Cookies n' Cream Protein Truffles

These little guys are the perfect snack for me when I need a little something to tide me over until my next meal. Often times, when I get home from work around 5pm and then have to go to the gym around 6pm to coach, I pop one of these truffles in my pie hole for a quick refuel and I'm good to go until I get home for my late dinner. I particularly love them because there is zero added sugar. No honey, no maple syrup, no guilt, no nothin'...they get their sweetness from my delish and super clean vanilla protein powder (SFH Pure, which comes from grass-fed cows).

Even better, in addition to not having any extra sugar, these truffles are comprised of super foods - coconut and raw cacao powder (you can also interchange for cocoa powder). I'm sure for any of you sugar-holics reading this, you're like "What the hell, these sound awful. What kind of truffle has no sugar? And super foods?! Those don't belong in treats!" Au contrair, my friends...these really are a great treat. The sugar is seriously not necessary...and I freaking love sugar. I am NOT one to leave sugar out of a recipe. And if you so oppose my lack of sugar, you can bite me. If you don't want to bite me, then just add some honey yourself...who am I to judge you for totally ruining the integrity of my recipe? HAH just kidding...I used to add syrup to my already-syrup-infused McGriddles, so whatever.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder of choice (roughly 1/3 cup, maybe a little more)
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • 3 tbsp raw cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder)
  • 1/2 cup coconut butter
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

Method

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine coconut milk, shredded coconut, protein powder, coconut flour and cacao powder. Mix until thick and rollable.
  2. Roll the mixture into bite sized balls and place in the fridge while you make your coating.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, nuke the coconut butter and oil (in 30 second increments until melted).
  4. Dip each ball in the coating and place in the fridge to harden. The coating will be thin, so you will have to repeat this step a few times until you reach your desired coating thickness. I dunked and refrigerated each three times.