Easy G-Free PB Snax

PB Snax HP

IMG_3302Love peanut butter? Need a quick, protein-packed snack? It doesn’t get much easier than this…well, unless you just eat the PB from a spoon. 

I adapted the original recipe for these (from our cookbook, The Big Book of Low-Carb) to pack them with even more protein and make them even easier to throw together in a jiffy. You’re welcome 🙂
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Easy G-Free PB Snax

Yield: 15

Serving Size: 1 piece

Ingredients

  • 1 cup smooth or crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 1/4 cups low-carb, gluten-free vanilla whey protein
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut (check that it's labeled gluten-free)

Instructions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, using a spoon or rubber spatula, mix together the peanut butter and the whey powder until well combined.
  2. Using clean hands and a 1-Tablespoon measuring spoon, scoop the mixture with the measuring spoon, making each ball about 1 generous tablespoonful. Roll each portion into a ball shape.
  3. Place coconut on a small plate. Roll each ball in the coconut. Place the finished balls in a container or on a plate; cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days.
  4. Variations:
  5. Chocolate and peanut butter: Use low-carb, gluten-free chocolate-flavored whey instead of the vanilla. Instead of coconut, roll the balls in a combination of 1 Tbsp. chocolate whey mixed with 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder. Nutrition analysis (approximate): 135 calories, 11g protein, 9g fat, 3.5g carbs, 1g fiber.
  6. Peanut butter and cinnamon: Instead of the coconut, roll the ball in a combination of 1 Tbsp. of the vanilla whey mixed with 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon. Nutrition analysis (approximate): 135 calories, 11g protein, 9g fat, 3.5g carbs, 1g fiber.

These are gluten-free, but certainly not calorie-free. Luckily, they are very filling. Each PB Snax has approximately 140 calories, 11g protein, 9g fat, 3.5g carbs, 1g fiber.

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2 Responses to Easy G-Free PB Snax

  1. Rodrigo February 17, 2016 at 12:20 pm #

    Amazing I made a batch of PB cookies last week for my wife to take to work, but alas she works in a chrcldaie centre and Peanut Butter products are banned (children’s allergies etc). a0These variations should be great. TY

    • Kitty Broihier MS, RD, LD February 17, 2016 at 9:41 pm #

      I hope you like them!

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