Sunday, October 25, 2015

Chocolate Almond Protein Truffles

Yummmm truffles. Like Ferrero Rocher... but with less calories and more protein! I think they might be better!

This is what I do when I am out of town and lazing around on a Sunday morning. Luckily my mother-in-law Ana is not only an amazing tamale maker, but she is also one of the best bakers around. She always has all the things I need stocked and ready to go! Best mother-in-law EVER!

These are really, really good. And I am thinking they are a perfect post-workout snack. Or something to take to a holiday party. Both my kids approved. Nobody will know they are not a bajillion calories!!!

Chocolate Almond Protein Truffles

Makes 8

2 tbsp oats, ground into oat flour
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I used Vega Chocolate and Greens)
4 tbsp brewed coffee
1 packet truvia (or 2 tsp non-caloric sweetener of choice)
1/8 tsp almond extract
1 cube almond bark (~3 oz)
2 tbsp almonds

Mixed oats, cocoa powder, and protein powder. Stir in brewed coffee, truvia, and almond extract. The mixture should resemble damp soil. If they are not staying together, add 1 tbsp of coffee at a time until they will hold. Form into approx 8 walnut sized balls.

Melt almond bark in a small microwave safe plate in the microwave; it took mine approx 45 seconds to melt, stirring halfway. Spread almonds onto a small plate. Drop a truffle ball into the melted almond bark using a spoon to lightly coat the ball with the almond bark. (It will not completely coat it, more like a drizzle across the top.) Immediately roll the truffle in the almonds then set aside to dry. Repeat with the rest of the truffles. Enjoy!

Nutritional Stats

Per truffle

Nutrition Facts
Servings 8.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 69
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4 g5 %
Saturated Fat 1 g7 %
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 1 mg0 %
Sodium 23 mg1 %
Potassium 40 mg1 %
Total Carbohydrate 6 g2 %
Dietary Fiber 1 g3 %
Sugars 4 g
Protein 4 g7 %
Vitamin A0 %
Vitamin C0 %
Calcium3 %
Iron5 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.