Slow-Carb Treat: Easy Peanut Butter Cups

Yep, you can have your peanut butter cup and eat slow carb, too!  Today, a slow carb recipe adapted from one of my favorite sites, The Stone Soup: guilt-free peanut butter cups.  They’re a super easy, antioxidant-packed, über delicious addition to the slow carb lifestyle.

I just finished reading Tim Ferris’ The 4 Hour Body, and we started the eating lifestyle (sounds better than “diet” doesn’t it?) this weekend.  I’m stoked about this plan, because it’s simple and effective.  It consists of 5 rules:

  1. Avoid “white” carbohydrates.
  2. Eat the same few meals over and over again. (Includes a food list.)
  3. Don’t drink calories.
  4. Don’t eat fruit.
  5. Take one day off per week.

One of the perks is that you can enjoy a glass of dry red wine each day.  However, I’m suffering from a bit of acid reflux these days (hopefully it will disappear with this eating lifestyle!) and red wine is a little painful for me at this point.  Greg isn’t fond of the wine, so we decided to go with the next best thing — dark chocolate.

I went to one of my favorite resources for delicious slow carb meals, Jules Clancy’s The Stone Soup.  She had a delectable recipe for guilt-free peanut butter cups, and I had to try it.  (Do go there, her photography alone is worth it!)

Here’s my attempt, which turned out great!  It’s gonna be on my list of slow carb recipe staples.

Are you living the slow carb lifestyle or following the 4 hour body diet?  What’s your favorite treat, or do you wait until cheat day to enjoy?  Leave your vote below in the comments… I’m always looking for a new idea to try!


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Stacie Humpherys is an engineer, graphic artist, and farmer who lives on her very own petite farmstead just outside of Middleton, Idaho. Say hi on Twitter.


  1. Yummy! I am making these today. I have been gardening organically for a very long time. I love your blog!

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