Did you over-do it with the sweets on Valentine’s Day like I did? *sigh*
Yep, I over-indulged…Brock got me chocolate, I made a cake, we had ice cream, some Reese’s…all that on top of a homemade dinner of Lobster, bacon-wrapped asparagus, bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers, and baked sweet potatoes with cinnamon honey butter. Yes, there were two bacon-wrapped sides included in our special dinner! It’s not a ‘special’ dinner with out double-bacon, right? I think the only thing ‘healthy’ was the sweet potato…however it had a lot of butter on top!
I believe life is all about balance. Anyone who knows me knows I love chocolate. It’s a huge weakness of mine. If chocolate was healthy I would be one of the healthiest people on the planet. Haha!
So I’ve been trying to think up a healthier alternative to some of my favorite guilty pleasures. On a normal day I will try to have a protein shake or protein smoothie in place of breakfast or lunch. I personally love the Shakeology chocolate protein powder. It’s uber healthy and packed full of all the best ingredients and nutrients. Plus it tastes yummy! Since Reese’s are my all-time favorite candy I decided to try to make them using my Shakeology protein powder and peanut butter! I do not expect this to taste *just* like a Reese’s, just a little treat to get me by whenever I want something chocolatey and sweet.
So here’s what I did to make these goodies…
- Chocolate Shakeology (or your favorite chocolate protein powder)
- Water – about 8 tbsps
- 4 TBS PB2 – peanut butter powder with 2 tbsps water
- Place two scoops of chocolate Shakeology in a small bowl.
- Mix in the water. It will be kind of thick, somewhat like a pudding.
- Place cupcake liners in a muffin pan.
- Scoop a small spoonful of the protein powder into each muffin liner. Place in the freezer for about 10 minutes to set slightly. (You will use 1/2 of the mixture now, save the other 1/2 for the topping)
- Mix the PB2 and 2 tablespoons of water.
- Take the muffin tin out of freezer and top each with the PB2 mixture. Spread to cover each one.
- Top with the remainder of the protein powder mixture.
- Place in fridge or freezer to set. Best kept in the fridge and eaten within a couple days.
These little treats are so much healthier than the alternative. I’ve broken down the nutrient info per serving (1 piece). This recipe makes 8 mini chocolate peanut butter cups.
Less than 50 calories per piece, 4 g net carbs and 5.2 g protein!
Hope you try them! If you do, let me know how they turned out!
Did you make these?