If you're a fan of my Healthy Snickers Bars, you're gonna love this recipe!
If you know me, you'll know that I am absolutely obsessed with creating healthy little "treats" that taste delicious, and can also satisfy my sweet tooth. Before I created these guys, my Healthy Snickers Bars had been "that thing" for a while. (They're definitely still one of my all-time favourite healthy treats!) But, since we all have a little more time on our hands while quarantined at home, I wanted to see if I could increase the protein content in these chocolate-covered treats and still make them taste as delicious.
Behold, my Salted Peanut Butter Protein Truffles.
I'll be honest... I didn't manage to increase the protein by very much. Even though I added two scoops of Garden of Life's Sport Plant-Based protein, it only seemed to increase the overall protein (per serving!) by one gram compared to my snickers bars. Regardless, the result is a sweet lil' peanut butter & chocolate flavour bomb that tastes great and is also MUCH lower in sugar (5g as opposed to 11g per serving) than my Healthy Snicker's Bars - which helps to reduce the spike in blood sugar that eventually causes even more cravings soon after you eat a high-sugar treat.
10/10 would recommend. Give these a try for a delicious after-dinner or pre-workout snack!
Recipe + details available below!
3/4 cup Peanut Butter
1/4 cup Maple Syrup
1 tsp Coconut oil
2 scoop (22 grams) Garden of Life Sport Protein in Chocolate**
3.5 ounce Dark Chocolate
flaky sea salt
Note: The macros in this protein powder are 30g protein per two scoops; however, if you choose to use another protein powder (say, one that has 24-30g per one scoop), you could dramatically increase the protein count per truffle. However, I haven't tried it any other way, so it may influence the taste and consistency of the truffles!
Mix peanut butter, protein powder + maple syrup together until it forms a thick batter.
Then, take some batter and roll it into small balls.
Line a baking sheet or storage container with parchment paper, and place each ball on top. Continue until all batter has been used. Freeze for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt your dark chocolate with the coconut oil and mix until incorporated.
Remove truffles from freezer and dip into melted chocolate, using a fork to assist. Once it has been coated with chocolate, place it back onto the sheet of parchment paper. Sprinkle with sea salt immediately so that it can stick to the chocolate before it hardens.
Repeat this process with the remaining truffles. Freeze once again for 30 minutes, then enjoy!
Makes approximately 20 truffles
Amount Per Serving:
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 7g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.