Prot: 6 g, Carbs: 4 g, Fat: 11 g, Cal: 133

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We’re finishing up our first Reader Request Week with these Chocolate and Peanut Butter Protein Buckeyes!

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I recently spent a weekend with my good friend Emily and her family. I was excited that they were open to me cooking up some protein treats for them! By the end of the weekend, Emily had offered lots of recipe ideas for me to makeover. So I couldn’t have a Reader Request Week without making a recipe for her! Emily, these Protein Buckeyes are for you!

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Traditional buckeyes call for butter and confectioner’s sugar, so I had some work to do! I used some butterscotch flavoring to replace the butter flavor, and I found the protein powder to be sweet enough (although you can always add some stevia). I used stevia in the chocolate coating to keep the carbs down, as well. If you liked my Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Eggs, you’ll love these, too!

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And check out Emily’s blog, Adventures in Siegerville. She writes about running, being a foster mom, and her awesome thrift store finds. Oh, and there are cat pics. She has two cute, fluffy kitty cats. :)

Is there a recipe you’d like me to makeover? Submit your requests through the Recipe Makeover page!

Protein Buckeyes
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 6
  • Serving size: 1 piece
  • Calories: 133
  • Fat: 11g
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 6g
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Total time: 
Makes 6 pieces.
Ingredients
Inside:
Coating:
Instructions
  1. Mix the peanut butter, water, and flavorings.
  2. Add protein powder.
  3. Line a small tray with parchment paper.
  4. Form the peanut butter protein mix into little balls, and place on the parchment-lined tray.
  5. Put them in the freezer for a few minutes, and mix the ingredients for the chocolate coating.
  6. Remove peanut butter balls from the freezer, and insert a toothpick into each.
  7. Holding them by the toothpick, dip each in the chocolate coating and place back on parchment-lined tray.
  8. Place the tray in the freezer for a few minutes, then repeat the previous step, giving each piece a double coating of chocolate.
  9. Remove toothpicks, and smooth over the hole with your finger.
  10. Freeze for a few minutes more to set.
  11. Enjoy! and store in the refrigerator.
Notes
A note about substitutions: If you use whey protein in place of the Warrior Blend protein, you'll need less water and you'll want to freeze them a little longer (~15 minutes) before dipping in the chocolate coating. You can use cocoa powder in place of the cacao powder. You can also substitute other natural sweeteners in place of the stevia.