Peanut Butter Protein Treats

I am so excited about this recipe. My grandmother for years has been making my brother and I peanut butter rice crispy balls every Christmas holiday. I finally asked her for the recipe one year and was shocked to discover how sugary and fat filled they were. I’ve been wanting to re-make these as a new healthy version while still keeping the great crunchy peanut-buttery taste. At last I have succeeded! To make them even better, I added Sunwarrior Vanilla protein powder… because who wouldn’t benefit from a little added protein in their day? Oh, and totally optional here, but I added Maca powder too for an extra boost to my stamina! The hint of butterscotch taste from the Maca goes so well with the flavors here. 
Peanut Butter Protein Treats
3 cups puffed Millet or puffed Quinoa*
1 cup chunky peanut butter
1/3 cup coconut oil
3 tbls Protein Powder, preferably Vanilla flavor
1 tsp Maca powder
1/4 tsp salt
Mix together all the ingredients and roll into balls.  The mixture is sticky and may require some delicate handling in order to shape into balls. After shaping, let set in freezer for half hour before and after glazing. You can also make them into bars by spreading mixture into small sheet pan. If you are going to make them this way, double the Chocolate glaze below and spread evenly over top. Freeze to set and cut into bars. 
Chocolate Glaze
3 tbls Coconut Oil
1 tbls Cacoa Powder
1 tsp agave nectar
pinch of cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp salt
Mix all ingredients in small bowl. If making balls, dip one side of the peanut butter balls into the chocolate. If making bars, spread evenly over top. Let set in freezer for half hour to an hour. 
Keep in freezer or fridge in an air tight container.
Enjoy whenever your sweet tooth hits. 
Fast, easy, and a healthy sweet treat. 
*Puffed Quinoa contains more protein and will work well with this recipe. 
*Also you can use brown rice krispies as an alternative. 

5 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Protein Treats

  1. Thanks!!! Puffed Millet can be found in the cereal section. (Usually near the puffed rice cereal.) I got this at a local health food store but I have also seen them at A&P and Whole Foods. πŸ™‚

  2. BlueEyedBarbie: You need some sort of binder to hold the puffed cereal together…Peanut Flour should work (although, I have never used it before) but you will need to use something to make the cereal stick together. Coconut Oil is so good for you, but if its because you just don't have any maybe you can make a binder from flax and water. When you mix grounded flax seed with water and let it sit for a little bit its becomes very thick. Let me know if you decide to make them and please share your results!!! Would love to know how they turn out. πŸ™‚

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