One fact about me: I have a MAJOR sweet tooth–specifically chocolate. But to match the cravings of my sweet tooth is my will power. I’m able to say “no” when I know I don’t need to indulge and “yes” when a sweet, smart snack presents itself…or when I go looking for it. What I love about these are that they include multiple sources of protein and just enough sweetness to satisfy those cravings.
And best of all, you don’t even have to turn on the oven! They’re a no-bake treat you can whip up in minutes. The consistency will be similar to a cookie dough, so once you press into your muffin tin or silicone muffin cups, you need to refrigerate them for an hour or so. You’ll be able to pop or lift them out and enjoy! Keep them stored in the fridge until the last one is gone…and then make more of course.
I used peanut butter and cashew butter for these Peanut Butter Protein Cups because I just think the combination of the two is killer! If you’re allergic to cashews (I know a few people who are) I don’t see why you couldn’t substitute almond butter. I used drippy varieties of both nut butters–basically just ground up peanuts and cashews–no added oils or sugars. You can certainly experiment with whatever you have. My peanut butter was also crunchy! I never buy crunchy…like ever. I actually purchased it by mistake but LOVED it in this. Each little cup had random bites with a soft crunch. I call that a happy accident! I hope ya’ll enjoy this recipe as much as I do!