Yes. Believe it or not, 0 sugar was used for this post. You know how you’ll have an annoying person in your life that can’t eat things? Well, I have one. So, because he was doing keto and he was celebrating Eid, I decided to find a keto dessert. (Yes, I know how late this post is, but deal with it)
The hardest part of all of this was making sure I was buying sugar-free ingredients. And I did this at Trader Joe’s. So you KNOW I took 3 more hours than I needed to because I kept getting distracted. Anyway, the hardest part was looking for sugar-free chocolate at Trader Joe’s when they have 5lb bars of chocolate (cue the drooling). AHEM. Anyway, TJ’s does carry sugar free chocolate. I cannot confirm if they carry Stevia or any other sugar free item because I already had a jar of Stevia.
Fun fact: I taste test my batter as I go along. So after I whipped this to perfection, I tasted it. And it tasted like straight ass; to the point that I almost threw out the whole thing. I seriously was going crazy in my kitchen because 1) I was baking this for someone else and I’d be DAMNED if I let them try anything that wasn’t my best effort and 2) I don’t suck at baking.
SO. I checked my cream cheese’s expiration date (as it was in the fridge for awhile) and it was still within its freshness date (also, those dates are suggestions, I still would have left it in there). There was no way it was from the heavy cream as I just bought that (but to be safe, I did a sniff test). There was a moment where me and the jar of stevia had a stare off as I contemplated if it was that. Because to me, I thought stevia would taste like regular sugar. I cautiously brushed some off from the rim and tried it and there was that flavor of straight booty. I was honestly disgusted and judged all the people I knew who were keto and using stevia.
Ok, so I derailed, back to the baking part.
Some people like to use a double boiler to melt their chocolate. But my lazy ass did no such thing. Granted, it’s riskier but as long as you’re cautiously and steadily heating your chocolate, I think you’re okay.
Now, I thought I was being clever when I decided to brush the sides of my reusable silicone cups (SAVE THE PLANET DAMMIT) with coconut oil to make it easier to pop the peanut butter cups out of their casings. No. I was being a dumb ass. The result?
Obviously, the chocolate was already mixed with coconut oil so it would already be easier. I just created more work for myself because I had to clean off the coconut oil.
- Stevia tastes disgusting
- Be patient with covering the cups with chocolate
- Add more peanut butter to the cheesecake fluff
I made keto cheesecake peanut butter bites for Eid 2019 (this post is very very late). While the overall product was good, the aesthetics could use work. I’ve also received feedback from my sister to add more peanut butter because the cream cheese was the dominant flavor.