Low Carb Cocoa Smaps™ Chunkie™ Clusters Recipe
Gluten free, all natural and incredibly easy to fix. I find myself grabbing for one of these gems when I’m working hard in front of the computer.
Just remember to lick your fingers though, or you’ll have to clean up the keyboard if you’re anything like me.
- 7 Squares (pieces) Carb Counters™ Low Carb Semi Sweet Chocolate Chunkies
- 1/2 cup Low Carb Cocoa Smaps™ Ready to Eat Cereal
- 1/2 tablespoon Peanut butter (or unsalted butter)
Cook’s Note: Adding peanut butter instead of butter won’t add a real peanut butter flavor to the clusters. The peanut butter just makes for a nice thicker chocolate coating than the butter does. Either choice works well.
Place Chunkies™ and peanut butter or butter in medium sized microwave-safe bowl and melt chocolate For 1 minute. Stir and continue for an additional minute if needed. Do not scorch chocolate by over heating. Heat just until melted.
Note: may also be melted on stovetop on med-low, stirring for 2 or 3 minutes. Do not burn the chocolate over too high a heat while melting.
Stir in Smaps™ and other chosen “add-in” ingredients if using. Drop by teaspoonful size clusters onto aluminum foil 1” apart. Freeze for 10-15 minutes until firm.
Store clusters in closed container at room temperature or chill. Clusters keep fresh for several days at room temperature and for up to a month tightly sealed in fridge.
Cook’s Tip: Clusters will lose their shine, normally, if stored chilled. This is natural because of the intense long term temperature reduction.
1 Tablespoon nut pieces of choice, such as macadamias, pecans, almonds, walnuts
2 Tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
1 Tablespoon Carb Counter’s™ granola
*Note: For a very sweet cluster, Sugar Not™ Spoonful™ or other low carb sweetener can be added equaling up to 1 Tablespoonful of sugar.
*Variation* Use Low Carb Beanit Butter" in place of peanut butter if you're sensitive to peanuts!
Makes 8 clusters. Less than 1 net carb each. Enjoy!
This recipe can be doubled or tripled. It's very easy and uncomplicated to make. Simple chilling at the offset permits the clusters to firm up quickly. After that you can store them covered at room temperature or chilled, as desired.