I usually make these sweets as a fusion of home-made protein bars and treats for public appearances (such as parties for example) because as a trainer I can always calm my conscience by saying “come on, they’re full of protein”. I have no guilt whatsoever when I wolf them down, especially after training. This is a treat that requires neither too much patience nor extraordinary proficiency at the arts of confectionary. You just take the ingredients, which you usually have at home anyway, mix, Play-Doh, dip, cool, wait… wait… wait… (that’s probably the most stressful part), attack, gobble down and enjoy the satisfaction.
All right, the dipping phase may turn out to be a bit stressful too, partly because I hate doing the washing up afterwards and partly because I end up covered in chocolate from top to toe even if I try to do it with a fork under laboratory circumstances. But the thing is that it’s so much better covered in chocolate that I’m willing to sacrifice the few neurons I burn out on the way. I make them as beautiful as the occasion requires.
For guests I pimp them up with ground hazelnuts, shredded coconuts or chocolate coating but when I make them for myself I sometimes simply forget about all these: it’s quicker and requires less effort.
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup vanilla flavoured protein powder
- 1/4 cup rice syrup
- 100 g sugar-free white chocolate chips (paleo)
- 1. Put the ingredients into a bowl.
- 2. Roll small balls with your hands.
- 3. Melt the chocolate over simmering water, use a fork to dip the balls into the chocolate and put them on a fridge-proof plate.
- 4. To decorate you can use sprinkles or food-dyed chocolate, like I did.
- 5. Cool the balls for 1 or 2 hours in the fridge.
- 6. That’s it 🙂