To all the PB&J fans out there — this one’s for you. Since the beginning of time, peanut butter and jelly have made the perfect combo. But most jelly is loaded with sugar, and most PB&Js include bread as a main ingredient. If you’ve been searching for a gluten-free, keto-friendly way to enjoy peanut butter and jelly, these littles bites offer everything you want in flavor, with a fraction of the carbs. You can serve them as a low-maintenance dessert option, or have them midday as a healthy snack. Some recipes for PB&J bites will call for ingredients like rolled oats and jam, but you don’t have to worry about that here. In fact, these keto-friendly treats only contain two net carbs per serving, with three grams of protein.
These energy bites are:
The ingredients are:
Optional additional ingredients
- Chocolate chips
- Chia seeds
- Natural peanut butter
Health Benefits of These Peanut Butter and Jelly Bites
Rich In Satisfaction, Low In Calories
Sometimes you just need a little something sweet. These peanut butter and jelly bites hit the spot when your sweet tooth comes calling, but you don’t want to go all out on dessert. With only 75 calories per serving, you can enjoy two or three without feeling any guilt. And of course, they’re only two net carbs each, so this sweet treat won’t kick you out of ketosis.
Rich In Vitamin E
Almonds are an excellent source of vitamin E, a potent fat-soluble antioxidant. While all antioxidants play crucial roles in your body, vitamin E is especially beneficial for the membrane of your cells due to its fat-soluble nature. Oxidation can occur anywhere in your body, but your cellular membranes are often the first line of defense when it comes to protecting your cells and tissues. These membranes are made up of fat, which means that the antioxidants needed to protect them must be fat-soluble. In addition, vitamin E also plays a role in immune function, cell signaling, and the regulation of gene expression[*].
Peanut Butter And Jelly Bites
Who has time for meal prep? If you’re on-the-go and want to satisfy your peanut butter and jelly sandwich cravings, all you need is two ingredients and about five minutes. These bites require no baking and can be served at room temperature.
How easy are they to make? It takes two steps: #1 unwrap your Perfect Keto Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars, break them into thirds, and place them on a serving tray. #2 Drizzle your Perfect Keto Almond Butter & Jelly Nut Butter on top, and enjoy.
Jazz Them Up A Bit
These little bites are fantastic as they are. However, if you want to add in an ingredient or two to keep things exciting, feel free. Some excellent additions include:
- Sugar-free chocolate chips
- Chia seeds
- Cashew or creamy peanut butter
- Hemp seeds
Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bites
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 6 bites 1x
- Break each bar into thirds and place on a serving tray or plate.
- Drizzle nut butter on top of each piece and add a sliced strawberry to each. Serve immediately or place in the fridge for 15-20 minutes until nut butter has hardened.
- Serving Size: 1 bite
- Calories: 75
- Fat: 6g
- Carbohydrates: 4g (net. 2g)
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 3g
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