Protein Peanut Butter Cups

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it a thousand times again. Chocolate + Peanut Butter = the Best. Thing. EVER! Let’s get real…I don’t really trust people if they don’t like that combo…seriously! 😉

Protein Peanut Butter Cups

A few weeks ago, I fell off the healthy bandwagon just a bit. You know, it’s summer time, the milkshakes are looking good and it’s easy to have a few more beers than normal. And, you know what, it’s perfect!

As a lover of balance in my life, a little extra sugary goodness is welcomed. BUT! There’s a limit. So, enter Protein Peanut Butter Cups.

Protein Peanut Butter Cups

That’s right folks, a healthier peanut butter cup that’ll give a slight boost to the day without losing that flava combo we are all drooling over! Or is that just me?

Have I told you about my slight obsession with chia seeds recently? No? Don’t worry, I have one.

I’m sneaking them into everything and these cups were no different.

Protein Peanut Butter Cups

Nom nom nom.

And the best part – they melt slightly. I don’t know what it is about summer and chocolate but I’m a believe that it’s suppose to melt slightly. It’s hot in the south! What do you expect!

Don’t worry, you don’t need a bib, it’s not that messy! They’ll melt in your mouth to satisfy that sweet tooth.

Anyways…these little powerhouses have protein powder and peanut butter powder in them so you can bet they pack a punch. Maybe a post workout snack? Maybe more of an anytime snack? Or an ‘I thought about going to the gym so that counts, right?’ kinda snack….Whatever boat you’re in, I have a feeling you’re gonna love it!

Give it a whirl and let me know what ya think!

Protein Peanut Butter Cups

Ingredients

– 1/2 cup almond milk
– 1 large scoop of your favorite chocolate protein powder
– 10-12 oz of dark chocolate (or milk if you prefer)
– 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
– 1 tablespoon flax seeds
– 1/3 cup peanut butter powder
– 3-4 tablespoon water

Directions
1.) In a microwave safe bowl, heat the chocolate and milk until you can stir smooth. Do this in 30-second intervals so that you don’t burn it. Burnt chocolate = no beuno
2.) Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, stir in the protein powder until it’s incorporated.
3.) In a separate bowl, stir together the chia seeds, flax seeds, peanut butter powder & water until it’s all incorporated.
4.) Line a muffin tin with muffin papers.
5.) Drizzle in enough chocolate into the bottom of each paper.
6.) Put a small spoonful of the peanut butter mixture into the center of each of them.
7.) Top the cups with the rest of the chocolate until the peanut butter is covered.
8.) Place in the fridge until the chocolate sets. You can store them in an airtight container in the fidge for a few weeks.

Your Turn!
How do you remake some favorite candy?
Do you sneak protein into snacks or dessert?

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