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Old 09-12-2006, 11:57 AM   #31
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A friend asked for a Peanut Butter version.......

PB simpe LC candies

1 oz paraffin wax
1/4 cup lc peanut butter
1/4 cup peanut butter davinci syrup
1/4 t. sweetzfree (1 cup equivilent sweetener)
3/4 cup vanilla Whey Powder
1 stick butter(softened)
1/4 chopped pecans

In a mixing bowl combine butter, peanut butter, Whey Powder, peanut butter davinci syrup, and sweetener and set aside till wax is melted.

In a double boiler melt wax till in a liquid form.

Wisk in peanut butter mixture till well combined and remove from heat.

Add nuts and then spoon the mixture into mini muffin tins( the ones about the size of quarters)

30 min in freezer to set. Candies are stickier than the chocolate counterparts and will need the edge of a knife to pop them out of the tins.

Makes about 24 candies.
Total carbs around 16 for all 24.

These do not set near as well as the chocolate ones and need to be kept chilled but have a great PB taste and still less than a carb each.
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Old 09-12-2006, 12:19 PM   #32
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WOW - those look AWESOME!!! Would you say they taste anything like peanut butter fudge? I bought some really cute little christmas tree candy making tins this past weekend and I'm thinking for the holidays a couple batches of chocolate and peanut butter ones could just get me through the holidays afterall

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Old 09-12-2006, 12:35 PM   #33
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Would you say they taste anything like peanut butter fudge?

Yes, a lot like fudge. I like the taste even better than the chocolate.
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Old 09-12-2006, 01:51 PM   #34
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Those pb ones look so good, thanks, Kevin! I now have a way to use the vanilla whey protein (yuck) powder too. Just need to get pb davinic's.
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Hmm, Kevin, last year I bought a bunch of foil mini muffin liners to make holiday treats in. (cheesecake, pecan and lemon tassies)

Do you think they would make a nice touch for these two candy recipes, especially for freezing, for the "season" when I like something to feel a part of the grazing scene?
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Old 09-13-2006, 08:44 AM   #36
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Hmm, Kevin, last year I bought a bunch of foil mini muffin liners to make holiday treats in. (cheesecake, pecan and lemon tassies)

Do you think they would make a nice touch for these two candy recipes, especially for freezing, for the "season" when I like something to feel a part of the grazing scene?

Yes I have those also and plan on using them. I just didn't want to waste them while I was developing the recipe.
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Old 09-13-2006, 11:13 AM   #37
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You can use standard unsweetened/baking chocolate bars, too, and just melt it yourself.
The nestles choco bake stuff has a few additional ingredients beyond the unsweetened chocolate bars. I have used it before... I think it has some kind of oils in it. Googling it would probably give you the ingredients somehow.
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Old 12-09-2006, 06:39 PM   #38
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I was looking through the freezer for a treat and found a ziplock full of these chocolate candies. They are still really good after 3 months.
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Yum! Thanks for bringing this one back, I definitely want to try the peanut butter one!
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Using 1 cup Splenda is easy. Just look in the KoolAid section of your grocer for the Splenda Quick Packs. They mostly come in a box of 4 each equal to 1cup, and I think 3.5 carbs per cup. I see my local grocer has them on sale again....25% off. I will be buying more. I still have some of the super concentrated liquid, but these Quick Packs are so convenient, and inexpensive that I keep buying.....and using them.
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Did anyone ever try making these using coconut oil instead of paraffin wax? Did you need to make any other changes?
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Old 12-10-2006, 03:04 PM   #42
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I have made my own chocolate candies since starting LC and never have I used anything other than things I consider edible. Wax of any kind is not something I would put in my candy, but to each their own. The point I want to make, though, is I have never had a problem with them melting too fast as long as I gave them a good freeze first and than keep them in the fridge so they wouldn't go moldy, which whole, natural foods tend to do.

