I made VERY low carb candy this weekend that’s melt-in-your-mouth delicious and only takes minutes to whip up. ♥
“Blueberry Cinnamon Bun Bites” and Pecan Pie Candy are my latest creations with flavored nut butters – following low carb muffins, pancakes & waffles.
So get ready for some FUN keto-friendly recipes you’ll really enjoy! 😉
I’ve never had SO much fun with nut butters until I discovered Legendary Foods flavored nut butters, and started experimenting with one of their recipes.
I started working with them shortly after that, so I scored you a discount on their entire line with our exclusive coupon code!
These delicious low carb nut butter recipes will work with ANY nut butter you want to use, but I’ll show you WHY the Legendary Foods nut butters are so much fun to use in your creations. 😉
Here are a few more delicious nut butter creations I’ve enjoyed lately…
I’ll give you the recipes for these low carb waffles, pancakes & muffins (again, if you missed those) plus my fun EASY nut butter candy recipes too.
YES, this was all made with nut butter! 🙂
Legendary Foods Flavored Nut Butters
(our discount code is: LOWCARBTRAVELER)
You can use ANY nut butter you prefer, BUT…
I don’t personally know any other nut butter that has the flavor and texture of Legendary Foods, and tastes THIS amazing straight out of the jar off a spoon!
Meaning: if you use plain almond butter or peanut butter you’ll want to add additional ingredients or something to flavor and/or sweeten your nut butter recipes, which will of course increase the carb count.
Not only are Legendary Foods nut butters SUPER RICH, they are VERY low carb.;)
Their nut butters are made with real ingredients too, such as real apple bits in the Apple Pie Almond Butter and real blueberries in the Blueberry Cinnamon Bun nut butter.
Yes, they got me hooked 😉 lol.
But you can SEE why:
In addition to being delicious and FULL of flavor, they’re keto-friendly (and don’t affect my ketone levels at all, based on my clean testing) plus they are VERY low carb.
Some of their flavors are even lower in carbs than regular plain peanut butter or almond butter too, and PACKED with flavor.
The Pecan Pie Almond Butter for example, is only ONE net carb per tablespooon (or 2 net carbs per serving of 2 TBSP) and extremely RICH.
In addition to my finger, or a spoon when I’m being civilized (lol) I’ve discovered that the Apple Pie Almond Butter is GREAT on cold crisp cucumber slices or on celery, for a quick healthy & delicious snack!
Plus the flavored nut butters make delicious muffins, that are even better topped with a tabespoon of the nut butter they’re made with. 🙂
Let’s dig in to the recipes, because you could’ve had these made already!;)
Low Carb Nut Butter Recipes:
Keto Candy aka LCHF Fat Bombs
You can basically take any nut butter and mix it with coconut oil so it will set up in candy molds, or even as “bark” or in any shape & size you prefer.
I use Viva Naturals Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (you just want to make sure it’s unrefined coconut oil).
If you’re using plain almond butter or peanut butter, you may want to mix it 2:1 or even 3:1 (2 or 3 parts nut butter to 1 part coconut oil) since plain nut butters don’t have a lot of flavor, or aren’t very rich.
You can also add things to jazz up the texture & flavor, such as: vanilla extract, sugar free chocolate chips, chopped nuts, unsweetened coconut, or whatever suits your fancy! 😉
All you have to do is melt the nut butter & coconut oil together, which I do in a large glass measuring cup, blend it all well – adding any extra ingredients you chose.
Then pour the liquid mixture into a mold (or even paper muffin cups). Pop them in the freezer to set up, then take them out and enjoy them straight out of the freezer…
They’ll be cold but soft and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. 🙂
Small or large paper muffin cups work great, or you can pour your mixture into a larger dish and slice it into squares later. But I really love silicone baking molds.
I use those to make my small squares (you’ll see those in a minute) and they come in all shapes and sizes – which is how I made the heart-shaped candy above.
Your candy pops out in perfectly portioned shapes with these!
For my “Blueberry Cinnamon Bun Bites” nut butter candy, I used the Legendary Foods Blueberry Cinnamon Bun Almond Butter, which is already chock full of real blueberries.
Since it’s already incredibly RICH I mixed it 1:1 with coconut oil, and since it’s already very low carb – mixing it 50/50 with coconut oil lowered the carb count even more, to just ONE net carb per piece! ♥
I made several different sizes, some with 1 TBSP of mixture (one net carb each) and a larger one in a muffin paper cup with 2 TBSP of mixture (2 net carbs for that one).
It came out BEAUTIFUL, so rich and sinfully delicious!
From the bottom you can see they really don’t skimp on the blueberries (or the flavor!) in these specialty nut butters. 😉
Here’s the label for the Blueberry Cinnamon Bun Almond Butter. It’s 2 net carbs per TBSP (or 4 net carbs per serving) if you eat it straight up.
