Try this recipe for Peanut Butter Cup Greek Yogurt combines powdered peanut butter, cocoa powder, and some chocolate shavings with Greek yogurt to imitate the flavors of the famous peanut butter cups in the orange package.
Between the yogurt and the peanut butter, you will get about 14 grams (2% yogurt) of satisfying protein in a half-cup serving.
Yogurt makers like myself and many of my readers are continually looking for new ways to flavor yogurt. This is my latest favorite.
Thanks to one of my readers who left this idea in the comment section of one of my homemade Greek yogurt posts.
Why is there so much protein in Greek yogurt?
Greek yogurt is loaded. Filtering out the whey (the liquid that collects on top of yogurt) makes the yogurt thicker without losing any of the protein. The amount of protein in 1/2 cup of regular yogurt is less than in Greek yogurt.
Add in the peanut butter powder, and you get even more protein without all the calories. KEEP READING to find out more about peanut butter powder…
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What is powdered peanut butter?
How is powdered peanut butter made?
Powdered peanut butter is made by pressing roasted peanuts until they give up their oil. The peanuts are then ground into a powder. A small amount of sugar and salt may be added to enhance the flavor.
Is powdered peanut butter healthier than regular peanut butter?
According to Consumer Reports, “With most of the fat gone—powdered peanut butter has about 85 percent less than regular—you’re left with protein and fiber.” That means the calories will be less. However, the amount of protein and fiber is the same.
Which brand should I buy?
My favorite brand of powdered peanut butter is PBFIT. The people at 99 Boulders agree with me. However, if you can’t find PBFIT, they have suggestions for other good brands.
I buy powdered peanut butter at Target or Walmart, but it is also available online. (paid link) Recently, I saw it in the bulk bins at Winco.
Can I substitute regular peanut butter for the powdered peanut butter?
Combining yogurt with regular peanut butter can be challenging, especially if you are doing it by hand. As it turns out, powdered peanut butter mixes into yogurt much more quickly and smoothly than real peanut butter.
Using regular peanut butter will increase the fat and calories considerably. I’m not saying that’s bad–just letting you know.
- Do you have a sweet tooth but don’t want sugar? Stir in a little sweetener of your choice.
- Sprinkle a few slivers of semi-sweet or dark chocolate on top if you like.
- If you are feeling decadent, squirt a little bit of whipped cream on top.
Let’s make it:
This snack is so easy, you really don’t need a recipe. The amounts are not crucial. However, I have added a written recipe to get you started.
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- 1 cup (8 ounces) unflavored 2% milk Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons of powdered peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon sugar (or your favorite sweetener) (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon chopped 85% chocolate (or your favorite) (optional)
- Mix first five ingredients together until smooth.
- Sprinkle with a teaspoon of your favorite chopped chocolate bar. Nutritionals are figured using 85% chocolate.
If we have it, sometimes we will squirt a little whipped cream on top of the yogurt before we sprinkle it with chocolate. It's a naughty pleasure!
The recipe is written for plain powdered peanut better. If you can find powdered chocolate peanut butter, you can leave out the cocoa powder.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 141Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 94mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 14g
This post was originally published in 2015. Updated and republished in June 2019.