Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Hearts

By Rena |

These chocolate-covered peanut butter protein hearts are such a fun healthy treat to make for Valentine’s day or any occasion. they are made with simple ingredients, super easy to make, and so delicious. Rich, creamy, and no baking required.
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Easy to make protein peanut treats are perfect to satisfy your sweet tooth without any guilt. Mostly all ingredients used are clean that you may already have handy. Creamy on the inside and chocolatey on the outside. These Peanut butter protein hearts are so rich and they taste amazing! Just like Reese’s peanut butter cups but healthier.
chocolate peanut butter protein hearts

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE PROTEIN PEANUT BUTTER HEARTS

Here are the ingredients you will need to make this protein peanut butter dessert:

1 Cup All-natural Peanut Butter
2 Tbsp Maple Syrup, or agave
3 Scoops Orgain Organic Vanilla Plant-Based Protein Superfoods Powder
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½ cup coconut Flour
1- 1 ½ Cup Dark or sugar-free chocolate chips
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
Festive Sprinkles
How to:
  • Make the peanut butter filling: In a bowl, mix together the peanut butter, protein, maple syrup, and coconut flour until combined.
  • Refrigerate filling: Place in the fridge for 5-10 minutes and line up a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • Make the hearts: Using a scooper, scoop about 2 tablespoons of the peanut butter dough and roll into a ball. Place on parchment paper and press down gently and form heart shapes.
  • Freeze hearts: Then, freeze for 10-15 minutes.
  • Melt chocolate: A few minutes before removing the dough from the freezer, add 1  tablespoon of coconut oil over chocolate chips and melt in the microwave in 20-second increments until melted.
  • Dip the hearts in chocolate: Next, dip each protein peanut butter heart one a time in the melted chocolate until they are completely coated and then place on parchment paper.
  • Fancy it up: Top with sprinkles and return to the fridge for another 10-15 minutes until chocolate hardens up. Serve and Enjoy.

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Tips on making this Peanut butter protein hearts

  • To reduce the number of calories, you may skip the coconut flour and maple syrup and look for sugar-free chocolate chips. The Coconut flour and maple syrup help everything stick together and not fall apart. But you can skip those two ingredients and just freeze for an additional 5-10 minutes
  • You may use any other Nut butter like almond or cashew butter
  • Use any protein you have on hand like whey protein
  • If you don’t want to add protein, skip the protein and add another 1/4 cup of either almond or coconut flour. So a total of 1/2 cup of either coconut or almond flour.

peanut butter protein heart

Can you add protein powder to peanut butter

It is perfectly fine to add protein powder to peanut butter. In fact, they blend in so nicely and you can hardly taste the protein that’s been added. To make a peanut butter protein ball, you need 2-3 scoops of protein for every one cup of peanut butter. Start with two scoops and if it feels like the consistency isn’t thick enough to roll into a ball, then add another scoop of protein.

Is there any protein in peanut butter

Peanut butter does have a good amount of protein. There are 8g of protein in every 2 tablespoons (32g) of peanut butter. It is a great source of protein and good fats for those who are on a high protein and fat diet.

How do you consume protein powder

Protein powders are a great source of protein and a good way to add protein to your diet if you aren’t getting enough through the food you eat. There are so many ways you can enjoy protein powder. Here are some ideas:
  • Add them to your smoothies
  • Great with oatmeal for breakfast
  • Add them to desserts you bake
  • Make a protein pudding
  • Make protein shakes! Just mix in some almond milk with a scoop of protein and maybe some coffee granules. Shake it well to combine and enjoy.
  • Great with cupcakes
  • They are great to add to energy bites 

What is the best liquid to mix with protein powder

All you really need is water! But, it tastes much better when you mix it with some sort of milk. Use either skim or 2 % milk or plant-based milk like almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk, and so on. Do NOT mix protein powder with juice. It doesn’t taste good and isn’t recommended. But you can add them to smoothies with fruits.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Hearts

Silky smooth Valentine's Day treats made with peanut butter, coconut flour, plant-based protein, and covered in Dark chocolate.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Rest Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 361kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup All-Natural Peanut Butter
  • 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup or agave
  • 3 Scoops Organic Plant-based Protein Powder We used Drink Orgain Brand
  • ½ Cup Coconut Flour
  • Cup Dark Chocolate Chips or sugar-free
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • Festive Sprinkles

Instructions

  • In a bowl, mix together the peanut butter, protein, maple syrup, and coconut flour until combined.
  • Refrigerate for 5-10 minutes and line up a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • Using a scooper, scoop about 2 tablespoons of the peanut butter dough and roll into a ball. Place on parchment paper and press down gently and form heart shapes
  • Freeze for 10-15 minutes. A few minutes before removing the dough from the freezer, add 1  tablespoon of coconut oil over chocolate chips and melt in the microwave in 20-second increments until melted.
  • Dip each protein peanut butter heart one a time in the melted chocolate until they are completely coated and then place on parchment paper.
  • Top with sprinkles and return to the fridge for another 10-15 minutes until chocolate hardens up. Serve and Enjoy

Nutrition

Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2mg
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