This recipe is sponsored by Naked Nutrition.  I received product and compensation, but all opinions, words, pictures are my own.  Thank you to Naked Nutrition for sponsoring this post. I hope you enjoy the recipe.

I am so excited to share this recipe with you all today.  In previous What I Ate Wednesday posts you may have seen me snacking on some type of energy ball or protein bite for dessert.  And I have finally found the perfect healthy combination that satisfies my sugar cravings in these Chocolate ‘Caramel’ Protein Fudge bites.  The fudge is low in sugar and uses real clean ingredients making a delicious healthy sweet treat.

Chocolate Almond Butter 'Caramel' Protein Fudge

A Healthy Sweet Treat

First of all let me address the quotation marks around the caramel, you see there’s not real caramel in these.  Rather a combination of almond butter and honey that is a yummy healthy alternative.  I have used these two ingredients to create a ‘caramel’ before in my Healthy Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Popcorn I posted two years ago.  I love that you only need a little bit of honey to add the perfect amount of sweetness.

Chocolate Almond Butter Caramel Protein Fudge Bites

These fudge bites are also so simple to make, you just need coconut oil, almond butter, cocoa powder, Naked Whey Protein, honey, and sea salt.  You simple melt the coconut and almond butter in the microwave, then mix in the remaining ingredients and pour into a mini muffin pan, no liners necessary.  Then freeze the bites for a few hours.  Boom, you can easily whip up a rich and creamy dessert with protein and healthy fats in under 15 minutes!

Chocolate Almond Butter 'Caramel' Protein Fudge

The Naked Difference

Now lets talk protein.  There are hundreds of different protein powders out there you can choose from.  For this recipe I used Naked Nutrition Grass Fed Whey Protein Powder.  I love Naked Nutrition because their products aren’t filled with artificial sweeteners, flavors, or colors like many other proteins out there.  For me, if it’s something I’m eating everyday (and I eat two of these ever night after dinner) then I want the product to have clean ingredients.  Literally the only ingredient in Naked Whey is grass fed whey protein, how awesome!  The whey powder is also loaded with essential amino acids, glutathione, and 25 grams of clean protein per serving.  Yes it’s unflavored, but besides making this protein fudge recipe it’s easy to add flavor by using Naked Whey in a smoothie, protein bars, or other recipes.

Naked Nutrition Naked Whey Protein

Naked Nutrition also carries other proteins besides plain whey, they have flavored powders, casein powder, and vegan options.  And I am also hoping to try their powdered peanut butter next as I love adding a tablespoon to my smoothies.

Now lets get to todays recipe for these rich and creamy Chocolate ‘Caramel’ Protein Fudge Bites.

Chocolate Almond Butter 'Caramel' Protein Fudge

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Chocolate 'Caramel' Protein Fudge
 
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These Chocolate 'Caramel' Protein Fudge bites are rich and creamy and taste almost like the real thing. They are low in sugar with a punch of protein and make a great healthy dessert or snack.
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Recipe type: Healthy Dessert or Snack
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup Naked Whey Protein
  • Sea salt and extra almond butter to drizzle (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a medium microwave safe bowl combine the coconut oil and almond butter. Place in the microwave for 20 second intervals, stirring between, until the coconut oil is melted.
  2. Add the honey, cocoa powder, protein, and stir well to combine using a spoon or whisk.
  3. Evenly distribute the bites into a mini muffin pan. This recipe should make about 10-12 mini bites. Sprinkle them with sea salt if desired.
  4. Place the tray in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
  5. Then use a spoon or knife to remove each bite from the tray and enjoy or store in the freezer.
  6. I suggest drizzling a little almond butter on top before eating.

Chocolate Caramel Protein Fudge Bites

Linking up with Jenn, Laura, and Arman for What I Ate Wednesday.

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What do you eat as a healthy sweet treat?

Do you eat dessert after every meal?

Have you tried Naked Whey Protein?

16 Comments on Chocolate ‘Caramel’ Protein Fudge

  1. Stephanie @ Wholesome Paradise
    March 1, 2017 at 2:39 pm (3 months ago)

    I don’t eat dessert after every meal. I wasn’t born with a super sweet tooth like most people. But I do love a few pieces of dark chocolate after dinner every now and then. I’ve never tried Naked protein but it looks like it might be one of the few good ones out there.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      March 1, 2017 at 10:24 pm (3 months ago)

      My sweet tooth usually hits after dinner to Steph. If I don’t have one of these bites I too reach for some dark chocolate. Anything chocolaty gets me!

      Reply
  2. Emily
    March 1, 2017 at 2:41 pm (3 months ago)

    Ooh I love Naked Nutrition’s Tag Line, ‘Nothing to HIde.’ I love products that have really simple ingredients. 🙂 And this fudge sounds yummy!

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      March 1, 2017 at 10:24 pm (3 months ago)

      I know right! So many other protein powders have a paragraph of ingredients or sneaky ingredients in fine print, so not cool. Hope you’ll give the fudge a try!

      Reply
  3. Joyce @ The Hungry Caterpillar
    March 1, 2017 at 7:54 pm (3 months ago)

    I love chocolate nut butter with fruit as a healthy sweet treat. But I also just eat regular ole chocolate sometimes too. 🙂 These little fudge bites are super-cute!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      March 1, 2017 at 10:25 pm (3 months ago)

      Oh I should try chocolate smoothies to satisfy my sweet tooth at night, like a healthy chocolate milkshake. YUM!

      Reply
  4. Haley
    March 1, 2017 at 8:23 pm (3 months ago)

    These loook so good! I love almond butter. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      March 1, 2017 at 10:26 pm (3 months ago)

      I use almond butter at least twice a day, just a tab obsessed. Hope you’ll give these a try!

      Reply
  5. Sarah @ BucketListTummy
    March 2, 2017 at 11:29 am (3 months ago)

    I always need something sweet after a meal – these look so delicious!! Love the ingredients too.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      March 4, 2017 at 1:31 pm (3 months ago)

      I’m the same way, usually during the day I eat a piece of fruit but at night I NEED chocolate!

      Reply
  6. Kelli @ Hungry Hobby
    March 2, 2017 at 2:33 pm (3 months ago)

    saw these on your IG account and had to come check them out! love Naked Nutrition protein powder, definitely need to make these little bites of bliss!

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      March 4, 2017 at 1:32 pm (3 months ago)

      Yes I loved the Naked Nutrition and really hope you’ll give these a try, they are SO good!

      Reply
  7. William N. Lott
    March 3, 2017 at 6:05 am (3 months ago)

    I like baking and this recipe is so great. Thanks!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      March 4, 2017 at 1:32 pm (3 months ago)

      Hope you’ll give it a try!

      Reply
  8. Susie @ Suzlyfe
    March 3, 2017 at 7:24 pm (3 months ago)

    These are awesome! Like a Power Reese’s Cup (but with caramel, obvs)

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      March 4, 2017 at 1:35 pm (3 months ago)

      Yes exactly and even though they don’t use any chocolate they taste so chocolaty!

      Reply

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