Healthy Candy!! Oh Yeah!
If you love a sweet treat, like I do, have no fear! I have a yummy and healthy recipe that's modeled after a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup but packed with ingredients that will actually help to heal and repair your body!
This healthy candy can function as dessert, a post-workout treat, or healthy snack for the kids. You choose!
I just tried this recipe out at a family function over the past weekend and it was a HIT!!
Protein-Packed Almond Butter Cups!!
Makes 12 HUGE Cups
For the almond butter:
1 cup almond butter (or GMO-free nut butter of your choice)
1/4 cup maple syrup (or honey)
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1 scoop Pure Paleo Protein Powder
For the chocolate:
1 cup coconut oil, melted
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup maple syrup (or honey)..to taste
1.) Line a standard muffin or mini muffin tin. The paper liners can be used alone if you don’t have a pan. First, prepare the chocolate. In a microwave proof measuring cup, melt your coconut oil. Add the vanilla, maple syrup and cocoa powder. Pour a tablespoon of the mixture into the bottom of the liners and carefully swirl each one to line the sides with chocolate. Place it in the freezer for 10 minutes to harden while you prepare the almond butter mixture.
2.) For the almond butter, combine the melted coconut oil with the almond butter,maple syrup, and protein powder until smooth. I used a food processor to combine everything but you can use a bowl and spoon as well :-). Place a spoonful of the almond butter mixture into the center of each chocolate lined cup. Leave a little gap on the sides, then pour more melted chocolate over to seal and cover the almond butter.
3.) Place in the freezer until firm, then serve.
4.) Delish!! Enjoy!!
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