These protein "truffles" are so simple and quick to make we're sure they will become a family favourite! They are portable, healthy and oh-so-tasty! Plus, they are endlessly customizable by varying the spices, extracts, and other add-ins, or by giving them a chic coating of chia seeds, cocoa powder, or chopped nuts. These are the perfect 'treat' for your Easter gathering - or any occasion - with they're candy-like appeal and bite-size egg shape. YUM!
Yield: Makes about 12 1-inch eggs
Suggested Coatings (optional):
–If you prefer, mix up to 3 tablespoons of any of the suggested coatings directly into the dough instead of using as a coating.
–A box of these beauties makes a great hostess gift or present in general, especially to the fitness and health foodie friends in your life!
Store in an airtight container. REFRIGERATOR: 1 week FREEZER: 3 months in airtight container; thaw 15 minutes
CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN EGGS
Use peanut butter for the nut butter and chocolate protein powder in place of the vanilla protein powder. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened, natural cocoa powder (not Dutch process) and 1 1/2 tablespoons water along with the honey.
MOCHA JAVA EGGS
Use chocolate protein powder in place of the vanilla protein powder. Add 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder, dissolved in 2 teaspoons warm water, along with the honey.
GINGERBREAD PROTEIN BALLS
Use 3 tablespoons dark (cooking) molasses for the sweetener and add 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, and 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves along with the protein powder.
SNICKERDOODLE PROTEIN EGGS
Add 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg along with the protein powder. Add 3 tablespoons chopped raisins to the dough before rolling into balls. Roll the balls in finely chopped toasted pecans or walnuts.
I'm Natatia Gemmell. No matter how busy life gets, eating well and exercising is always a priority! I LOVE fitness, and I teach my clients how to stay on the health & fitness path by exercising, eating better and staying healthy!