If you’re a fan of this yummy spreadable goodness… me, too! It doesn’t love us back, though. At 200 calories for 2 tablespoons (half of those calories coming from fat), this was a treat that I’ve had to leave at the store.
Because a “serving size” can, of course, be the entire jar if one has the right dipping implements or spread receiver (like a spoon). Just so you know, that’s 2,000 calories for the jar.
But fear not. We have the tools to create NEW-TELLA!
Craving is the Mother of Invention
So this little recipe happened on a Saturday night when I just had to have something chocolatey and nutty and still within my points budget.
I went into the kitchen and gathered my secret weapons:
Using a half-cup size ramekin, I mixed the magical ingredients together…
2 Tbsp PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter (With Chocolate) (45 cal)
1 Tbsp Hershey’s Unsweetened Cocoa (20 cal)
1 tsp Hershey’s Unsweetened Cocoa (6 cal)
1 Tbsp water (0 cal)
1 Tbsp Torani Sugar Free Hazelnut Syrup (0 cal)
Total per 2+ Tbsp Serving: 70 calories, 2 PointsPlus, Zero Guilt
It looks like the real deal, and is close enough in taste to definitely satisfy the craving. Serve it on Nature’s Own 40 calorie bread, maybe with banana slices, and you’ve got a super satisfying (and nutritious!) snack for 4PP.
I’ve found the PB2 at Whole Foods and my local Kroger. The Torani syrup was available at Martin’s. Be sure you get the unsweetened baking cocoa for this – don’t substitute hot chocolate mix. Or if you do, be sure to recalculate the calories/ points.
Wishing You An Awesomeliciously Hazel-Nutty Day,