Skinny Chocolate Peanut Bark

You don't have to completely remove chocolate from your diet - not with skinny chocolate in the house. And this recipe for peanut bark is just like enjoying a candy bar.

Trim Healthy Mama skinny chocolate is a fabulous treat and this recipe for skinny chocolate peanut bark is perfect for people who love chocolate and peanut butter - just like a healthy candy bar!

Sweets for the Trim Healthy Mama

Skinny chocolate is a staple for many Trim Healthy Mamas. Instead of the usual sugar-free versions of chocolate available at the local store (most of which use fake sugars that aren't very good for you), skinny chocolate uses a coconut oil base and your own choice of added sweetener. There are some great, healthy sugar alternatives beyond the chemical stuff manufactured in a lab (these are affiliate links) - erythritol, xylitol, and stevia are some of my favorites.

Skinny chocolate is also a great base for many sweet treats. Two of my favorites: skinny chocolate peanut butter cups and no bake skinny chocolate custard.

Skinny Chocolate Peanut Bark

Skinny chocolate peanut bark is a very simple treat – perfect for those times you want to whip up a quick treat but don’t want plain chocolate. All you need? Peanut butter and peanuts… and skinny chocolate, of course!

Start by making the basic skinny chocolate – melted coconut oil, add sweetener until it’s dissolved, and cocoa powder (choose a really good one – it makes a huge difference!). Make sure the coconut oil is warm – that will help the sweetener dissolve and the peanut butter will combine much more easily.

Then add a big spoonful of peanut butter. I don’t really measure, but it’s probably about 1/4 cup. Then add a few handfuls of peanuts – as much or as little as you want. Stir them well until they are all coated with chocolate.

Cover a cookie sheet with a piece of waxed paper and pour the mixture out onto the waxed paper and refrigerate until the chocolate hardens. Once it’s hardened, break it into pieces and store in a covered container in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

Skinny Chocolate Peanut Bark Recipe

Serves: 4-6 servings

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup refined coconut oil
  • ¼ cup xylitol
  • 2 scoops stevia extract
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup peanut butter, or to taste
  • 1-2 handfuls of peanuts

Instructions:

  1. Measure the coconut oil into a 2-cup glass measuring cup and microwave until melted.
  2. Run the xylitol through a coffee grinder until it becomes a fine powder. Stir in the stevia extract.
  3. Add the xylitol and stevia to the melted coconut oil and whisk until combined.
  4. Add the cocoa powder, whisking to combine.
  5. Add the peanut butter, stirring until it's mixed in.
  6. Add a handful or two peanuts, stirring to coat all the nuts.
  7. Pour the mixture out onto a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet and refrigerate until the chocolate has hardened.
  8. Break into pieces and store in a covered container in the refrigerator.
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If you are trying to cut back on sugar and making healthy sweets instead, skinny chocolate is a nice treat. What healthy treats have you been making?

Tonia L

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