Hemp Protein Truffles
When I was handed my first protein truffle a few weeks ago, I was hesitant. We were in the heyday of Christmas sweets and another truffle, especially one that boasted protein powder, wasn’t that appealing. But, I took one for the team and am I ever glad I did.
You probably wouldn’t want to sit down to a whole plate of these, but they are tasty and deliver approximately 2 grams of complete protein (from the hemp protein powder) and 3 grams of dietary fiber per truffle. This is a great way to get more protein and fiber for people who aren’t into smoothies and need a little extra boost. These truffles would be a fabulous treat/snack to take along when you’re on the go and make a perfect post-workout recovery snack.
This recipe uses our Hemp Protein Powder, but you can use any plain protein powder (such as our whey or soy protein powders) you like in this recipe with good results. I recommend staying away from flavored powders, as they may be too sweet to use in this recipe.
- ¼ cup chopped Medjool Dates (about 7 dates)
- ¼ cup Bob’s Red Mill Hemp Protein Powder
- 2 Tbsp Rolled Oats
- 1 Tbsp Coconut Flour
- ¼ cup Milk or Non-Dairy Milk Alternative
- 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
- 2/3 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
- 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
Line a small dish with waxed paper and set aside.
In a food processor, combine dates, protein powder, oats, coconut flour, milk and maple syrup. Process until a smooth paste forms, stopping and scraping down the sides as needed.
Portion the mixture into 10 pieces, about 1 Tbsp each, and shape into balls; set aside.
In a small saucepan, combine chocolate and coconut oil. Heat over medium-low until the chocolate has melted, stirring to combine well. Remove the mixture from the heat and let cool about 5 minutes.
Using a fork, lower each truffles into the chocolate mixture to coat. Let any excess chocolate drip off before transferring the finished truffle to the prepared dish.
Transfer the dish to the freezer until the chocolate sets, about 20 minutes. Makes 10 truffles.
Each truffle contains: Calories: 150, Calories from Fat: 60, Total Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 4.5g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 10mg, Total Carbohydrates: 24g, Dietary Fiber: 3g, Sugars: 19g, Protein: 2g.
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