I love sweets. Seriously. That has always been my one true weakness and the one thing that always keeps me from sticking to any diet/eating plan. One reason I LOVE THM is that I can still have my sweets and desserts! I found this recipe online somewhere, but don’t remember where, so I apologize that I can’t give credit, but I loved these little candies!
They are made with Truvia and THM Stevia, but if you don’t like these sweeteners, play around with substitutions to find something you like. Because they are made with Truvia, they do have that “coolness” on your tongue when you eat them because of the sugar alcohols, but that actually makes me like them even better. It’s like an added bonus! Make sure when you’re buying your dry roasted peanuts that you don’t get the kind with the “coating” on them – it has sugar, corn starch, maltodextrin (yuck!) and dried corn syrup! Just get plain dry roasted peanuts. Always read your ingredient labels!
To make these candies, you’ll need these ingredients: Truvia, Stevia, Butter, Cream, Caramel Extract, Natural Peanut Butter, Salt (not pictured, sorry!) and Dry Roasted Peanuts.
Start by adding 2 Tbsp Truvia, 2 doonks Stevia, and 2 Tbsp butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
Let that cook, stirring occasionally, until melted.
Add 2 tbsp cream to the pan.
And 1/8-1/4 tsp caramel extract (just depends on how caramel-y you want it to be).
Cook, stirring often, until the mixture darkens in color. This will take about 3 or 4 minutes. Here’s a before and after to give you an idea of how dark you want it to get:
Remove from heat and stir in 2 tsp. natural peanut butter and a dash of salt.
And 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts.
Stir just until it all comes together.
Using a spoon or a small scoop, scoop out mounds of mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet. You should get about 10-12 depending on the size of your mounds.
Let cool at room temperature until set. Or, if you’re impatient like me, go ahead and pop them in the fridge for a few minutes until they are cool. I really need to work on my patience level!
And that’s it! Now you have a delicious treat that you can indulge in with NO GUILT! My kids even loved these and they usually turn their noses up at THM recipes. 🙂
- 2 Tbsp Truvia
- 2 doonks THM Stevia
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 2 Tbsp heavy cream
- 1/8-1/4 tsp caramel extract
- 2 tsp natural peanut butter
- dash salt
- 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts
Melt Truvia, Stevia, and butter in small saucepan over medium heat. Add butter, heavy cream and caramel extract and cook until color has deepened, about 3-4 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, salt, and dry roasted peanuts. Stir just until combined and spoon or scoop out onto parchment lined baking sheet. Let cool completely.