I asked my husband if he missed any ice cream treats with our "healthified" lifestyle, and he mentioned Snicker's Ice Cream Bars...yum! I remember those:) We always had those in the freezer! But after seeing all the gross ingredients in those things, I have no problems saying NO. Knowledge is power, and knowing what these chemicals do to your body helps with temptation. I know a lot of people who would rather not listen and enjoy their chemicals in a bag. I am proud of you for taking a stand against the typical American diet!
FYI: Is your sex drive not what it used to be? I was reminded of this fun fact while reading Half-Assed on vacation this past weekend: Our fat cells are very powerful in our body, they increase the hormone sex hormone binding globulin, which attaches to testosterone killing libido. Just another reason why NOT to eat packaged sugar-filled junk!
It may seem like a lot of steps, but it really isn't very hard.
ICE CREAM LAYER:
1 cup whipping cream
1 8oz cream cheese
1/4 cup Swerve
1/2 tsp Celtic sea salt (helps from hardening too much)
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup Swerve
1/4 cup JAY ROBB vanilla egg white or whey protein
1 cup cream cheese
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup peanuts or almonds, chopped
2 TBS grass fed butter or coconut oil
1 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
10 TBS heavy cream
1/2 cup confectioners Swerve (or powdered erythritol)
1 tsp stevia glycerite
ICE CREAM LAYER: In a stand mixer or a large bowl, whip the cream. Add in the sweetener and softened cream cheese and salt until well combined. Line muffin tins with paper baking cups and place about 3-4 TBS into each liner. Chill in freezer while making Nugget Layer.
NUGGET LAYER: In a saucepan boil 1/4 cup of butter, sweetener, and 1/4 cup whey protein together for about 5 minutes. Take off stove and add 1 cup cream cheese, 1/2 cup natural peanut butter, 1 tsp vanilla, and 1 1/2 cups salted and chopped peanuts. Pour over first layer that was chilling then place back in freezer.
CHOCOLATE LAYER: Place the erythritol in a coffee grinder and blend into a smooth powdered sugar texture (this is optional, but provides a smooth chocolate). Place the butter and chopped chocolate in a double boiler (or in a heat safe dish over a pot of boiling water). Stir well until just melted (don't burn the chocolate!), add in the cream and sweetener. Stir until smooth and thick. Smooth over each ice cream bar. Place back in freezer to set.
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per bar)
Traditional Snicker's Ice Cream Bar = 240 calories, 24 carbs, 1g fiber, 4 protein
"Healthified" Bar = 250 calories, 3.7 carbs, 1.1g fiber, 8 g protein