Protein Cherry Cordials {Recipe} {ToL #7}

Somehow I have neglected to share this recipe on the blog…my bad!

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I suppose I am a little late for Valentine’s Day, but perhaps this would make an Easter Treat for someone special? Note: someone special totally includes you. I won’t judge if you want to keep them all for yourself. It is a single serving recipe after all!

Healthy enough for a pre/post workout mini meal. Delicious enough for dessert. Honestly, these make a good any time treat! Macros for this single serving recipe are on par (or better than) your typical protein bar. 😉

I used one of my all time favorite protein mixes from Clutch Bodyshop. Because it is a vegan/vegetarian protein blend, it works beautifully for no-bake and baked goods alike.

When making no-bake recipes, keep in mind that adding liquid to a whey protein results in a sticky, goopy mess…unless you add enough binding agent/fat to keep it solid enough to hold its form. Adding liquid to vegan/vegetable protein blends yields a dough like consistency. There’s your mini protein food science lesson for the day!

Now, on the the recipe!

Protein Cherry Cordials:

Method:
1/ In a small microwave safe bowl, heat the almond milk, coconut butter, and stevia drops in the microwave. This should not take more than 30 seconds. Stop and stir at 15 seconds.
2/ Add the protein powder to the wet ingredients and stir to form a dough.
3/ Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces, and wrap each around a cherry.
4/ Form into a ball, or use a mini muffin mold and press to shape.
5/ Chill them in the fridge to set up some.
6/ Melt dark chocolate and use it to coat. Place on wax paper until set.
7/ Enjoy!

Notes:
*Can sub for coconut oil: I like this one.
**Use a kitchen scale to weigh ingredients for best results.
***You can make several batches and keep them in the fridge for several days or freezer for several weeks.

Macros per entire recipe: 290 kcal, 22g protein, 15g fat, 21.5g carbs. Like I said, pretty on par with a typical protein bar!

If you are a fan of the flavor combo, check out my Chocolate Covered Cherry #BOSS recipe!

| Kaci

Reader Questions:
Are you a fan of chocolate covered cherries?
What other candy would you like me to re-do into a healthy and/or high protein version?

Thanks to Amanda for hosting the linkup!

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