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Ok, Kevin, question for you....

how's about if I sub 1 oz coconut oil and choc davinci's with the peanut butter recipe? Think it'll still harden up and taste sorta reese's-like? I have all those ingredients on hand also
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Old 12-10-2006, 04:15 PM   #44
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Ok, Kevin, question for you....

how's about if I sub 1 oz coconut oil and choc davinci's with the peanut butter recipe? Think it'll still harden up and taste sorta reese's-like? I have all those ingredients on hand also
ok, well I just tried a combination of the 2 recipes for a sorta reese's-like candy
using:

1 oz coconut cream concentrate
1/4 cup lc peanut butter
1/4 cup peanut butter davinci syrup
1/4 t. sweetzfree (1 cup equivilent sweetener)
3/4 cup chocolate Designer Whey Powder
1 stick butter(softened)
1/4 chopped pecans

I'll let you know as soon as they are done.

24 your idea sounds good too....let us know how they turn out please.
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Oh great, Kevin, hope the results are good, as I just got my coconut cream concentrate! That and your fudge are on my to do list.
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Note: If you don't have unsweetened baking bars or the Nestle Choco Bake....just use the conversions on the side of your baking cocoa powder box and whip up your own equivalents.

Yum on this recipe....can't wait to try it.



Kevinpa...have you tried the peanut butter fudge recipe in the recipe room? It has vanilla protein powder in it....very delish.
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Old 12-10-2006, 04:40 PM   #47
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Kevinpa...have you tried the peanut butter fudge recipe in the recipe room? It has vanilla protein powder in it....very delish.
no I haven't Char. I have these protein powders that I hardly ever use so I'll check it out....ty
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ok, well I just tried a combination of the 2 recipes for a sorta reese's-like candy
using:

1 oz coconut cream concentrate
1/4 cup lc peanut butter
1/4 cup peanut butter davinci syrup
1/4 t. sweetzfree (1 cup equivilent sweetener)
3/4 cup chocolate Designer Whey Powder
1 stick butter(softened)
1/4 chopped pecans

I'll let you know as soon as they are done.

24 your idea sounds good too....let us know how they turn out please.
This had a great taste but it melted in my hand real fast with the coconut cream cocentrate. Oh well, as beeb says....to each their own......I'm going to keep the CCC for taste but use the paraffin to solidify it a bit more.


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Kevin, have you tried using Cocoa Butter? May make a good compromise for the wax...has a bit more solidity (well, quite a lot of solidity actually! ) than the coconut cream concentrate or coconut oil, at room temperature.

Seems a natural in these kinds of candies...

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Kevin, have you tried using Cocoa Butter? May make a good compromise for the wax...has a bit more solidity (well, quite a lot of solidity actually! ) than the coconut cream concentrate or coconut oil, at room temperature.

Seems a natural in these kinds of candies...

I have about 3oz of cocoa butter. Would I sub 1 oz for 1 oz??
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BTW This last PB and Chocolate combo is serious tasty candy....Yum!!
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Ok, Kevin. I tried 1 oz coconut oil and 1/4 cup choc davinci's along with the rest of the ingredients (subbing c.o. for wax and choc davincis for pb flavor). not that good LOL. Needs 1) more hardening quality and 2) more chocolate flavor for me.

I'll get some coconut concentrate and try the choc whey mix.

and oh, I'll still eat them not going to waste it.

Hey, my first try making sweets with liquid splenda too. I cannot believe how SWEET it is with just a 1/4 teaspoon. Amazing stuff!
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I have about 3oz of cocoa butter. Would I sub 1 oz for 1 oz??
That's what I would try...hmmmmm, looking forward to this result, Kevin.

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does the whey powder give the candy that gritty mouth feel like it does in the fudge recipe? I would like to try this but I had to throw out the fudge as I couldnt get past that grittiness, (maybe I did something wrong)
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Old 12-12-2006, 05:51 AM   #56
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Mine was not gritty at all Brenda. If you wisk all the wet ingredients together until smooth and creamy. Then wisk in the whey protein once again until smooth and creamy and nuts last.
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thanks for the quick reply. I am getting some wax tomorrow. i cant wait to try these out.
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mine wasnt' gritty either, very smooth candy. Eating some now.

Needs the wax though, imo. I've used that type of wax in lots of hc candies like peanut butter balls, it's very edible.
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I used to make homemade candy years ago with the parafin wax. It is used in alot of store bought candy. It is indeed edible.
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