Peanut Butter Protein Truffles

Friday, March 06, 2015

I shared my snack of peanut butter protein truffles on Instagram the other day and got quite a response. I was planning already to share them here on the blog, but that certainly expediated the process.

So what are they exactly? They're my sugar-free combattant to chocolate ooey-gooeyness cravings; they're good for you, but even better they taste good (so much of healthy food does not, and honestly, I have little incentive to enjoy anything I don't like the taste of - save the green drink, which I oddly love even though most do not.) They aren't immensely sweet, but they have that incomparable flavour of peanut-butter-and-chocolate, with the crisp twang of salt to enliven the impression.

-1/4 cup raw peanut butter (Publix have an amazing, fresh ground sort, if they're in your area. If not, I'm sure there are other brands at places like Whole Foods/etc.)
-3 or so tablespoons cocoa powder (depends on how chocolatey you want them)
-2 tablespoons of honey
-1/4 teaspoon of sea salt, plus a pinch for garnish.

-Combine all ingredients until it forms a smooth, thick paste.
-Roll into balls, about the size of grape tomatoes. Or, if you're one of those that loves cookie dough (been there, done that), it's perfectly safe to eat raw with a spoon (or on toast. Divine.)
-Refrigerate 4+ hours; preferably overnight.
-Sprinkle with sea salt & enjoy.
-Optional: roll in cocoa powder for a richer flavour.

These are great to hit those afternoon sweet-tooth cravings with a cup of coffee, or as an after-dinner treat with a glass of milk.

This is just the basic recipe, and I see it as the sort of square-one of peanut butter truffles. I'm already planning to try them with shredded, unsweetened coconut rolled in, or chopped walnuts, or cinnamon, for a special kick. Opportunites are endless - so get creative & show me what you come up with!
And, as always, tag me on Instagram/Twitter/etc and use the hashtag #inthepink so I can see your photos, be inspired, and probably head back into the kitchen to make another batch.



  1. This sounds amazing. Peanut butter is the best thing that was ever invented, and whoever first mixed it with chocolate was a genius. ;) I will have to try this soon.

    1. Peanut butter and chocolate were a match made in heaven. Let me know if you like it!


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