You know what else is a great idea. Cayenne in chocolate. I remember the first time I tried it: I was in Switzerland in a chocolate shop. I was feeling adventurous, being in Europe and all so I bought the most bizarre flavor I could find, which was Cayenne & Chili Dark Chocolate.
In 2008, I don’t think the chili/chocolate combo was quite as common as it is now, but I still feel like a bit of a fancy-schmancy pants whenever I have dark chocolate with a kick to it.
You could say these snack bites are fancy-schmancy…but they’re really not. They’re just easy and good.
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I used Plant Fusion)
- 2 T peanut butter
- dash of cinnamon
- teeny dash of cayenne (unless you’re brave, then you can do a whole dash…that’s precise isn’t it?)
- dash of sea salt
- 2 T milk + water as needed (I used So Delicious Vanilla Coconut Milk)
Combine all ingredients except the milk and water. Using a spoon, mash the peanut butter into the protein powder to get them to blend into a crumbly mixture. Add the milk and blend some more. Gradually add water, mixing thoroughly after each addition, until you get a cookie dough-like texture. Form into balls and refrigerate whichever ones you don’t eat right away.
This yielded seven 1″ snack balls for me. If you do the same, the approximate nutritional stats per ball are:
- 50 calories
- 3 g fat
- 4.3 g protein