Total Carbs minus Fiber & Erythritol = 4 net carbs per two tablespoon serving, or 2 net carbs per tablespoon.
You can get fancy with different flavored nut butters like these, or even plain almond butter – and add in your own sugar free chocolate or other ingredients.
In this version, the heart shaped candy on the left is the blueberry nut butter above mixed 1:1 with coconut oil, with a thin layer of sugar free white chocolate on the bottom.
Get creative with fun variations!
Or just get Legendary Foods specialty nut butters that are already creatively fancy, and your nut butter recipes are even easier. 😉
This “Blueberry Cinnamon Bun Candy” was as quick as melting it 1:1 with coconut oil and letting it set up in the freezer.:)
For my Pecan Pie Nut Butter Candy I did the same thing, except I created a small chocolate layer for the bottom – which was a really nice flavor combo!
Using the extremely rich Pecan Pie Almond Butter, I mixed it 1:1 with coconut oil. This is probably the richest of all their nut butter flavors, and one of their most popular.
It’s also their lowest carb nut butter, at just 1 net carb per TBSP.
For chocolate layers you can melt down sugar free chocolate chips or make your own with cocoa & sweetener mixed with coconut oil so it will set up. There are also products like ChocZero Dipping Cups you can use to create chocolate layers.
For my chocolate layer I had to get a bit creative this time because I’m currently in a clean testing phase and am only using products I know don’t affect my ketone levels or knock me out of ketosis.
I still wanted chocolate though (!) so I tried mixing Ketologie Chocolate Shake Mix with coconut oil to create a chocolate layer…
It took a bit of testing to get the ratio right, melting & mixing & adding more coconut oil until it tasted like I wanted it to. I ended up with 1 scoop of the shake mix (half a serving) and 4 TBSP of coconut oil – but mine did come out a little strong and you could definitely add more coconut oil to make it go farther.
The Ketologie Chocolate Shake Mix is zero net carbs, as is coconut oil, so this chocolate layer was zero net carbs. 🙂
Using 1 scoop of the shake mix and 4 tablespoons of coconut oil, I got 20 teaspoons of chocolate mixture (or almost 7 TBSP).
It worked out well and turned out beautiful…
… and tasted delicious! Although it could be toned down a little with more coconut oil like I mentioned. 😉
If you’re working with layers in your nut butter recipes you want to freeze (or “set”) each layer individually so they don’t mix together.
Using my “small squares” candy mold, I added one teaspoon (1 tsp) of the chocolate mixture to each square and put those in the freezer to set up that bottom layer.
They don’t take long to freeze, especially in small portions like that.
Then you simply pour the next layer over the top of your “chocolate bottoms” – in this case my Pecan Pie Almond Butter mixed 1:1 with coconut oil.
I used 1 tsp of chocolate for the bottom layer, and 1 TBSP of the nut butter mixture for the main layer, then put it back in the freezer to set up.
The Pecan Pie Almond Butter is less thick than the Blueberry Cinnamon Bun Almond Butter so the same amount of both (3 TBSP of each, mixed 1:1 with coconut oil) came out different. I got exactly 6 TBSP of the Blueberry mixture, and 8 full TBSP of the Pecan Pie mixture.
That means that the “Blueberry Bombs” came out to 1 net carb each, and the “Pecan Bombs” came out to 1 net carb for THREE pieces (because the Pecan Pie Nut Butter is half the net carb count – too).
I also did a few of each (just chocolate + just pecan pie nut butter) in miniature paper baking cups – for a variety of fun candies in different shapes & sizes. 🙂
That’s easy enough, right? 🙂
Just like the Blueberry Nut Butter Candy, the Pecan Pie was just as rich – even richer actually! And full of “pecan pie” pieces:
This is so simple, plus very quick & easy, and it makes the most beautiful candies! And of course they’re super low carb and melt in your mouth.
You can get creative with nut butters and coconut oil, and of course any other ingredients you want to add, and come up with all kinds of ideas!
The best part is that it halves the carb count of your nut butter when you mix it 1:1 with coconut oil and set it up into portioned out pieces like this. 😉
Because I could eat nut butters straight out of the jar!
Especially the delicious Legendary Foods flavored nut butters. Or pair them with cream cheese for a quick treat, like this Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Almond Butter – also from Legendary Foods, and also totally decadent. ♥
After I made these low carb nut butter candies, I did a Live Video and shared a lot more details about the Legendary Foods product line and of course my FUN candy creations. 🙂
You can watch it here:
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More Fun, Easy Nut Butter Recipes:
Pancakes, Muffins & Waffles!
My fun with Legendary Foods flavored nut butters actually started with a sample jar, and this Low Carb Waffle Recipe.
Just like the candy, you can use ANY nut butter (almond butter, peanut butter, etc) with this recipe – but the Legendary Foods flavored nut butters are what add ALL the flavor.
