I am so excited about this recipe. My grandmother for years has been making my brother and I peanut butter rice crispy balls every Christmas holiday. I finally asked her for the recipe one year and was shocked to discover how sugary and fat filled they were. I've been wanting to re-make these as a new healthy version while still keeping the great crunchy peanut-buttery taste. At last I have succeeded! To make them even better, I added Sunwarrior Vanilla protein powder... because who wouldn't benefit from a little added protein in their day? Oh, and totally optional here, but I added Maca powder too for an extra boost to my stamina! The hint of butterscotch taste from the Maca goes so well with the flavors here.
Peanut Butter Protein Treats
3 cups puffed Millet or puffed Quinoa*
1 cup chunky peanut butter
1/3 cup coconut oil
3 tbls Protein Powder, preferably Vanilla flavor
1 tsp Maca powder
1/4 tsp salt
Mix together all the ingredients and roll into balls. The mixture is sticky and may require some delicate handling in order to shape into balls. After shaping, let set in freezer for half hour before and after glazing. You can also make them into bars by spreading mixture into small sheet pan. If you are going to make them this way, double the Chocolate glaze below and spread evenly over top. Freeze to set and cut into bars.
3 tbls Coconut Oil
1 tbls Cacoa Powder
1 tsp agave nectar
pinch of cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp salt
Mix all ingredients in small bowl. If making balls, dip one side of the peanut butter balls into the chocolate. If making bars, spread evenly over top. Let set in freezer for half hour to an hour.
Keep in freezer or fridge in an air tight container.
Enjoy whenever your sweet tooth hits.
Fast, easy, and a healthy sweet treat.
*Puffed Quinoa contains more protein and will work well with this recipe.
*Also you can use brown rice krispies as an alternative.