Staying fit is hard work. You give your all in the gym. You bring your A-game to the field. You push yourself to run that extra mile. You sweat, bleed, and cry for your gains. So why should you have to give up dessert too?
Life is just too short to cut out one of its best parts! If your diet is on point, you should have plenty of room for the occasional treat. Especially treats like this one, which will make your day without derailing all your efforts.
Celebrating a birthday, an anniversary, or even a particularly sweet PR? Make this dessert. Next time you have dinner guests that you want to impress, pull out this recipe. It’s good enough to serve to guests—even guests who don’t give a fig about macros.
Elegant, luxurious, and only slightly decadent, this no-bake pot de crème combines dark chocolate and creamy peanut butter in a silky dessert with a texture that is halfway between a chocolate truffle and the best chocolate pudding you ever had.
Choose a good-quality chocolate for the best results, and enjoy with a dollop of sweet whipped cream.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pots de Creme
Yields 4 to 6 servings
1 (13.5 ounce) can unsweetened coconut milk (full fat, not light)
6 ounces dark chocolate, chopped (I like Perugina or Ghirardelli, 63% or higher)
8 drops liquid stevia
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup heavy cream whipped with 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract and 3 drops of liquid stevia (optional)
Unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting
- Bring coconut milk to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
- Place chocolate, Splenda, vanilla, and peanut butter in the bowl of a food processor*. Pour hot coconut milk over chocolate (et al.) in the food processor. Fasten the lid and process until smooth and completely blended, about 1 minute. Pour into ramekins, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate 3-4 hours, until firm.
- Top with a dollop of whipped cream and dust with cocoa powder, if desired. Serve cold.
*If you don’t have a food processor, you can do this with a good blender. Follow your blender’s instructions on processing hot liquids–most blenders have a removable insert in the cap to vent steam. I hold a folded dish towel over the opening when operating mine with hot liquids.