Protein PnB Bites
Needing something to munch on between meals I found myself scurrying like a mouse into the kitchen. From the fridge, to the pantry, back to the fridge. Not finding what I needed, or for that point anything I could eat (I haven’t been shopping yet), I returned to my mouse hole with my head bowed and my tail between my legs.
I needed a snack. I needed it fast. What ever was I going to do?
5 minutes later with the brain on autopilot – demanding energy, I was forced to scavenge again. I scurried back into the kitchen once again to complete the same pointless, animalistic, hunger dance.
I had to whip up something quickly to satisfy my brain for fear of not getting any work done.
And…Protein PnB Bites were my saviour!
I made them in less than 15 minutes and the end result was this pretty, blob of goodness. I say blob, because its not a perfectly shaped round ball. But I like it for its imperfections. They seem somewhat tastier for their ability to just sit there in their blob of chocolatey goodness without apology or regret. “Yes I am a blob. Take me as I am.”
The other positive about these PnB Bites, is that you can only really eat 1 or 2 before your satiety metre hits its peak. An instant hit of energy, protein and flavour, so you can get on with your day without repeating those pesky hungry mouse antics.
So what are you waiting for? Get out of mouse mode and get your PnB Bite on!
- 6 TB Peanut Butter, Organic (literally peanuts only, no sugar or additives - please don't use one of the commercial brands)
- 1/2 C Protein Powder (vanilla or neutral)
- 2-3 TB Almond Milk (some protein powders suck up the juice so to speak so go by the feel of the mixture. If you can make balls out of the mixture and squeeze them together nicely, then 2 TB is fine. If they crumble however, you may need to add an extra tablespoon).
- 1/2 C Cacao Powder
- 1/2 C Cacao Butter, melted slightly
- 3 TB Rice Malt Syrup (or honey) *add 1-2 TB more if you prefer it sweeter
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract, pure
- Optional - almond slivers
- 1. Mix the filling ingredients together in a bowl and set aside
- 2. In a separate bowl, mix together the topping ingredients until smooth
- 3. Make tablespoon sized balls of the filling and roll between the hands
- 4. Dip the balls into the chocolate mixture using a toothpick and place onto a tray lined with baking paper
- 5. Place in the fridge for 15 - 20 minutes
- 6. Eat as you so desire!
- If you want to add almond to the centre, simply do so before you roll them. You can also opt to roll the chocolate covered bites in shredded coconut for something different!
- If you have chocolate leftover, pour them into cupcake liners and stick them in the fridge for a chocolate snack.