Monday, October 31, 2011

Clean Reese's Almond Butter Cups

You know you're getting old when on Monday morning your body still doesn't feel right from drinking two days before. B got tickets for the ASU football game on Saturday and it just so happened that my parents had tickets to that game as well, so we all met up and tailgated together. My mom made the spinach/red pepper burgers and we found Ezekiel hot dog buns for the brats.

3 little b's! My mom, me and my sister.
Since we were all together and having a great time I decided to break my 4 month streak of not drinking... ugh. I remember why I stopped now! I wasn't even really hungover, just tired and can still tell my body is not very happy with me. The gym Sunday morning was definitely a struggle, but we made it through a great bi/abs workout. Oh, and speaking of workouts I squatted my heaviest this weekend! I was so excited :) 125 pounds for 8 reps... may not sound like a lot, but I only weigh 105, so it was a lot to me!


How could I have forgotten... Happy Halloween! :) Do you guys struggle with all the tempting candy that's laying around everywhere? I'm not a huge candy person, but I do have one weakness- Reese's. They are just so dang good. So, I decided to make a clean version!


In a bowl, mix one scoop chocolate protein powder, 1 packet Truvia, 1 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa, and a small amount of almond milk (I would say about 4 TBSP). You want it to be a thick consistency like the photo above.


Put half of this mixture into a muffin holder (is that what those are called? No clue.) and stick it in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Once it is hard spread a generous amount of almond butter (or all natural peanut butter works too) across the top of the chocolate.


Next, pour the other half of the chocolate mixture on top of the almond butter and put it back in the freezer for 30-45 minutes or until hard.


And that's about it... homemade protein packed faux Reese's :) Definitely took care of my sweet tooth! Hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween!

8 comments:

  1. My weekness at night is 1 frozen Reese's P.B. cup. I eat it very slowy to get the max out if it. Your faux recipe sounds yummy. My daughter eats paleo and so far has me switched over to almond milk. I'm open minded and trying keep eating better and better. I discovered flax milk at Walmart and love it. None of our health food stores carry it. You might try it if you haven't already. I enjoy your blog, recipes and tips. Keep up the great work. :-) Karen

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  2. This would be a perfect alternative to your nightly peanut butter cup and I bet you would see a change in your body by cutting them out! I've seen flax milk but haven't tried it yet... I''m an Almond milk junkie!! Thanks so much for reading Karen, I really appreciate it :)

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  3. Little Bee...I was going to suggest PB2 for the peanut butter option. Less fat than regular pb with the great flavor! :)

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  4. Oh, and I forgot to mention how darn cute you are! :) You wear that headband thingy well...looks a little hippiesh, in a cute way of course! :)

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  5. You are the second person TODAY to mention PB 2 to me... Definitely going to look into it! And thank you for the complement :)

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  6. What's the trick to get it out of paper muffin holder? Mine sort of stuck....not that I wouldn't have gnawed through the paper or anything...lol

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    1. I know stores sell muffin tins that are bendable so they would just pop right out... I just let mine set out on the counter for a couple minutes and they came out fine :)

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  7. OH MY GOODNESS THESE ARE AMAZING!!! I made two this weekend for the first time and thought I'd died and gone to heaven. (Even my 2-year-old was begging for more!) I put them in silicone muffin cups instead of paper ones and it worked perfectly. I'm going to need to make a big ol' batch to keep in the freezer to satisfy my rampant sweet tooth. :) Thanks for the recipe, what a great idea!

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