Dessert has always been the one "meal" where nutrition seems to fall short. Instead of depriving yourself, try these protein-packed desserts that will not only boost your diet, but will satisfy all your chocolate and sweet cravings. With little to no added sugar, we pack in protein with Greek yogurt, almond butter, and beans to make healthy desserts that actually taste good. From flourless decadent brownies brimming with melted chocolate chips to cookie dough you can actually eat right out of the bowl, these protein-packed desserts will have you reaching for more.
Almond Butter Chocolate Truffles
You'll never crave a store-brand peanut butter and chocolate candy again with these homemade truffles. Made with almond butter and melted dark chocolate, you can add any toppings you like such as coconut, chopped nuts, cocoa powder, or dried fruit. Make a bunch of these to save in your fridge as a quick, sweet snack that won't make you crash later.
- 1 cup unsalted, creamy almond butter
- 1/4 cup unsalted almonds
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 4 oz. dark chocolate 70-85% cacao
Blend almond butter, almonds, oats, and honey in a food processor. Once fully combined, roll into 1/2 inch balls. Line a baking sheet or glass dish that can fit in your freezer with parchment paper and let the truffles cool for 15 minutes in the fridge. Melt dark chocolate and coconut oil over a double broiler or microwave on high for 20 second increments until smooth. Cover the truffles with the melted chocolate and add any toppings. Freeze for 30 minutes to harden the chocolate. Remove from freezer and store in your fridge.
CALORIES 286; FAT 21.8g (sat 5.08g); PROTEIN 8g; FIBER 5.1g; SUGARS 6.4g; SODIUM 118mg