Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Snack for Santa

I make a plain chocolate version of these truffles but OMG I added Click Espresso Protein Powder to the mix and WOW these are scary good!


They have been served to many non-ops NONE of which can believe they are a protein packed weight loss surgery friendly treat. So leave a few out for Santa on Christmas Eve.

Shelly's Espresso Protein Truffles

2 Scoops Click Espresso Protein Powder
3 Scoops Chocolate Protein Powder
1/2 cup Ricotta Cheese
1/2 cup Almond Butter
1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Vanilla)
1/4 cup Chopped Nuts (I used a combo of Pecans, Walnuts and Pistachios)

Toppings (optional): Unsweetened Toasted Coconut, Crushed Nuts, SF Pudding Mix, more Protein Powder, Unsweetened Cocoa, Crushed SF Candy Cane.

Mix all ingredients till thoroughly combined. Roll into walnut size balls. Roll in unsweetened Toasted Coconut (or other topping choice.) Place in fridge to firm before serving. Keep leftovers refrigerated. You can also freeze them and defrost in the fridge as needed. Makes about 25.

Highlights of the Day:

* I MUST have one of these parties next year... an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party. I'm going to collect some sweaters just in case someone comes not wearing one. Sooooo if you are invited you better wear one or you'll be wearing one I select for you and you know that will be seriously scary. There will be prizes for the ugliest. LOL.

* I am an 80's old school Atari girl (River Raid, Pitfall, an undisputed Pac-Man Goddess) and I've never really wanted a Nintendo Wii or any of the new game systems until I saw this game. It looks soooo fun.

* I have so many dishes floating around in my head to make. I really got inspired cooking with Gail the other day. Food porn should abound till well into the New Year. Heads up: Tomorrow's entry is INCREDIBLE.

Listening to: Dean Martin "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" I took my walk after it got dark last night and checked out the Christmas light displays. There were some really pretty ones. The house on the corner keeps adding stuff and I swear is gonna blow our neighborhood circuit :) Total Clark Griswold.


Melting Mama said...

Mrs Claus will likey dese.

kristij said...

Hey..where can you buy Click..These sound wonderful!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hey Kristi,

If you are in California I understand some Costco's are carrying it.


Katie said...

I bow down and call you blessed! These are so dang tasty it should be wrong! Thanks so much for this great recipe!

Jennifer said...

will this recipe work with all chocolate protein powder? i am scared of the espresso flavor. i dont like cold coffee, so i wouldnt ever drink it.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Jennifer, Yup all chocolate will work fine or I have another chocolate version link in the entry first few lines.

Hope you enjoy them!

nikki said...

These sound yummy@

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Nikki, If you are entering the giveaway be sure to enter on the giveaway blog entry :)

Samantha said...

Where on earth do you get Sugar Free Candy canes? That sounds like an oxy moron LOL


Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hey Sam, Last year I found them at Walgreens and Rite Aid. They are available online too. Most stores carry Sugar Free Peppermint Starlight Mints (the rounds ones) they can be used too of course ;)

Amanda said...

I also mixed in some sugar free chocolate chips... Yummy!! I may even roll a few in some chic chips next time!!

Anonymous said...

Have you tried with peanut butter? I have plenty of that around and want to try this recipe soon!

Barbara said...

I had to improvise as my husband despises coffee and I don't have espresso powder or almond butter. I used peanut butter, the chocolate protein powder, and salted caramel protein powder as subs. They turned out great! Even my picky eater loves them! I will be doing this with almond butter but didn't have any so I thought I'd do a test run. Thank you Shelly for another yummy recipe!

Barbara said...

I just tried another spin on this that turned out great. My mother in law makes peanut butter balls which are wonderful but LOADED with sugar so I modified this recipe and made a healthy version! Sub peanut butter protein powder for the protein powder listed in the recipe and natural, no sugar added peanut butter. I used vanilla sf pudding mix for the "coating" and you could add about a tbsp of xylitol if you prefer them sweeter.