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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Desserts
Keyword: Amanda Balle, Chocolate Peanut Butter
Keto Chow Flavor: Chocolate Peanut Butter
Recipe Creator: Amanda Balle
Servings: 16
Calories: 175.9kcal
Author: Amanda

Ingredients

PEANUT BUTTER BARS

FROSTING

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees 
  • Cream together butter, peanut butter, egg, sweetener, and vanilla for about 1 minute with a mixer on low to medium speed. Add baking soda and Keto Chow and mix again until combined. 
  • Spread mixture in a greased 9x13 baking dish or a ¼ size cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. The mixture will not spread while baking so make sure to spread to the edges.
  • While your bars are cooling, mix together frosting ingredients until smooth and creamy. Once the bars are cooled, spread on chocolate frosting. 

Notes

I softened my frosting for about 10 seconds (watch carefully it melts quick) in the microwave before frosting the bars so that it spread easier. I then set them in the fridge for roughly 30 minutes to set the frosting back up. 
If you wish, you can add a layer of peanut butter between the bars and frosting. 
 
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 175.9 Calories from Fat 155
% Daily Value*
Fat 17.2g26%
Saturated Fat 8.7g54%
Trans Fat 0.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.53g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.69g
Cholesterol 45.7mg15%
Sodium 115.4mg5%
Potassium 223.04mg6%
Carbohydrates 10.8g4%
Fiber 1.5g6%
Sugar 0.5g1%
Protein 4.5g9%
Vitamin A 438.14IU9%
Vitamin C 8.56mg10%
Calcium 78.58mg8%
Iron 0.51mg3%
Sugar Alcohol 8.25g
Net Carbs 1.1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 175.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.8g | Protein: 4.5g | Fat: 17.2g | Saturated Fat: 8.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.53g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5.69g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 45.7mg | Sodium: 115.4mg | Potassium: 223.04mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 0.5g | Vitamin A: 438.14IU | Vitamin C: 8.56mg | Calcium: 78.58mg | Iron: 0.51mg | Sugar Alcohol: 8.25g | Net Carbs: 1.1g

Photos by Sarah DeYoung Photography

Strawberry Cake or Cupcakes

 

Strawberry Cake or Cupcakes

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Desserts
Keyword: Amanda Balle, Strawberry
Keto Chow Flavor: Strawberry
Recipe Creator: Amanda Balle
Servings: 12
Calories: 229.4kcal
Author: Amanda

Ingredients

STRAWBERRY CAKE

STRAWBERRY CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • With an electric mixer, cream together all cake ingredients on medium speed for about 2-4 minutes until creamy and well combined. 
  • Add batter to a standard cupcake tin with papers or well greased pan. You can also use a 10-inch round cake pan that has been lined with parchment and greased.
  • For cupcakes, bake for 25 minutes. For round cake pan, bake for 30 minutes. Let cake or cupcakes cool completely before frosting. 
  • While your cake is baking, you can prepare the frosting. Add together all ingredients and mix on low. After 30 seconds, once there is no loose powder, whip on high for one minute, scrape sides and then whip another minute. 
  • Frost cakes as desired.

Notes

Mini cupcakes yield approx 45 pieces.
In the Keto Chow photos, we used the optional red food coloring.
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Cake or Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 229.4 Calories from Fat 181
% Daily Value*
Fat 20.1g31%
Saturated Fat 10.6g66%
Trans Fat 0.6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.42g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.47g
Cholesterol 104.9mg35%
Sodium 392.1mg17%
Potassium 459.73mg13%
Carbohydrates 13.6g5%
Fiber 1.9g8%
Sugar 1.3g1%
Protein 10.2g20%
Vitamin A 616.1IU12%
Vitamin C 32.64mg40%
Calcium 272.62mg27%
Iron 0.89mg5%
Sugar Alcohol 9.74g
Net Carbs 2.03g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 229.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.6g | Protein: 10.2g | Fat: 20.1g | Saturated Fat: 10.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.42g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6.47g | Trans Fat: 0.6g | Cholesterol: 104.9mg | Sodium: 392.1mg | Potassium: 459.73mg | Fiber: 1.9g | Sugar: 1.3g | Vitamin A: 616.1IU | Vitamin C: 32.64mg | Calcium: 272.62mg | Iron: 0.89mg | Sugar Alcohol: 9.74g | Net Carbs: 2.03g

Photos by Sarah DeYoung Photography

Poop Talk: It’s a Keto Thing, Right?

Since I’ve been doing keto since 2017 I’ve probably googled or talked to other keto people about my bowel movements more times than I ever did before my keto existence. Then the past few months I started introducing intermittent fasting and I was right back to my regular inquiries of the internet to learn what I was possibly doing wrong or my body was lacking to cause my irregular bowel issues. It’s a strange thing, because on one hand it’s a little awkward to bring up and on the other hand completely normal for keto-ites to have a conversation about how their poop is coming out for them and what they’ve learned about adjusting their electrolytes, fiber or another intake to help avoid the common issue of constipation or diarrhea.

A friend came to me recently and said, “I’ve heard people on the keto diet have all kinds of problems pooping.” It’s true, it is commonly known that the high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet can lead to constipation and diarrhea. But we can all agree, we don’t talk openly about this without non-keto friends.

But like you, I was relieved (literally) to learn that I am not alone in this. In fact, a recent search on google trends shows an increase in the past five years for the search of “keto constipation” and “keto diarrhea”. And if you’re on Reddit, the groups on there often have threads that discuss at length what people are eating and how to help with either of these two keto bowel issues.

