Bite-sized Protein Peanut Butter Cups

Serves 9

30 Minute Prep Time

By Bridgette Clare, RHN on May 11, 2015 , categorized in Dessert, Snacks

Want a protein-rich snack or dessert? Have a peanut butter cup! Yes, you read that right: a peanut butter cup, made with Vega Sport Performance Protein.

 

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp peanut butter (or your fav nut butter – I’ve made these the cashew and almond butter too)
  • ½-1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 serving Vanilla Vega Sport® Performance Protein
  • 1 ½ cup vegan chocolate chips
  • Optional: chopped peanuts (or your fav nut) and sea salt

Preparation

  1. Stirring constantly, melt the peanut butter and coconut oil together over a double boiler. Once incorporated, remove from heat and stir in Protein & Greens until smooth. Set aside.

  2. Temper chocolate: Reserve 1/3 of the chocolate chips. Melt remaining 2/3 over a double boiler. Once melted, remove from heat and stir in remaining chocolate chips. Stir until fully melted and mixed. This will ensure an even consistency and that the chocolate sets.

  3. Add a layer of chocolate to the bottom of 12 mini (6 regular) silicon cupcake liners.

  4. Roll peanut butter mixture into small balls. Flatten them into disks and place in the chocolate-lined silicon molds or muffin liners before coating with chocolate.

  5. Optional: lightly sprinkle chopped peanuts and sea salt on each cup.

  6. Store in the freezer for at least 20 minutes or until ready to serve.

Bridgette Clare, RHN

A Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), Certified Raw Foods Chef and Vega Product Specialist, Bridgette Clare works at Vega as the Customer Experience Team Lead. Bridgette is passionate about making food fun and accessible. She believes what we eat has a huge impact on how we feel and whole heartedly supports a holistic approach to nutrition. Experimenting in the kitchen, sharing new recipes and enjoying new culinary experiences with friends is what she’s all about. Fun fact: Bridgette is always seeking out fun ways to stay active—trying out everything from circus school to testing out her indoor cycling teacher abilities!

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