No-Bake Chocolate Almond Protein Truffles Recipe

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The fall season can sometimes corner us into bad habits. It’s a time period with holidays and celebrations focused on eating copious amounts of food, candy, and desserts.

This time of year comes with the pressure to eat.

Oh come on, it’s the holidays.

Whether it’s the office bowl of candy sitting near your desk at work for Halloween, the office Thanksgiving potluck with towers of cookies and pie, or the Christmas-themed, sugar-filled coffee drinks from your favorite coffee shop, many of us tend to lose focus during this season.

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It’s a time where keeping track of your macronutrients tends to get thrown out the window and a holiday bulk can sometimes get out of control. While you don’t have to track every dollup of whipped cream on your pumpkin pie or make sure grandma used coconut oil rather than vegetable oil when she made your favorite cookies, making a conscious effort to stay on track with your goals during the holiday season is important.

One of the easiest ways to stay on track and satisfy your sweet tooth is to make healthy, macronutrient-rich desserts that both taste good and fit into your daily nutritional intake.

With this no-bake, chocolate and almond protein truffle recipe you will be able to get the holiday candy you deserve while staying on track with your daily macronutrient intake. Using only 6 ingredients and no baking involved, this is a sweet treat you can keep at home or bring to a holiday party for others to enjoy.

Brently Rousset shows you how to make high protein, no bake protein truffles.

No-Bake Chocolate Almond Protein Truffle

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup MTS Whey Iso Chocolate (or flavor of your choice)
  • ½ cup Ground Almonds
  • 2 tbs. Coconut Flour
  • ¼ cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 tbs. Peanut Butter
  • ¼ cup Dark Chocolate Chips

Instructions:

  1. Combine your ground almonds and protein in a bowl and mix together.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix together until all ingredients are mixed together. The dough will be a little sticky. If it’s too wet or too sticky add a little more flour.
  3. Form the dough into small truffle balls and place on a plate or baking pan lined with wax or parchment paper. Dough will make approximately 7-8 truffle balls. Put your plate of balls to the side for the time being.
  4. Melt the dark chocolate chips in the microwave or using a double boiler. Drizzle the melted dark chocolate on top of your truffle balls, covering the top half of the candies.
  5. Place your tray in the freezer for approximately an hour to allow the candies to harden up. If you’d rather the truffles be soft and cold and not have a hard, crunchy texture you can also place them in the refrigerator.

Place a protein truffle in your mouth and enjoy!

Macronutrient Profile

This macronutrient profile is for the entire batch:

  • Calories: 865
  • Fats: 56 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 72 grams
  • Protein: 50 grams

Macronutrient profile for each truffle (if divided into 8):

  • Calories: 108
  • Fat: 7 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 9 grams
  • Protein: 6.25 grams

The Truffle Shuffle

At just over 100 calories these protein-packed truffles don’t break the macro-bank and allow you to indulge on a delicious, chocolate treat. So, when you are thinking about all the cookies and candy you want to stuff your face with this holiday season, think again, and give these healthy protein truffles a try.

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Name: Brently Rousset

Bio: Born, raised, and currently residing in beautiful San Diego, CA, I've been around some form of fitness almost my entire life. My mom was an aerobics teacher at the local gym when I was in elementary school through middle school. My dad had a full home gym in the garage and raced mountain bikes professionally through my high school years. My parents engrained the importance of health and fitness into me from a young age. I started playing soccer in my elementary days only to leave it behind for my true loves of basketball and surfing.