Fabulous Fudge

OMG these are un-freakin-believably good. I was needing a sweet fix and was in the mood to experiment. Result: A protein packed, weight loss surgery friendly treat that you could easily slip onto your holiday party table and NO ONE will be the wiser. I promise. It's just a to die for chocolate mint fudgy confection. Taste tested by 4 non-ops all of which could not believe it when I told them what it was.

They are super easy to make too... no melting chocolate, no candy thermometers. Just mix & chill.

Shelly's Chocolate Mint Protein Fudge

1 cup Chocolate Mint Max Protein Powder
1/2 cup Ricotta Cheese
2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Vanilla)
1/2 cup Unsweetened Coconut
1/4 cup Chopped Nuts (I used Walnuts)

Toppings (optional): Unsweetened Toasted Coconut, Crushed Nuts, Crushed SF Candy Cane (I used these)

Mix all ingredients till thoroughly combined. Spread evenly into a Pyrex dish or baking pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Sprinkle with optional toppings. Place in fridge to firm for at least 3 hours before serving. Cut into squares (I get 28 - 1 1/2" squares)

Keep leftovers refrigerated. You can also freeze them (they are fab this way too) or defrost in the fridge.

I used Max Protein Chocolate Mint flavor. Soooo good. It tastes and smells like an Andes after dinner mint. You could use any Chocolate Mint Protein Powder but... treat yourself to a tub of Max. You won't be sorry. SEI Pharmaceuticals makers of Max gave me discount code to pass along to Eggface blog readers (proof I buy A LOT of Max.) Get 20% off - online purchase only. Details here.

Other Chocolate Mint Weight Loss Surgery friendly goodies:

Shelly's Chocolate Mint Protein Ice Cream Cake
Shelly's Mint Chocolate Chip Protein Ice Cream
Shelly's Mint Chocolate Chip Protein Ice Cream Bon Bons
Shelly's 5 Minute Chocolate Peppermint Protein Cake
Shelly's Mint Chocolate Chip Protein Smoothie
Shelly's Sugar Free Peppermint Bark Popcorn
Shelly's Candy Cane Cocoa