I am currently sitting on the end of my couch with a cup of coffee while listening to the evening thunderstorm. There is nothing more relaxing than the sound rain. Grumples is cuddled up next to me, which makes this moment even better. I figured this would be a great time to catch up on blogging before I log off for the night.
On Monday afternoon, I made delicious little protein packed peanut butter cups. I have had a crazy sweet tooth for the past couple of days and I wanted to make something super yummy, but healthy at the same time. I like food that makes me feel good. These little desserts are packed with protein, vitamins, healthy fats and all kinds of healthy benefits!
I have recently partnered up with CVS to bring you healthy recipes using their convenient and healthier brands. I’m also excited to introduce you to some of my favorite healthy CVS essentials. CVS has made a huge transition into a healthy living lifestyle and I love everything they stand for.
They decided to ditch the tobacco products in 2014 and trade it in for some of our favorite brands like Annie’s, Sabra, Stacey’s, Naked and more. The Gold Emblem Abound products are my favorite.
2 Packets of CVShealth Vanilla Whey Protein
2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds
2 Tablespoons Ground Flaxseed
1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
1 Tablespoon Honey (+ some optional)
12 Ounces 60% Dark Chocolate
1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
*If you have a peanut allergy, use sunflower seed butter or a nut-free alternative!
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*want to make these super simple? cut everything but the protein powder, chocolate and peanut butter!
This recipe makes 48 little bite sized peanut butter cups.
Per peanut butter cup: 60 Calories, 4g Carbs, 3g Fat, 4g Protein, 2g Sugar, 1g Fiber
In a little mixing bowl, combine the coconut oil, honey, chia seeds, flaxseeds and peanut butter together.
I love that CVShealth carries these protein powder packets in the store. They are also great mixed with water or milk for a quick post workout shake. We used a lot of these while we were out exploring in Savannah. They have a whopping 26 grams of protein!
Add the protein packets to the mixing bowl. I had to add extra honey to help stir. You can use an elective mixer or melted coconut oil too.
The consistency will be just like cookie dough! Take a little taste test to make sure it’s perfect!
I used little candy cups for the holders. You can also use mini cupcake liners.
I melted the chocolate chips in the microwave for 45 seconds. Once the chips were slightly melted, I took them out and continued to stir until the chocolate was smooth and creamy. You don’t want to melt them all the way in the microwave or the chocolate will burn and clump.
Add about 1/2 tablespoon to the bottom of all the candy wrappers.
Roll the peanut butter balls into 1/2 tablespoon sized bites. You may have to change the size depending on how big your candy wrappers are.
Leave a little space around the peanut butter balls so that the chocolate can coat them all the way around.
Drizzle chocolate on and around the sides of the protein peanut butter balls.
You will use about 1/2 tablespoon of chocolate on the top.
Let the chocolates sit out for about one hour before diving into them!
I have been keeping them stored in a glass container on the counter!
Every bite was super delicious and sinful! If you are a peanut butter lover, you’ll fall hard for these! These are great little desserts to make for parties, the office, or for your kiddos!
Questions for you!
- What is your favorite dessert to make healthy?
- If you had to choose one or the other to give up for the rest of your life, which would it be…peanut butter or chocolate?
- What is one healthy summer essential you cannot live without?
’m proud to be working with CVS Pharmacy to help spread the word about how to #FindYourHealthy. All opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers.