Before we get on with today’s recipe, we’d like to draw your attention to a little addition that we have made to our blog, that we are pretty excited about! If you look on the right-hand side of your screen, somewhat near the bottom underneath the foodie blog-roll you might notice a new logo that looks like this:
We are now a part of the Petit Chef community, which is basically a website for bloggers to share their recipes and posts with one another, ask each other questions and share ideas. It’s a pretty cool site, and anyone can go on and look at the thousands of recipes and forums, so if you’ve never been, you should click on the link and check it out!
And now on to today’s recipe!
We are pretty excited to share this recipe with you, as it’s one of our favourite snacks of all-time, and why we’ve waited this long to post about it is beyond us!
That being said, we believe this recipe should come with the following warning:
“This snack should not, under any circumstances be eaten in a public setting. It should not be consumed in front of anyone you are trying to impress, and most certainly not on a first date”
Yes, people, this snack can get messy. But we wouldn’t have it any other way.
So without further ado, we give you the Protein Peppermint Patty!
This snack accomplishes three things at once: It provides a nice big dose of protein to fuel your hard-working muscles, satisfies any chocolate craving that you may be experiencing, and gets your face and fingers covered in chocolate in mere seconds!
The other great thing about these delicious treats (other than the fact that they require only a few ingredients and minimal prep) is that since your fingers (and face) are so covered in chocolate, it is impossible to multi-task while eating them, which means all you can do is sit there and enjoy the luxurious, chocolate-y treat that tastes so indulgent, but is actually so healthy. 🙂
Read that textbook? Not if you’re planning on trying to sell it next year!
Send that email? Only if you don’t mind chocolate smeared all over the keyboard.
Help fold that laundry? “Sorry, can’t. My fingers are covered in chocolate”. 🙂
They’re the perfect high-protein snack. But don’t try to eat these in public. You’ve been warned.
Protein Peppermint Patties
Total Time ~1-1.5 hours
2 scoops (about 1/2 c.) of chocolate protein powder
2 tbsp cocoa powder
4-6 tbsp milk
1 scoop (about 1/4c.) vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp plain yogurt (optional, can be replaced with more milk)
2 tbsp milk
1/4 tsp peppermint extract
Mix together the protein powder and the cocoa powder. Gradually add milk until the mixture reaches a pudding-like consistency. Divide half the mixture evenly into the bottom of two ramekins that are lined with wax paper. Reserve the other half. Freeze for 20-30 minutes, or until the mixture is mostly firm.
Mix together the vanilla protein powder, yogurt, milk, and peppermint extract. Once the chocolate layer is firm, divide the peppermint layer in half and spread over the frozen chocolate layer. P;ace in the freezer for another 20-30 minutes, or until firm.
Once both layers are firm, add the final layer of chocolate on top (the leftover mixture from the base), and freeze for another 20-30 minutes, or until firm.
When ready to eat, allow to sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes to soften slightly.
Do you have a favourite messy snack? What is your favourite high-protein treat?