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Old 08-21-2009, 01:11 PM   #31
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Thanks Tweaker Geek and Charski - you guys make a person feel good! I wish I had more time to devote on here, but the other day I spent waaaaay too much time on the board and needed to be editing my son's novel.
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Old 08-23-2009, 09:24 AM   #32
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Hmm, I made these two recipes yesterday! Yum! What nice chocolate treats! I did make the first one using tiny paper bon bon cups. They turned out beautiful. I might stick the photo up later.
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Old 08-23-2009, 06:46 PM   #34
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What's the best peanut butter to use. . .say if we're not eating a lot of carbs yet?
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:26 AM   #35
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DTL, Smuckers makes a natural sugar free/salt free PB...it's pretty good. Needs stirring in the beginning. I store mine upside-down in fridge w/ lid in a ramekin.
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Old 08-26-2009, 02:44 PM   #36
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Thanks, Bisonnettemi! I was hoping someone would help DeterminedtoLose with that one. We have different products to the USA over here.
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Old 08-26-2009, 02:52 PM   #37
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Another photo of the Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy



I used the tiny paper bon bon cups for these. Those are Impatience flowers from my garden.

If one spreads it out really thinly in something fairly large - larger than an 8 x 8" pan - the candy is still great and has an even greater "snap" to it, when one bites into it. Still, either way, they're yummy.

I think I prefer the Peanut Butter Cups recipe a tad more - but only a tad more.

In my latest batches, I turned up the sweetness a notch by adding some powdered erythritol - perfect! However, as written the recipes are sweet enough.

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Old 08-26-2009, 03:49 PM   #38
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Could they be molded in mini muffin tin? If so, greased or pammed?
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What's the best peanut butter to use. . .say if we're not eating a lot of carbs yet?
I will try Jennifer...

Di..I am going to use the Peter Pan with Splenda..(its the lowest but has bad fat) or if you can find it use the Natural Smucker's...any natural peanut butter will work with lower carbs...

I am either making these if I can find my cocoa butter in my cabinet..I am about out!! Or either you one of your wonderful Cheesecakes Jennifer...like the one I made about a month ago

I am a Addicted LC Peanut Butter Chocolate fan!! LOL!

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Old 08-26-2009, 07:42 PM   #40
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Thanks Christina! I think I may try the natural since that's the one I tend to buy.
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Jennifer, I would LOVE to try this recipe, but have no powdered milk. Can I substitute protein powder?
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:13 AM   #42
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Hi Pam - I think you will have a slightly different recipe then, but do add another tablespoon or two of whipping cream to keep the milk chocolate taste. Let us know if you try it and how it turned out. Curious me.

P.S. You're talking about the first recipe, I assume?
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Old 08-27-2009, 11:02 AM   #43
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P.S. You're talking about the first recipe, I assume?[/QUOTE]

Accually, I was thinking about trying it with the 2nd recipe.
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Old 08-27-2009, 11:12 AM   #44
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Pam, I think it will work. Maybe increase the whipping cream by one or two tablespoons - the chocolate pb batter needs to be pourable in any case.
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Thanks, Jennifer! When I make it, I'll let you know how it turned out.
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Bumping cause I just made the LC Peanut Butter cups..they are in the freezer now..off to bed before I sneak a taste!!

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I just went to ez sweets to check out liquid splenda and they have a free sample there
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Did you like the candy, Christina? Curious me. Which recipe did you make?
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Old 08-30-2009, 09:11 AM   #49
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Yes..I did..but I don't like how they melt because of the Cocoa butter and not quite sweet enough for me..I forgot the powered E...the peanut butter cups you have posted on here..number 28 in this thread...

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Could they be molded in mini muffin tin? If so, greased or pammed?
I did them by Greasing mini muffin tin with the Non stick cooking oil from Netrition..popped right out!
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Christina, they are meant to be eaten "frozen" - i.e. don't let them melt anywhere other than in your mouth. I love the smooth mouth feel of them, but the first recipe, the chocolate peanut butter candy, has more of snap to it - especially if one freezes it in a thinish layer. It was really sweet when I added some powdered erythritol - very good!

Hope you come up with a recipe that stays firm at room temp. You'd need to get into the whole parafin wax thing probably, and I'm not sure that stuff is good for one? I never could wrap my mind around it.
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Christina, they are meant to be eaten "frozen" - i.e. don't let them melt anywhere other than in your mouth. I love the smooth mouth feel of them, but the first recipe, the chocolate peanut butter candy, has more of snap to it - especially if one freezes it in a thinish layer. It was really sweet when I added some powdered erythritol - very good!

Hope you come up with a recipe that stays firm at room temp. You'd need to get into the whole parafin wax thing probably, and I'm not sure that stuff is good for one? I never could wrap my mind around it.

my problem is that everytime I try to eat on I have to do something with Brandon!! Good snap..need to make a little sweeter...

Me? Right now don't have time to..OH KEVIN!!
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Pam, did you ever try this recipe with protein powder? The milk powders give me horrible cravings.
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:24 AM   #54
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Soobee......well, I was planning to make this with vanilla protein powder, but my cocoa butter went bad. I opened the jar and it was all dried up and gross looking. Is there a sub for cocoa butter?
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Gosh, I love the little shapes. I do think if we are shaping them, and using metal mini-cupcake cups, etc., we do need the little papers.

However, if we are using silicon/plastic or other candy forms, we don't need the papers.

Mine were just chunked up after freezing..Very nommie. I do like using the tasteless coconut oil..Lou Ann's..

My dh loves these..alot.
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:32 PM   #56
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Thanks for that useful information, Carolyn.

LOL My hubby likes these choc pb treats too - more than I do. He says they give him energy.

Pam, you could make it all chocolate, but you'd need to add more sweetener and a synergy of sweeteners (such as Splenda and powdered erythritol) would be preferable. I suspect that you'd have a different confection with slightly less of the peanut butter flavor coming through. HTH

The joys of early motherhood, Christina! Enjoy! There are days when I wish I could turn the clock back and especially now that the boys' childhood doggie is so old and sick. It breaks my heart as that wonderful chapter in our lives is inevitably closing for good.
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The joys of early motherhood, Christina! Enjoy! There are days when I wish I could turn the clock back and especially now that the boys' childhood doggie is so old and sick. It breaks my heart as that wonderful chapter in our lives is inevitably closing for good.


Yes..I am We found out Brandon does have Hyperactive ADHD and we are trying to work thou that now...on top of that all 3 of us are sick with something now...


Hate your sweet dogs life is coming to a end GF

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Old 09-02-2009, 07:08 PM   #58
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Sorry to hear that you guys are sick, Christina. Get better soon. I pray you find the right course of action for Brandon.
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Jen, don't worry, another chapter of your life will open up when you have grandkids. They are especially precious, and the y go home. Julie
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Thank you for your kind words of wisdom, Julie. I have heard that before, so I'll look forward to what you describe. Did you say, "and they go home?"
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