Low Carb Chocolate (Reese's) Peanut Butter Christmas Trees
This is not something that I would recommend that you make often, but it is Perfect for special occasions (Birthdays & Holidays). You can also use this recipe to make Easter Eggs, Buckeyes or Peanut Butter Cups.
1 cup Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
¼ cup unsalted butter-melted
2 Tablespoons Brown Swerve
2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
¼ teaspoon Salt
1 cup Swerve Confectioners
1/4 TSP Select Savory Seasonings Cinnamon (optional)
10–12 oz. Sugar Free chocolate chips (I used Hershey's, but Lilly's or others will also work)
2 TBSP Heavy Cream
-Line 8 x 8 inch dish with parchment paper, leaving the paper overhang the sides so you can easily lift it later and set aside.
-In a mixing bowl stir together peanut butter, melted butter, Swerve Brown, vanilla and salt, until Swerve Brown is dissolved and mixed in. Then gradually mix in the Swerve Confectioners.
-Press the mixture into the prepared 8x8 dish. Smooth the top with spatula or press it with your palms to flatten to about ½ inch layer.
-Place it in the freezer until firm enough for cutting.
-When the mixture is firm, line a tray with parchment paper and set aside.
-Use a Christmas tree cookie cutter to cut out the trees and place them on the tray.
-Place them in the freezer for 45-60 minutes until completely firm.
-Once the peanut butter trees are firm melt the chocolate and line another tray with parchment paper.
-Use a fork to dip each tree into melted chocolate to cover completely. (Since the peanut butter mixture softens really fast at the room temperature, only take a few trees at the time from the freezer, because it’s easier to work with the firm trees)
-Place chocolate covered Christmas trees on the parchment paper lined tray.
-Refrigerate or freeze until chocolate has set.
-Store in the fridge or freeze for longer storage.
-Don’t waste any batter, pick up leftovers, kneed, press with your palms and you will be able to cut out more trees.
-The number of trees that you get will depend on the size of your cutter. I got about 12 but I had a large cookie cutter. Next time I will use a smaller cutter.
-Serve & Enjoy!