Prot: 6 g, Carbs: 4 g, Fat: 5 g, Cal: 92
What does a protein baker bring to a cocktail party thrown by her fit friends? Irish Cream Protein Chocolates!
My friends at Music Makers NY are big fans of my protein treats. They recently threw a cocktail party at their home, and I was trying to think of what I should bring. I knew their bar would be stocked, so I decided on protein chocolates. I had some Baileys on hand, and these Irish Cream Protein Chocolates were born!
Thinking I was going to make cream filled chocolates (like my Key Lime Protein Chocolates), I was surprised to see that when I mixed the Irish cream and whey, it formed a dough. So I went with it! I wanted something a little creamier for the chocolate filling, though, so I used a higher ratio of Baileys to whey there.
I sometimes use a simple raw chocolate coating, but here I wanted to try adding some whey in the coating. It did make for a good coating, but it looked a little grainier than the raw chocolate. So I sliced each piece in half, and presented them that way.
These were a big hit at the cocktail party! A great way to get a boost of protein with a taste of Irish cream. Give these Irish Cream Protein Chocolates a try!
- Serves: 8
- Serving size: 1 piece (1/8 recipe)
- Calories: 92
- Fat: 5g
- Carbohydrates: 4g
- Sugar: 2g
- Fiber: 0g
- Protein: 6g
- ½ cup natural vanilla whey protein powder (45g)
- 3 tablespoons Baileys Irish Cream (44ml)
- 2 tablespoons natural chocolate whey protein powder (11g)
- 1½ tablespoons Baileys Irish Cream (22ml)
- Make the vanilla layer by mixing the Baileys and vanilla whey. It will form a dough.
- Place the dough on a piece of parchment paper and fold the parchment over. Press down.
- Using the parchment (by folding and pressing), shape the dough into a rectangle.
- Freeze for about 5 mintues while you mix the ingredients for the chocolate layer.
- Remove the vanilla layer and cut in half.
- Spread the chocolate layer over half the vanilla dough.
- Cover with remaining vanilla dough.
- Freeze for 10 minutes to set.
- Meanwhile, mix the ingredients to make the chocolate coating.
- Remove the triple layer dough from the freezer, and cut into 8 pieces.
- Dip each in the chocolate coating, and place back on parchment.
- Freeze for about 5 minutes to set.
- Slice in half (if desired), and enjoy!