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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.
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.
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!
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 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.
- 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)
- 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.
- Add the honey, cocoa powder, protein, and stir well to combine using a spoon or whisk.
- 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.
- Place the tray in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
- Then use a spoon or knife to remove each bite from the tray and enjoy or store in the freezer.
- I suggest drizzling a little almond butter on top before eating.
Linking up with Jenn, Laura, and Arman for What I Ate Wednesday.A rich creamy healthy sweet treat with these Chocolate 'Caramel' Protein Fudge Bites @nkdnutritioninc Click To Tweet
What do you eat as a healthy sweet treat?
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