Valentine's Day means two things: cuddles and calories. Trade in the latter for guilt-free protein truffles. Grow your love, and your gains, with this recipe!
- ¼ cup(s) chocolate protein powder
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 tbsp natural almond butter
- ⅛ cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
- ¼ cup unsweetened coconut milk
- ½ tsp rum extract
- 4 square dark chocolate
- Mix all of the filling ingredients in a big bowl. Pay attention to the flavor of the batter and tweak to fit your loved one's tastes. If they like Nutella, for example, use hazelnut butter and a really chocolatey whey protein powder, like Cellucor. If your partner is the first to dive into a Reese's cup, add peanut butter to the batter. You can even throw in a handful of almonds!
- Once you achieve the right texture, shape the batter into eight balls and set them aside. Remember that if your batter is too sticky to shape, you should add a bit more cocoa powder. If it's too dry or crumbly, add a bit more milk.
- Melt your dark chocolate by sticking it in the microwave or, if you're feeling fancy, melt it in a bain marie, which is just a glass bowl on top of a pot of boiling water.
- When your dark chocolate has melted, dunk the balls in them and transfer them to a plate or chopping board that's covered in foil or baking paper. This will help prevent the balls from sticking when you unmold them.
- Finally, top your truffles with melted white chocolate (optional, but awesome), chopped nuts, chocolate flakes, or coconut flakes!