Category Archives: Snacks

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Truffles [Protein + Complex Carb]

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW:

5 ingredients. Mix and refrigerate.

My original version of these power balls packs fiber and healthy fat power, but these quickies are protein+complex carb rich. I love bringing these to parties because they look and taste yummy, but they are secretly healthful!

Keep in mind that I usually eye ball my measurements, so recognize that this recipe is 1) to taste and 2) extremely forgiving (as are most of my recipes that I post)

  • 1 1/2 C oats
  • 3/4 nut butter
  • 2 Tbsp honey (you can use raw honey OR if you need something leaner this is a sugar free honey out there that is an imitation honey and its delicious)
  • 1/2 C extra-dark chocolate chips OR sugar-free chocolate morsels
  • 1 scoop low-carb chocolate protein (I use Beverly International UMP for this because it has a creamy texture)
  • optional: 1 heaping Tbsp sugar free hot fudge

Really great tips:

  1. when you mix this, use your hands (the warmth of your hand melts the butter a bit so that it combines better with the oats)
  2. when rolling these into balls, mash it in your fists back and forth (the warmth of your hand melts the butter a bit so that it combines better with the oats)
  3. you may need to add more nut butter or honey if your batch needs more sticking power
  4. pop these in the fridge for an hour before serving

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Protein Cookies: Oatmeal & Chocolate Peanut Butter

Easy, healthy, CLEAN cookies for even the bodybuilder in my house. These take me 15 minutes! 8-10 minutes in the oven and voila!

IMG: Faith Keith's Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein CookiesDry Ingredients:

1/3 Cup zero cal sweetener
2 cups old fashioned oats
3 scoops chocolate protein powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
¾ tsp baking soda
¾ tsp baking powder
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg (or a baking blend of cardamom, cinnamon (yes more cinnamon), nutmeg, allspice)

Wet Ingredients:

1 (4oz) individual size container No Sugar Added applesauce OR fruit baby food (berry and banana flavors work well and add enough moisture)
1/2 C PB (you can make this with as little as 2 TBSP. I tried it for my own batch (less fat) and they turn out great.  I tweaked the recipe for more PB to make it a little less dense and add more fat for my husband’s off-season diet)
2 egg whites
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 Tbsp water

Extra Awesome:

if your diet allows for extra carbs/fats
raisins
nuts
SF chocolate chips
measure by handful or 1/2 cup

Suggested Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Mix dry ingredients
  3. Combine all wet ingredients in a bowl (do not stir yet)
  4. Pour wet ingredients into the dry mixture (add your Awesome at this time too) and mix on low speed or by hand until fully blended. I try not to overbeat this mixture
  5. Prep cookie sheet with Zero Calorie butter flavored cooking spray
  6. Roll into balls and place on baking sheet OR bake these as bars (lay the dough as a sheet and cut them after baking)
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Careful not to overcook – almost better to slightly “under-cook” these. The eggs will be cooked within the first few minutes, and the oats (especially if you use quick oats) will be chewy enough early on. Under baking these means for softer cookies rather than crunch bars or that terrible protein spongy-ness.

The above directions are what helped me get a texture that was really enjoyable for even the non-healthful eaters of our home, BUT it does not need to be followed to the letter. For example, you can combine all ingredients at once to save you time; you can also drop the dough by the spoonfuls on to your pan (no ball forming necessary).  The key thing is not over-baking.

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