Sunday, November 30, 2008

LOW CARB PEANUT BUTTER & CHOCOLATE BROWNIE TREAT

2 ounces cream cheese
1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
1 tablespoon butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons granular Splenda or equivalent liquid Splenda
1 tablespoon cocoa

Put the first 3 ingredients in a small microwaveable bowl; cook on HIGH 30 seconds until the cream cheese and butter are soft. Beat with a fork until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and whip briskly with a fork until well blended. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Microwave on HIGH 2-3 minutes, or until set. Cool or chill before serving.

Makes 1-2 servings

With granular Splenda:
Per Recipe: 499 Calories; 44g Fat; 15g Protein; 12g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 9g Net Carbs
Per 1/2 Recipe: 249 Calories; 22g Fat; 8g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 5g Net Carbs

With liquid Splenda:
Per Recipe: 487 Calories; 44g Fat; 15g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 6g Net Carbs
Per 1/2 Recipe: 243 Calories; 22g Fat; 8g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 4g Net Carbs

3 comments:

Patty said...

Wow...this sounds great! I love brownies...mmmmmmmmm!!

Larry said...

This sounds like a great recipe. However, the carb count can be signicantly reduced by susbsituting Soy Nut butter for peanut butter. Also, according to experts like David Mendosa (www.mendosa.com), the carbs in Splenda and in eggs have no effect on blood sugar. I haven't recalculated the carb count yet, but this is how I modified the recipe:

LOW CARB PEANUT BUTTER & CHOCOLATE BROWNIE TREAT
2 ounces cream cheese
1 tablespoon natural peanut butter soynut butter (Tastes just like peanut
butter, but contains only ½g carbs per tablespoon. Brand is “I. M. Healthy”.
Sold in the organic foods aisle of supermarkets, or www.soynutbutter.com)
1 tablespoon butter
1 egg (0 carbs)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons granular Splenda or equivalent liquid Splenda (0 carbs)
1 tablespoon cocoa

Thanks for the recipe. I can't wait to try it.

Twisted Cinderella said...

Thanks for the great re-write of the recipe, Larry!


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