Holy yum, these things are amazing! With the holiday season upon us, it seems like every day there is some sort of cookie exchange, ugly sweater party or celebration (which of course always involve food). Instead of stuffing yourself with boatloads of sugar for the next month (and then spending the first couple months of the new year working it off), why not make some healthy alternatives? These in no way taste “healthy” and are perfect to bring along to all your holiday celebrations.
The great thing about these little balls of heaven is that you can customize them to suit everyones taste. I chose top half of mine with dark chocolate, and the other half with white chocolate- and of course with some Christmas themed sprinkles (which you can of course skip). I’ve also make these before coated with shredded coconut, which give the snowball effect. As I said, endless opportunities to get creative, so go crazy!
1 1/2 cups + 1 tbsp water (may need less if using a pure whey protein, versus a blend)
300g chocolate for dipping (I used 6 small dark chocolate bars from Trader Joes)
optional toppings: sprinkles, shredded coconut, powdered sugar etc.
Line a large cookie sheet with wax paper
Mix protein powder & coconut in large bowl. Once blended well, add remaining ingredients (except chocolate), slowly mixing in the water. You may need less depending on your protein, so add in small amounts, until your mixture is a moldable, dough like consistency
Melt your chocolate either in the microwave (at 30sec increments, 1/2 power), or using a double boiler on the stove. If using the microwave, be careful not to burn. Stir every 30 seconds.
Using a spoon, carefully roll each truffle in chocolate and place back on wax paper. Repeat for all truffles
If using toppings (sprinkles, coconut flakes etc), sprinkle on top truffles