Peanut Butter Protein No-Bake Cookes

This recipe was inspired by… well random things that I happened to have in my kitchen this weekend.  I wanted something sweet and chocolate but without much sugar.  I think this makes a great snack and is balanced enough to replace a meal or protein bar, plus it is super easy to make.

Peanut Butter Protein No-Bake Cookies

Serving Size: 5 cookies

Servings per Recipe: 2

Ingredients:

1/4 Cup Trader Joe’s Partially Defatted Peanut Flour

1 Serving Chocolate Protein Powder  – I used Spirutien

1 T Dark Cocoa Powder

1/4 Cup raw oats

~1/3 Cup Non Dairy Milk – I used Almond Breeze Almond Coconut Unsweetened

Start with the peanut flour and add milk slowly until it becomes a thick paste.  Next add the protein powder, cocoa powder and more milk until well mixed, you may need more or less milk.  Once the batter is smooth, fold in oats until mixture becomes stiff.  Split into 10 equal pieces and roll in to balls.  I found that refrigerating them for a few minutes makes them nice and stiff and not quite as sticky and messy. 

The protein powder that I used is already slightly sweetened and I prefer my dark chocolate to be more on the bitter side so I did not add any sweetener but a small amount of Truvia or Agave Nectar would be good to make them a little sweeter.  Additionally, they could probably be made with some other nut butter instead of the peanut flour paste for a good source of some healthy fats, however you would be losing some of the protein.

Here are the Nutrition Facts for one serving:

Calories: 151.8

Total Fat: 3.5g

Saturated Fat: 0.5g

Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g

Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g

Cholesterol: 0.0mg

Sodium: 111.3mg

Potassium: 697.0mg

Total Carbohydrate: 17.4g

Dietary Fiber: 4.5g

Sugar: 4.8g

Protein: 16.9g

 

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