Low Carb Valentine’s Day Treat: Easy, No-Bake Peanut Butter Fudge Hearts


 

Low Carb Valentine's Day Candy

These fun (and oh-so-rich & melt-in-your-mouth delicious!!) Low Carb Peanut Butter Fudge Hearts are a revision of the coconut oil candy recipe I shared with you a few days ago. They are super easy to make, very few ingredients, no “cooking” required, and you can whip up a big batch in a few short minutes! πŸ˜€

low carb candy ingredients

There are only 3 ingredients, with a 4th optional ingredient:

– 1/2 cup Viva Labs Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
– 1/2 cup Peter Pan Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
– 1 TSP Vanilla Extract
– Optional: 1.5 TSP Torani Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup

I used all four ingredients in mine today, and they turned out amazingly fabulous! My candy mold made 15 large “fudge hearts” so the 1 1/2 teaspoon of sugar free syrup was very little artificial sweetener spread across all 15 pieces of candy. You could easily use a packet or two of Splenda, or your favorite sweetener instead. (Sweeten to taste!)

Directions: Put the peanut butter in a nice sized bowl. Add the vanilla extract and any additional sugar free sweetener you want to add. Melt your coconut oil in the microwave, then pour it over the peanut butter and stir it all together until smooth. Pour into your candy mold:

Refrigerate until it sets up hard. I used this heart-shaped candy mold for Valentine’s Day, but also ordered a square candy mold for everyday use.

NOTE: These silicone baking molds are oven & dishwasher safe, but they are very flexible. I recommend putting a baking sheet under your mold before you pour your mixture into them, so you can easily move them from the counter to the refrigerator to set up.

low carb peanut butter candy nutrition factsOnce your candies “set”, you can remove them from the mold and put them in a pretty cloth or parchment paper lined basket, or on a decorative plate.

It’s ideal to keep them refrigerated as they will melt quickly if they get too warm. πŸ˜‰

Nutrition Facts

I have included the nutrition facts which I created using the Recipe Calculator in MyFitnessPal, which is what we use to easily track net carbs and food macros.

As you can see, they come out to ONE net carb each. πŸ˜€

They are MELT IN YOUR MOUTH fabulously delicious!

And of course, they are healthy and super low carb, so you can enjoy them guilt-free!

I fed them to two “carb eaters” today, and they both REALLY enjoyed these candies! Unlike most low carb candy, this recipe has very little artificial sweetener (if any – it’s optional!). The little bit of Torani Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup I used didn’t leave an aftertaste, and gave them just enough “sweetness” to boost the flavor nicely.

Here are the Macros, which are for TWO Low Carb Peanut Butter Fudge Hearts:

MyFitnessPal Macros

Pin it, share it, tweet it, make it, eat it, gift them – and ENJOY! πŸ˜‰ *cheers*

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

coconut oil peanut butter candy

About Lynn Terry

I love making the low carb diet EASY for people with a busy lifestyle (like me!) with my KISS / Keep It Simple method. :) About Lynn Terry: Host of the Low Carb Challenge
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13 Responses to Low Carb Valentine’s Day Treat: Easy, No-Bake Peanut Butter Fudge Hearts

  1. Constance Waid says:

    I tried the chocolate peanut butter candies you posted earlier. They were SO DELICIOUS! I’m sure these will be as well. Hubs is not dieting and stays away from nuts in his diet so I dipped the bottoms of vanilla wafers in the chocolate and chilled it for him.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I bet those were delicious too! I loved the peanut butter part of that candy so much, which is what inspired these fudge hearts. πŸ˜€ You can easily add a chocolate layer to the top, or a decorative drizzle to the top as well. Lots of delicious options!

      Mary suggested adding a teaspoon of instant coffee to the chocolate mix for a great variation – which is something I want to try next. πŸ˜‰

      For anyone that missed the original post with the chocolate layer, you can find that here: http://www.travelinglowcarb.com/5184/coconut-oil-candy-recipes/

  2. Candy Jo Simpson says:

    I just mixed a batch put in mini muffin paper in a mini muffin pan , I added Torani SF Caramel vs vanilla & got 24 .They are “baking” now in the frig , Thanks so much !

  3. Tabalina says:

    I’m new to the site, but love this recipe! I had my bf make them for me for V Day, they were delicious! Thanks for the idea πŸ˜€ Also, I just started this LCHF 5 days ago.

  4. Tina says:

    Love this recipe, just made a batch. So easy peezy! Next we’re going to try with a chocolate layer, Yum! Adding this to our favorite trail foods! Thanks Lynn πŸ™‚

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  8. Julianne says:

    Lynn, If you make these in a regular ice tray will thr carb count change?

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Julianne,

      My advice is to use the MyFitnessPal recipe calculator to put in your brands, and your amounts – and the number of pieces that come out of your batch, which may be different depending on what you use (mold, ice tray, etc).

      It’s free to use: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe/calculator and makes it very simple to get the correct servings & macros to add to your food diary. πŸ™‚

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