Brownie Protein Truffles

by Kristine on February 11, 2015

in Protein Bars, Recipes

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Healthy chocolate treats are always on the menu at my house, and ones that are super easy to prepare are a big bonus! These are chocolatey, satisfying and pack a protein punch!

It doesn’t get more simple than these brownie protein truffles. They are no-bake, gluten free and only 4 ingredients if you don’t include toppings. But I love how they look, and taste, with an array of goodies on top.

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I picked a couple of my favorite toppings (pistachio and coconut), and the kids picked sprinkles…and of course they did 😉

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The texture of these are amazing! Soft and chewy, and a cross between a brownie and a truffle. I recommend using a whey protein in this recipe. Either a high quality whey isolate or whey isolate/concentrate combo. In chocolate, of course. I don’t recommend using a vegan or non-whey protein in this particular recipe as you won’t get the same texture.

Time for her close-up!

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These are best stored in the fridge versus the freezer so they keep their chewy texture. I doubt you’ll need to think about freezing them anyway. We’re down to half a batch after a couple days!

Not only are these great for the family, they are a perfect gift for a friend or gym buddy.

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Once they’re done, just store in an airtight container in the fridge and they’re ready for mouth-popping!

 

Brownie Protein Truffles
 
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Topping Ideas: sprinkles unsweetened coconut pistachios, chopped mini chocolate chips butterscotch chips almonds, chopped dried fruit like Craisins, dates, raisins, chopped
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Recipe type: Snack
Yield: 30 balls
Ingredients
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup natural smooth peanut butter
  • ½ cup honey (I used Nature's Hollow Sugar-Free Honey. Could also use regular honey, agave, brown rice syrup) * see note
  • 1 cup whey protein, chocolate
  • 2 Tbsp+ of milk (if needed)
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, add the cocoa powder and whey protein. Mix to combine.
  2. Then add in the honey and peanut butter (if your peanut butter is too hard, warm in the microwave for 30 seconds).
  3. Mix together with a wooden spoon or your hands. Add milk if necessary to bring it together so its not crumbly. I used about 2 Tbsp. Just add as needed to have them roll into balls easily.
  4. Roll into 30 balls.
  5. Roll balls into desired toppings, if you find your toppings aren't sticking, wet your hand a touch, roll the ball again in the toppings and it will stick. I found with coconut I needed to press it into the ball in the palm of my hand.
  6. Store in a sealed container in the fridge.
Notes
* You could also replace the sugar free honey with liquid stevia if you like. Just use to taste, you'll probably need to add more milk than suggested. Nutrition is calculated based on using sugar-free honey.
Nutrition
Serving size: 1 ball no toppings Calories: 49 Fat: 2.7 g Saturated fat: 0.5 g Carbs: 5 g Sugar: 0.3 g Sodium: 12 mg Fiber: 1 g Protein: 4 g

 

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I'm Kristine Fretwell, busy mom of 2 little girls, author, blogger, and former pro fitness competitor. I love almost any kind of cookie, anything coconut or pumpkin flavored, and Thai food. A perfect day for me is enjoying my family, getting to the gym, and whipping up a new healthy recipe. I've got a collection of over 300 healthy recipes, and other tidbits like fitness and health tips. My recipes have been featured on websites such as Huffington Post, Savvy Mom, Shape and Skinny Scoop.
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    wow! it looks colorful! I think all kids will love this…

  • Ian Grimsdick

    How long do you think these can stand unrefrigerated? Love the recipe, I want to take some travelling, think they would stand 24 hours outside a fridge but not in direct heat? Maybe if they were frozen?

  • Tara @ www.livinglight.me

    These look so good!!

    I took your recommendation for Whey Gourmet protein powder and love it! I’ll have to try Jamie Eason’s lean body protein, too.

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      Awesome! I love whey gourmet too. They are both fabulous and work great wherever I’ve tested it 🙂

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