My review of Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies (2.8 net carbs)

So for my review of this recipe I have to say that not only is it super easy but it was DELICIOUS! The recipe says that it makes 16 brownies. However, you only use an 8×8 pan so the brownies are pretty small. Similar to a square of fudge. 

The recipe is from our November book club pick and it’s on page 180.

For those of you that don’t know I recently started taking Linzess and their website suggests a few different things to help make the medication work better (I have a lazy colon). One of the suggestions is to not eat dairy so I’ve been trying to swap a few ingredients to create dairy free food. 

The recipe calls for unsalted butter. I used Country Crock Plant based butter that’s dairy free. It worked great. For the sweetener brand I used Swerve. 

My grocery store didn’t have grass fed gelatin so I used the Knox brand gelatin. The recipe even said that was a good substitute. 

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The recipe says to let the brownies completely cool before cutting which I did but they were still pretty gooey. The 8×8 pan that I used was one of my favorite Pyrex dishes that I always talk about because of the hard plastic lids that come with it. I let the brownies sit in the fridge overnight and they were absolutely perfect the next day. 

Now here’s the downfall of these brownies. The recipe calls for natural peanut butter. I used Jif because well that’s what my grocery store had. Little did I know that there had been a recall on Jif products due to salmonella. So not only did we eat ALL of the brownies but I continued to eat all of the peanut butter before I heard about the recall. I got on Jif’s website and there was the recall information. I checked my jar and of course it was part of the contaminated group. I was sick for about a week. 

I posted the Jif recall information on my social media but here’s the information in case you missed it.  I found an almond cashew butter recipe that’s supposed to be a great alternative to peanut butter.  I’m going to try it out and I’ll let you know how that goes! 

Overall this is a great sugar free, gluten free, low carb recipe that I highly recommend. 


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