But how about a ball of fudgy, chocolately, chewy, rich, –>enter other foodie lingo<– decadence for less than 2 grams of sugar?
SIGN. ME. UP.
This is what gets me excited (clearly) about eating healthy. It is never boring or unsatisfying as long as you get a little creative. I love experimenting with clean protein powders to make pancakes, shakes and other desserts that taste super decadent, yet are nutrient-rich with a low glycemic index.
If coconut isn’t your thing, these are just as delicious without it. You could also swap the almond butter for peanut butter and make yourself chocolate peanut butter truffles. You deserve them. Plus, is there any better combination in existence?
The one warming I will give you – portion control proves to be very challenging with these balls o’ joy. Proceed with caution.
No-Bake Almond Joy Protein Truffles
Makes 12 truffles. Serving size: 2
- 1/2 cup chocolate protein powder – I use Perfect Fit
- 1/4 cup oat flour
- 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted (15 seconds in microwave)
- 3 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tbsp honey or agave
- 2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tbsp raw cacao nibs – Can swap for crushed dark chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Using both of your hands, rub mixture together until all ingredients are combined and the mixture forms a dough.
- Scoop ~2 tsps of dough and roll into balls using the palms of your hands.
- Dip your fingers in water and brush over the truffle (this serves as the “glue” to adhere to the coconut flakes).
- Spread coconut flakes on a plate. Roll balls in coconut flakes until covered.
- Store in air-tight containers refrigerated for up to 5 days.
*Note- best if brought to room temperature before eating
Nutrition facts per serving (2 truffles)
Calories: 175; Total Fat: 10 gm; Saturated Fat: 4.5 gm; Cholesterol: 25 mg; Sodium: 55 mg; Carbohydrates: 11 gm; Fiber: 2 gm; Sugar: 3.5 gm; Protein: 11 gm