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Old 05-02-2013, 10:41 PM   #1
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unsweetened bakers chocalate!!que!!!

So what do I do with this I saw this recipe on how to make candies but I cant find coconut oil!
Anything simpler for those of us who aren't bakers?
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:50 AM   #2
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:06 AM   #3
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Low carb peanut butter cups (adapted from food.com)

1/2 cup butter
1 ounce unsweetened baking chocolate
sweetener equivalent to 1/3 cup sugar (I use liquid splenda)
1 tablespoon cream
4 tablespoons peanut butter
1/4 cup chopped nuts (optional - or use chunky peanut butter)

Directions:

Heat butter and chocolate in the microwave until the mixture is melted (about 60 to 90 seconds - do not boil). I use a large pyrex measuring cup or glass bowl.

Stir the sweetener, cream and the peanut butter (and nuts if using) into the melted mixture.

Divide mixture evenly between the 10 lined mini-muffin tins or silicone molds. Freeze until firm. Store in freezer.

Note: I usually double the recipe, it's very good! If you do find coconut oil, you can use half coconut oil and half butter instead of all butter, but it tastes very good either way.

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Old 05-03-2013, 07:26 AM   #4
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Check the organic foods aisle at the store for coconut oil, not the baking aisle. You may have better luck there
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:29 PM   #5
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Made the peanut butter cupps today was good but I'm not sure vwhat I did wrong but the chocalate was very bitteer
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:34 PM   #6
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Made the peanut butter cupps today was good but I'm not sure vwhat I did wrong but the chocalate was very bitteer
What sweetner did you use? And how much? Too much splenda can cause chocolate to taste bitter. I have no problem with using the exact amount of liquid splenda but another sweetner might work better for you.
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Using Only Splenda with chocolate is a problem, it gets bitter for most. You need to use a combination of 2 or 3 sweeteners for it not to be bitter.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:58 AM   #8
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If you only make chocolate once in while I would suggest To me equal.. It is the only sweetener that makes chocolate taste like chocolate...
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Stevia and erythritol both do well with chocolate. I usually use sucralose ( a little), stevia an erythritol as my combo.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:31 AM   #10
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Chocolate will be bitter unless there is some sort of milk product in it - like skim milk or whole milk powder. Sucralose will not sweeten chocolate adequately unless there is a milk product added. Best to sweeten with a combination like others have suggested. I like powdered erythritol and EZ- Sweetz combined.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:34 AM   #11
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Chocolate will be bitter unless there is some sort of milk product in it - like skim milk or whole milk powder. Sucralose will not sweeten chocolate adequately unless there is a milk product added. Best to sweeten with a combination like others have suggested. I like powdered erythritol and EZ- Sweetz combined.
This particular recipe does have some cream in it, which I think helps. Like I said, it works for me with just EZ-Sweetz (liquid sucralose), but I realize YMMV. I also use a very high quality brand of 100% chocolate when I make it, which may mean less bitterness.

OP, all may not be lost, you could remelt your cups in the microwave (if you still have them) and add some other sweetener. I would recommened trying erythritol or Truvia is you have it, to taste, and see if that helps.
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:07 PM   #12
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I did I'm fact user a little cream but I did user splenda to sweeten it, I'll take all your advice and try again thanks everyone (:
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:20 AM   #13
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You can use butter in place of coconut oil in most chocolate recipes...it is very rich and melts easily like the coconut oil, so best to keep chocolate refrigerated after making. And yes you should combine sweetenerrs...if you can get your hand on truvia at the stor it is erythritol mixed with stevia...then add in splenda and you will have an excellent blend.
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