Somehow I have neglected to share this recipe on the blog…my bad!
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:
- 30g Clutch Bodyshop baking mix
- 1/2 TBSP Vanilla Cake Batter Coconut Butter (I also like this one)*
- 2 TBSP unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- Vanilla Cream Stevia Drops, a few drops/to taste
- 4 dark sweet cherries, pits removed (can use fresh or frozen)
- 1 oz dark chocolate
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.
*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!
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?