No bake low carb peanut butter cookie dough dipped in sugar-free dark chocolate. You know you want some! A much needed update for this well-loved keto recipe.
I used to be relatively cool. I lived in a funky little neighbourhood in Boston, with lots of fun little shops and interesting people. And then I had a child. And then a second child. And suddenly, we were too many people for our little condo in the funky neighbourhood, and we started looking for bigger houses and better schools. And then I had a third child and I joined a book club. I believe that last bit was the death toll for any amount of coolness I once had. Don’t get me wrong, I love my book club, but it is so very suburbanite of me to belong to one and I can no longer fool myself that I am young and cool. But it’s okay. As it turns out, I quite like the older, less cool, suburbanite mother of three that I have become.
I hosted the last book club meeting, and a friend who is interested in the gluten free, lower carb way of life requested that I make something to fit that bill. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to try out another peanut flour recipe I had in mind. I’d noticed an interesting quality to peanut flour when I was working with it on the Flourless Chocolate Cakes I made for my husband’s birthday. When mixed with just butter, cocoa and sweetener, it had an almost fudge-like consistency, and it had me scheming on how I might use this quality to advantage. I had no clue if it would work, but I thought it might make an excellent peanut-buttery center to a truffle. Cookie-dough truffles are all the rage these days, so why not a low carb, gluten free version?
Working with low carb and gluten free ingredients has challenged my creativity in the kitchen and I daresay that I am a better cook and baker than I was before. When I notice how a certain ingredient behaves, I start thinking about how I might use it in other ways, and it usually works in my favour. It certainly worked out in this case! These were so tasty and quite easy to make, and I was proud to serve them to everyone, even those who had no reason to be eating low carb or gluten free. Everyone said they liked them and I don’t think they were just being polite, as I saw at least two women go back for seconds. My husband and I enjoyed eating the leftovers over the next few days. I didn’t share them with the kids…they still have lots of candy left over from Halloween and Christmas, so these were mine!