Since I have been going through gestational diabetes, I have had to rethink everything about the way that I cook and eat. I refuse to be saddled with boring food. I will always ALWAYS find a way to make food fun and delicious. As my husband would say, this is my superpower. Everyone has one. Creative food is mine.
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So with all of the restrictions in mind, I have been able to create some truly amazing and delicious recipes. Today I am sharing with you these low-carb Peanut Butter Cookies. I find that I can eat these with zero effect on my blood glucose levels. They are packed with protein and very little carbs. These are not completely sugar free. However, if you want to make them sugar-free, then you can omit the drizzle of chocolate at the end.
Low-carb Peanut Butter Cookies do use artificial sweeteners. You will need to find one that measures 1:1 with sugar. Also, check the label to make sure that it does not contain sugar. Some sweeteners use a blend of sugar and artificial sweetener. I realized pretty quick that they can be tricky that way. I used a pure stevia powder in this recipe. I prefer stevia over some others because I like to keep things as natural and wholesome as possible.
This recipe also calls for natural peanut butter. This is another area where brands can try to trick you. Some so-called natural peanut butters contain sugar. Check the label to make sure that the only ingredients are peanuts, peanut oil, salt. There shouldn’t be anything else. I have found that “no-stir” usually means added sugar.
Lastly, dark chocolate. This is where the sugar in the recipe comes from. The darker the chocolate, the less sugar. So if it says 72% for example, it has less sugar than a bag that says 60% dark chocolate. I personally used Enjoy Life chips because they avoid all of the major allergens.
I hope you enjoy these low-carb Peanut Butter Cookies as much as my entire family has.
**Weight Watchers Freestyle Points-4/cookie. Weight Watchers points are based on using the exact ingredients and quantities that I used.