It’s one of those weeks when I thought I was going to have a lot of free time, and it is turning out not to be that way! I’m getting ready for a trip to SC for next week, and grading final projects for one class, along with all of my regular duties. I found a little time in the kitchen today though, and I’m pretty excited with what I came up with. I’ve got an idea for what to do with my next batch of the frosting too…but it has to be tomorrow because I’m not in the mood to clean up another mess!
Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies
The first step: Make brownies in a mini muffin pan. You could also make chocolate cupcakes for this part. If you’re into low-carb and/or low-sugar treats, try these! Let them cool.
Peanut Butter Cheesecake Frosting
1 cup heavy cream
1 tsp stevia (liquid)
With a hand mixer, beat these two ingredients on high until you’ve made whipped cream. Set aside (in the fridge).
In another bowl, mix:
8oz cream cheese, softened
4 Tbsp peanut butter (natural)
1/2 tsp stevia (liquid)
Add the whipped cream, and mix with a hand mixer until smooth. Refrigerate until you’re ready to use it.
2 Tbsp Coconut oil, melted
3 Tbsp peanut butter
1/2 tsp stevia
Stir until smooth.
Frost the brownies. I used the Pampered Chef Easy Accent Decorator. Clearly, I’m not a professional at this. Next, dip each one (just the frosting part) in the glaze.
As always, you can sub in a different sweetener if you don’t like/use stevia, but I’ve only made them this way! Are you a pb and chocolate fan?? If you make these with the coconut flour chocolate cakes or with a low carb brownie mix (I don’t recommend that though…I tried the low carb brownie mix that was sent to me free in the mail, and it was NOT GOOD), these are very low carb and low sugar. There may not be many micronutrients involved (so have a green juice first if you’re eating them for breakfast!)…but there isn’t anything “bad” either!
What are you up to this weekend? Any Easter dinners planned out there? Any ideas for non-candy Easter presents? Matthew is coming over tomorrow night, and I feel bad I’ll be gone all next week when he’s on spring break! I’ll miss him, but I’m going to stay with a friend and her family in Charleston, so I know that will be fun.
Side note: Dad, I’m sorry I did not tell you about my surgery and stitches and that you found out by reading my blog post. That was just rude of me. I’ll do better next time. Thanks for lunch on Saturday. Love, Lisa
I wish I was always thoughtful and I’m going to work on that.