.
Measure out 4 ounces of cream cheese and 1/2 cup (8 TBSP) of peanut butter and put in a mixing bowl. Pour in an 8oz or 11oz Atkins Milk Chocolate Delight Shake. Blend all three ingredients together with a hand mixer until smooth and creamy.
Pour mixture into silicone molds and place in the freezer.
You can use silicone candy molds like I did, or freeze them in a baking dish and cut them into squares later. Place them in the freezer to set up. Then put them in a container with a lid, and keep them in the freezer to enjoy anytime!
You could also chill it to thicken it up and dish it out like pudding. 🙂
Another idea: add ice and throw it in the blender for a deliciously simple smoothie. Or use your “ice cream squares” as the ice, add cold coffee and blend for a creamy sweet coffee smoothie. 🙂
These treats don’t have any sugar alcohol or artificial sweeteners and are also gluten free, very low carb and diabetic friendly, so it’s a simple treat that could serve a mixed crowd.
I love the creamy little ice cream bites!
They’re nice to have on hand anytime you want something simple and sweet, without any guilt. Plus I really LOVE peanut butter & chocolate together. 🙂
What are YOUR favorite ways to enjoy Atkins Shakes?
Let’s share some creative ideas.;)
P.S. I often refer people to the Atkins site for the Acceptable Foods List. The phase one list is ketogenic friendly and is exactly what I used to get started eating low carb. 🙂 You can also check out their site to learn more about The Hidden Sugar Effect and make sure you’re avoiding foods that you may think are healthy, but aren’t actually as healthy as you think.
On Atkins, you eat the right foods, not less – which I love! You never have to go hungry on a low carb diet. 😉 They have a new lifestyle book out by that title: Atkins: Eat Right, Not Less too that I’ll be reviewing – so check back for more details!