So if you use a plain nut butter, be sure to toss in some diced blueberries, sugar free chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or whatever you think sounds fun. 😉
Pictured above are Pecan Pie Waffles – which were amazingly delicious, and by far my FAVORITE flavor of nut butter for the waffle recipe.
The same batter makes PERFECT pancakes…
(low carb AND gluten free!)
My favorite nut butter flavor for those is Blueberry Cinnamon Bun and Apple Pie.
These pancakes were made with the Apple Pie Almond Butter – and fluffy soft!
But check out these GOLDEN low carb muffins…
… made with the same nut butter recipe! 🙂
I used the Apple Pie Almond Butter for these, and made the same batter I did for the pancakes and waffles above, then added LOTS of crunchy walnuts and baked them as muffins. YUM ♥
They’re not grainy or “weird” like most low carb bread recipes, but fluffy with the perfect muffin texture.
Even better topped with the nut butter they’re made with. 😉
You can add sugar free chocolate chips, diced blueberries, cinnamon, vanilla extract, sugar free coconut, or any combination of fun low carb additions to this batter!
Low Carb “Nut Butter Batter” Recipe
(For Waffles, Pancakes & Muffins)
Note: you’ll find this recipe online here with a lot more detail and tons of photos.;)
- 1/2 cup Pecan Pie Almond Butter, room temperature
- 4 Large Eggs
- 2 TBSP Melted Butter or Coconut Oil
- 1/4 Cup Almond Flour
- 1 TBSP Sweetener
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1/4 tsp Salt
The cinnamon and vanilla are optional, and I used half the sweetener it called for, but feel free to experiment to suit your taste preference.
I use and prefer Sweet Like Sugar as the sweetener, but also tried Swerve and the recipe came out the same with both.
You can use ANY kind of nut butter in this recipe. I’ve experimented with several myself. But the Legendary Foods flavored nut butters were definitely the best!
Especially Apple Pie, Blueberry Cinnamon Bun and Pecan Pie almond butters.
If you use a plain nut butter, you might want to add blueberries and/or chopped nuts to give them more flavor.
Stir together the first three ingredients until smooth. Add the other ingredients. Mix well. Grease your waffle iron and add about 1/3 – 1/2 cup of batter. Cook until deep golden brown. Repeat. Serve with additional Pecan Pie Almond Butter, toasted pecans, butter, and/or sugar free syrup. (Makes 3-4 waffles depending on the size of your waffle iron.)
^ Those were the original directions on the recipe card.
I have a small 2-plate waffle maker, and I used less batter per waffle (1/4 – 1/3). Doubling this recipe, I got TEN full waffles and they came to only 2.5 net carbs each.
If you don’t have a waffle maker, or you just want pancakes instead, you can use this recipe to make pancakes too. I’ve tried it, and they turn out just as fluffy & delicious as the waffles. 😉
You’ll just want to use the MyFitnessPal Recipe Calculator and put in all of the ingredients you use, based on your own labels, and put in the number of servings (number of waffles or pancakes you make) so you can log them accurately.
For the Nut Butter Muffins Recipe you use the exact same ingredients and directions, adding in whatever you please, then pour the batter into a paper lined or well greased muffin pan – filling only 2/3 or 3/4 of the way.
Bake the muffins at 350 degrees for 15-25 minutes, depending on the size of your muffins. My advice: check them after 10 or 15 minutes, bake until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
… then ENJOY! 🙂
The Blueberry Cinnamon Bun Nut Butter is a personal favorite of mine, especially since they recently changed it from Cashew Butter to Almond Butter which drastically lowered the carb count (now just 2 net carbs per TBSP).
There are so many other ways to use these FUN flavored nut butters, so if you have some (or you’re ordering some today) I would love to hear YOUR favorite nut butter recipes or creative ways to use them!
I’m having SO much fun with these nut butters.
Can you tell?? 🙂
And I don’t even LIKE to cook! lol…
This is my original low carb peanut butter fudge recipe made with just regular peanut butter. It’s good, and the recipe has been wildly popular, but I’m totally spoiled now on the flavored nut butters. 😉
And I really LOVE how simple their ingredients are.
This is the Pecan Pie Almond Butter for example, at only ONE net carb per TBSP with very simple ingredients:
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No matter which nut butters you use, or what additions & modifications you make to these recipes & ideas, I hope you ENJOY them as the delicious guilt-free treats they are. 🙂
I would love to hear your versions, modifications & ideas – because the more ideas the better!
Since I’ve ruled out the Legendary Foods specialty nut butters in my clean testing and discovered they do NOT affect my weight loss or ketone levels, I’m definitely keeping them as a staple in MY low carb kitchen. 🙂
p.s. In addition to the fabulous flavored nut butters, Legendary Foods has AMAZING seasoned almonds and Wasabi Macadamia Nuts too. 😉
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