Google Trends Keto Constipation Keto Diarrhea search

So if you’re new to keto and concerned about your infrequent or frequent bowel movements, the color or the consistency of your poop based off the Bristol Scale (yes they have a chart of that), no worries, it’s perfectly normal.

Bristol Stool Chart NPR

Credit: NPR

Here are some articles I found to be helpful in that answer some of the questions of these common keto bowel issues:

Keto and Poop – Something We Need to Talk About

The Scoop on Poop: Bowel Changes on the Keto Diet

So with all of that said, it’s just another one of those KETO things that reminds of me of that saying. “It’s a Keto thing…You wouldn’t understand.” 

By |2019-02-13T23:28:50-07:00February 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Soup-er Keto 3 Giveaway with Carrie Brown & Real Salt

We are very excited to partner up with
The Real Carrie Brown and Redmond Real Salt for a
SOUP-ER 2nd Giveaway this month.
It started earlier today
and ends on 2/1/19 at 11:59pm MST.

Remember as always it is
3 companies, 3 prize packages, and 3 Winners!!

Keto 3 Giveaway – Jan 30-Feb 1 (Soup)

Winners will be selected at random through the 3rd party app Gleam following the close of the contest. Winners will be contacted directly and prize package shipped by Keto Chow out of Utah. Winners may be posted on any or all of the participating company social media pages by Monday, February 4th.

[Fine Print: No Purchase Necessary. The number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning. This contest in no way is sponsored by Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Another winner will be selected if the prize packages are forfeited or unclaimed. Keto Chow has the right to obtain and publicize the winner’s names and likeness. Void where prohibited by law. Winners will be notified via email and given 24 hours to reply to the email to claim their prize. If a reply is not received within the time period than a new winner will be selected.]

By |2019-01-29T22:58:22-07:00January 30th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Be Well, Be Keto Podcast Guest Interview

Be Well Be Keto Logo

“Ordinary People, Extraordinary Results”
is the tagline of this popular podcast by Tracee Gluhaich.

And Chris and Miriam were interviewed on a recent episode of the Be Well, Be Keto podcast. If you aren’t familiar with Tracee, she is an expert in ketogenic lifestyle. She loves helping women (and men) boost energy, burn fat and banish brain fog. She inspires her listeners to try the keto diet to heal their gut and be more efficient at the gym. Tracee is also a mom, a wife and an Integrative Health Coach and Personal Trainer who lives on an organic farm in California.

Check out the episode here.

Tracee can be found online:

Website
Instagram
Facebook

By |2019-01-17T08:25:05-07:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Keto 3 Giveaway for January: Pili Nuts, Nature’s Hollow, Keto Chow Chocolate Toffee & Mag Drops

We are very excited to partner up with Pili Nuts and Nature’s Hollow
this month for an awesome giveaway.
It started earlier today and ends on 1/18/19 at 11:59pm MST.

Remember as always it is
3 companies, 3 prize packages, and 3 Winners!!

Keto 3 Giveaway January

Winners will be selected at random through the 3rd party app Gleam following the close of the contest. Winners will be contacted directly and prize package shipped by Keto Chow out of Utah. Winners may be posted on any or all of the participating company social media pages by Saturday, January 19.

[Fine Print: No Purchase Necessary. The number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning. This contest in no way is sponsored by Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Another winner will be selected if the prize packages are forfeited or unclaimed. Keto Chow has the right to obtain and publicize the winner’s names and likeness. Void where prohibited by law.]

By |2019-01-16T22:15:45-07:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Keto Pumpkin Recipe Roundup

October brings the brisk air, falling leaves and all thinks PUMPKIN! We’ve seen a lot of amazing posts from our customers using our Pumpkin Spice Caramel Keto Chow. So that made us hungry and we went on the search for other yummy pumpkin recipes you could enjoy on keto.

Keto Pumpkin Recipe Roundup

Crustless Low Carb Pumpkin Pie

Crustless Low Carb Pumpkin Pie

KETO PUMPKIN BUTTER COOKIES RECIPE

KETO PUMPKIN BUTTER COOKIES RECIPE

Now that we’ve shown you all of these amazing recipes featuring pumpkin, forgive us for also featuring one of our favorite Keto Chow flavors to date. Probably the quickest way to enjoy your favorite pumpkin flavor and still stay KETO.

Pumpkin Spice Caramel Keto Chow

By |2018-10-17T11:33:54-06:00October 17th, 2018|Categories: Recipes, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

KetoCakesUtah.com – tested them out with my glucometer, seems legit

There’s a bunch of (almost) local ladies doing “Keto Cupcakes” – you order them online and then pick them up at pre-arranged pickup points around Northern Utah. It fills my need to feel like I’m buying drugs, so we bought a bunch and picked them up in the Scheels parking lot. The nutrition page isn’t as specific with details as I’d like, so we decided to try testing our glucose for 30 minutes before, and then an hour after eating one, it’s something I’ve done before with my own product to make sure it’s not spiking my blood sugar. “We” being myself and my wife, who was going to fast today but decided she was willing to eat a cupcake for science. We tested our glucose twice and then each ate two halves of a cupcake (so we could try both) at 10 am (roughly 13-16 hours of fasting) and tested every 15 minutes for an hour.

Except for one aberrant reading, our glucose went down – which seems to indicate they’re legit keto. Glucose going down may be the result of an insulin response without an influx of glucose for it to take care of – which is typical for non-caloric sweeteners, erythritol in this case. My blood ketones before the test were the same 0.4mmol/dL as after the test. So, we’ll likely order more in the future. It’s always good to support small businesses, especially local ones catering to the low carb/keto market.

By |2018-03-29T14:31:06-06:00March 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |1 Comment