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Protein Reese’s Cups Recipe- Cute, Creamy, Scrumptious

Protein Reese’s Cups Recipe! Filled with a soft, decadent-tasting-yet-low-fat peanutty dough, and smothered in rich dark (or milk) chocolate, satisfying that Nestle craving has never been easier, more ethical, or healthier. These guys are shape-shifters. Using the base recipe I’ve provided, you can mold them into anything for any occasion! Since we’re on the eve of Hallow’s Eve, pumpkins are the only appropriate option. 

Diversity;)

Holiday Shapes for Protein Reese’s Cups Recipe

Key: the first option is always the traditional Reese’s shape

Halloween- Pumpkins, ghosties, hypnotic swirl things, 2-dimensional eyeballs?

Christmas- Trees, snowflakes, mittens, buckeye balls

Valentine’s Day- Hearts.

Easter- Eggs (perhaps the easiest,) baby chicks, tulips, or, um, crosses, I guess. Y’know, if that’s your thing.

Misc.- Leprechaun hats, David’s star, kissy lips, cats

It’s the great (peanut butter) pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

Today, the HHF is introducing a new substitution category called HELP! I DON’T HAVE THAT!

So, here we go with the alternate ingredients list:

Protein Powder- extra powdered PB and double the coconut flour

Vegan Protein Powder- I know from a friend that vanilla whey protein works with this recipe, but you need to dial back the milk by 2 tablespoons. I do not endorse this option and cannot vouch for other animal-based protein products.

Powdered Peanut Butter- Use 30-34g of protein powder (soy or Orgain, respectively,) double the coconut flour, and add 1-2 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter. This will boost the fat, but hey, I’m not judging.

Coconut Flour- NO SUBS. DON’T TRY IT.

Sweetener- Replace 3 tablespoons of vegan milk with maple syrup, agave, or (disappointed sigh) honey. Coconut sugar works too, but add the liquid incrementally so it doesn’t turn into blondie batter.

Nondairy milk- any liquid will work here, really. I have not tried nor agree with the use of dairy, but I am convinced it will not affect the recipe quality.

Chocolate- Carob chips or dip the plain peanut eggs in Double Fudge Hummus!

Peanut Allergy? Try powdered chocolate almond butter powder and add 1 tablespoon of maca powder. The latter is almost uncanny in how peanut buttery it tastes!

After these, welcome holiday flavors with these Cookie Butter Protein Bars♥

Protein Reese’s Cups Recipe

WHAT YOU’RE GONNA NEED:
  • 1/4 cup (20-23g) soy protein powder OR Orgain
  • 1/4 cup (24g) powdered peanut butter*
  • 1.5 tablespoons (11g) coconut flour
  • 6 tablespoons (80mL) nondairy milk**
  • Low-volume sweetener of choice: 1/2 teaspoon liquid stevia extract OR 3 tablespoons granulated monk fruit
  • 3 squares (21g) vegan dark chocolate, at least 70% cacao
  • Optional decor: sea salt, crushed nuts, tiny white chocolate chips, apricot bits
WHAT YOU’RE GONNA DO:
  1. Using a sturdy fork, fluff the protein powder, peanut flour, and coconut flour around in a cereal-sized bowl.
  2. Once it smells like Skippy, add the leche (milk) and sweetener(s). It might seem too thin initially, but wait about ten seconds, and the absorbent ingredients will slurp up every drop. You might even need to add another tablespoon.
  3. Smush out the clumps until you have a uniform PB Play-Doh that Goldilocks would approve of; not too dry, not too moist. Roll into bolds or press into molds.
  4. Freeze the shapes for a few minutes, just long enough to melt the chocolate.
  5. Dip, coat, freeze again, and store in the FRIDGE.

INFO DE NUTRITION: 350 calories for the whole batch | 31g protein (not kidding) | 11g fiber | 16g fat

*I LOVE PBFIT! That brand is affordable and has no added sugar. Plus, the macros are better than PB2, the most well-known low-fat peanut product.

**The amount is iffy. This is what works for my recipe exactly as written, without a single substitution. When it comes to liquid, just remember: you can always add, but you can never remove.

Bonus: IRON! These are perfect fitness snacks. I mean, they lack carbs, so eat ’em with a banana or something, but y’know, pump your muscles and eat chocolate.

Best Dishes,

The Hippie Happy Foodist™

6 Comments

    1. Welcome! Be sure to try some recipes;)

  1. Just tried these! I forgot to add sweetener but it was ok bc my protein powder was sweetened!!! I’m on keto btw and I love how inclusive of all diets you are!!!

    1. Why thank you! I appreciate the compliment.

  2. Yay! Now I can have reese’s eggs and trees again after dairy allergy got diagnosed. Do these half to be stored in the refridgerator?

  3. how can i vote on the recipe? i made it today my family loves them. Turkey sells a lot of peanut flour

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