Holly Jolly Premier Protein Pudding Jars

This weekend I made these protein packed, delicious and super festive little pudding jars to fuel the Christmas decorating. If you fancy a little something sweet as you deck the halls this holiday dessert in a jar is just what Santa ordered...

Shelly's Holly Jolly Premier Protein Pudding Jars

6 - 4 oz. jars (or clear cups)
2 Premier Protein Bars, chopped (any flavor)
2 cups Premier Protein Shake (Ready to Drink RTD, any flavor)
1 - 1 oz. small package Sugar Free Instant Pudding Mix (dry, any flavor)
Optional: 1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Syrup (any flavor)

Spoon a layer of chopped protein bar on the bottom of each 4 oz. jar. Set aside while you mix up the protein pudding layer.

I used Premier Protein Chocolate Mint Fiber Bars. Chocolate Mint just screams holiday to me.

Pour the chilled shakes, pudding mix and optional syrup flavoring into a shaker bottle. If you choose to add a flavoring put one less Tablespoon of the shake. I sometimes change it up by adding sugar free caramel or hazelnut syrup. I used Sugar Free Vanilla Pudding and Premier Protein Vanilla Shakes. Shake for 3 minutes or until thickened slightly and place in fridge for about 5 minutes to thicken further. Spoon the thickened protein pudding on top of the crumbled protein bar base.

You can top with all sorts of things to make them festive: a squirt of Homemade No Sugar Added Whipped Cream, Nuts, Berries, Nonpareils, Crushed Sugar Free Starlight Mints, more Crumbled Protein Bar. You can make these a day in advance just don't put the festive toppings on till you serve them or better yet put out little bowls of toppings and let everyone create their own delicious masterpiece!

I love these individual jars... because well... they are super cute but they are also portable so if you want to take a neighborhood walk to look at Christmas lights, you can take this dessert with you, just screw the lid on and go. Don't forget a spoon!

We decorated the house in stages over the weekend. So Friday I cleaned and put away the pumpkins, leaves and turkeys and started dragging out all the boxes and this great big old fashioned suitcase we have full of ornaments. We are not the matching balls and ribbon, perfect color scheme, Christmas tree type of family. Our tree is like a walk through our family history. I love our tree of memories.

Saturday we carefully unwrapped each ornament. They filled every flat surface around the house. I love this part. No matter how many times we have heard the stories that go with some of our favorite ornaments we share them again or suddenly a new memory will awaken. We laugh (and sometimes shed a tear) as we remember. It's mostly laughter and smiles though and yummy snacks, let's not forget the snacks.

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