I’m so excited to share this recipe. I’ve been making lots of different types of candies lately, and I decided that I wanted something that combined salty and sweet. My most recent experiment reminds me of one of my old favorite candy bars, the Pay Day. These were simple to make and don’t require unusual ingredients. If you cook low carb, you probably already have everything you need to make these.
Low Carb Peanut Roll
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup granular erythritol (or xylitol)
12 drops EZ Sweetz (equivalent to 1/2 cup Splenda)
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 1/2 cups salted cocktail peanuts
Melt butter in a small pot over medium-low heat. Add erythritol, EZ Sweetz, cream, and protein powder. Combine with a whisk. Allow mixture to reach a simmer to dissolve the sweetener. Remove from heat, add peanuts, and stir until peanuts are thoroughly coated. Allow to cool for about 3-5 minutes. Stir mixture again before placing on parchment paper. I shaped mine into 3 long bars because I wanted them to look like a Pay Day. Allow mixture to set in refrigerator for about 2-3 hours, or overnight. Cut each bar into 4 pieces.
Serves 12: only 2 NET carbs in each piece