Mmmmm, chocolate. Like most, I love some good dark chocolate which is partly why this recipe is a double chocolate one. I enjoy having protein balls (or energy bites) on hand for a quick snack to help keep blood sugar balanced. A lot of the time, I’ll make them oat or coconut flour based. This one is mostly protein powder based and uses raw cacao as the fibre rich ingredient.
Raw Cacao is important for this recipe not only for the fibre it contains but it’s also not processed like a traditional cocoa powder. Instead, it remains rich in minerals like magnesium and iron making these truffles nutritious as well as delicious.
Collagen powder is another powerhouse in this recipe, providing additional protein as well as muscle building amino acids. Collagen is an excellent supplement to add to any diet. This amino acid rich supplement helps enhance our hair, skin and nails as well as our joints, digestive system, muscles and all our connective tissues.
- 2/3 cup raw cacao powder (I use Bulletproof)
- 2 scoops of your favourite vanilla whey protein*
- 1/4 cup collagen powder (I used Organika collagen)
- Pinch of Himalayan pink salt (can add more for a salty chocolate flavour)
- 2 tbsp natural almond butter (use a seed butter to make them nut free)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup raw honey
- 3 tbsp chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life mini chips)
- Combine cacao powder, protein powder, collagen and sea salt in a bowl. Stir to combine.
- Combine almond butter, coconut oil and honey in a small microwave safe bowl or sauce pot. If microwaving, melt for 45 seconds. If using the stove top, turn heat to low and stir until everything is melted.
- Pour the liquid mixture into the dry and stir until everything is combined and there is a consistent colour.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Scoop by the teaspoon onto a parchment lined baking try.
- Place truffles in the fridge for half an hour to set.**
- Yields 22 truffles. Store in fridge in an airtight container
*I made this recipe with a whey protein. Specifically, a fermented Greek yogurt protein. I have not tried it with a vegan protein. If you choose a vegan protein, you’ll likely have to add additional liquid to the mixture as plant proteins require more liquids to get the same texture.
**If you’d like a softer, more traditional truffle texture allow the truffles to cool on the counter for at least an hour and store at room temp in an airtight container. Will keep at least a week, if they last that long!
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