My latest cooking adventure is Low Carb “Puppy Chow” Almonds. Puppy Chow was one of my favorite high carb desserts. It is made with chocolate, peanut butter, Chex Mix, and powdered sugar. I used to make it all the time around the holidays. The Lean Green Bean had the wonderful idea of making Puppy Chow Almonds, but I wanted to lower the carbs. I used the following ingredients for this recipe:
1/4 cup of coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup of cocoa powder
1/4 cup of powdered sugar substitute, to taste (I used Swerve Sweetener)
1/4 cup peanut butter (no sugar added)
2 cups almonds
3/4 cup of powdered sugar substitute
Mix the first four ingredients. You may need to heat the peanut butter in order to combine. Add the almonds and stir to coat. Place the almonds in a ziplock bag and add the remaining powdered sugar substitute. Shake the bag until the almonds are fully coated. ENJOY!
Net Carb Count*:
31 net carbs (for the entire recipe)
*Note carb counts are estimated based on the products I used. Check nutrition labels for accurate carb counts.
Comments: The Lean Green Bean had a brilliant idea of making puppy chow with almonds. I am so happy I found this recipe on Pinterest and was able to make a lower carb version. I was running low on Swerve powdered sugar substitute so the coating isn’t as snowy white, but still delicious! It was suggested that this recipe can also be made with almond butter instead of peanut butter and I think that would be just as delicious!
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